School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies

2017 Mapping Social Cohesion Report released today!

The 2017 Mapping Social Cohesion Report, the largest study of its kind on Australian attitudes about immigration, multiculturalism, discrimination and trust in government, was launched today. Produced by Monash Arts researchers in partnerships with the Scanlon Foundation, the report draws from research that has spanned over 35,000 respondents in Australia going back to 2007.

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Philosopher wins Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Early Career Research

Dr Jennifer Windt, a researcher in the Philosophy Department in the School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies, has won the 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research by an Early Career Researcher (ECR), Humanities and Social Sciences. This is a university-wide award in recognition of research excellence by ECRs who are within the first five years…

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Prof. Robert Sparrow features in Autonomous Weapons series

An article by Professor Robert Sparrow (Monash Philosophy) has been featured on the Humanitarian Law & Policy blog as part of a mini-series on Autonomous Weapons. The blog is hosted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and provides a forum for academics, practitioners, and other interested parties to discuss international humanitarian law…

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Routledge book series confirmed for Body in the City Focus Program

Monash scholars in The Body in the City Focus Program last week received the exciting news that their book series has been accepted for publication by Routledge. This outcome marks the culmination of a great deal of planning by series General Editors Peter Howard, Director of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Monash, and…

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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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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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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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