The 2018 Faculty of Arts Dean's Lecture Series: Celebrating the Impact of Giving
In 2018, thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Faculty of Arts welcomes six newly appointed Professorial Chairs, reaffirming our Faculty’s commitment to excellence in teaching and research. As Chairs, these academics will make significant contributions to their disciplines, enriching these specialist fields for the benefit of our students and the broader community for years to come.
The Faculty of Arts strives to ensure that talented students of all backgrounds have access to the outstanding scholarly expertise and leadership that these new appointments represent. The Faculty of Arts 110 Scholarship is an access and equity scholarship fund that supports students who struggle to afford a university education or are hampered by circumstances beyond their control.
Every gift counts - if you're interested in learning more, please visit the 110 Scholarship website.
To celebrate the transformative impact of philanthropic giving for future generations of students, join us for this lecture series to hear our new Chairs give talks on their areas of research expertise and teaching.
A Journey in Writing Place
Monday, 29 October 2018: Professor Alexis Wright, Boisbouvier Chair in Australian Literature, on her deep interest in our own storytelling world. What it means to come from an oral storytelling culture.
Why and how the Soviet Union won the Second World War in Europe
Monday, 3 September 2018: Professor Mark Edele, the inaugural Hansen Chair in History, on how the Wehrmacht's back was broken by the Red Army in WWII, and how this victory narrative has played out in different parts of Europe.
'Let me stop here' - a classical journey into the 21st century
Thursday 16 August 2018: Professor Tim Parkin, the inaugural Elizabeth and James Tatoulis Chair in Classics, makes a case for why Classics matters in the twenty-first century and why it will continue to be vital in the future, both in Melbourne and around the world.
Where to Begin - Writing a history of Australian art
Wednesday 6 June 2018: Professor Ian McLean, Hugh Ramsay Chair of Australian Art History at the University of Melbourne, seeks to understand what is required of national art histories and in particular, what Bernard Smith called 'a national tradition in Australian art'.
'No Petty People' - The making of literary Ireland
Thursday 12 April 2018: Professor Ronan McDonald, Gerry Higgins Chair in Irish Studies at the University of Melbourne, seeks to account not just for the merit of Irish writing in itself, but for its success in that wider cultural economy.
'Things Fall Apart' - Putting the world back together one document at a time
Wednesday 28 Mar 2018: Professor Robyn Sloggett, Cripps Foundation Chair in Cultural Materials Conservation, explores the ways in which risks to a community’s cultural heritage result in broader risks in education, health, knowledge transfer and well-being.