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.
As I prepare these season’s greetings, I am reflecting on the very successful joint meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Associations of von Humboldt Fellows held on 17-19 November in Wellington. The 2017 biennial colloquium of our Associations was held in the excellent facilities of the Royal Society of New Zealand and supported by […]
On behalf of the Australian and New Zealand Associations of von Humboldt Fellows, it is my privilege to pay tribute to Dr Heinrich Pfeiffer [27 January 1927 – 22 December 2016], who was so instrumental in setting up the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s links with Australia and New Zealand. (In passing I would also like […]
Dr Michael Hall, from Griffith University represented the AAvHF at the “Limits of Knowledge” Humboldt-Kolleg, in Krakow, Poland from June 22-25. The conference was held in memory of Dr Heinrich Pfeiffer, a longtime Secretary-General of the AvHF who was responsible in no small part for the latter’s development and international impact, and who died late […]