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Friday essay: when did Australia’s human history begin?

In July, a new date was published that pushed the opening chapters of Australian history back to 65,000 years ago. It is the latest development in a time revolution that has gripped the nation over the past half century. This article seeks to move beyond the view of ancient Australia as a timeless and traditional foundation story to explore the ways in which scientists and humanists are engaging with the deep past as a transformative human history.

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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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International Networks of Excellence Scheme success for Monash Philosophy

Members of the Philosophy Department have been successful in winning funding from Monash’s International Networks of Excellence (NoE) seed scheme.  Tim Bayne and Jakob Hohwy (both Philosophy), together with Nao Tsuchiya (Psychology) and Kavan Modi (Physics) were successful with a proposal for a major new network on ‘Causation and Complexity in the Conscious Brain’ ($160,000). The…

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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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Monash academics feature in the Digital Writers Festival 2017

Monash academics will feature in the Digital Writers Festival 2017, an online-first festival featuring 11 days of live-streamed events, professional development and interactive projects from 24 October – 3 November. This year, the festival brings together over 120 storytellers from Australia and the world to explore the future of storytelling. New forms, content trends and digital literacy will be a focus,providing development for audience and artists alike.

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Rob Sparrow and Mark Howard ITS Australia National Award finalists

Monash SOPHIS Professor Rob Sparrow and Adjunct Associate Professor Mark Howard have been shortlisted as a finalist for the ITS Australia National Awards. The nomination for the Research Award is for their paper: Monash University – When Human Beings are Like Drunk Robots: Driverless vehicles, ethics, and the future of transport. By applying expertise in…

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Protecting women on temporary visas who experience family violence

A new report, released today, draws from the first major study in Australia to examine the link between migration status and family violence, undertaken by Monash University. Written by Associate Professor Marie Segrave from our School of Social Sciences, the report is based on the experiences of migrant women who experienced family violence while on…

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