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Sydney four join Australian Academy of the Humanities


25 November 2009

Four University of Sydney academics were elected to the prestigious Australian Academy of the Humanities this week.

They are Dr Jane Hardie Professor, Professor Duncan Ivison, Professor Glenda Sluga and Dr Ann Stephen.

Fellows elected to the Academy are residents of Australia who have achieved the highest distinction in scholarship in the humanities across a range of disciplines:

Archaeology; Asian Studies; Classical Studies; English; European Languages and

Cultures; History; Linguistics; Philosophy, Religion and the History of Ideas; Cultural and Communication Studies; The Arts.

Jane Hardie

Jane Hardie is an Honorary Research Associate at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Sydney. As an expert in medieval Spanish music, she is the Chair of the Advisory Committee for Medieval Studies at the University of Sydney. She has been on the Advisory Board of Musicology Australia and a coordinator of the ARCH Network for Early European Research. From 1990 to 2000 she was Senior Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University.

Her publications include: Commemoration, Ritual and Performance: Essays on Medieval and Early Modern Music (2006, ed.), The Lamentations of Jeremiah: Ten Sixteenth Century Spanish Prints (2003) and Francisco de Peñalosa, Polyphonic Lamentations (1999).

Duncan Ivison

Duncan Ivison is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney and the incoming Dean of Arts in 2010. In the field of contemporary political theory, his research focuses on multiculturalism, rights and distributive justice, while his research in the history of political theory is centred on seventeenth and eighteenth century political thought and the history of liberalism. He was a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow in the Program for Ethics and Public Affairs at Princeton University in 2002 and 2003.

In 2004 he was awarded the C.B. Macpherson Prize for his book Postcolonial Liberalism by the Canadian Political Science Association. His publications include: Rights (2008), Postcolonial Liberalism (2002), PoliticalTheory and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2000, ed. with P. Patton & W. Sanders), The Self at Liberty: Political Argument and the Arts of Government (1997).

Glenda Sluga

Glenda Sluga is Professor of International History at the University of Sydney. Her research looks at the problems underlying twentieth‐century concepts of nation, with particular focus on the cultural history of international relations, the history of European nationalisms, gender history, and the history of identity and difference. She was the Australian Academy of the Humanities' Crawford Medal recipient in 2002. In 2006 she was invited to become a member of the International Scientific Committee for the History of UNESCO.

Her publications include: The Nation, Psychology, and International Politics, 1872-1919 (2006), The Problem of Trieste and the Italo-Yugoslav Border (2001), Gendering European History (2000, with B. Caine).

Ann Stephen

Ann Stephen is Senior Curator at the University of Sydney Art Gallery and was previously Curator of Social History at the Powerhouse Museum. She works on twentieth‐century art, focusing on modernism, conceptualism and cross‐cultural art history. She was recently awarded a Norman MacGeorge Fellowship by the University of Melbourne. She is also a councillor at The Australian Fund and a Trustee of the Dictionary of Sydney. All three publications listed below were awarded Art Association of Australia and New Zealand prizes.

Her publications include: Modern Times: The Untold Story of Modernism in Australia

(2008, with P. Goad & A. McNamara), On Looking at Looking: The Art and Politics of Ian Burn (2006), Visions of a Republic: The Work of Lucien Henry (2001).

About The Academy

Established by Royal Charter in 1969, the Australian Academy of the Humanities is dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of the humanities and to supporting scholarship in those fields. It comprises around 500 of Australia's finest scholars, all internationally renowned in their fields of knowledge.


Contact: Kath Kenny

Phone: 02 9351 2261