It’s been a while since we posted anything – mainly I think because like most of you we are trying do all the things we usually do whilst adapting to the changing COVID 19 context, plus working hard on some exciting changes to the course (more of that in a later post).
However there are two notable events that we have been celebrating. In June, Emeritus Professor Bill Logan became a member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for ‘significant service to tertiary education, and to cultural heritage research’. Bill has been central to the cultural heritage and museum studies story at Deakin. His leadership in helping shape the development of our programs, his contribution to research, and his exemplary service to the cultural heritage sector make this recognition long over due. More about Bill and his current research can be found here.
And last week our very own Billy Griffiths was the recipient of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 2020 Max Crawford Medal. The Australian Academy of the Humanities is the national body championing the contribution that humanities make to national life. The Medal is Australia’s most prestigious award for achievement and promise in the humanities, and it is awarded to an Australia-based, early-career scholar for outstanding achievement.
Billy’s research focuses on cultural heritage, Indigenous history, political history, archaeology and seascapes. In awarding the Billy the Max Crawford Medal, the judges commented on Billy’s outstanding ability to bridge the disciplines of history, literature and archaeology, and the imaginative considerations he gives to the intersections of the sciences and the humanities through his work, .
More about Billy’s 2019 NSW Book of the Year award can be found here.
Congratulations to Bill and Billy and we look forward to hopefully celebrating in person some time in the very near future!
Take care everyone.