Thursday, 30 Jul 2015

Weird melancholy: The Australian gothic

The University’s collection of early landscape painting shows that our most celebrated artists were not free of anxieties about the natural environment and the ghosts that haunt it, indeed many could not escape them. Weird melancholy brings togeth...

Brook Andrew. Sanctuary: Tombs of the outcasts

The world dramatically changed after the outbreak of WWI: Australia was not excluded. Described as the war to end all wars it would be a mere two decades before Europe was once again plagued by a major conflict. Australia has played its role in bo...

The new urban jungle - can green infrastructure really help make cities a better place to live?

Imagine a city where every hard built surface is blanketed in plants. This is the new urban jungle and green infrastructure has captured the hearts and minds of architects, artists, planners and people wanting to make cities more liveable. Put s...

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Friday, 31 Jul 2015

Light and Matter: Bending Light Waves for New Technology

The July Lectures in Physics “International Year of Light 2015” Strange things happen when light interacts with nanoscale metallic objects. The wavelike nature of light can be manipulated to make objects invisible or to permit imaging with unprec...

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Saturday, 1 Aug 2015

Kuala Lumpur Information Day

Interested in Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture or Food Science? High achieving students from Malaysia who wish to study at a highly ranked international university are invited to attend the University of Melbourne Information Day. Meet our friend...

Monday, 3 Aug 2015

IWSP7: Epilepsy Mechanisms, Models, Prediction & Control

This interdisciplinary and international conference will bring together world leading epileptologists, engineers, computer scientists, physicists, mathematicians, neurosurgeons and neuroscientists to focus on epilepsy research.

Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015

Three Perspectives on Affordable Housing

This forum will explore viable solutions to Melbourne’s housing affordability crisis from three perspectives; Nathalie de Vries from MVRDV (Rotterdam), Shayne Ramsey from BC Housing (Vancouver), and Janice Abbott from Atira Women’s Resources Socie...

Positive Computing: Technologies for psychological wellbeing and human potential

Digital technologies have made their way into all the aspects of our lives that, according to psychology, influence our wellbeing everything from social relationships and curiosity to engagement and learning. By bringing together research and me...

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Linear Inequalities

Given several linear inequalities, it is not easy to see if they have a common solution in integers. It is even harder to actually find such solutions. Professor Vergne will give several examples where the existence of integral solutions is guaran...

Empathy and Perspective: A Smithian Conception of Humanity

This talk explores Adam Smith's conception of empathy (roughly, what he called "sympathy"), and its connection, for him, with our understanding of our selves. This lecture will begin with a comparison between Smith and David Hume on sympathy, move...

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New collectivities: Housing and the city

In our increasingly privatized world, coinhabited spaces are rather seen as sources of conflict rather than stimulators of interconnectivity, especially in dense urban contexts. Can we create new ways of connecting people, whether permanent or t...

Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015

Brave daughters of the Empire: British and Australian girls' fiction, 1900-1930

Historically, most British girls’ fiction was about home and family. In the early twentieth century, however, writers for girls began to mimic popular boys’ genres, including adventure stories and Robinsonades. The far reaches of the British Empir...

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Preventing suicide:  a clinical and population-health perspective from the UK

Abstract: Suicide is a complex problem with many potential causes. Of course, we need to consider population wide and societal approaches but what role might health services have in preventing suicide?  Nav will draw on research from his unit in ...

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Consumers enhancing WEHI Research

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is at the forefront of consumer involvement and support for medical research. Consumers support researchers with their grant proposals, influence research design and translation and can provide a powerful voi...

Collaborative Research at the Interface of Disciplines in Bio21: The Past 10 Years

Professor Emeritus Andrew Holmes shares some personal experiences as a foundation member of the Bio21 Institute. He will trace progress in collaborations with scientists in Australia and abroad in the areas of organic electronic materials, leading...

Responses to the Australian Human Rights Commission report: "The Forgotten Children" - Where to next on asylum seeker issues?

Join a panel conversation with: Michael Gordon, Political Editor, The Age Professor the Hon. Barry Jones AC, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne Professor Cheryl Saunders AO, Laureate Professor, Personal Chair in Law, ...

Thursday, 6 Aug 2015

Panel Presentation: headspace – implementing and evaluating early intervention in youth mental health

headspace the National Youth Mental Health Foundation is now the largest provider of youth mental health care across Australia. First initiated in 2006 as the Australian Government’s response to a high level of need, but a low level of access, to ...

Tiffin Talk: US - Pakistan Relations Under Obama

Historically, USPakistan relations have largely followed a clientelistic pattern. The American patron needed a regional broker to contain communism, to play the middleman visàvis China and to offer support in the post9/11 “global war on terror”. T...

Tiffin Talk: US - Pakistan Relations Under Obama

Historically, USPakistan relations have largely followed a clientelistic pattern. The American patron needed a regional broker to contain communism, to play the middleman visàvis China and to offer support in the post9/11 “global war on terror”. T...

Proportionality and its use in Australian Constitutional Law

The Sir Anthony Mason Honorary lecture was inaugurated in 1995, the year of Sir Anthony Mason's retirement as Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. The lecture serves to celebrate Sir Anthony Mason's outstanding contribution to the legal p...

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Indigenous language and communication matters in the law

This talk will use a case study (Western Australia v Gibson WASC 2014) to show why and how Indigenous language and communication matters in the law. This case highlights what it means for people who speak a traditional Indigenous language as their...

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Wildlife Health in the 21st Century

How many people can the earth support, and with what quality of life? In the 21st century, this question has moved from a matter of passive speculation to an active global experiment in which all of humanity is participating as subject, scientist,...

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Monday, 10 Aug 2015

The emergence of transcription factors as therapeutic tools for cancer therapy: a personal story

The ribosomal RNA gene (rDNA) loci comprise large arrays of tandem repeats (~200) that encode the central RNA component of ribosomes, rRNA. A dedicated polymerase, Pol I, transcribes the rDNA in the nucleolus, the site of ribosome biogenesis. Wor...

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For Good and Bad: Stem Cells and Organoids in Health and Disease

A chance for all medical researchers to hear Professor Hans Clevers explain how adult stem cells help repair damage to diseased organs, fight the aging process and are the basis for cancer. Hans Clevers' research has shaped our understanding of W...

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Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015

Teacher evaluation and standardised tests: A policy fiasco

Dean's Lecture Series 2015 In the United States almost all recent designs of teacher evaluation systems rely on standardised tests of student achievement as a substantial part of, or all of the teacher evaluation process. These tests have one cha...

Islam, Democracy, and the Future of the Death Penalty

Islam, Democracy, and the Future of the Death Penalty Should democratic countries apply the death penalty? Does Islam require the death penalty? Are executions a breach of human rights? Is religion an obstacle to the human rights reform? Profes...

Contesting Academic Freedom: Descartes, Spinoza, and the Limits of Toleration

The principle of libertas philosophandi (or freedom of philosophising) was widely debated in seventeenth century Europe. Should philosophers and other academics be allowed to write and teach without any boundaries given by religion and politics or...

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Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015

What can we learn from local field potentials (LFPs) recorded in the brain?

While extracellular electrical recordings are the work horse in in vivo electrophysiology, the interpretation of such recordings is not trivial. The recorded extracellular potentials in general stem from a complicated sum of contributions from all...

The First 1000 Days

The 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s 2nd birthday offer a unique window of opportunity to shape healthier and more prosperous futures. The First 1,000 Days program aims to reduce vulnerabilities for Aboriginal and Torres S...

Mobile RNA and trans-generational epigenetic inheritance: Mechanisms, functions, and prevalence

The discovery of RNA interference (RNAi) in C. elegans was accompanied by the observation that the RNAinduced silencing signals are mobile, spreading between cells to knockdown gene expression throughout the animal and in its progeny. Dr. Hunter ...

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Illuminated: Through the prism of Chemistry

The School of Chemistry celebrates the 'International Year of Light'. Join Dr Renee Beale (Manager and Curator, Chemistry Cultural Collection, School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne) and Peter Sharp (Resident Artist, Chemistry Cultural Coll...

Thursday, 13 Aug 2015

A Raving and Melancholy Madness

In this lecture, Professor Allan Young presents on current research and treatment options for Bipolar disorder (BD). BD is a common, chronic, severe, complex and costly group of recurrent psychiatric illness that can be devastating for the affec...

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Peacemaking and peacekeeping through the United Nations

United Nations' peacekeepers are on the frontline of efforts to protect civilians from mass violence in places such as Mali, CAR, South Sudan, Darfur and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In the DRC, the UN has gone on the offensive, authori...

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The Challenge of Food Security

Providing food for a growing population has been a challenge for millennia. Threats today are more daunting than in any previous era. The basic components of food production – land, water, nutrients, climate and crops are poised to undermine rathe...

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Diagnosing Dementia: What does the future hold?

Join Paul Barclay (Host, ABC Big Ideas) and an expert panel as they discuss dementia prospects and we might be able to detect and diagnose dementia into the future. They will also talk about why this research is an important step forward for find...

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Friday, 14 Aug 2015

MOOCs: What Have we Learned?

It has been nearly four years since the first MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) were offered by Stanford University. MOOCs are now offered to tens of millions of learners worldwide, by hundreds of top universities. MOOCs are no longer an experim...

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Trust and Proof: Translators in Early Modern Print Culture

The influence of translators as cultural agents in early modern Europe was both enhanced and complicated by the growth of the print industry. This symposium interrogates the role and selfimage of translators in the context of early modern print cu...

Sunday, 16 Aug 2015

Open Day 2015

Where ideas collide Our annual Open Day is a chance to explore our campus, meet staff and students, and find out all about life at the University of Melbourne. Immerse yourself in a different way of thinking with the Melbourne Curriculum.

Monday, 17 Aug 2015

Generating the Most Comprehensive View of Genomic Complexity in Cancer

The advent of low cost genome sequencing has enabled many successful studies showing causal links between genetic variation and human disease. However, the majority of the uncovered associations involve single nucleotide variants (SNVs) and small ...

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Sensitising cancers to treatment by targeting DNA repair

Associate Professor Clare Scott leads an ovarian cancer laboratory focused on developing targeted therapies for ovarian cancer. This involves the use of novel preclinical models of epithelial ovarian cancer, complementing her activities as a medic...

Understanding and responding to the impact of violence in families

Len Tierney Lecture 2015 Dr Angelique Jenney will discuss some of the challenges of designing and delivering social services for women experiencing intimate partner violence, specifically focusing on Mothers in Mind® (MIM), a mother and child pro...

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Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015

An Update on Korea's Evolving Economy

In 2011, Korea became the ninth country in the world to achieve one trillion dollars in international trade. Emerging from the ashes of the Korean War, the Korean government's persistent international trade and industrial policy reforms have succe...

Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015

A Land So Wide and Savage: Polyvocal picture books about exploration

How can picture books represent exploration and colonial history to young readers in a way which does not erase the complexity and violence of colonialism, but is still ageappropriate and interesting? In this talk Dr Lian Beveridge discusses an ...

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Mental health laws and their effect on practice

Mental health laws that enable the detention and treatment of those with severe mental health problems without their consent have long existed in most developed countries. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ...

Immune responses to malaria: balancing severe inflammation and protective immunity

Malaria is one the most serious infectious diseases of humans with ~250 million clinical cases annually. Clinical malaria is associated with a range of disease syndromes including acute respiratory distress, metabolic acidosis, hypoglycaemia, rena...

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Leadership, Decision-making and Governance in the European Union and East Asia

The global financial crisis of the late 2000s has affected the EU and East Asia differently. The EU has seen its economic, political and social structures undermined by the problems derived from the global crisis and subsequent eurozone sovereign ...

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Epilepsy: latest research and advice for patients and families

Did you know one in four of us will experience a disease of the brain or mind during our lives? The Florey’s talented researchers are making great headway in the search for cures and improved treatments for many serious conditions of the brain. S...

Can Renewable Energy Meet ‘Baseload Power'?

The claim is often made that renewable technologies cannot supply baseload power. What is 'baseload power', and do we actually need it? This forum will explore whether a portfolio of renewable technologies can reliably supply our power needs. Our...

Thursday, 20 Aug 2015

Experiences of discrimination and positive treatment in people with mental health problems

Until relatively recently, the focus of much stigma research has been on the assessment of attitudes towards people with mental health problems, rather than on actual experiences of discrimination. No studies have assessed discrimination in the ge...

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Tiffin Talk: Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean

In 2013, ten Indian and ten Australian writers and illustrators joined forces to create a groundbreaking anthology of young adult speculative fiction. The collection includes six graphic stories and showcases twenty writers and artists from India ...

Military Rule and Civil Order in the Counter-Revolutionary Empire

The Rum Rebellion was one of many episodes in a neglected saga of British Imperial Governance at the turn of the nineteenth century – the insistent muddying of civil and military order in the colonies after 1783. Placing the controversy about Go...

Neuroscience in Oxford: Four Centuries of Discovery

Learn about the characters and developments that have shaped over 400 years of innovation and how these discoveries are still relevant today. Presented by Professor Zoltan Molnar from the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Universit...

Friday, 21 Aug 2015

In Conversation: Shobhaa De

Join us as author Samhita Arni sits down with one of India's most outspoken and respected opinion makers Shobhaa De for an in depth conversation about her life and career in writing. Shobhaa De is one of India’s bestselling authors, with all of h...

Sunday, 23 Aug 2015

Symposium and Concert: Goya and Spanish Musics

The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and National Gallery of Victoria are delighted to host a program of specialist talks and music performance, exploring music in the time of Spanish artist Francisco de Goya, and the impact of his art on the eme...

Monday, 24 Aug 2015

Genome instability in cancer – causes, consequences and clinical implications

Dr Sieber’s laboratory focuses on population genetics and epigenetics of human colorectal cancer with the goal to develop novel biomarkers and strategies for therapy. Patient cohort and model system studies are being combined to develop an integra...

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The Death Penalty and the Road Ahead: A Case Study of Indonesia

Indonesia has been criticised nationally and internationally for its use of the death penalty. Critics argue the death penalty does not deter crime and there has never been any solid empirical evidence suggesting it can. They say the objective of ...

Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015

Human Security and Disaster: Japan’s experience with international references

The emerging paradigm of human security is proponents challenge the traditional notion of national security by arguing that the proper referent for security should be the individual rather than the state. The proponents argue that the scope of gl...

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Sino-Korean Film Connections: A History in Fragments

How should the study of AsiaPacific screen culture change if we think transnationally? All too often, the study of transnational cinema is little more than a celebration of national soft power, as in some writing on the socalled Korean Wave phenom...

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"Atmosphere of Hope" by Tim Flannery

Join Tim Flannery as he reveals aspects of his new book Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis. Ten years after his internationally bestselling The Weather Makers, acclaimed scientist and author Tim Flannery argues that...

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Thursday, 27 Aug 2015

Bodies, Borders and Biologicals: Ethical Considerations of Medical Tourism

This forum will explore issues of professional ethics raised by international medical travel involving medical products of human origin such as organs, gametes and stem cell products. Common challenges and potential solutions to these issues will ...

The Included-outs

Free public lecture This lecture examines contemporary politics of migration, semiintegration, and resettlement in the context of the liberal state regime of citizenship control and management. Professor John Erni grounds this kind of considerat...

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The Hours of Jeanne de Navarre, Three Medieval Queens and Hermann Goering

The Margaret Manion Lecture Early Books of Hours, especially those made for women, have long been a speciality of Professor Margaret Manion, who in 1998 published a major article on the famous fourteenthcentury Book of Hours of Queen Jeanne of Na...

The Performing Arts & War: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

The representation of war in music and theatre has had enduring resonance. Music has been used to stir the blood of combatants and inspire great courage, and also to offer consolation to the bereaved. Theatrical representations of war give meaning...

Friday, 28 Aug 2015

Sidney Myer Free Concert Series: University of Melbourne Orchestra

Program: Harry SDRAULIG Elegy ‘In Memoriam Peter Sculthorpe’ WORLD PREMIERE Gustav MAHLER Symphony No. 5 The concert opens with a world premiere musical elegy to the late Peter Sculthorpe, written for strings and percussion, composed by Univers...

Saturday, 29 Aug 2015

In Conversation: The Rothschild Prayer book

As part of the Melbourne Writers Festival, gather to hear the remarkable tale and relevance of one of the world’s most exquisite manuscripts that will have just arrived in Melbourne. The Rothschild Prayer Book or Book of Hours, is a 16th century...

Sunday, 30 Aug 2015

Course Information Day at Dookie

Discover Melbourne at Dookie! Tour the largest farm campus in the Southern hemisphere including the campus’ robotic dairy. Course information on programs offered by the campus and University of Melbourne Course information lectures on the ...

World War I: A Jazz Reflection

With a history dating back to the early 1920s, the Air Force Jazz Group draws on Australia’s rich and vibrant jazz culture, bringing together six musicians specifically recruited for their dedication to this art form. The Air Force Jazz Group is ...

Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015

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 F...

Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015

Getting lost in the bush

In this lecture, exhibition curator Dr Grace Moore will consider the excitement and terror experienced by the lost child protagonist. While the ‘lost children’ narrative is an old one that plays out in many European fairy tales, its emphasis shift...

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Investigating platelet-forming lineages during mouse embryonic development

Blood formation in development occurs in three overlapping waves. Primitive haematopoiesis emerges first in the extraembryonic yolk sac and contains primitive erythrocytes, which is followed by embryonic haematopoiesis comprising progenitors that...

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The hunt for the right target for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Professor Arnon Kater’s fundamental, translational and clinical research as a clinical hematologist is focused on lymphatic cancer (lymphoma), particularly chronic lymphatic leukaemia (CLL). Together with colleague Professor Eric Eldering, Kater...

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Patriotism in War and Peace

Patriotism is most fervently displayed in times of war and impending war. Even during times of peace, patriotism is often expressed in commemorations of war and in ceremonies involving the military. Is patriotism warlike? Does patriotism lust for...

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Thursday, 3 Sep 2015

Analysis of quantitative PCR data: from raw fluorescence to between-plate correction

RNA transcripts such as mRNA or microRNA are frequently used as biomarkers to determine disease state or response to therapy. Reverse transcription in combination with quantitative PCR (qPCR) has become the method of choice to quantify small amoun...

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From the dark zone into the light: the Bcl-2 juggle in the Germinal Center

Professor Eldering and his laboratory investigates apoptosis regulation in normal and pathological immune cells. Currently, there are two main lines of research. First, hematooncology mainly focused on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), together ...

3 Minute Thesis - Grand Final

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT...

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Paradoxes of language learning in multilingual society

The 2015 Walter Mangold lecture will discuss how language learning entails language ideologies, which influence diverse forms of learner habitus—a set of dispositions, habits, tastes, and desires related to language learning—as well as language ed...

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Friday, 4 Sep 2015

Peace Lounge: Grooving and Soloing Workshop

Awardwinning master drummer David Jones conducts an interactive workshop for all instruments, all levels. Experience a dynamic, fresh, inspiring approach to musicmaking. This workshop is part The Peace Lounge, a series of concerts and workshops w...

Saturday, 5 Sep 2015

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

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. ...

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Burnley Open Day

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 stella...

Sunday, 6 Sep 2015

Peace Lounge: Eternal Angel & Third Ear Music

The special launch of two new albums of music. 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...

Tuesday, 8 Sep 2015

Bringing Australia’s Broadband Network into the 21st Century

It has been shown that highspeed broadband Internet access enhances GDP growth. 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) was announ...

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

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 ...

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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Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015

‘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...

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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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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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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Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015

Chrysalis to Butterfly: The Evolution of the Book of Hours from Manuscript to Print

This lecture examines the continuities and transformations undergone by the Book of Hours as it progressed from a primarily manuscript culture to the Age of Print, as evidenced by three sixteenthcentury illuminated printed books held in Victorian ...

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Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015

NF-κB1 functions as a tumour suppressor in gastric cancer

Dr Lorraine O'Reilly’s current research focuses on mechanisms of cell death and inflammation, in particular the FASL/FAS and NFκB pathways in development of cancer and autoimmunity through the study of animal models. Lorraine will discuss the curr...

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Thursday, 24 Sep 2015

Depression: latest international research and advice for patients and families

Did you know one in four of us will experience a disease of the brain or mind during our lives? The Florey’s talented researchers are making great headway in the search for cures and improved treatments for many serious conditions of the brain. So...

Sunday, 27 Sep 2015

Melbourne Cello Festival

From 27 29 September, the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music will host the inaugural Melbourne Cello Festival. The aim of the Festival is to bring together cellists from Australia and around the globe to share the love for the instrument and to c...

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Monday, 28 Sep 2015

Two fifteenth century items from the Kerry Stokes Collection

An Associate of the Jouvenal Master and the Breviary of Prior Francois Robert presented by Dr Elaine Shaw The artist responsible for the illumination of the Breviary, Use of Rome, in the Kerry Stokes Collection, Lib.2006.092, belongs to a group w...

Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015

The Gathering

The Gathering is the VCA Jazz & Improvisation Stream’s annual concert established in 2000 as an avenue for emerging artists to collaborate with established artists in a formal concert platform. Admission: Free, bookings required Photo by Sav Sc...

Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015

Building Retinal Stimulation Implants out of Diamond: The Bionic Vision Australia High Acuity Device

Use of electrical stimulation of the retina with electrode arrays to restore some vision to patients with degenerative eye disease such as retinitis pigmentosa and more recently age related macular degeneration is now well established. Several gro...

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Thursday, 8 Oct 2015

Crucifixion by Breughel the Younger

The important largescale Crucifixion panel by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, now on view at the Potter Museum of Art from the Kerry Stokes Collection in Perth, displays a multitude of figures against a vast panoramic landscape. It is the finest of e...

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Monday, 12 Oct 2015

Jazz & Improvisation Large Ensemble Series

For two consecutive nights the Jazz and Improvisation program showcase their eclectic range of large ensembles featuring staff and emerging contemporary improvisers from the Victorian College of the Arts. Admission: $10 Full / $8 Concession, avai...

Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015

An Accessory of Intellect: Reflections on a Renaissance Writing Casket

Before the cubicle and the corner office, there was the Renaissance study, or studio, a space for private contemplation, study, and writing. Like its progeny, the Renaissance study was not merely an enclosure for mental work, but also a repository...

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China as seen from Spain in the Sixteenth Century

It is no secret that China has long captured Europe’s imagination. In the Middle Ages, Prester John, Marco Polo, and John Mandeville were reputed to be the first Europeans to foray into the legendary Cathay. In the sixteenth century, China became ...

Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015

Decarbonising Australian Electricity: Policy and Technology Options

The debate on how we might decarbonise Australian electricity continues to be charged and confusing. On policy, whilst we currently have Direct Action and a Renewable Energy Target (RET), others advocate a carbon price or other approaches. On tech...

Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015

The Book of Hours in Print: A Floor Talk

Books of hours were personal prayer books widely used by the laity during the late Middle Ages. Illustration was intrinsic to the devotional function of the book of hours, and many were illuminated with beautiful miniatures. The exquisite Rothschi...

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Love Hurts: Issues surrounding human attachment to companion animals

The Animal Welfare Science Centre is pleased to present this lecture from Peter Sandøe. Peter Sandøe, has been professor of bioethics at the University of Copenhagen since 1997. Presently, his chair is divided between the Department of Large Anim...

Thursday, 22 Oct 2015

Addiction: latest research and the impact of addiction on our lives

Did you know one in four of us will experience a disease of the brain or mind during our lives? The Florey’s talented researchers are making great headway in the search for cures and improved treatments for many serious conditions of the brain. So...

Sunday, 25 Oct 2015

Australian Boat Race

The Australian Boat Race is the annual rowing match race between the Sydney and Melbourne University Boat Clubs. The event encapsulates the longstanding rivalry between two great cities and two great universities. The venue alternates between th...

Thursday, 29 Oct 2015

The Rothschild Prayerbook and the Book of Hours

The Rothschild Prayerbook is famous for its beautiful illumination and fine miniatures by many of the leading artists of the day. It is an outstanding example of the Northern Renaissance. It is also part of a much older tradition of the Book of Ho...

Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015

Heaven and Earth: the Worlds of the Rothschild Prayerbook

With more than 150 pages painted by leading Flemish artists, the Rothschild Prayerbook is one of the most luxurious manuscripts of the Renaissance: its production would have been both extremely complex and extremely costly and its near perfect con...

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Monday, 9 Nov 2015

Developing and Evaluating Complex Interventions

Are you working in public health practice or in social policy? Are you looking to implement an intervention with multiple components and multiple effects? In partnership with DECIPHer, Public Health Insight is running a five day intensive trainin...

Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015

The Kerry Stokes Schembart Book: Festivity, Fashion and Family in the Late Medieval Nuremberg Carnival

Schembart was the name given to the carnival parade held in the city of Nuremberg on the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the church season of Lent. In the late middle ages Nuremberg was a wealthy economic and cultural centre in the Germ...

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Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015

‘Doing her bit’: Girls’ wartime adventures

Girls’ fiction published in England, the United States, Canada and Australia during and immediately after World War I reflects a patriotic fervour that extols imperialist greatness and international allegiances alongside a strong national pride, w...

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Perforin - structure, function and human pathology

Joe Trapani received his medical degree in 1977 and his PhD in 1985, from The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He completed physician training (FRACP) in Rheumatology (1985) and received his PhD in the immunogenetics of HL...

Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015

Parkinson’s disease: Treatment of complications including blood pressure, the gut, swallowing and neuropsychiatric complications

Did you know one in four of us will experience a disease of the brain or mind during our lives? The Florey’s talented researchers are making great headway in the search for cures and improved treatments for many serious conditions of the brain. So...

Thursday, 19 Nov 2015

Schizophrenia: update on current research and advice for patients and families

Did you know one in four of us will experience a disease of the brain or mind during our lives? The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health’s talented researchers are making great headway in the search for cures and improved treatments ...

Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015

Immunoreceptor Tyrosine-based Activation Motif (ITAM) Receptor Signals in Inflammation and Oncogenesis

ITAM containing Ctype lectin receptors (CLRs) form a distinct class of pattern recognition receptors in the innate immune system. They can recognize pathogen and hostderived danger signals, and are well known for their role in antifungal immunity....

Is ‘The Magic Pudding’ Australia’s Don Quixote?

While The Magic Pudding is traditionally evaluated within children’s literature for its fantasy and nonsensical elements, its inclusion in this exhibition celebrating the adventure book tradition has inspired this different interpretation. Most pa...

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Thursday, 3 Dec 2015

Animal Welfare Science and Values

In this free public lecture, presented in association with the RSPCA, Professor John Webster, Emeritus Professor in Animal Husbandry at the University of Bristol will develop ideas on how animal welfare standards can be progressed globally. Profe...