Mapping the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

The Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia released a major new report:
Mapping the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia.

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Australia Day 2015 honours for Professor Janice Reid AC ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Janice Reid who was conferred Companion (AC) in the General Division for eminent service to the tertiary education sector through executive roles, as an advocate for equitable access to educational opportunities, particularly for Indigenous, refugee and lower socio-economic communities, and to health, medical and health care research and cultural bodies. 
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Australia Day 2015 honours for Professor Peter Lloyd AM ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Peter Lloyd who was conferred Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to economics, particularly in the area of international trade theory and analysis.
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Australia Day 2015 honours for Professor Adrian Pagan ...

The Academy congratulates Professor Adrian Pagan who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to tertiary education as an academic economist, to the development of public policy research as an author, and through contributions to professional and financial organisations. 
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Riaz Hassan AM FASSA to lead UniSA's Centre for Muslim ...

ASSA Fellow Professor Riaz Hassan AM, a leading sociologist and acclaimed author and expert in Islam and society, has been appointed to lead the University of South Australia’s International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding in the Hawke Research Institute.
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ASSA Fellow Professor Catherine Waldby appointed Director for ANU Research ...

The Australian National University has appointed prominent academic and social researcher Professor Catherine Waldby (FASSA) as Director of the Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS).
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Australia Day 2015 honours for Professor Janice Reid AC

The Academy congratulates Professor Janice Reid who was conferred Companion (AC) in the General Division for eminent service to the tertiary education sector through executive...

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Australia Day 2015 honours for Professor Peter Lloyd AM

The Academy congratulates Professor Peter Lloyd who was conferred Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to economics, particularly in the area of...

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Australia Day 2015 honours for Professor Adrian Pagan

The Academy congratulates Professor Adrian Pagan who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to tertiary education as an...

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Riaz Hassan AM FASSA to lead UniSA's Centre

ASSA Fellow Professor Riaz Hassan AM, a leading sociologist and acclaimed author and expert in Islam and society, has been appointed to lead the University...

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ASSA Fellow Professor Catherine Waldby appointed Director for ANU

The Australian National University has appointed prominent academic and social researcher Professor Catherine Waldby (FASSA) as Director of the Research School of...

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Prestigious Swedish University recognises Emeritus Professor, Dr Russell Lansbury

Dr Russell Lansbury(FASSA), an Emeritus Professor in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies (WOS), has been made an honorary Doctor of...

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Professor Peter Drysdale (FASSA) wins prestigious 2014 Asia Cosmopolitan

Distinguished ANU Emeritus Professor Peter Drysdale (FASSA) has won the 2014 Asia Cosmopolitan Prize for Economics and Social Science for his contribution...

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Professor Joan Beaumont FASSA won the PM’s Literary

The Academy congratulates Professor Joan Beaumont FASSA who won the PM’s Literary Award for History for her book Broken Nation: Australians in...

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Prof Sharyn Roach Anleu and Emeritus Prof Riaz Hassan

The Academy congratulates its Fellows who have been recognised at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) awards 2014. Professor Sharyn Roach...

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Glenn Withers elected as ASSA's President Elect

The Academy is pleased to announce that Professor Glenn Withers AO FASSA, was elected as ASSA's President Elect at the Annual General...

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Professor Anne Cutler announced as 2014 ISCA Medallist

The Academy congratulates Fellow Anne Cutler who was announced 2014 ISCA Medallist. ...

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Professor Philip Pettit FASSA awarded Spitz Prize

The Academy congratulates Professor Philip Pettit FASSA who has been awarded the David and Elaine Spitz Prize for his 2012 book On the People’s...

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Dr Neal Blewett honoured for bipartisan work against AIDS

The Academy congratulates former Labor health minister Dr Neal Blewett AC FASSA, and his then Liberal counterpart, Dr Peter Baume AC. They were presented with...

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Professor Simon Chapman's "plain packaging tobacco" strikes again

Smoking rates over the past three years have seen the biggest drops ever recorded. "This is champagne-cork pulling time", Professor Simon Chapman...

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Chris Reus-Smit wins Susan Strange Best Book Prize

The Academy congratulates Professor Christian Reus-Smit FASSA, who has been announced the winner of the 2014 Susan Strange Best Book Prize by...

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ASSA Fellows recognized in the 2014 Queen's Birthday

The Academy is proud to announce that four of its Fellows were recognised as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2014. ...

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Barry Jones recognized in the 2014 Queen's Birthday

The Academy is proud to announce that the Honourable Dr Barry Owen Jones AO was recognised as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours...

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ASSA Fellow recognized in the 2014 Queen's Birthday

The Academy is proud to announce that Dr Barbara Caine was recognised as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2014 as Member (AM) in the...

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ASSA Fellow recognized in the 2014 Queen's Birthday

The Academy is proud to announce that Professor Peter Bishop Dixon was recognised as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2014 as Officer (AO)...

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ASSA Fellow recognized in the 2014 Queen's Birthday

The Academy is proud to announce that Dr Tim Bonyhady was recognised as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2014 as...

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Peter Shergold appointed head of TEQSA Council

The Academy congratulates Professor Peter Shergold AC, FASSA who was appointed head of TEQSA Council. Professor Peter Shergold AC, FASSA was appointed...

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Professor Janeen Baxter will lead a new, multi-million

The Academy congratulates Professor Janeen Baxter FASSA, ARC Professorial Fellow at The University of Queensland (UQ) Institute for Social Science Research and...

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Professor Amin Saikal AM received the Australian National University

The Academy congratulates Professor Amin Saikal AM on receiving the Australian National University Award for "advancing the reputation of the University". Prof Saikal has...

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Australia Day 2014 honours for Emeritus Professor Malcolm Preston

The Academy congratulates, Emeritus Professor Malcolm Preston Skilbeck AO, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to tertiary...

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Australia Day 2014 honours for Professor Anthony (Tony) Roland

The Academy congratulates, Professor Anthony (Tony) Roland Blackshield AO, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to the...

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Australia Day 2014 honours for Professor Charles David Throsby

The Academy congratulates, Professor Charles David Throsby AO, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to the community...

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Australia Day 2014 honours for Professor Phyllis Noemi Butow

The Academy congratulates, Professor Phyllis Noemi Butow AM, who was conferred Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to medicine in...

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Australia Day 2014 honours for Professor Ruth Fincher AM

The Academy congratulates, Professor Ruth Fincher AM, who was conferred Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to education, particularly geography...

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Neuropsychology Honour for Professor Emerita Gina Geffen AM

The Academy congratulates Fellow Gina Geffen AM FASSA, who has received the 2013 Award of Distinction of the College Of Clinical Neuropsychologists...

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Professor Adam Graycar FASSA has become President of the

The Academy congratulates Professor Adam Graycar FASSA, Director, Research School of Social Sciences, ANU, who has become President of the Australian Social Policy...

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Professor Dennis Altman awarded Simon & Ganon Award

The Academy congratulates Fellow Professor Dennis Altman, who has been awarded the Simon & Gagnon award by the American Sociological Association for research in...

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Paul Satz-INS Career Mentoring Award for Emeritus Professor

The Academy congratulates Emeritus Professor Gina Geffen AM, FASSA, who has been selected to receive the prestigious Paul Satz-INS Career Mentoring Award from the...

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Queen’s Birthday Honours 2013 for Dr Duncan Standon

The Academy congratulates Dr Duncan Standon Ironmonger AM, Victoria, who was conferred Member (AM) in the general division for significant service to economics...

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Queen’s Birthday Honours 2013 for Emeritus Professor Norman

The Academy congratulates Emeritus Professor Norman Alan Etherington AM, South/Western Australia who was conferred Member (AM) in the general division for significant service...

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Queen's Birthday Honour for Professor Simon Chapman

The Academy congratulates Professor Simon Fenton Chapman AO, NSW. who was conferred Officer (AO) in the general division for distinguished service to...

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David Walker appointed BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies

ASSA congratulates Fellow Professor David Walker who has been appointed as the inaugural BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University....

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Bill Gammage wins Victorian Prize for Literature

ASSA Fellow Professor Bill Gammage has won Australia’s largest literary award, the $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature. The prize is part of...

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Jane Stapleton receives William L Prosser Award

Professor Jane Stapleton from the ANU College of Law has been announced as the first Australian recipient of the Association of American...

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Bill Gammage wins PMs prize for Australian history

On 3 July 2012, Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Arts Minister Simon Crean announced the winners of the 2012 Prime Minister's Literary...

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Jane Stapleton elected Honorary Bencher of Gray's Inn

Professor Jane Stapleton, FASSA, from the ANU College of Law has been elected as an Honorary Bencher of Gray's Inn. The Honourable...

Fellows' featured books and articles

Removing the emperor’s clothes: Australia and tobacco plain packaging
by Simon Chapman and Becky Freeman

With a combined 50 years of research and advocacy experience in tobacco control, Simon Chapman and Becky Freeman set out the evidence for the importance of plain packaging in striking …

50th anniversary Jubilee Fellows

Ron Taft
The Academy congratulates and celebrates the achievements of Jubilee Fellows – Emeritus Professor Ron Taft and Emeritus Professor John Legge AO – who were elected to the Academy in 1964. They were felicitated at the Academy's Annual Events in November 2014. Subsequently, Professor Leon Mann, former ASSA President, visited our Jubilee Fellows and presented them with plaques.

John Legge

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
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