Australian Centre at the University of Melbourne
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Here Lives Our Culture explores cultural materials drawn from more than 20,000 items in the University of Melbourne’s Rare East Asian Collection. To reflect the experience of a traditional Chinese library, the exhibition is organised around the four-category system used in ancient China: Classics, History, Masters, and Literature. China has an extensive history of collecting and classifying books, and libraries have long sat at the heart of its cultural knowledge production. Inspired by the Analects of Confucius and encompassing materials from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, Here Lives Our Culture invites you to learn, share and connect through our collections at the Baillieu Library.
The exhibition has been curated by Xiaoju Liu, Senior Librarian, Chinese and Asian Studies and Kerrianne Stone, former Curator, Prints and continues to March 2024.
The Fraser Oration 2023 presented by Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher
Making rights a reality - the need for a Human Rights act for Australia.
This presentation advances the case for a Human Rights Act for Australia, reflecting on experiences during COVID and the difference a Human Rights Act may have made – and where it has helped in places where a human rights lens is legislated for decision and policy making.
The Fraser Oration - established in 2017 by the University of Melbourne in memory of Malcolm Fraser, the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia - provides an opportunity to explore matters of public and social interest in line with Fraser’s vision for Australia, and his support for multiculturalism, universal democratic principles, human rights, and free speech.