Humanities Australia journal 2018

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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.

Ink sketch with some unreadable ink writing
Detail of Galliput’s sketch of a native encampment, 1833, reproduced with permission from the National Archives Kew, UK, CO18-13 f347.

The articles in this year’s edition span a number of disciplines, including cultural and communication studies, philosophy, literary studies, digital humanities, classical studies, European and Australian history, and Asian studies. Yet as in previous years, a common theme emerges. Each article in this edition engages the idea of ‘mapping’ – whether it be inter-cultural relationships and knowledges, physical territory, emotional experience, public opinion, political agenda, literary history, theatrical landscape, or the terrain of a battlefield. Collectively and individually, the articles in this edition demonstrate the role the Humanities can play in understanding how we chart our inner and outer worlds.

In keeping with our ongoing support of the next generation of humanities scholars and practitioners, this year’s edition includes the work of two early career researchers, our joint 2016 Max Crawford Medallists Dr Louise Richardson-Self and Dr David McInnis. It also features edited versions of two of our key lectures, the Triebel Lecture and the annual Academy Lecture, providing a platform for a wider audience to engage with the inspiring, powerful and compelling ideas presented in those addresses.

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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.