New Fellows show strengths in Humanities

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

The University of Adelaide has been strongly represented in the latest announcement of new Fellows by the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Three staff members and three affiliates are among the 22 new Fellows elected to the Academy.

"This is an outstanding result for Humanities at the University of Adelaide, highlighting excellent work by a number of individuals in their fields," says Professor Nick Harvey, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.

"Fellows elected to the Academy have achieved the highest distinction in scholarship in the Humanities. Those from the University elected to the Academy this year represent the disciplines of Classics, Philosophy, History and French. Our congratulations go to all those who have achieved this recognition - it is a great honour for them to be recognised by their peers in this way."

University of Adelaide staff and affiliates newly elected as Fellows to the Australian Academy of the Humanities are:

Han Baltussen

Han Baltussen is an Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient Thought at the University of Adelaide. Originally from The Netherlands, he came to Australia in 2002 following research positions in London and Washington. Among his research interests is the history of ideas, in particular the nature and influence of Greek thought and culture. In 2006 he was awarded a Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Garrett Cullity

Garrett Cullity is Hughes Professor of Philosophy at the University of Adelaide. His work covers moral philosophy and the philosophy of action and practical reason more broadly. His monograph The Moral Demands of Affluence was awarded the 2008 ACU Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Research in Ethics. He is former Executive Editor of The Philosophical Quarterly, advisory editor to the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Ethics, and member of Council of the Australasian Association of Philosophy.

David Lemmings

David Lemmings is Head of the School of History and Politics at the University of Adelaide. He researches the history of the legal profession in late 17th and 18th‐century England, and more broadly law and society in England and its former colonies. He was a founding member of the Australian Research Council's Network for Early European Research, served for many years on the Australian Historical Association's executive committee, and is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Peter Hambly

Peter Hambly is a Visiting Research Fellow in European Studies at the University of Adelaide. His research explores 19th‐century French literature, focusing on post‐romantic poetry, prose and social philosophy. His publications amount to a major body of work on Banville, Gautier, Heredia, Mallarmé and others. He is a Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques.

Rosemary Lloyd

Rosemary Lloyd is Adjunct Professor of French at the University of Adelaide, Rudy Professor Emerita of French at Indiana University, and Fellow Emerita at New Hall at the University of Cambridge. She studies 19th‐century French literature, with leading works on Baudelaire, Banville and Mallarmé. She is on the Editorial Committee of the international review Les Cahiers Stéphane Mallarmé and was awarded the Distinguished Scholar Award from Indiana University's Office of Women's Affairs in 2006.

Peter Davis

Peter Davis is Associate Professor in Classics at the University of Tasmania and is a Visiting Research Fellow in Classics at the University of Adelaide. He has made major contributions to the study of Latin and Greek literature, with a particular focus on Seneca's tragedies and Ovidian poetry. His work on the chorus in Senecan tragedy is listed as the authoritative work on the subject in the Oxford Classical Dictionary. He is a member of the executive of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies and editor of its journal.


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