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Luxury Textiles: Painting and Gilding Workshops in Medieval and Renaissance Europe

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This public lecture explores the significance of luxury silk and gold textiles, as depicted in the religious paintings of fourteenth and fifteenth century Europe, with a particular focus on the Medieval and Renaissance collection of Kerry Stokes. The representation of saints and sacred events in both panelpaintings and illuminated manuscripts reflects the contemporary social display of luxury cloth in dress and household furnishings. These were clear statements of status and respect in both s...

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Burnley Open Day

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At Burnley Open Day you’ll learn all you need to know about sustainable gardening and horticultural practice at Melbourne’s famous heritagelisted Burnley Gardens. With special guest David Glenn of Lambley Nursery, Burnley Open Day offers a stellar program in sustainable gardening and horticultural practice, as well as an exciting course expo of all of our programs offered through the Burnley campus. Delivered in partnership by the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Science and the Friend...

Mimir Chamber Music Festival

This year the Mimir Chamber Music Festival celebrates its 18th season. In collaboration with the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, the weeklong festival brings together an array of leading musicians from North America and Melbourne through an intensive program of masterclasses, demonstrations, coaching and performances. Lunch Hour Concert Series (free admission) The Calla Quartet Monday 31 August, 1.10pm The String Trio / The Calla Quartet Monday 7 September, 1.10pm Concert 1 Wednesda...

Jazz & Improvisation Small Ensemble Series

Ensemble based series featuring emerging contemporary improvisers from the Jazz & Improvisation program at the Victorian College of the Arts, performing original compositions and original arrangements in small ensemble settings. Admission: $10 Full / $8 Concession at the door Photo by Sav Schulman

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Sunday, 6 Sep 2015

Peace Lounge Double Concert: Eternal Angel CD Launch and Third Ear Music

A special CD launch and double concert. Eternal Angel Improvised spirited music, dedicated to Brian Brown with Dr Rob Vincs (saxophone) and David Jones (drums). Third Ear Music A movie without pictures, where the soundtrack takes centre stage...

Monday, 7 Sep 2015

Transparent Universities: International trends in educational assessment and evaluation

Drawing together international trends, this presentation forecasts the future of transparency and performance reporting in higher education. Professor Hamish Coates has a Chair of Higher Education at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher E...

Lunch Hour Concert: Mimir Festival - The Calla Quartet

Held in conjunction with the Mimir Chamber Music Festival and as part of a series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm 2.00pm at Melba Hall. Michaela Wellems violin, Amelia Dietrich violin, Aiden Kane viola, Karissa Zadinsky c...

Meet the University of Melbourne in Santiago

Come and meet us at the QS Connect Masters 121 event in Santiago. Connect Masters 121 is a unique opportunity to meet with the Future Students team from Australia's number 1 ranked University to discuss our management and leadership programs for s...

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Innovative Solutions to Poverty

Elliot Costello is the CEO and CoFounder of YGAP and is a force in the social enterprise community. Since cofounding YGAP, the social change incubator has expanded their global community of impact entrepreneurs, created emotive campaigns and built...

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Can Christianity and Islam Co-Exist? A National Dialogue

Join us to hear two eminent Christian and Muslim public scholars discuss key issues for a multicultural and multifaith Australia. This important and timely dialogue will address ChristianMuslim relations in the AustralianIndonesian context and see...

Tuesday, 8 Sep 2015

Climate Change: New Thinking on Assessing Risks and Responses

A crucial political decision about climate change is what level of effort is required to counter it. That decision should be informed by a full account of the risk. At a minimum, a risk analysis must include what we are doing to the climate; how t...

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Bringing Australia’s Broadband Network into the 21st Century

Highspeed broadband Internet access enhances GDP growth in communities and entire nations. But Australia’s broadband speed lags well behind other advanced and even emerging economies. In April 2009, at the time the National Broadband Network (NBN)...

Down the Rabbit Hole: An intimate look at Rothschild Prayer Book within a new era of art production and society

The Rothschild Prayer Book has been called “exceptional”, “exquisite”, “legendary” and “one of the most important manuscripts to be offered at auction”. This lecture reveals the reasons for these accolades by providing an intimate look at the mini...

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Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015

Loss of DNA methylation at transposons alters the chromatin landscape during meiosis

DNA methylation is essential for protecting the mammalian germline against transposons. When DNA methylationbased transposon control is defective, meiotic chromosome pairing is consistently impaired during spermatogenesis: How and why meiosis is v...

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Parchment: from Medieval goats to Tasmanian marsupials

Libby Melzer and Grace Pundyk will discuss the Medieval material parchment from two different perspectives. Libby will address parchment’s role as an archaeological resource, the analysis of which can inform our knowledge of the circumstances of ...

Farmers' Market at the University of Melbourne

Enjoy a picnic lunch and shop direct from Victorian farmers for fresh, seasonal produce to take home. The market is right in the heart of the Parkville campus with the support of The University and Carlton Connect Initiative and is positioned on ...

Master of Social Work Information Session

Come along to our upcoming Information Session to find out about studying the Master of Social Work here at The University of Melbourne. You'll hear from academic staff as well as current and past students about the course structure, entry require...

The Art of Pitching

For any startup, pitching is an essential skill. A great pitch can excite customers and potential investors. A bad pitch can create many obstacles to success. We are very pleased to host Anthony Glenning, Investment Director at Starfish Ventures,...

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Can agriculture save the planet before it destroys it?

In a hot, flat, hyperconnected world, public perception of risk may determine if agriculture will save the planet by 2050 or destroy it. Science and technology may hold the key to addressing global challenges like hunger and climate change, but if...

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Thursday, 10 Sep 2015

Lessons Learned from the German 'Energiewende'

Australian Ambassador to Germany, David Ritchie will comment on the state of the reunited Germany as it turns 25, as well as the challenges Germany is facing in implementing the ‘Energiewende’ (energy transition). What are the lessons for Austra...

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Disease models and reality tests: learning about chronic lymphocytic leukemia in mice and men

Alexander Egle has trained as an MD and translational scientist in Innsbruck Austria, from 2000 – 2003 he was lucky to work as an Austrian FWF ErwinSchrödinger fellow with Suzanne Cory at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Me...

Measuring and modelling malaria parasites: Why Bio21 is a great place to do convergence science

Convergence is being touted as the next revolution in science. Nobel Laureate Phillip Sharp, noted: "Convergence entails collaboration among research groups but, more deeply, the integration of disciplinary approaches that were originally viewed a...

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Reforming Australian Federal Democracy: From Education to Taxation – is it time to change?

Come and join us for a lively public debate on reform and its implications for Australians. Moderated by Virginia Trioli, guests Paul Abbey, (Price Waterhouse Coopers), Dr John Hewson AM, (Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU), Bronwyn Hinz, (Me...

Protecting Human Rights in the UK Courts: What are we doing wrong?

The UK Human Rights Act was hailed by Lord Irvine as a “modern reconciliation of the inevitable tension between the democratic right of the majority to exercise political power and the democratic need of individuals and minorities to have their ri...

Friday, 11 Sep 2015

Peace Lounge: The Light Trio

Guest guitarist Oliver Paterson Beat project and The Light Trio Original world, folk and ethereal music featuring Michael Johnson (folk harp), Evripides Evripidou (bass) David Jones (drums). This concert is part The Peace Lounge, a series of co...

Saturday, 12 Sep 2015

Introducing Marshall-Hall (1862–1915) and his Opera Stella

On 12 September, the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music is hosting a oneday symposium to honour the centenary of the death of the firebrand and iconoclast, GWL MarshallHall, the first Professor of Music at the University of Melbourne. The symposiu...

Sunday, 13 Sep 2015

Peace Lounge: Family Portraits & Drum Space

Family Portraits Andrea Keller (Piano/loops/effects/ preparations) Joe Talia (sound tech). The solo pieces, dedicated to Keller’s ancestors, capture the love, humour and sadness of a geographically disparate family. Drum Space David Jones’s me...

Monday, 14 Sep 2015

Lunch Hour Concert: Janet Hilton - Clarinet

As part of a series of free lunch hour concerts held on Mondays from 1.10pm 2.00pm at Melba Hall. Johannes BRAHMS Sonata for clarinet and piano Op.120 No.2 in Eflat major MarkAnthony TURNAGE Two Memorials (clarinet solo) Joseph HOROVITZ Sonat...

Investigating the role of IL-21 in early stages of a T dependent B cell response

During a T dependent response, activated B cells undergo a number of critical events to establish a robust antibody response and longlived memory. These regulated events include migration, T and B cell interaction, proliferation, selection and di...

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Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015

Judges in Conversation series 'Agency and Attribution: is the law doing its job?'

Melbourne Law School and the Federal Court of Australia present the second Judges in Conversation event for 2015, where the Hon. Justice Jonathan Beach, will be in conversation with Professor Sarah Worthington on the topic of 'Agency and Attribut...

Myanmar’s Transition Amid International Economic Sanctions

After two decades of military rule, in 2011, Myanmar (Burma) held elections and moved towards an apparently more 'democratic' regime, beginning a period of economic reforms and some political liberalisation. Western policymakers and Myanmar's demo...

‘Women who read are dangerous’: Illuminated manuscripts and female book collections in the Early Renaissance

According to late medieval educational treatises, virtuous woman were advised to read morally uplifting texts and were told to stay away from light or even frivolous reading. As is well known, theory and practice are not always identical. Renaissa...

Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015

The Immunological Synapse: A kiss of death or inflammatory consequences for the immune system

Reconciliation Seminar Series Dr Misty Jenkins is a Senior Research Officer and cellular immunologist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, where she leads a small team. Misty has had a long standing interest in cytotoxic lymphocyte biology and has ...

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Farmers' Market at the University of Melbourne

Enjoy a picnic lunch and shop direct from Victorian farmers for fresh, seasonal produce to take home. The market is right in the heart of the Parkville campus with the support of The University and Carlton Connect Initiative and is positioned on ...

Scenes from Daily Life on Athenian Vases

Greek painted vases from Athens are our richest and most complex source of images from ancient Greece. Traditionally, they have been grouped together as either scenes of myth or pictures of daily life with most of the scholarly attention being pai...

Thursday, 17 Sep 2015

Tiffin Talk: Gendered Infidelity in Hindi Cinema

Providing a medium of expression while qualifying as an art form, cinema has been the only medium for entertainment up till not too long ago. Due to the fluid nature of film, one responds to it emotionally. That’s why cinema carries the added burd...

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Isle Landers: Boat Migration and Malta

Isle Landers is a photographic art project based on photojournalist Darrin Zammit Lupi's documentation of the lives of asylum seekers and migrants through and after their journey across the Mediterranean to Malta. Hear Darrin, a regular winner a...

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Tiffin Talk: Gendered Infidelity in Hindi Cinema

Providing a medium of expression while qualifying as an art form, cinema has been the only medium for entertainment up till not too long ago. Due to the fluid nature of film, one responds to it emotionally. That’s why cinema carries the added burd...

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Carlton Community Collaboration Forum

The University together with The City of Melbourne and the Carlton Local Agencies Network are hosting this event for anyone who is interested in Carlton; to connect with other people, groups and agencies interested in making Carlton even greater. ...

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Notable Australians Ask: Is There a Crisis in Democracy?

The Spring 2015 special edition of literary journal Meanjin has been guestedited by ViceChancellor Professor Glyn Davis and senior lecturer Dr Gwilym Croucher. The bumper issue will be launched at the State Library of Victoria and Staff, students...

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Found in Translation: How does Italy Travel?

Explore what it is that continues to attract Australian writers and artists to Italy in these contemporary times and which Italy is portrayed in their works. Offering a new horizon of expectations concerning Italy, and thus of a new kind of approa...

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History at the Crossroads: A Melbourne Story

For the urban historian, writing a new history of Melbourne is rich with possibilities and provocations. In this lecture Professor Andrew May will draw on examples from his current project to discuss the interpretive power of urban history to cast...

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Curating as a Profession

What does it mean to build a career as a professional curator working in the expanded field of contemporary art, art history and practices of art? Often discussions focus on defining the role of curator, but less attention has been given to curati...

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Friday, 18 Sep 2015

An Internal Report

This lecture will discuss the issues and challenges Carol Yinghua Lu has encountered surrounding contemporary independent curatorship in a global environment. How can curatorship engage global issues in a local context whilst recognising diversity...

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Peace Lounge: Peace Collective

A powerful, emotive, elegantly ambient concert. David Jones (drums, percussion), Evripides Evripidou (bass and FX), Fiona Burnett (soprano sax), Megan Kenny (flute, keys), Carmen Warrington (voice), Michael Johnson (folk harp), Adam Simmons (wood...

Art Curatorship Now & Beyond

This symposium celebrates 25 years since art curatorship was first offered as a degree at The University of Melbourne. As well as recognising this legacy through reflection and debate, the symposium program provides the opportunity to construct a ...

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