Melbourne Festival of Homer 2016

We were blown away by the enthusiasm and support for the festival, and it was the audiences that made it so special. With sell-out sessions, outstanding performances and highly engaged audiences, the festival was a roaring success. We are thrilled to announce …

The Humanities Roundup: December 2016

Recommended Reading Progress Isn’t Natural ‘Of course, just believing that progress could be brought about is not enough—one must bring it about. The modern world began when people resolved to do so.’ Progress—the idea that humans should and could work consciously to …

The Humanities Roundup: November 2016

Recommended Reading Finding the Hidden Hellenism in Melbourne Though the Melbourne city’s ‘founding’ is quite recent by global standards, it has roots in a much older tradition, that of ancient Greek urban planning and monumental architecture. This article explores some of the …

The Humanities Roundup: September 2016

Shakespeare on Q&A This week’s Shakespeare-themed Q&A was remarkably on point, with panelists discussing ‘how the Bard’s works befit modern life in Australia’. Questions included ‘What do you think a play like Othello or The Merchant of Venice has to say about …

July 2016: Amelia Rockliff

Education background: Bachelor of Arts, University of Adelaide; Master of Publishing and Communications, University of Melbourne Current/notable positions:  Marketing Assistant, CSIRO Publishing; Customer Service Specialist, Pearson Education Australia Career highlight: I’ve only been in my current role for three months, so I’m …

May 2016: Gin Atkins

Education background: Bachelor of International Development, La Trobe University; Executive Master of Arts, University of Melbourne; Bachelor of Design (Industrial), Swinburne University (current). Current/notable positions:  Management Consultant, Nous Group; multiple education, youth and mental health not-for-profits across Australia and England; currently Design …

April 2016: Tina Hasiotis

Education Background: Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics), Adelaide University; Graduate Diploma in Journalism, University of South Australia; Graduate Diploma in Editing and Communications, University of Melbourne. Current/Notable Positions:  Digital Content Writer, Call Journey; Content Writer, Graduate Union (University of Melbourne); Freelance Writer, HM …

February 2016: Paige Farrell

University degree(s)/institution: Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne; Master of Publishing and Communications, University of Melbourne. Current/Notable Positions:  Editorial Assistant, Macmillan Education Australia (June 2013-July 2014); Production Editor, Macmillan Education Australia (July 2014-June 2015); Publishing Assistant, Appetite by Random House, Penguin Random …

November 2015: Way Back When

Way Back When is a team of professional historians who work with all sorts of groups and individuals to celebrate and communicate the past in a range of ways. We write commissioned histories, curate exhibitions, develop digital stories, create multimedia histories, prepare …

June 2015: Abbie Yunita

University degree(s)/Institution: Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours), Monash University. Specialisations: International Studies, Geography and Environmental Science. Career (last few roles/organisations, or your main or favourite): Intern, United Nations Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID); Research Assistant and Teaching Associate, School …