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 …

HUMANITIES 21 PRESS RELEASE 19/05/16 MEANJIN FUNDING CUT IS PART OF A BROADER DOWNWARD TREND   Humanities 21 is troubled by news that Meanjin has not received long-term funding in the latest round of Australia Council grants. Meanjin has contributed to Australian …

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 ‘Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before.’ – Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle. June 2014 ‘Whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting.’ – Haruki …