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  • One of the world’s most eminent historians, Professor Jay Winter, spoke of war, art and memory in the twentieth century. This special lecture on the visual culture of war commemoration offered a historical perspective on the devastating legacies of war that still resonate in our contemporary world.   It was great to see a packed room of ... Read more
  • Monash recently hosted the 16th Symposium of the International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh),  the first ever IAPh symposium to be held in Australia. The event was held from 7 to 10 July and the lead organisers were Associate Professor Jacqueline Broad (Monash) and Associate Professor Karen Green (Melbourne University). More than 130 delegates from Europe, Australasia, Asia, Canada, ... Read more
  • Many congratulations to Dr Adam Clulow, who was awarded the 2016 W.K. Hancock Prize at the Australian Historical Association Conference last week.  The W.K. Hancock Prize recognises and encourages an Australian scholar who has published a first book in any field of history in 2014 or 2015. Adam was awarded the prize for his monograph, The Company and The ... Read more
  • Monash philosopher Dr Monima Chadha has been awarded the 2016 Annette Baier Prize by the Australasian Association of Philosophy. This prize recognises an outstanding contribution by an Australasian woman philosopher. Read more
  • It’s been a great week for Monash Historians, as the Australian Historical Association shortlisted three Monash Arts academics for the W.K. Hancock Prize. The W.K. Hancock Prize shortlist, announced June 9th, was made up of three Monash Arts Academics. The Prize recognises and encourages an Australian scholar who has published a first book in any field of history ... Read more
  • Alexandra Cain, an MA student in Philosophy, has won a prestigious DAAD Research Scholarship to study for 6 months in Germany. Alexandra will be working w in the Philosophy Seminar at Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, by invitation from Professor Lore Hühn, who is the president of the International Schelling Society and co-editor of Schelling Studien. Congratulations to Alexandra. Find out ... Read more
  • At the recent meeting of International Walter Benjamin Society conference which was held in December 2015 in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in December, Andrew Benjamin was reelected to the Executive Board/Vorstand. He has now been a member of the Executive Board for five years. The series he edits for Bloomsbury Walter Benjamin Studies has just published a new and important ... Read more
  • Congratulations to Professor Leah Garrett whose new book, Young Lions: How Jewish Authors Reinvented the American War Novel, has just been named as a finalist for the highly prestigious National Jewish Book Award.  A recent review of the book, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal, can be found here.  Leah Garrett is the Loti ... Read more
  • James Barklamb talks about being a New Colombo Plan Scholar As one of two inaugural scholars to be sent to Myanmar, I will be engaging with one of the most significant political and governmental transitions in the recent history of the Indo-Pacific. The transformative election victory of Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s party promises ... Read more
  • Robert Gillies Undertaking three university degrees simultaneously, leading an orchestra and playing for a number of sporting clubs would leave most people exhausted. But not Robert Gillies. He’s also found the time to devote himself to social enterprises that make a difference to some of our most vulnerable citizens. When he’s not studying for his Bachelor ... Read more
  • Tuesday 15 September, 11am-4pmCaulfield campus, H 05- H 06 Aesthetics, Nature and History: Themes and Problems from German Idealism 11-12 Dalia Nassar (Sydney): Goethe, Herder and the “Hermeneutics” of Nature12-1 Eli Friedlander (Tel Aviv): An Aesthetics of the Intuitive Understanding: Walter Benjamin on Fantasy1-2 – Lunch2-3 Paul Redding (Sydney): Idealism and the Twentieth-Century Return of a Repressed ... Read more
  • Monday 14 September: 4.30 pmCaulfield campus, Building H, Theatre HB 39 Professor Eli Friedlander (Tel Aviv U): Benjamin, Chaplin and the Utopian Image of Fantasy Abstract: I want to suggest in my talk that Walter Benjamin’s admiration for the work of Charlie Chaplin has to do in part with the way Chaplin concentrates and realizes in his ... Read more