Archive for July, 2012

Forum and Talks | Liquid Archive at Monash University Museum of Art

July 31, 2012
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Events for Liquid Archive at Monash University Museum of Art Forum: The Archive and the Limits of Representation The exhibition at Monash University Museum of Art Liquid Archive traces connections between traditional notions of the archive, emerging technologies, and the ways in which memory and personal experience are incorporated into larger histories. The panel will discuss a number...
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CFP | Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics

July 31, 2012
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Call for papers | Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics Theme: Art and Freedom of Expression www.seismopolite.com The next issue of Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics will discuss how art can promote freedom of expression. Contributors from different disciplinary backgrounds are invited to submit articles, reviews or interviews that address this theme through...
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Seminar | The Contexts of Early Christian Art: Basilicas, Space and Roma Christiana, 312-384 CE Lachlan Turnbull

July 30, 2012
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The Contexts of Early Christian Art: Basilicas, Space and Roma Christiana, 312-384 CE Lachlan Turnbull | University of Melbourne (PhD Completion Seminar) Date: Wednesday 1 August |  1-2 pm Venue:  Old Physics G16 (Jim Potter room) The study of the art seen, used and commissioned by Christians in Rome during the fourth century poses complex and...
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News | Art history helps us understand our society and identity, so why is it under threat?

July 30, 2012
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An article published today by Anthony White (Lecturer in Art history at The University of Melbourne and head of the Victorian chapter of AAANZ) in The Age addresses why it makes no sense for La Trobe to cut a department with healthy enrolments, strong postgrads and dedicated, high-achieving staff. THE recent proposal by La...
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News and Writing on Art and Art History July 28, 2012

July 28, 2012
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Ostrich Plume preparation - the subject of an interesting blog piece by Angus Trumble.

News and Writing on Art and Art History July 28 Katrina Grant News I know I already posted a link to Joanna Mendelssohn’s excellent article in The Conversation Save art history: why La Trobe needs to support cultural life in Australia, but I felt it deserved a second posting. Don’t forget to leave your comment in...
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News | Why La Trobe needs to support cultural life in Australia

July 26, 2012
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Joanna Mendelsshon (Program Director, Art Administration, School of Art History and Art Education at University of New South Wales) has written a fantastic article for The Conversation in which she succinctly lays out the reasons why universities, like La Trobe, need to teach art history. La Trobe university’s art history department is set to be...
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Melbourne University Art History Seminar Series Semester 2 2012

July 25, 2012
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Melbourne University Art History Seminar Series Program for Semester 2, 2012 Time: Wednesdays 1-2 pm. Venue: Old Physics, G16 (the Jim Potter Room), University of Melbourne, Parkville All welcome. Enquiries to Felicity Harley McGowan fharley@unimelb.edu.au July 25 Prof. Barbara Larson University of West Florida, MacGeorge Fellow | Darwin and the Creator’s Divine Breath August 1  Lachlan Turnbull University...
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Lectures | Revealing the Collections of Melbourne University

July 24, 2012
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Revealing the Collections This program of lectures will showcase some of the rich but little known collections of art and visual culture held at the University of Melbourne. In addition to one of the largest art collections in Victoria, the University houses collections in such diverse areas as classics and archaeology, international Indigenous cultural...
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Talk | An Invitation to ‘Modern’ Melbourne: Reconsidering the 1956 Olympic Games Poster Dr John Hughson

July 20, 2012
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'Olympic Games Melbourne' 1956 poster by Richard Beck, 1954 - 1956  Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Non-Commercial via Powerhouse Museum

An Invitation to ‘Modern’ Melbourne: Reconsidering the 1956 Olympic Games Poster Dr John Hughson The poster designed by Richard Beck for the Games of the XVI Olympiad introduced a significant stylistic interruption to the imagery used to promote the Olympic occasion and its ideals. Posters for the previous summer Games, since 1912, had featured...
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Opinion | Mark McDonald: From La Trobe University to the British Museum, and the slashing of Art History and the Humanities in Australia

July 20, 2012
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From La Trobe University to the British Museum, and the slashing of Art History and the Humanities in Australia Mark McDonald Over the past months I have closely followed news of the proposed closure of the Art History programme at La Trobe University. It has given me cause to reflect on the history of...
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