Humanities Roundup May 2017

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 …

Humanities Roundup March 2017

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! …

Humanities Roundup April 2017

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 …

Humanities Roundup February 2017

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 – …

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: October 2016

Recommended Reading Technological transformation of the workforce: the importance of the humanities in an automated future H21 President Peter Acton chatted to Jonathan Green and Tim Dunlop on Radio National on Sunday, on the future of our workforce and the likely obsolescence …

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 …