ERCC seminars and public lectures Semester 1, 2019 program

Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Contemporary Culture research unit and the Critique, Creativity, and Innovation research network seminar and public lecture program for Semester 1, 2019 launched

Seminars and public lectures (Semester 1, 2019)

Week 2
Thursday 14 March, 4.15-5.45pm -Seminar
Raihan Ismail (ANU), ‘Hybrid civilisation or Clash of civilisations?: Re-visiting the Muslim Other’

Location: Rm 321, Asia Institute, Sidney Myer Asia Centre (Building 158)

Week 3
Tuesday 19 March, 4.30-6pm - Seminar
John Rundell (Melbourne), ‘Kant on the Imagination: Madness or “an indispensable dimension of the human soul”’

Location: Research Lounge, Arts West (Building 148)

Week 4
Tuesday 26 March, 4.30-6pm - Seminar
Peter Otto (Melbourne), ‘Blake's critique of Critique and reinvention of Imagination’

Location: Research Lounge, Arts West (Builidng 148)

Week 5
Tuesday 2 April, 4.30-6pm - Seminar
Joe Hughes (Melbourne), ‘Between Sartre and Cybernetics: Gilbert Simondon’s Imagination and Invention’

Location: Research Lounge, Arts West (Building 148)

Week 6
Tuesday 9 April, 4.30-6Ppm - Seminar
Clara Tuite (Melbourne), ‘“This thing of rhyme”: Byronic Literatoor as Critique’

Location: Research Lounge, Arts West

Week 7
Tuesday April 16, 4.30-6pm - Seminar
Guy Morrow (Melbourne), ‘Agile management as collective imagination’

Location: Research Lounge, Arts West


Week 8
Tuesday, April 30, 4:30-6:00pm - Seminar
Jodi Heap (Melbourne), ‘Unleashing the Creative imagination in the domains of humanities, science and art’

Location: Research Lounge, Arts West (Building 148)

Week 9

Joan Leach (Director, Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, ANU), ‘On Public Humanities and Public Science, or the Surprising Reversal of Public Fortune in the Dissemination of Ideas’ [Postponed until Semester 2]

Week 10

Tuesday May 14, 4.30-6pm - Seminar

Lesley Stirling (Melbourne) (Topic TBA)

Location: Research Lounge A, Arts West (Building 148)

Week 11
Wednesday May 22, 4.30-6pm - Workshop [Topic TBA]
Stephen Muecke (Adelaide)

Location: TBA

Thursday May 23, 6.15-7.30pm - Public Lecture
Stephen Muecke (Adelaide), ‘Critique, Creativity and the Problem of Situated Knowledge’

Location: William Macmahon Ball Theatre, Old Arts (Building 149)

Week 12
Thursday May 30, 6.15-7.30pm - Public Lecture
Peter Murphy (Latrobe), ‘Prosperity and Creativity’

Location: William Macmahon Ball Theatre, Old Arts (Building 149)

Also, in first semester: Andrew O’Shaughnessy (Vice President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies), who will be visiting The University of Melbourne as Miegunyah Fellow. Details TBA.

And in second semester, continuing our series on critique, creativity, the varieties of creativity, and the public humanities: Alexis Wright (Boisbouvier Chair, Melbourne), Genevieve Bell (Distinguished Professor, ANU and Director, Autonomy, Agency & Assurance (3A) Institute), Stephen Bygrave (Southampton), and Rita Felski (Virginia), amongst others.

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