Australian Academy of the Humanities


A UNSW Sydney professor has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to the humanities. 

Prof. Ford and Prof. Freestone

Two UNSW Sydney professors are recognised for their outstanding contribution to the humanities.

Jon von Kowallis

Jon von Kowallis’s election as Fellow recognises his outstanding contribution to Chinese language and literature.


Three UNSW academics have been elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the highest honour for achievement in the humanities in Australia.


It's a quarter century since Bill Ashcroft published The Empire Writes Back, a wryly named text that launched the field of postcolonial literary studies. But in an era of refugees, race tensions and cultural conflict, the work is as relevant as ever.

Ford Lisa

Historian Dr Lisa Ford has been awarded the prestigious Max Crawford Medal for her contributions to enriching the cultural life of Australia.

Crawford Kate inside

One of UNSW's rising stars, Associate Professor Kate Crawford, has been awarded one of Australia's most prestigious prizes for achievement and promise in the humanities.