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Kirsten McLean awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Diversity and Inclusion

Dr Kirsten McLean has been awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Diversity and Inclusion during Monash’s annual Diversity and Inclusion Week. Her award, for inclusive practice with the LGBTIQ community at Monash, recognises Kirsten’s efforts in supporting LGBTIQ students and staff at Monash. Not only does Kirsten include LGBTIQ issues in her teaching, she is also highly…

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BA Alum Laurenza Buglisi’s outstanding career as a prominent advocate for victims and survivors of sexual assault

Since graduating from Monash with a double major in Psychology and Criminology in a Bachelor of Arts, Laurenza has had an outstanding career as a prominent advocate for victims and survivors of sexual assault, both in Australia and internationally. At Monash’s regular seminar for students ‘Arts in the Real World’, she shared her experiences of working in the community and mental health sector. In this interview, Laurenza talks about inspiring moments at Monash, the benefits of studying and working abroad, and strategies for students to improve their employability.

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Now live! Animation: Wangilatha Wangu nga Kiyawatha (2017)

The 2017 animation Wangilatha Wangu nga Kiyawatha (Singing Songs and Telling Stories) is based on a book of  songs and stories written and illustrated by Brendan Kennedy in Tati Tati, Mutti Mutti, Latji Latji and Wadi Wadi languages of North Western Victoria around Robinvale, and published by the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages in 2014. These animations…

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Monash academics win two NSW Premier’s History Awards

Monash University scooped up two awards at the NSW Premier’s History Awards night on Friday 1 September. Two academics from our School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics were winners in different categories for their internationally significant work in history. Associate Professor Beatrice Trefalt and team won the General history prize for the book Japanese war…

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Imaginary Islam and the crisis of European democracy: podcast with Dr Natalie Doyle on Marcel Gauchet

For two decades, Dr Natalie Doyle has researched a specific strand of French social and political theory, with a particular interest in the intellectual heir of its leading figures Marcel Gauchet. In this podcast, we speak with Dr Doyle about her new book coming out this month, a world-first analysing Gauchet’s early writings to the present day. Entitled ‘Marcel Gauchet’s Loss of Common Purpose: Imaginary Islam and the Crisis of European Democracy’ it synthesises her three main research projects, offering an analysis that provides a context with which to understand the nature of today’s issues, crises and phenomena.

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New book by Dr Ali Alizadeh launches 13 September

“miraculous (not a word to use lightly in this context) blending of history, mystery, mysticism and modernity … Jeanne d’Arc’s pulling power is not diminished.” – Sydney Morning Herald, 25 August 2017. The Last Days of Jeanne d’Arc is a new book by Dr Ali Alizadeh, Senior Lecturer in Literary Studies and Creative Writing at Monash University. The book is a literary historical novel about the life of the medieval French heroine Jeanne d’Arc (Engl. Joan of Arc), and is the result of more than twenty years of research and writing. The book will be launched Wednesday 13 September in Melbourne’s CBD …

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ISIT Paris and the Faculty of Arts sign an MoU and a SEA

The Faculty of Arts has just signed an MoU and a Student Exchange Agreement with ISIT, one of the French leading grandes écoles in the fields of Translation and Interpreting Studies, International Studies and Intercultural Communication. If the partnership is of natural interest in the field of Translation and Interpreting Studies, the MoU will also allow…

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Tony Moore presents at Leap into the Modern symposium

On Saturday 12 August, Associate Professor Tony Moore (School of Media, Film and Journalism), was part of a symposium ‘Leap into the Modern: Dance Culture in Australia from the 1930s’ at the National Gallery of Victoria discussing the creative and historical context of modern dance in Australia from the 1930s to the present day.  Associate Professor…

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