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Vale Emeritus Professor Mark Elvin, Vale Dr Douglas Ernest Yen, and Vale Professor Ranajit Guha

Emeritus Professor Mark Elvin FAHA 1938 – 2023, was a master sinologist. Mark was the author of several ground-breaking works that changed the way in which China and its history were conceived. Dr Douglas Ernest Yen FAHA 1924 – 2023, was an influential ethnobotanist and archaeobotanist. Douglas was a central figure in the study of

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Vale Professor David Konstan FAHA 1940 – 2024

David’s research focused on ancient Greek and Latin literature, especially comedy and the novel, and classical philosophy. He was a major figure in encouraging international dialogue among classical scholars and across disciplines, especially with psychology and cultural studies. We extend our sincerest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. He will be greatly missed. An

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Vale Emeritus Professor Lyndall Ryan AM FAHA 1943 – 2024

Lyndall was a pioneering and highly influential Australian historian, whose work recast and reconceptualised the historical experiences of Aboriginal people in colonial and post-colonial contexts. She is recognised internationally as a leading scholar in massacre studies, particularly of colonial frontier massacre in Australia. Lyndall’s commitment to truth-telling was captured most notably through her leadership on

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Vale Emeritus Professor Alan Frost FRHistS FAHA 1943 – 2023

Elected to the Academy in 1990, Alan made a valuable contribution to European Imperial history and exploration, particularly in relation to the British occupation of Australia. His substantive digital archive relating to the colonisation of Australia, comprising over 2500 documents gathered from across the world, was acquired by the State Library of New South Wales

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Emeritus Professor Anthony ‘Tony’ Stephens FAHA 1941 – 2023

Anthony or “Tony” Stephens, as he was called, was a distinguished scholar of German literature and philosophy and a decorated expert on the poet Rainer Maria Rilke and the playwright Heinrich von Kleist. He belonged to a rare breed of Australian-born academics who was as well known in German-speaking academic circles as he was at

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Vale Emeritus Professor Graham Connah AM FAHA FRAI FSA: 1934 – 2023

Graham was an internationally renowned Archaeologist whose main research field was African archaeology. He was also considered one of the pioneers of Australian historical archaeology, with his major contribution being ‘The Archaeology of Australia’s History’. Graham was the founding editor of the journal Australasian Historical Archaeology, and a past President of the Australasian Society for

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Stephen Gaukroger FRHistS FRSA FRSN FAHA: 1950 – 2023

Stephen Wallace Gaukroger was born in the northern English town of Oldham on 9 July 1950. He attended the newly founded Cardinal Langley Grammar School in Middleton, Manchester and proceeded to the Birmingham College of Commerce to study librarianship. Having dropped out, he moved to London and, after a few years’ hiatus, enrolled at Birkbeck

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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.