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25 February 2014 6:15 PM to 16 December 2014 8:15 PM


Hosted by the Faculty of Arts

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. However if you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please register.

Ten books that have profoundly altered the way we experience the world presented by ten celebrated scholars.
Cost: $44 - $430

Open to: alumni and general public



 
16 September 2014 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Hosted by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences & the Melbourne School of Government at the Melbourne Convention Centre
           

Access to cultural material directly contributes to what Amartya Sen describes as ‘functionality’ - giving individuals the tools we need to understand our place in the world, and ‘capability’ - giving us the ability to make choices about our place in the world.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public



 
16 September 2014 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM



Hosted by the School of Languages and Linguistics

Indigenous women’s sand stories from Central Australia are a traditional form of narrative in which storytellers incorporate speech, song, sign, gesture and drawing. A story begins with the clearing of a space on the ground. 
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
17 September 2014 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM



Hosted by the Faculty of Arts

Come and celebrate the world’s oldest continuous living culture
Australian Aboriginal culture has a unique place in the world, being the oldest continuous living culture. The ICOM-CC Cultural Evening celebrates Australia’s extraordinary Indigenous cultures, and includes performance and story-telling. 
Cost: Free

Open to:alumni and general public.



 
18 September 2014 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM



Hosted by the Melbourne School of Government 

The Panguna Mine in Bougainville, once a source of nearly 44% of PNG’s revenue, has been closed for twenty-five years. The mine was closed amidst intense opposition to the mine’s operation amongst local communities, which contributed to the eruption of a brutal 10 year civil war in which more than 10,000 people died. 
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
23 September 2014 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM



Hosted by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

Gender, Sexuality and Intimacy in Australia’s 1980s by Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno

Postsecular Sex? The New Christian Right and Sex in Australia since the 1970s by Dr Tim Jones

“Jewish+Lesbian= ‘Jesbian’” by Dr Jordy Silverstein
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
23 September 2014 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM



Hosted by the School of Culture and Communication

Suburbia has functioned for cultural critics as a provincial, materially aspirational, middle-class other against which an emerging cosmopolitan selfhood is defined. Critics of suburbia have in turn been accused of an elitist, now discredited kind of cosmopolitanism, one that’s been superseded by critical models of cosmopolitanism.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
25 September 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM



Hosted by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies 

According to “realism about the external world”, the known physical world of stones, trees, cats, and the like exist independently of our minds. This seems to be the very heart of commonsense and yet most of the great philosophers, and many of the most influential contemporary ones, have been antirealists in one way or another. 
Cost: Free

Open to:alumni and general public




 
25 September 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM



Hosted by the Australian Institute of Art History

In this lecture Simon Pierse sheds new light on the role that Sir Kenneth Clark (later Baron Clark of Saltwood) played in bringing Australian art to a new audience in Britain during the early 1950s. 

Cost: Free

Open to:alumni and general public.



 
30 September 2014 6:00 PM to 2 October 2014 5:00 PM



Hosted by the Faculty of Arts; Australian Institute of Art History

The Australian Institute of Art History, in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts (School of Culture and Communication, and the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies) the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, and the University Library will host a conference on urban heritage, with a focus on Melbourne. 
Cost: $295

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
30 September 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM



Hosted by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies 

 Seneca, the tutor and advisor of the Roman emperor Nero, left behind a wide range of philosophical writings. The first goal of Seneca’s philosophy is the therapy of the soul - in other words, the moral progress of the reader as well as of the writer himself. This is a process entailing several stages. 

Cost: Free

Open to:alumni and general public.



 
1 October 2014 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM



Hosted by the School of Social and Political Sciences

There are two principal avenues through which the material creations of non-Western peoples have gained recognition and value in the cultural centers of Europe and North America. One avenue can be called “culture,” the other “art.”
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
1 October 2014 6:30 PM



Hosted by International House in Melbourne

Professor Emeritus Frank Larkins AM, Chair of the International House Council, invites you to attend a special dinner to celebrate the work of Associate Professor Jane Munro AM, 2004 - 2014.
Cost: $100

Open to: everyone



 
6 October 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Hosted by the Faculty of Arts 

Dean's Lecture
Christopher Marlowe’s play Doctor Faustus (1604) examines the life of a scholar whose ambition for knowledge, wealth and power results in his selling his soul to the devil.  
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
8 October 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM



Hosted by the Australian Institute of Art History

In this lecture Simon Pierse sheds new light on the role that Sir Kenneth Clark (later Baron Clark of Saltwood) played in bringing Australian art to a new audience in Britain during the early 1950s. 
Cost: Free

Open to:alumni and general public.



 
9 October 2014 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM



Hosted by the School of Languages and Linguistics 

The talk will give an overview of the often acrimonious debates on the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939 and its repressive aftermath under the Franco Dictatorship that have occupied the media in Spain since the start of the 21st century. 
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
17 October 2014 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM


Hosted by the Ian Potter Museum of Art at Tooborac

Alumni and friends are invited to the annual Shelmerdine Art Wine Lunch, a spring gathering of local produce, wine and conversation, hosted by vineyard owners Kate and Stephen Shelmerdine.  

Cost:
$65 - $75

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
22 October 2014 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM



Hosted by the Research Unit in Public Cultures, School of Culture and Communication

Powered by globalising capital and rapid economic growth, Asia has been urbanising at an unprecedented speed and scale. Many Asian cities are not just expanding territorially, but are also re-urbanising - redeveloping old city areas to create greater density and value. 
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
24 October 2014 9:00 AM to 25 October 2014 6:00 PM



Julian Martin
Not titled 2014
pastel on paper
38 x 28cm
Courtesy the artist and Arts Project Australia

Hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Arts Project Australia at the University of Melbourne

Contemporary Outsider Art: The Global Context
An international conference at the University of Melbourne



Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public



 
28 October 2014 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM


"Going Virtual. The Arrival of the Internet" - Professor Justin Zoebel

A public lecture by Professor Justin Zoebel, Head of Department of Computer information Systems

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



  
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