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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'.

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Professor Ian McLean: Where to Begin - Writing a history of 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.

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Professor Ronan McDonald: 'No Petty People' - The making of literary Ireland

'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.

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Professor Robyn Sloggett: 'Things Fall Apart' - Putting the world back together one document at a time