Annual lecture

Photo of the Ukraine flag (blue on top yellow on bottom) against a cloudy sky.

Identity shifts in wartime Ukraine

The unanimity of Ukraine’s national identity After 24 February 2022, when Russia began its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Western leaders and media expressed surprise at the remarkable cohesion of Ukrainian society and its practically unanimous support for continuing to fight until all of Ukraine’s territory was recovered. Two factors help explain this public mood. First, […]

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Being Humane: A Contested History

Photo: T.J. Thomson“I reference two areas: our demonisation and inhumane treatment of refugees and asylum seekers; and our inability to recognise the distinctive rights that Indigenous Australians hold as the original peoples of this land” Professor Damousi said. “Under Menzies, post-war Australia evoked an unprecedented humanitarian response, opening its arms to those dispossessed, largely from

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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.