Prestigious recognition for local historian

Tuesday, 27 November 2018


Recognised for her outstanding contribution to the humanities in Australia, Professor Lyndall Ryan has been elected to the Australian Academy of Humanities, which is the highest honour of achievement in this field.

Specialising in Australian colonial and post-colonial history, massacre studies and Australian feminist history, Professor Ryan documented a highly-regarded digital map detailing records of nearly 250 Aboriginal massacre site locations.

Professor Ryan, who is a University of Newcastle research academic, is one of just 19 researchers to be newly elected as Fellow.

The Australian Academy of the Humanities is the national body for humanities in Australia, promoting excellence and leadership.