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  August 2015

Emeritus Professor Margaret Manion: alumna, art historian and personal adviser to Kerry Stokes

Emeritus Professor Margaret Manion: alumna, art historian and personal adviser to Kerry Stokes

As an expert in Medieval and Renaissance Art History, the first woman appointed to an established Chair in the University, and the first female in the history of the University to chair the Academic Board, Margaret Manion has shaped the careers of countless Australian art historians. We spoke to the impressive Emeritus Professor Manion in relation to her role as guest curator and coordinator of the upcoming exhibition, An Illumination: The Rothschild Prayer Book & other works from the Kerry Stokes Collection c 1280-1685.More...

Art museum

Women Leading in Research

Four research projects led by Faculty of Arts academics honoured with prestigious 2015 Australian Research Council Linkage grants. Violence against women, the governance of welfare to work, comic book heroes and culturally diverse youth to be explored in greater detail.


Australian Pavillion at Venice Biennale

An exercise in lifelong learning

Mature age student Dr Colleen Wood joins the arts alumni community after graduating from a Doctor of Philosophy in Australian History. Dr Wood’s dissertation examined the origins, operation and key outcomes of the Lord Stanley Experiment in prison reform and labour deployment. Dr Wood shares insights into her doctoral studies and plans for the future.


Fiona Hall and Philippa Brumby

Supporting the 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival

The Faculty of Arts' Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences is once again a proud cultural partner of the Melbourne International Film Festival. We chat to Faculty of Arts alumna Meleesha Bardolia, Writer and Director of Match which premiered at this year’s festival.


Claire Roberts

Melbourne School of Government celebrates first graduate from the Master of Public Administration

Join us in congratulating Louise Pirini, the first graduate of the Melbourne School of Government's Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. Learn why Louise chose to study the MPA and what she plans to do next.


Heide Gallery

Introducing the newly appointed Faculty of Arts Graduate Ambassadors

Meet the exceptional team recently appointed as Faculty of Arts Graduate Ambassadors. Over the coming months, these students will provide leadership, mentoring and advice to both prospective and current students. Read on to learn more about our high achievers.


Rembrandt at the NGV

Cultural partnerships for practical experience

MUSEUM LAB is an enrichment program for students in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences that enables participants to develop public programming, social media and project management skills in partnership with the Ian Potter Museum of Art.


George Cruikshank illustration

Melbourne Masterclass: The Life and Legacy of Catherine the Great

Registrations now open for the Faculty of Arts’ four-part masterclass series in partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria’s exhibition Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great. Explore the multifaceted dimensions of Catherine the Great’s life and legacy.



Message from the Dean

August marks an exceptionally busy time for the Faculty of Arts

Upcoming lectures and events

The Wednesday Lectures Hosted by Raimond Gaita
See full listing here

Thursday 27 August
The Hours of Jeanne de Navarre, Three Medieval Queens and Hermann Goering

Tuesday 1 September
Andrew Leigh Book Launch: The Luck of Politics

Thursday 3 September
Paradoxes of language learning in multilingual society

See all Faculty of Arts events

Visit InTouch to view the Faculty's full program of events and to update your details.

The Annual Shelmerdine Art & Wine Lunch - 2015
Join us at the annual Shelmerdine Art Wine Lunch, a spring gathering of local produce, wine and conversation, hosted by Vineyard owners Kate and Stephen Shelmerdine. Enjoy a three-course lunch, served with matched wines while you hear from the Ian Potter Museum of Art's Director Kelly Gellatly in conversation with art collector Michael Buxton, as they discuss Australian contemporary art and collecting. Also hear Stephen Shelmerdine’s personal reflections on the art of winemaking. Learn more.


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