Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities
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|Key people||Chu-Ren Huang, President; Simon Haines, Vice President; David Parker, Secretary; Lauren Pfister, Treasurer|
About the Hong Kong Academy of Humanities
The Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities 香港人文學院 was established in April 2011 with 39 foundation fellows drawn from Hong Kong’s eight institutions of higher education funded by the University Grants Committee Official website .
The academy comprises a fellowship of humanists based in Hong Kong and has sister relationships with other National Academy bodies around the world. Its constitution was promulgated at the 2012 AGM.
- To recognize scholarly achievement in the humanities in Hong Kong;
- To promote appreciation of the value of the humanities;
- To provide a platform for advocacy on behalf of the humanities to government, funding bodies, business and the general public;
- To provide a point of contact for government and international bodies seeking information about the humanities in Hong Kong.
Some academic academies have publications that promote the humanities in their jurisdiction (see the Australian Academy of the Humanities journal Humanities Australia). but the HKAH does not publish a formal academic journal as of January 2013. The HKAH publishes newsletters.
It has held the following symposia:
- The Future of the Humanities and China, in conjunction with the University of Hong Kong in October 2011
- The Humanities and Public Discourse, in conjunction with Chinese University of Hong Kong November 2011
- Søren Kierkegaard and Chinese Culture, in conjunction with Hong Kong Baptist University May 2013
New Fellows are nominated on an annual basis.
International scholarly academies
- Australian Academy of the Humanities - Official website
- Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia Official website
- British Academy
- The Humanities Society of New Zealand - Te Whainga Aronui
- Royal Society of Canada Official website
- Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland
- Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities Official website
- HKAH Constitution,https://sites.google.com/site/hongkonghumanitiesacademy/home/hkah-constitution
- "Humanities Australia". Canberra: Australian Academy of Humanities. 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
- HKAH Newsletters, https://sites.google.com/site/hongkonghumanitiesacademy/home/newsletters