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 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 – …

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 …

Looking at the Digital Humanities

If you could be a fly on the wall at any historical event, which one would it be? This question, once the province of wine-fuelled nonsense talk in the wee hours, is now one of supreme interest. If your answer was John …

Steve Jobs Billion Dollar Hippy

Steve Jobs Billion Dollar Hippy

Last night, on ABC 1, a documentary on Steve Jobs aired and portrayed him as the man who transformed our lives and built the biggest company in the world. Under Steve Jobs’ leadership – at times inspirational, egocentric, and bullying – Apple …

The Ancient Roman World

The Ancient Roman World

La Trobe is running a first year undergraduate subject (The Ancient Roman World) for university credit. The course can be completed online from anywhere and there are no pre-requisites other than being over 16 years old and having English language proficiency. This …