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Seminar | Frank Heckes – Picasso’s Blue and Rose Period Reconsidered

October 1, 2012
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Pablo Picasso, The Blue Room, 1901 © Estate of Pablo Picasso

Picasso’s Blue and Rose Periods Reconsidered This seminar will consider Picasso’s life and artistic development from 1899 to 1905. Detailed analysis will be given to major works of the Blue Period, such as Evocation (The Burial of Casagemas) (1901), Self-Portrait (1901), The Blue Room (1901), La Vie (1903) and the haunting La Celestina (1904);...
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Seminar | La bella sirena: Portraits of female musicians in seventeenth-century Italy, Mark Shepheard

September 4, 2012
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La bella sirena: Portraits of female musicians in seventeenth-century Italy Mark Shepheard PhD Candidate in Art History in the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne The portrait of the musician in early modern Italy was intimately linked to the status of music-making as a profession. The confined role of women in public...
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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 | 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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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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AAANZ Letter | Save Art History at La Trobe

July 18, 2012
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The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand have also allowed their letter concerning the slashing of art history at La Trobe to be published. The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand expresses great concern at the possible closure of art history at La Trobe University. This is particularly to be deplored because the...
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Letter | Save Art History at La Trobe

July 16, 2012
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Patrick McCaughey, former director of the National Gallery of Victoria and the Yale Centre for British Art, has kindly allowed his letter protesting the slashing of art history from La Trobe to the Vice Chancellor of La Trobe university to be published. Dear Vice-Chancellor, Some colleagues  have contacted me recently about the possible closing of...
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News | La Trobe University Cuts Art History Program

June 21, 2012
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La Trobe University Cuts Art History Program Katrina Grant It is a sad day for the discipline of art history in Australia with the news that art history is to be cut from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University along with gender, sexuality and diversity studies, Indonesian, linguistics and religion and...
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Research Seminar | Helen McDonald ‘Issues of Contemporary Motherhood in the art of Patricia Piccinini’

May 28, 2012
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Issues of Contemporary Motherhood in the art of Patricia Piccinini Helen McDonald As part of the La Trobe Art History Seminar Helen McDonald will speak on the topic of her new book - Patricia Piccinini: Nearly Beloved (Sydney: Piper Press) 2012 McDonald questions the idea that Patricia Piccinini’s art is ‘ethical aesthetics’, as one commentator has...
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Seminar: Dr Sheridan Palmer ‘Hegel’s Owl: the Biography of Bernard Smith and the Importance of Distance’

September 20, 2011
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La Trobe History Research Seminar Dr Sheridan Palmer Honorary Fellow, Australian Centre, University of Melbourne Hegel’s Owl: the Biography of Bernard Smith and the Importance of Distance Date: Thursday 22 September, 12:05 to 1:15 pm, Venue: Seminar Room, Ground Floor, Borchardt Library, Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus For more information please contact Dr Robert Kenny (Convener)  Phone: (03) 9479...
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