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Critical Matters: Book Reviewing Now

Critical Matters: Book Reviewing Now is a one-day symposium, which will be held on Thursday 9 April 2015. The first of its kind ever held in Australia, this symposium brings together over 30 book reviewers, editors and academics to discuss the state of literary criticism in the public sphere today. For more information on the symposium…

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(Not) lost in translation: Arts PhD student Adolfo Gentile explores the establishment of an Australian institution

Adolfo Gentile is about to complete his PhD: ‘A policy focused examination of the establishment of the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) in Australia’. NAATI is the body responsible for setting and monitoring the standards for the translating and interpreting profession in Australia. In this interview, Adolfo talks about his long and…

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Making Connections with the Music of Wonosobo Indonesia

On Thursday 8 February, Monash University hosted “Making Connections with the Music of Wonosobo in Java’s Dieng Plateau: Interdisciplinary Insights around the Bundegan, a Duck-herd’s Zither”, a one-day international symposium, exhibition of rare Indonesian musical instruments, and concert of music and dance. The new Music Archive of Monash University (MAMU) exhibition was launched by Mr IIwan Freddy…

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Public Event: Keeping Perpetrators in View: How do we see the ‘Web of Accountability’?

You can now watch a recording of the ‘Keeping Perpetrators in View: How do we see the ‘Web of Accountability’?’ event and access the presentation slides on our Community Engagement webpage. On 8 February 2018, ANROWS and the Monash University Gender and Family Violence Focus Program hosted a panel event with international perpetrator and family violence experts Professor Amanda Robinson (Cardiff…

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Biography of an Australian hero: interview with PhD alum Jan Richardson

In 1946 Aboriginal pastoral workers in the Pilbara staged a daring strike over their unjust and inhumane working and living conditions which became known as the ‘Pilbara Strike’. Don McLeod, a white man with a mining and business background was a key figure in coordinating the strike and working with Aboriginal communities in building their…

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Joint Seminar: Domestic Homicide and Policy Interventions in the United Kingdom

On 15 February 2018, the School of Social Science’s Gender & Family Violence: New Frameworks in Prevention focus program hosted a joint seminar on domestic homicide and policy interventions in the United Kingdom. A variety of stakeholders attended the public seminar to hear from Professor Sandra Walklate (University of Liverpool, Monash University) on ‘Real lives, lost…

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Image-based abuse study goes international

A new Images of Me study will explore the nature and impact of ‘revenge porn’ in Australia as well as in New Zealand and the UK. The study  follows on from research undertaken last year by Dr Asher Flynn from Monash Criminology with Associate Professor Nicola Henry and Dr Anastasia Powell, which found that one in five…

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Monash Arts PhD candidates co-edit Verge 2017: Chimera

Verge is an annual collection that highlights the best creative writing from Monash University students, and the 2017 edition of Verge, entitled ‘Chimera‘, was co-edited by Monash Arts PhD candidates Aisling Smith, Bonnie Reid and Gavin Yates. This thirteenth edition of Monash’s creative writing annual collects work inspired by the ‘Chimera’ theme: reflecting something desired but always out of…

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How is immigration control impacting the health care sector?

Associate Professor Leanne Weber from the Border Crossing Observatory at Monash University is inviting Australian health care professionals and advocates to help her investigate how immigration controls are affecting the provision of health care within the community by completing a national on-line survey. Topics covered include access to health services by non-citizens, information exchange between…

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Kevin Rudd’s Indigenous apology: sorry, but not much has changed in 10 years

By Professor Lynette Russell On February 13, 2008, then-prime minister Kevin Rudd issued an apology to Australia’s Indigenous peoples on behalf of the Federal Parliament. Now, with a decade of hindsight, the national apology can be seen to stand as a momentous, but ultimately futile, gesture. On the day, the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre (then…

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Creating a nexus at Monash for a stronger Korean Studies

The Korean Studies program at Monash University has been awarded a 5-year Core University Grant of up to $1 million (875 million Korean won) by the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS), Korean Studies Promotion Service (KSPS) a division of the Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea. The title of the project is ‘Creating a Nexus…

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