Arts public lecture series

Arts Public Lecture XII

‘BEYOND GLORY?’ is the third in a series of lectures presented by Professor Winter exploring the cultural history of the Great War. Professor Winter’s previous lectures have addressed art and film. In ‘BEYOND GLORY?’, Professor Winter focuses on the literary responses to the Great War. “War is simply too frightful, too chaotic, too arbitrary, too…

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Arts Public Lecture XI – Jay Winter: Faces, Voices, and the Shadow of War

Date: Thursday 8th December, 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start. Venue:Village Road Show Theatrette, State Library of Victoria, Entry 3, La Trobe Street Melbourne ©Pablo Picasso/Succession Picasso. Licensed by Viscopy, 2011 Professor Winter holds the distinguished Charles J. Stille Chair in History at Yale University. He is the author of a dozen books and the winner…

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Arts Public Lecture VII: The Secret Life of the Shrine

Where: BMW Edge Federation Square When: Wednesday 18 November 2009 Time: 6.00pm Marking the 75th anniversary of the Shrine, Professor Bruce Scates will be joined by a panel of leading historians: Ken Inglis, Joan Beaumontand Katti Williams to debate the past, present and future of the Shrine of Remembrance. This year marks the 75th anniversary…

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Arts Public Lecture X – Walter Benjamin and other illegal immigrants

Date: Wednesday 14th September, 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start. Venue:Seminar Room 1, State Library of Victoria, Entry 3, La Trobe Street Melbourne Join Professor Rae Frances, Dean of Arts and Associate Professor Chandani Lokuge, Director of the Centre for Postcolonial Writing at the tenth Monash Arts Public Lecture with Professor Robert J.C. Young. Opening address:…

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Arts Public Lecture VI: Understanding Ethics

Professor Peter Singer Presented by Professor Peter Singer. 6:00pm, 4 June 2009 BMW Edge Federation Square Corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Street, Melbourne. Light refreshments will be provided. Recent work in animal studies, psychology and the neurosciences has greatly enhanced our understanding of the nature of ethics. But what does this mean for our…

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Arts Public Lecture IV – Democracy and Climate Change: Finding the Common Interest

Professor Amanda Lynch Professor Rae Frances, Dean of Arts, hosted the fourth Arts public lecture presented by Professor Amanda Lynch FTSE. Professor Lynch is an internationally recognised climate expert who focuses on bridging the gap between the natural and social sciences to better address the challenges of climate change. Titled Democracy and Climate Change: Finding…

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Arts Public Lecture VIII – Stem Cell: Letting go of the fantasy

Presented by Professor Barbara Katz Rothman, Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York. Visiting Fellow, Sociology, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Faculty of Arts, Monash University. Where: Monash University Law Chambers, Seminar Rooms 1 & 2 (ground Floor) 472 Bourke St, Melbourne. When: 26th May 2010. Time: 5:30pm, for a 6pm…

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Arts Public Lecture I – War and Remembrance

Looking over the eternal flame towards the Shrine of Remembrance 21 May 2007 The inaugural Monash Arts Public Lecture “War and Remembrance” held at the Shrine on May 21st proved highly successful, drawing a capacity crowd from across Melbourne. Speakers included esteemed historians Emeritus Professor Ken Inglis (Australian National University), and Professor Jay Winter (Yale…

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Arts Public Lecture IX – “The Social Construction of Silence” by Jay Winter

Professor Jay Winter, the world’s leading scholar of war and commemoration, will speak on “The Social Construction of Silence”. He will also announce an international conference on the memory of Gallipoli/Çanakkale, an Anzac Centenary event hosted by Monash University and Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey. Professor Winter holds the distinguished Charles J. Stille Chair in…

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Arts Public Lecture V – Should we use technology to change our genetic destiny?

16 April 2009 BMW Edge Federation Square Melbourne 5:30pm (for a 6:00pm start) Refreshments will be provided Professor Julian Savulescu presents the fifth Arts Public Lecture on ‘Should we use technology to change our genetic destiny?’ Criminality, self-control, intelligence, and even success in relationships have all been found to have some biological basis. Recent developments…

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