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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Glenn Withers appointed President Elect ...

The Academy is pleased to announce that Professor Glenn Withers AO FASSA, was appointed as President Elect at the Annual General Meeting of the Academy held in November 2014.
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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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Resilience and fragility in the Asian Century ...

In conjunction with the University of Melbourne, the Academy is pleased to present its 2014 Keith Hancock Lecture by Professor Simon Ville on Tuesday, 25 November 2014.
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ASSA's 2014 Annual Report ...

This year has seen the Academy expand its activities and influence, overcome challenges, and continue to promote its strengths and raise its profile to government and the wider community. Importantly, we continued to engage effectively with the other Learned Academies, the Office of the Chief Scientist and the Department of Education, as well as fostering partnerships with universities, the Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils (AASSREC), International Social Science Council (ISSC), Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS), Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS), Royal Society of New Zealand, Korean National Academy of Science, and the Research Alliance group, among others.
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ASSA workshop report: The globalisation of international society ...

A report on the recent ASSA funded workshop The globalisation of international society has been added to the ASSA website.
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Glenn Withers appointed President Elect

The Academy is pleased to announce that Professor Glenn Withers AO FASSA, was appointed as President Elect at the Annual General Meeting...

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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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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

Pressed for time: the acceleration of life in digital capitalism
by Judy Wajcman

In Pressed for time, Judy Wajcman explains why we immediately interpret our experiences with digital technology as inexorably accelerating everyday life. She argues that we are not mere hostages to communication …

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. John Legge They were felicitated at the recently concluded Annual Events of the Academy. Professor Marcus Taft and Emeritus Professor Geoff Harcourt accepted plaques on their behalf.

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