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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



 
29 July 2015 to 2 September 2015



Hosted by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Wednesday Lectures hosted by Raimond Gaita

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.




 
6 August 2015 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM



Hosted by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies and the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation

This lecture will introduce types of disease and the current conservation status of archaeological earthen sites in Henan province. It will discuss current approaches to conservation as well as proposed improvements to treatment methods.


Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
11 August 2015 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM



Hosted by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

Should philosophers and other academics be allowed to write and teach without any boundaries given by religion and politics or should only those philosophies be allowed that were deemed acceptable by the ruling authorities? 

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.



 
13 August 2015 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Cary Fowler
Hosted by the Faculty of Science

Join us for this public lecture where Dr Cary Fowler, creator of the Gobal Seed Vault, will explore how prepared we are to provide food for a growing population in the face of threatening environmental conditions.
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.



 
19 August 2015 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM



Hosted by the Faculty of Science 

Stranks Lecture: ‘Left Hand, Right Hand? A reflection on the symbolism and realities of chirality’

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
22 August 2015 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM



Hosted by the Australian Centre and the Faculty of Arts

You are warmly invited to join us in congratulating and celebrating the winners of this year's literary awards at the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
25 August 2015 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM



Hosted by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

This public event will examine the ethics of a broad range of policies that have been proposed to increase organ donation rates.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
26 August 2015 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM



Organised by the Asian Cultural Research Network and co-hosted by the Research Unit in Public Cultures and The English Department Research Cluster, Yonsei University, South Korea

How should the study of Asia-Pacific screen culture change if we think transnationally? All too often, the study of transnational cinema is little more than a celebration of national soft power, as in some writing on the so-called Korean Wave phenomenon.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
27 August 2015 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM





Organised by the Asian Cultural Research Network and co-hosted by the Research Unit in Public Cultures and The English Department Research Cluster, Yonsei University, South Korea

This lecture examines contemporary politics of migration, semi-integration, and resettlement in the context of the liberal state regime of citizenship control and management

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
27 August 2015 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM



Hosted by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne

To accompany the Kerry Stokes Collection at the Ian Potter Museum of Art the University of Melbourne is offering a series of free public lectures and floor talks that will bring to life many of the extraordinary items on display.
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public



 
27 August 2015 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Hosted by the University of Melbourne

Our experts will discuss the affecting qualities of the performing arts and the way in which they convey the meaning of war. You are also invited to a viewing of Pack up your troubles: Music and the Great War.


Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.



 
27 August 2015 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM



Hosted by the School of Culture and Communication

The Salty River is Jan Bauer’s first graphic novel, the first German graphic novel to be published in Australia and the first book to be published by Twelve Panels Press.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public. 




 
2 September 2015 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM



Hosted by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

Is patriotism warlike? Does patriotism lust for violence? Or is there an achievable form of patriotism grounded in respect for humanity in general, and aimed at achieving peace?
Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public.




 
3 September 2015 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM



Hosted by the Faculty of Arts

The 2015 Walter Mangold lecture will discuss how language learning entails language ideologies, which influence diverse forms of learner habitus—a set of dispositions, habits, tastes, and desires related to language learning—as well as language education policies.

Cost: Free

Open to: alumni and general public. 




  
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