Imagining University: communities of learning, the academy, and the city

In this lecture, Professor Mews reflects on the meaning of universitas in the Middle Ages, arguing that it was a broader concept than ‘University’ in the modern sense. He explores the various kinds of community in which learning took place in the Middle Ages, including the universitas of teachers and students in Paris, and their implications for our own understanding of what ‘the academy’ might mean.

Professor Mews is Director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology at Monash University, where he teaches within the School for Philosophical, Historical & International Studies.

Tuesday 31 May 2011

Time: 5:45pm for 6pm sharp
Venue: The Cumming Theatre (Building K, Third level, Theatre K321) Monash University,
                    Caulfield Campus 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield
 RSVP: Friday 29 May 2011 to or telephone 9902 0116
                    or email

Please join us after to the lecture for Drinks & nibbles at Level 8, Building H, Caulfield Campus (across the Quad)

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