To be or not to be: Shakespeare & Holinshed’s Chronicles
August to November 2019


Presented by The University of Melbourne (Grimwade Centre, Faculty of Arts) and co-hosted with Humanities 21, this exciting and informative program will comprise a series of lectures, performance and immersive interaction with this historically and culturally significant text.  The Chronicles is an important resource in Shakespearean and Elizabethan studies. The University of Melbourne’s volume has the potential to contribute to an understanding of British history, book production and woodblock illustration.

Commencing in mid-August, the public program will allow for an enriching experience for both the student, academic and the wider public. Our first event is scheduled for 21 August. Click here for more details.


2019 Melbourne Ancient World Festival
15th to 17th November 2019


H21’s Festival of Homer has been running successfully for several years. But there’s so much more of the ancient world to explore that we’ve decided to expand it. This year, we present the Melbourne Ancient World Festival. The Festival is a celebration of many aspects of the ancient Greek and Roman world and their meaning and relevance for today.The Festival will feature a mix of events drawing on Melbourne’s iconic locations, its vibrant arts scene, its fabulous collections and its world class academics. Together, we will discover new insights and bring new understandings from the ancient world to contemporary Melbourne. Program released soon.




Helping clients think laterally and plan strategically.


H21 Corporate Lecture Series is a talks program for innovative corporations, aimed at developing perceptive and creative team members by helping them to think laterally and plan strategically. It exposes staff to unusual situations and ideas through a historical and philosophical lens, encouraging them to think through questions for which there are no clear answers. Read more