School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies

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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Arts Honours 2018 – Information Sessions

Are you thinking about doing your Honours with Monash Arts in 2018? Information sessions for will be held this September and October at our Caulfield and Clayton campuses. Please see the listing below for session details. School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics English as an International Language, Languages, Linguistics, Literary Studies Clayton: Wed 13…

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Monash Arts Graduate Coursework Programs Event in Jakarta

Join Monash Arts graduates and academics, and discover the ways in which our Arts graduate programs will inspire, guide, and launch you into achieving incredible outcomes and careers with a lasting impact.

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BA Alum (2016) Maeve Martyn, now General Manager of Humanities 21

General Manager of Humanities 21 Maeve Martyn studied a Bachelor of Arts (Italian Studies & History double major) at Monash, and recently shared how this launched her career at Monash’s regular seminar for students ‘Arts in the Real World’. Incidentally, this was where Maeve herself first heard about Humanities 21 and gained her career inspiration…

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Monash Bioethics Centre plays key role in development of first international guidelines for public health surveillance ethics

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has just released the first comprehensive international guidelines for public health surveillance ethics.*    Development of these guidelines was a project of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Bioethics, which is currently chaired by Monash University Professor Michael Selgelid who is also Director of the Monash Bioethics Centre.   The goal of the guideline development…

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SOPHIS’ annual lecture with Prof Julian Savulescu

‘What’s the cause of climate change? Standard answer: carbon emissions. What’s the cause of terror? Standard answer: religious fundamentalism’ Professor Julian Savulescu argues that the greatest problems humanity now face are not the result of external threat, but are the result of human choice – but human moral limitations. On Wednesday 17 May, Monash’s School of Philosophical, Historical…

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Monash research positions available

Three Graduate Research positions are now open in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies. Please note applicants who already hold a PhD will not be considered. 2017 Monash Master of Arts Scholarship in Philosophy Application deadline: Friday 28 April 2017 A Master of Arts candidate is being sought in the topic of women…

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Curtailing unemployment and division in Istanbul with International Studies

International Studies student Shannon Kay is currently working first-hand in Istanbul, Turkey, which as of February 2017 is host to more refugees than any other country in the world. This includes almost 3 million registered Syrians, with over 500,000 refugees trying to re-establish themselves in Istanbul, a city with a population of over 15 million. Through…

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Killer Robots: Professor Robert Sparrow

In October 2016, acclaimed Professor Stephen Hawking warned against the rapid development of artificial intelligence, saying that “the rise of powerful AI will be either the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity,” and predicting that robots could develop “powerful autonomous weapons” or new methods to “oppress the many.” The threat of lethal autonomous…

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Global Bioethics: A conversation with Professor Michael Selgelid

Professor Michael Selgelid is the Director of the Monash Bioethics Centre (formerly named Centre for Human Bioethics), and he also regularly provides expert advice to a number of international bodies, including the World Health Organization (WHO). Last year, Professor Selgelid was commissioned to write a White Paper for the US Government on the ethics of…

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