Recommended Reading Take That, AP Style! Court of Law Rules The Oxford Comma Necessary So, who gives a $#%& about an Oxford comma? The answer, according to a UK court, is officially: anyone who’s interested in clarity. The much maligned Oxford Comma …

Recommended Reading CUBAN: Don’t go to school for finance – liberal arts is the future Billionaire investor Mark Cuban discussed how robots will replace human workers in the future and how this effects the future of work. But it’s not all bleak! …

Recommended Reading How Teaching Philosophy Could Help Combat Extremism Young people today are constantly at risk of indoctrination – whether deliberate or inadvertent – thanks to our heavily interconnected and technologically dependant society. This can be by advertisers, politicians, religious extremists or …

Recommended Reading Humanities Centre closure ‘will not be considered’ Good news! The Humanities Centre at John Hopkins University will not be shut down, after nearly 5000 people signed a petition against the possibility of its closure by a review committee. Here at …

The Humanities Roundup: January 2017

Recommended Reading   PROV’s online exhibitions Don’t feel like leaving the house but still want to visit an exhibition? The Public Record Office of Victoria has you covered. There are eight fantastic exhibits online that explore many aspects of Victorian history – …

December 2014: Lenore Smith

University degree(s)/Institution: Bachelor of Arts (English Literature/History) – University of MelbourneExecutive Master of Arts – University of MelbourneCertificate IV in Kinesiology – Kinesiology Connection Career (last few roles/organisations, or your main or favourite): Creative Director – The Basic Elements (consultancy) Kinesiologist – …

November 2014: Lucy Bracey

University degree(s)/Institution: Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Melbourne;Masters of Public History, Monash University. Career (last few roles/organisations, or your main or favourite): Associate Historian at Way Back When: Consulting Historians; Curatorial Assistant at the State Library of Victoria. Career Highlight: Working …

September 2014: Peter Willis

University degree(s)/Institution: Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Melbourne. Career (Last few roles/organisations, or your main or favourite): Associate, The Boston Consulting Group. Career Highlight: Being exposed to a wide variety of problems in different contexts. As a consultant, I’ve worked in …

July 2014: John Armstrong

Education: I spent a long time getting educated in the Humanities. I studied mainly philosophy and political theory as an undergraduate. I then wrote a masters thesis on Immanuel Kant’s theory of beauty and, finally, a PhD – at UCL in London …

May 2014: Dominic Solly

University degree(s): BA and MA, Classics, Oxford University; MA, School of Education, New York University. Career/career highlight: Merchant/investment banker in London and New York (1976-1995); Teacher of English as a Second Language, New York City High School (1996-2005); Teacher of Latin, Long …