Melbourne School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne
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Children who experience prolonged exposure to trauma and abuse early in life are set on a trajectory of diminished wellbeing. This colloquium will describe how an innovative Australian intervention targeted at vulnerable children, the Early Years Education Program (EYEP), has bought large improvements in their intellectual and social development. Ideas for how EYEP might be replicated in other settings, and how the research findings can be used to inform future policy-making, will be presented.
Australia has a rich and diverse literary heritage - but much of it is out of print and unavailable to buy or borrow. Many acclaimed novels, powerful poetry collections, ground-breaking plays, award-winning histories and beloved children’s books are no longer considered commercially viable by publishers. Yet they have enormous cultural value and should be available and accessible to readers. Now more of them will be.
Join us for the online launch of ‘Untapped: the Australian Literary Heritage Project’ to hear how a collective of libraries, authors and researchers are working together to digitise important Australian books to make them available for lending. Hear about the lost culture this work is reclaiming, and how it will support arts workers affected by COVID. Nominate your favourite lost works that you think should be brought back to life!
Hosted by the Hon Julie Dodds-Streeton QC and Associate Professor Rebecca Giblin of Melbourne Law School from Longacres, the historic house of Sir Arthur Streeton, the webinar will feature readings and appearances from some of our most significant authors - some you’ll know well, and others you’ll soon want to know.