School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies

Monash Philosopher wins ASSC William James Prize

Dr Jennifer Windt (Philosophy) has won the prestigious 2018 William James Prize for Contributions to the Study of Consciousness, awarded by the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC). The prize is for her book Dreaming: A Conceptual Framework for Philosophy of Mind and Empirical Research (MIT Press, 2015). Her book provides a comprehensive proposal for a conceptual…

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We Mark Your Memory: Writings from the Descendants of Indenture

The Institute of Commonwealth Studies is pleased to announce the publication on April 30, 2018 of: We Mark Your Memory: Writings from the Descendants of Indenture Edited by David Dabydeen, Maria del Pilar Kaladeen, and Tina K. Ramnarine ISBN: 978-1-912250-07-3 To mark the centenary of the abolition of the system of indenture in the British Empire…

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It is not too late to enrol in second semester subject ‘Conflict and Co-existence 2: Jews, Christians and Muslims in the modern world’!

An exciting opportunity for Monash students at the ACJC   It is not too late to enrol in this stimulating and topical second semester subject: Conflict and Co-existence 2: Jews, Christians and Muslims in the modern world to be taught by our newly appointed, award winning Kronhill Lecturer in East European History, Dr Daniel Heller.…

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High achieving arts students celebrated at Monash Arts Awards 2018

High achieving students from across the Faculty of Arts were celebrated this week at the annual Monash Arts Awards ceremony, showcasing the outstanding academic talent within the faculty, supported by generous donors.

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Joan of Arc: mascot or military leader?

Joan of Arc is perhaps the best known figure of the European Middle Ages, having enjoyed a prodigiously long afterlife thanks to her religious, political and cultural iconography. Was she – the most famous female soldier of early European history – in the words of the historian Collette Beaune, a ‘lucky charm mascot (une mascotte porte-bonheur)’, who only rallied and encouraged her king’s disheartened troops, or was she an unusually gifted military leader who played a crucial role in France’s unlikely historic victory?

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