Humanities Australia journal 2017

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9th edition of The Journal of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Established in 2010, Humanities Australia is the Academy’s flagship journal, showcasing some of the outstanding research and writing being carried out by our Fellows. It is an essential part of our commitment to supporting excellence in the humanities and communicating their value to the public.

Detail of Ridiculous Taste or the Ladies Absurdity, oil on canvas painted on the reverse of a possible signboard, c. 1780 by Lunc Kulturen, Sweden.
Detail of Ridiculous Taste or the Ladies Absurdity, oil on canvas painted on the reverse of a possible signboard, c. 1780 by Lunc Kulturen, Sweden.

While the contributors to this issue come from a broad range of the disciplines represented in the Academy, including linguistics, philosophy, the arts, history and Asian studies, some common themes have emerged, especially in relation to questions of human rights, both in the past and today.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.