Features

Exploring ethical futures through the dark lens of dystopia

More than simply a thought-provoking genre of literature, the dark creations of writers of dystopian fiction give us the opportunity to reflect on the present and the future. PhD candidates Zachary Kendal of Monash University and Jung Ju Shin of the University of Warwick are leading teams of Monash and Warwick postgraduate students to explore ethics, utopia, dystopia and science fiction with a new multidisciplinary conference 15-17 December in Melbourne. Keynote speakers include Emeritus Professor Andrew Milner (Monash University and University of Warwick) …

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Yes! The results of the same-sex marriage survey are in, so what happens now?

We now have the answer to the $122 million question: should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry? The 12.7 million voters who participated in the postal survey had the reasonable expectation that a long and divisive debate would at last be resolved. But a final question remains: what will Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull do now? Monash political scientist Dr Zareh Ghazarian …

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Monash pays tribute to visionary journalist and academic Philip Chubb

Monash University’s deputy head of Media, Film and Journalism Associate Professor Philip Chubb died peacefully overnight after a battle with cancer. Monash’s Dean of Arts Professor Sharon Pickering said Phil, who was also head of journalism, worked at the university after a long and distinguished career as a journalist and won numerous awards, including a…

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3K New Colombo Plan grants for Indonesian internships – applications closing soon!

Interested in doing an internship in Indonesia this summer?  Arts Internships still have 10 New Colombo Plan grants for placements in Indonesia worth AU$3000 each to give away! So you can explore Indonesian culture and life whilst interning with a local Indonesian company or organisation, get credit points towards your Arts degree (Arts International Internship…

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Anhui Broadcasting Corporation and Monash’s School of Media, Film & Journalism confirm new internship opportunities for students

The School of Media, Film & Journalism welcomed a delegation from Anhui Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday 24 October. The two sides exchanged views on China and Australia’s media and culture industries development, media policies changes and new business models in the convergence age. Anhui Broadcasting Corporation welcomed Monash graduates to take up internship opportunities at…

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Monash University Fellows and Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Monash University Fellows and Distinguished Alumni Awards recipients for 2017 were announced at a ceremony at Monash, Clayton on 25 October, acknowledging extraordinary contributions and achievements. Two Monash Arts graduates received awards: Dr Lachlan Strahan and Ms Anna Burke. President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AO congratulated this year’s recipients for demonstrating what a Monash education can make possible. “Monash…

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The role of language: interview with Professor Rita Wilson

As part of our Arts Researchers podcast series, we spoke with Professor Rita Wilson on a number of her research projects and how they help inform better policies, settlement services, international governance and social cohesion. We also covered the global research networks, industry partnerships and opportunities for research students in this area at Monash – the only university in Australia that offers a practice-based PhD in Interpreting and Translation.

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Call out for papers at Eisenstein for the 21st Century Symposium, Prato Centre June 2018

To mark the 120th anniversary of Sergei Eisenstein’s birth, Monash School of Media, Film and Journalism research fellow, Dr Julia Vassilieva, is convening an international symposium at the Monash University Prato Centre, Italy in June 2018. Examining the legacy of the revolutionary Russian director and film theorist, and his continuing relevance to contemporary screen studies,…

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BA alum Melanie Hechenberger wins international award for her paper about the origin of Egyptian writing

Monash University Bachelor of Arts (Hons) alum and current MA student, Melanie Hechenberger was recently announced as a Global Winner of the prestigious Undergraduate Awards (UA), the world’s largest academic awards program. Melanie was named the Global Winner for her paper entitled, The Origin of Writing in Egypt: Administrative or Ceremonial? in the ‘Classical Studies &…

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