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24 February 2015 6:15 PM to 24 November 2015 8:15 PM


This event is sold out. Please email Tamsin Courtney at tamsinc@unimelb.edu.au to be placed on the waiting list.

 Melbourne Masterclasses: 10 Great Books 

Hosted by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne

Ten great books presented by ten celebrated scholars. Join us for the highly anticipated 2015 series.

Cost: $432 - $480

Open to: alumni and general public



 
3 July 2015 to 31 July 2015



Hosted by the School of Physics

The July 2015 Lectures in Physics Series celebrates the International Year of Light with a showcase of public lectures.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and the general public



 
12 July 2015 2:00 PM to 15 July 2015 6:00 PM



Hosted by the Australian Centre, Human Rights and Animal Ethics Research Network, Faculty of Arts

Animal Publics, the sixth biennial AASG international Conference, will explore the complex relationship between the public and private worlds of animals.

Cost: Daily Concession: $132
3 Day Concession: $330
Daily Full: $220
3 Day Full: $550 

Open to:alumni and general public.




 
13 July 2015 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM


Hosted by the Australian Centre, School of Culture and Communication

If you call peaceful co-existence, or the ability to live at peace within your own species and other species, then almost all animals are our superior, but even the greatest predator on the planet (after us of course), the killer whale, is far ahead of us.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
13 July 2015 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM



Hosted by the Australian Centre in School of Culture and Communication

Edward Topsell’s The Historie of Foure-Footed Beastes of 1607 is a work bringing together the etymology of animals’ names, their anatomies, food, diseases, medical uses, reproductive methods, habits, and the fables about them.

Supported by the Macgeorge Bequest

Cost: Free

Open to:  alumni and general public.




 
14 July 2015 5:45 PM to 7:15 PM



Hosted by the Faculty of Arts

This presentation will discuss the extent to which generational change is happening within Indonesia's political parties, and what this means both for President Widodo's government and for democracy in Indonesia more broadly.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
14 July 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM



Hosted by the Melbourne School of Government

The John Button Foundation and the Melbourne School of Government invite you to join Laureate Professor Emeritus Cheryl Saunders (AO) and ABC Radio National host, Jonathan Green, as they discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the current reform of Australia’s federal democracy.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
15 July 2015 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM



Hosted by the Australian Centre, School of Culture and Communication

As the Anthropocene flattens the ontological grounds upon which humanist inquiry and knowledge have been based, the embodied arts of performance are well positioned to lead the search for identifications and identities not only across species boundaries but also across geological and elemental divisions.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
15 July 2015 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM



Hosted by the Australian Centre in the School of Culture and Communication

The general Romantic appreciation of wildness in the abstract or at an aesthetic or geographical remove was accompanied, at least in some hearts and minds, by the desire to incorporate it into everyday experience.

Supported by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
15 July 2015 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM



Hosted by the Faculty of Science

Connecting the dots between radical chemistry, biomolecular structure, and aging.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
16 July 2015 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM



Hosted by the School of Social and Political Sciences at The University of Melbourne.

Ortwin Renn from the University of Stuttgart in Germany will discuss 'Challenges of risk governance: coping with systemic risks such as climate change'

Cost: Free

Open to: general public



 
17 July 2015 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM



Hosted by the Australian Institute of Art History

Cruikshank's long career spanned a period of enormous change. His prints demonstrate how the nineteenth century saw the British print market change its focus from the elite to the mass market as technology made production cheaper, education and increasing literacy widened the interests of the population as a whole, and the effects of industrialisation and expanding urbanisation called for social reform.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
18 July 2015 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM



Hosted by the Australian Institute in Art History

This conference will present a series of papers and discussions focusing on the art, life and times of the 19th century Australian artist S.T. Gill.  

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
22 July 2015 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Hosted by the University of Melbourne

This forum will discuss the way in which these changes are revealed in the artwork of the period, and how art informs our understanding of the emerging Australian culture.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
28 July 2015 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM



Hosted by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

The Kathleen Fitzpatrick Annual History Lecture will explain China's important role in the Great War and how the Great War affected China's national development and its position in the world.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
4 August 2015 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM



Hosted by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

This talk explores Adam Smith's conception of empathy (roughly, what he called "sympathy"), and its connection, for him, with our understanding of our selves 

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
6 August 2015 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM



Hosted by the Research Unit in Indigenous Languages, School of Languages and Linguistics

This talk will use a case study (Western Australia v Gibson WASC 2014) to show why and how Indigenous language and communication matters in the law.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
12 August 2015 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM



Hosted by the Faculty of Science

Illuminated: Stories from the Chemistry Cultural Collection.

Cost: Free

Open to:alumni and general public.




 
13 August 2015 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM


Hosted by the School of Social and Political Sciences

Alex J. Bellamy, from the University of Queensland, will be discussing ‘The Protection of Civilians and Use of Force in Contemporary UN Peacekeeping: Developments and Challenges’.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
14 August 2015 9:30 AM to 15 August 2015 2:30 PM




           
Hosted by the School of Languages and Linguistics

This symposium interrogates the role and self-image of translators in the context of early modern print culture.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



  
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