21 August 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Professor Julie Willis, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, will visit six Asian cities in mid-August for the first time since becoming Dean, to meet some our most significant overseas alumni cohorts and supporters, and to hear from you how we can best serve our alumni communities in the region. The Faculty invites you and your guest to meet the Dean at an ABP alumni reception at the National Design Centre in Singapore, where she will speak about her vision for the Faculty and the new Bachelor of Design degree. You will also have the opportunity to mingle and network with other members of your local ABP alumni community.
22 August 2017 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Honours in Languages
with presentations by current and past Honours students
22 August 2017 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
It was a well-kept secret among historians during the late 19th and early 20th centuries that the practice of magic was widespread in the ancient Mediterranean. Historians wanted to keep the activity secret because it did not support the idealized view of the Greeks and Romans.
Today, however, magic is a legitimate area of scholarly enquiry, providing insights into ancient belief systems as well as cultural and social practices. Among the types of magic practiced in antiquity were love spells. Indeed, making spells of attraction kept professional magic practitioners in business, as they charged fees for writing love charms, making love‘dolls,’ and even directing spells against rivals.
This illustrated lecture explores the practice of love magic in ancient Greece and Rome, including the rich variety of spells. It also discusses the types of people who performed such magic, including professional magicians and courtesans (experts in erotic magic and charms).
23 August 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
A series of public talks on translation - seminar three
Products of what processes? Combining cognitive and socio-technical aspects of process-orientated translator education
24 August 2017 2:15 PM to 3:15 PMOne of the first acts of new U.S. President Donald Trump on taking office in January was to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. TPP had been the organizing principle of the Obama Administration's economic engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. The Trump Administration has expressed a preference for bilateral trade agreements and threatened to close the U.S. market if trading partners do not take steps to reduce trade imbalances and eliminate "unfair" trade practices. How will this affect the reality and perception of U.S. economic engagement in the Asia Pacific, where America's military presence has generally been viewed as necessary but not sufficient? And how will this shape the economic strategies of Australia, China, and other countries in the region? Mr. Goodman will address these questions and offer an outlook for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Meeting in Vietnam in November.
24 August 2017 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The 2017 Annual University of Melbourne Social Work Alumni Association Annual Dinner
25 August 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
“The Inkwell and the State”
"Isabella d'Este as a Master of the Letter"
26 August 2017 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
The Australian Centre with the Faculty of Arts invite you to join us in congratulating and celebrating the winners of this year's literary awards, during the Melbourne Writers Festival.
28 August 2017 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Professor Allan Fels AO, former Chair of the ACCC, will present this year's Foenander Lecture on the topic: Migrant workers, gig workers and the role of competition law in labour markets..
30 August 2017 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
One of Australia’s contributions to the history of philosophy is something called ‘Australian materialism.’ What sort of materialism is this and why is it associated with Australia? This lecture will discuss the past, present, and future of materialist philosophies, together with the conceptions of ‘matter’ that accompany these views. Most debates about materialism concern the relations between minds and bodies; is a person no more than the biological matter that makes them up? People often suspect that a materialist philosophy will inevitably be associated with an amoral or selfish outlook. What is the connection (if any) between materialism and choices about how to live one’s life?
31 August 2017 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Little is known about cooperation between nations engaged in a regional economic association. This study investigates cooperation and closure between Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies engaged in negotiating five bilateral free trade agreements (FTA), including the Australia–Singapore FTA 2003, United States–Singapore FTA 2003, Chile–United States FTA 2003, Australia–United States FTA 2004, and Korea–Australia FTA 2014. This study found that a number of factors bring about or interfere with cooperation at the closure stage. Party stability and instability, linkage dynamics such as deadlines and delays, and asymmetrical power relations can each have an impact on closure. Movement toward closure normally shifts FTA negotiations from technical to senior political leaders, while negotiations are often concluded on the sidelines of meetings sponsored by international organizations including APEC Leaders’ Summit and Ministerial meetings.
Larry Crump is Deputy Director of the APEC Study Centre at Griffith University (Brisbane Australia), where he lectures in international negotiation and international management for the Griffith Business School. In the past year he studied the factors that support and inhibit policy coordination in regional association in Latin America and around the Mediterranean, as a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research (2016 – 2017, Germany). Prior to that he studied negotiation strategy through the Australia – Korea Free Trade Agreement negotiations as a Professor at Kyung Hee University (2014 – 2015, Korea). He sits on the editorial board of the International Negotiation journal, the Negotiation Journal, and the Journal of Negotiation and Conflict Management. He specialises in the study of complex negotiations in multilateral, regional and bilateral settings to develop theory that has scholarly and professional utility.
31 August 2017 6:30 PM to 8:00 PMProfessor Peter Otto
, Head of the School of Culture and Communication, is delighted to invite industry partners, friends, alumni, current and future students, and academic colleagues to join us at a reception to celebrate the launch of Grattan Street Press.
1 September 2017 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Associate Professor Jennifer Grafton, Associate Dean Global Engagement, Faculty of Business and Economics is delighted to invite all University of Melbourne alumni across India to a special event in Mumbai
1 September 2017 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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4 September 2017 1:00 PM to 2:00 PMIn its unique geopolitical and economic circumstances, Israel has traditionally viewed the US and the EU as its chief international economic partners. How should Israel - one of the OECD's smallest members - reconsider its global economic strategies as centers of economic and political gravity are shifting to the east?
4 September 2017 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Associate Professor Jennifer Grafton, Associate Dean Global Engagement, Faculty of Business and Economics is delighted to invite all University of Melbourne alumni across India to a special event in Delhi
5 September 2017 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Join Dr Andy Martin, lecturer at Cambridge, and Australian thriller writer James Phelan, as they discuss the genius of Lee Child, the enduring appeal of Jack Reacher, and give a glimpse into the thriller writing process.
5 September 2017 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Prof. Tom Griffiths (ANU) is the winner of the prestigious 2017 Ernest Scott Prize for his book The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their Craft (Black Inc.). In this public lecture, Professor Griffiths asks: what is the prospect of history in the age of “alternative facts”? The lecture is co-hosted by SHAPS and the History Council of Victoria.
7 September 2017 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Members of the Melbourne School of Engineering class of 1977 are invited back on campus for a reunion dinner in celebration of 40 Years since graduation.
8 September 2017 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
D.C. Blood Oration
The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences invites you to our next Dean's Lecture.
Linking the Health of People, Animals and the Environment to Address Global Challenges
Professor Michael D. Lairmore
Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California - Davis
Almost daily, as a society, we experience the connection and consequences between the health of humans, animals and the environment. As much as 75 percent of new or re-emerging diseases affecting humans are of animal origin. New infectious diseases, climate change, and a moving political landscape are some of the changes which veterinarians, physicians, scientists, and other health and environmental professionals must adapt to in meeting these global challenges.
This lecture will examine how an emerging approach termed 'One Health' is uniting these professionals to address complex problems that recognise the vast interrelationships between human, animal and environmental health.