2019 Visiting Scholar Subjects

The Faculty together with the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies are offering three 2019 PhD Elective subjects taught by visiting scholars.

ARTS90020 Visiting Scholar: Advanced Seminar A

There are two different availabilities/offerings, May and September, under this subject code. Please read the subject description below carefully prior to selecting the suitable subject.

Visiting Scholar / Subject Coordinator

Professor James Tomlinson (University of Glasgow)


The Global Economy since 1944

Subject Description

This course will examine some key aspects of the political economy of global economic developments since the end of the Second World War. The topics covered will be:

  • The IMF and its evolution from Bretton Woods to the   ‘Washington Consensus’ through to the aftermath of the financial crash of   2008/9
  • The development of the international trade regime from the   establishment of GATT to the creation of the WTO and the problems it has   faced in sustaining a rules-based regulatory regime
  • The relationship between globalization and the ‘welfare   state’
  • Convergence and inequality in the global economy
  • India as a case study of the opportunities and constraints   facing developing countries in a ‘liberal’ world economy
  • The historical context for the development of   ‘anti-globalization’ politics and policies, with special reference to ‘Trump   versus China’
AssessmentA 2,500 word essay due by 15 May 2019
Teaching Dates

Seminar 1: Wednesday 1 May 2019, 10:00-12:00 (PAR-100 Leicester Street-108)

Seminar 2: Wednesday 1 May 2019, 14:15-16:15 (PAR-100 Leicester Street-108)

Seminar 3: Monday 6 May 2019, 10:00-12:00 (PAR-100 Leicester Street-108)

Seminar 4: Monday 6 May 2019, 14:15-16:15 (PAR-100 Leicester Street-108)

Seminar 5: Wednesday 8 May 2019, 10:00-12:00 (PAR-100 Leicester Street-108)

Seminar 6: Wednesday 8 May 2019, 14:15-16:15 (PAR-100 Leicester Street-107)

Visiting Scholar / Subject Coordinator

Dr Andrea Argirides (PhD, University of Melbourne and serving Military Officer, Department of Defence, Royal Australian Navy)


Heritage Under Fire: Current Issues and Dilemmas of Cultural Heritage Protection During Conflict

Subject Description

This subject critically examines conservation, preservation and protection of cultural heritage, peoples (including victims, collaborators, and smugglers) and archaeological sites in conflict zones such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. It reviews current statutory frameworks, heritage management practices and ethical responsibilities; considers the politics of national and international heritage agencies and what this can mean in times of conflict; and looks at associated dilemmas such as looting and the illegal exploitation and trafficking of antiquities.

  1. A 2,000 word paper (70%) to be submitted at the end of the subject that will be relevant to the student’s area of study;
  2. Readings will be assigned for each component of the course, which will be assessed via a set of written questions to be completed at the beginning of each day’s meeting (30%);
  3. Hurdle: students are required to attend 100% of classes in order to pass this subject
Teaching Dates

Seminar 1: Monday, 2 September 2019, 10:00-12:00 (PAR-100 Leicester Street-106)

Seminar 2: Monday, 2 September 2019, 14:15-16:15 (PAR-100 Leicester Street-106)

Seminar 3: Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 10:00-12:00 (PAR-100 Leicester Street-108)

Seminar 4: Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 14:15-16:15 (PAR-100 Leicester Street-108)

Seminar 5: Friday, 6 September 2019, 11:00-13:00 (PAR-100 Leicester Street-109)

Seminar 6: Friday, 6 September 2019, 15:15-17:15 (PAR-David Caro-Podium 206)

ARTS90021 Visiting Scholar: Advanced Seminar B

AvailabilitySemester 2
Visiting Scholar / Subject Coordinator

Professor Andrew May and Dr Rebecca Madgin (University of Glasgow)


Cultural Heritage and the Historic Urban Environment: Theory and Practice

Subject Description

Contemporary heritage practice is a multi-disciplinary enterprise that is informed by critical theory, defined and constrained under statutory instruments, as well as being much debated by many communities of interest. Capitalising on the visit to Melbourne of heritage expert Dr Rebecca Madgin from the University of Glasgow, and drawing on Professor May’s experience as Historian Member of the Victorian Heritage Council, this intensive subject will explore the complementary and at times competing stakeholder interests in the heritage process in comparative Victorian/UK statutory contexts (including the roles and interests of urban and regional planners, architects and conservators, lawyers, builders, archaeologists, property owners and developers, and Indigenous stakeholders), and in particular the role of the historian in understanding, interpreting and influencing issues of social significance, emotional attachment, intangible heritage, and heritage interpretation. Seminars will be supplemented with attendance at statutory heritage registration hearings as appropriate.


2,500 word essay due at end of semester

Subject Specific Learning Outcomes

A student who completes this subject should have:

  • enhanced knowledge of the theory and practice of cultural heritage management and interpretation, with particular emphasis on the comparative Australian/UK context
  • an ability to reflect upon their own research work in relation to the role of the historian in heritage practice
  • enhanced engagement with leading-edge research in cultural heritage
Teaching Dates

1. Introductory 1-hour lecture in Week 2 of Second Semester:

  • Monday 5 August, 11:00-12:00 (PAR-Alan Gilbert-G21 (Theatre 1))

2. 4 two-hour seminars over 2 days in Week 10 of Second Semester:

  • Seminar 1: Wednesday October 9, 11:00-13:00 (PAR-100 Leicester Street-107)
  • Seminar 2: Wednesday October 9, 14:15-16:15 (PAR-100 Leicester Street-107)
  • Seminar 3: Thursday October 10, 11:00-13:00 (PAR-100 Leicester Street-105)
  • Seminar 4: Thursday October 10, 14:15-16:15 (PAR-100 Leicester Street-105)

3. 3 hours attendance at Heritage Council hearings as appropriate (July-October)

How to enrol

To enrol in one of the Visiting Scholar subjects, please see the Graduate Research Enrolment page for more information.