Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities

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The Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities
Hong Kong Academy of Humanities official Logo, 2012.tiff
Founded 2011
Location
  • Hong Kong
Area served
Humanities
Key people
Chu-Ren Huang, President; Simon Haines, Vice President; David Parker, Secretary; Lauren Pfister, Treasurer
Website http://hkhumanities.hk
Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities
Traditional Chinese 香港人文學院

About the Hong Kong Academy of Humanities

The Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities (Chinese: 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.[1]

Goals[edit]

  • 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.

Activities[edit]

Some academic academies have publications that promote the humanities in their jurisdiction (see the Australian Academy of the Humanities journal Humanities Australia).[2] but the HKAH does not publish a formal academic journal as of January 2013. The HKAH publishes newsletters.[3]

It has held the following symposia:

New Fellows are nominated on an annual basis.

External links[edit]

International scholarly academies[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ HKAH Constitution,https://sites.google.com/site/hongkonghumanitiesacademy/home/hkah-constitution
  2. ^ "Humanities Australia" (PDF). Canberra: Australian Academy of Humanities. 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  3. ^ HKAH Newsletters, https://sites.google.com/site/hongkonghumanitiesacademy/home/newsletters

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