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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



 
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 Critics of suburbia have in turn been accused of an elitist, now discredited kind of cosmopolitanism, one that’s been superseded by critical models of cosmopolitanism.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.



 
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.




 
25 September 2014 5:15 PM to 6:30 PM



Hosted by the School of Culture and Communication

The annual Joseph Burke Lecture for 2014 will be delivered by Angus Trumble, the Director of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia. The title of the lecture is "Thomas Woolner in Australia". 

On July 15, 1852, the Pre-Raphaelite sculptor Thomas Woolner (1825–1892) embarked from Gravesend aboard the Greens’ Blackwall frigate Windsor, bound for Melbourne. Woolner sailed with two older friends and fellow artists, Edward La Trobe Bateman (1816–1897) and Bernhard Smith (1820–1885), and their departure inspired The Last of England by Ford Madox Brown. The three men hoped to make their fortune prospecting for gold in Victoria. 
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.



 
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




 
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 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM


Hosted by the School of Culture and Communication, Australian Centre

A special event featuring photographer Nicholas Walton-Healey and readings by poets affiliated with the University of Melbourne.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public



 
9 October 2014 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Hosted by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

In a poem entitled 'Greeting', John Shaw Neilson calls out to his readers: 'What of the wind?  Who knows the weather?  Shall we be old men in the street'.  Re-reading this recently Ross Gibson was thrown to an instant in one of his favourite films, called Lost Book Found by Jem Cohen. 
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.




 
13 October 2014 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM


Hosted by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

The BBC/British Museum series and book ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects’ brought international attention to the increasing importance of things to the exploration of human history and experience.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
15 October 2014 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM


Hosted by the School of Languages and Linguistics

You are warmly invited to join Dr Catherine Kovesi at an information session to hear about an exceptional cultural tour of Venice, being offered by the Faculty of Arts, from 16 to 24 January 2015.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.

          



 
16 October 2014 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM


Hosted by the School of Social and Political Sciences

Recent scholarship on the circulation of children and on the plight of youth trapped in transition in Africa and the Middle East recognizes - from two separate vantage-points - how the circulation of children extends from and then reproduces violence.
          
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 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM


Hosted by the Faculty of Business and Economics 

The labor market is the subject of intense policy debates and heavily influenced by targeted policies. But what do we know about the impact of these interventions? What do we know about the return of public money invested there?
Cost: Free

Open to:  alumni and general public.




  
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