Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015

Immunology Myth Busters

To celebrate the International Day of Immunology, this free public lecture features "mythbusting" experts. Three of Melbourne’s top scientists will talk about the myths and realities surrounding cancer, allergies and bacteria. Are antibiotics ove...

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Battlefield Archaeology: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

Battlefield Archaeology A major archaeological survey of the Gallipoli battlefields, now on display at the Shrine, reveals the brutal realities of daily life in the trenches for both the allied and Turkish sides. This discussion explores what t...

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The Medical War: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

The First World War involved the mass enlistment of doctors, dentists and health professionals, supported by new networks of medical researchers at universities. The war introduced extraordinary medical conditions — such as disfiguring wounds, tre...

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Indigenous ANZACs: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

The commemoration of war expresses a celebration of service and a remembrance of the fallen. Yet it can also privilege certain forms of service over others. This forum will discuss the silences and absences in the commemoration of War, drawing on ...

Thursday, 11 Jun 2015

The Technical Advance: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

World War I made extraordinary demands on the scientific community. Its requirements for manufactured munitions and equipment, as well as the advent of new chemical weapons, made science essential to national security. The war would produce govern...

Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015

War Trauma & Psychology: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

The horrific nature of conflict on the battlefields of World War I had profound affects on those who served. The debilitating condition of shell shock changed those returning from war and had mental and physical manifestations that had not been se...

Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015

The Enemy Within: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

The First World War was conducted in political climate of patriotic fervour and rigorous policing of opposition. Debates over conscription divided the community. The War Precautions Act created arbitrary powers that threatened the civil liberties ...

Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015

Culture & War: The ANZAC Centenary Lectures

The First World War brought great social and cultural changes to Australia. The experience of soldiers travelling internationally, the national mobilisation, the grief and loss. This forum will discuss the way in which these changes are revealed i...

Thursday, 27 Aug 2015

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...