Inga Clendinnen i(84 works by)
Born: Established: 17 Aug 1934 Geelong, Geelong City - Geelong East area, Geelong area, Geelong - Terang - Lake Bolac area, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: 8 Sep 2016
Gender: Female
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'Inga Clendinnen has spent her career as an archaeologist, anthropologist and historian, studying the lives of the Aztec Indians, the Mayans and other Latin American civilizations and theorising about their lives. She is the author of many books and essays on topics ranging from the histories of societies to the faith and beliefs of societies. From 1956 to 1965 and 1968, Inga served as a Senior Tutor of History at University of Melbourne and as a lecturer, senior lecturer and reader at La Trobe University from 1969-1991. In 1987 Dr Clendinnen was the Arthur H. Aiton Memorial Lecturer at the University of Michigan and in 1988, her book Ambivalent Conquests: Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan 1517-1571, won the Herbert Eugene Bolton Memorial Prize. In 1991 Inga became a Doctor of Literature and is currently an Emeritus Scholar at La Trobe University.' (Source: The Australian Academy of the Humanities website)

Personal Awards

2007 Australian Humanist of the Year Award
2007 winner Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal
2006 Order of Australia Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) For service to scholarship as a writer and historian addressing issues of fundamental concern to Australian society and for contributing to shaping public debate on conflicting contemporary issues.
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