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News and views from the Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne

  December 2015

Ms Jane Hansen at the official launch of The Hansen Trust

Generous history gift an act of hope for the future

On 23 November, the Vice Chancellor announced a $10 million gift from the Little Foundation to the University, $8 million of which establishes The Hansen Trust - the largest ever gift to the Faculty of Arts, and the largest philanthropic gift to a History program in Australia. The gift will endow a new Chair in History focused on innovation in teaching and learning; will provide a new PhD scholarship every year in perpetuity; will support three lectureships and, with input from the Faculty of Arts, a senior lectureship.More...

Partnership formalised with Melbourne's Hellenic Museum

Partnership formalised with Melbourne's Hellenic Museum

We are delighted to announce a formal partnership with Melbourne’s Hellenic Museum, building on a relationship that has developed over a number of years.


Australian Pavillion at Venice Biennale

Nominate an outstanding Arts Alumnus

Nominations for the 2016 Arts Alumni Awards will open on Monday 11 January. If you know a Faculty of Arts alumnus who is making an impact in their field, submit a nomination!


10 Great Books

New season of Melbourne Masterclasses: 10 Great Books announced

If you’re interested in joining the 10 Great Books series in 2016, get moving as fast as you can. This sublime reading group sells out within minutes.


Alice Boer-Endacott

Embrace the challenge of a career in the arts and humanities

Alumna of the Executive Master of Arts and Valedictorian of her cohort, Alice Boer-Endacott, shares her words of reflection and advice for fellow arts graduates.


Elizabeth Lawrence

Internship in Palestine offers fresh perspective on politics, religion and conflict

The opportunity for learning beyond the classroom was too great to miss for Master of International Relations student Elizabeth Lawrence, who tells us what it was like to intern at the Palestine-Israel Journal.


Australian Academy of Humanities

Faculty academics named as Fellows of the Academy of the Humanities

Professor Trevor Burnard and Associate Professor Chris Healy were recently elected as Fellows to the Academy of the Humanities. Read on to learn more about their appointment.


The winner is...

And the winner is…

Following our recent ARTiculation Alumni survey, we announce the winner of the Apple iPad Air... Could it be you?



Message from the Dean

2015 has been another extraordinary year in the Faculty of Arts and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our alumni, near and far, for their continuing support.

Upcoming lectures and events

Tickets on sale 19 December
Melbourne Masterclasses: 10 Great Books 2016

4 January
Classics Summer School

For more information regarding upcoming events, click here.


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