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The Origin of the Devil

The Origin of the Devil

The devil is normally viewed as a theological or mythological symbol, but in this lecture, Associate Professor Adam Kotsko (Shimer College) will argue that the devil is equally a political symbol. HRC Conference Room, Monday 25 July, 16:15-17:30pm

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History and Authority: Political Vocabularies of the Modern Age

History and Authority: Political Vocabularies of the Modern Age

Two visiting keynotes. 28-29 July. The aim of this conference is to critically interrogate the ways in which inherited vocabularies shape political life – both in the past and the present.

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Call for Papers: Moving Image Cultures in Asian Art

Call for Papers: Moving Image Cultures in Asian Art

A three-day conference addressing historical and contemporary manifestations of spatio-temporality in Asian art, 26-28 August 2016. Abstracts for conference papers and studies due July 26. Organised by the ANU SoA and CIW.

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Conversations Across the Creek Podcasts

Conversations Across the Creek Podcasts

Our third 'Conversations' was a lively discussion about neuroscience, the dangerous influences when performing Shakespearean plays in 19th century Australia, battles between invaders and hosts in bacteria, and more. Listen online now.

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Putin’s Russia in the Wake of the Cold War

Putin’s Russia in the Wake of the Cold War

The primary aim of this conference is to discuss and examine the nature and intentions of post-Soviet Russia under President Vladimir Putin. 24-26 August, 2016. Keynote speaker is Richard Sakwa (University of Kent).

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ANU Honorary Doctorate

awarded to

Emeritus Professor Ian Donaldson
Former Head of the Humanities Research Centre

 

 

On the 13th July, Emeritus Professor Ian Donaldson, former head of the HRC, was awarded an honorary ANU doctorate (Doctor of the University, honoris causa) for his distinguished career in the humanities and the arts, especially as a scholar in English literature. A reception was held at the HRC to celebrate Ian's key role in its establishment of the Centre.

Prior to the conferring of his award, both Vice-Chancellor Brian Schmidt and Em. Prof. Donaldson delivered speeches for the occasion.


Audio recordings >

 

 

 

Shakespeare: Four Hundred Years On

The Head of the ANU Humanities Research Centre, Professor Will Christie, and Lecturer in English and Drama, Dr Kate Flaherty, discuss our enduring fascination with Shakespeare and explain why, four hundred years after his death, we continue to re-visit and perform his works.

 

 

 


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