A musicologist, an archaeologist and a sociologist at The University of Western Australia are among 22 outstanding academics nationwide to be elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Humanities.
Dr Sarah Collins, Chair of Musicology in UWA’s Conservatorium of Music, Professor Jo McDonald, Director of UWA’s Centre for Rock Art Research and Management, and Professor Tim Winter from UWA’s School of Social Sciences, have been recognised with the highest honour for achievement in the humanities in Australia.
The Australian Academy of the Humanities elects Fellows in recognition of their distinguished achievement in the humanities and arts disciplines and to Australian cultural life.
The Academy is the national body championing the contribution that humanities make to national life.
Established in 1969, it is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with a Fellowship of more than 640 leaders and experts in culture, history, the arts, languages, linguistics, philosophy and ethics, archaeology and heritage.
The Academy provides independent and authoritative advice, including to government, to ensure ethical, historical and cultural perspectives inform discussions regarding Australia’s future challenges and opportunities.