Many Fellows will recall the celebration of Alexander von Humboldt’s 251st Birthday on 14th September, 2020, for which our President, Professor Gabrielle McMullen, addressed a National Zoom gathering as if it was Alexander von Humboldt visiting Australia and describing his impressions of our country at that time. In September, 2020, Victoria was in Lockdown so […]
As we in Queensland are lucky enough not to have a lockdown at the moment, although the Delta strain is knocking on Qld’s border, we seized the moment and came together on Friday 17th September, 2021, to celebrate Alexander von Humboldt’s birthday at the Brisbane German Club. It was particularly pleasing to see that we […]
One of the members of the Australian Association of von Humboldt Fellows, Professor Hans-Albert Bachor AM FAA of Canberra, has received a significant honour, the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. It was conferred on him by Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany H.E. Dr Thomas Fitschen at a dinner at the Germany […]
Dear Humboldtians, I write as this extraordinary COVID-19 year draws to a close. It has presented us with many personal and professional challenges but also opportunities for creative interaction across campuses and cities, as well as interstate and international borders. I hope that my correspondence finds all the members of the Australian Association of von […]
The COVID-19 Lockdown conditions in Victoria which continued through 14th September, 2020, meant that if there was to be an annual Humboldt Birthday celebration for Victorian Fellows, something we have become accustomed to for many years, it would have to be done by Zoom. Our President, Gabrielle McMullen, recalled a suggestion from the Honorary Consul […]
The minutes for the 18th Biennial Business Meeting – 2019 can be downloaded here.
Dear colleagues, As I write these season’s greetings to you, I am reflecting on the very successful biennial symposium of the Australian and New Zealand Associations of von Humboldt Fellows held at Macquarie University on 22-24 November. With 125 participants and an imaginative and engaging program under the title of Sharing Knowledge in the Spirit […]
The biennial meeting of the Australian Association of von Humboldt Fellows (AAvHF) will be held on 23 November 2019 at Macquarie University, during the forthcoming symposium of the Australian and New Zealand Associations of von Humboldt Fellows. This report to the biennial meeting summaries significant matters for the AAvHF since its last meeting in November […]
At the annual gathering of current Alexander von Humboldt Fellows in Berlin at the end of June, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation continued the tradition of arranging a visit of the Australian Fellows to the Australian Embassy. The photos show the delegation of Australian Humboldtianer und Humboldtianerinnen, in the first instance with the Australian Ambassador, Lynette Wood, and […]
The minutes for the 17th Biennial Business Meeting – 2017 can be downloaded here.