Love 2017

The theme for the 2017 SHAPS Public Lecture Series was “Love”. This was part of a broader series of events on this theme, in particular, the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions’ flagship collaborative exhibition, Love: Art of Emotion 1400-1820 at the National Gallery Victoria

Each of the School’s five disciplines presented a lecture in the series, approaching the theme of love from a range of perspectives. Together they offer a kaleidoscopic view on the diversity and richness of human experiences and understandings of love across time and space.

Links to videos of some of the Love series lectures can be found below.


Professor Raymond Gaita Love, Individuality & Dignity

James Grantham Turner Post-Platonism: Rethinking the Relations of Art, Love and Desire, 1500‒1767

Associate Professor Marguerite Johnson Under Your Spell – Love Magic in the Mediterranean


Image: Große Heidelberger Liederhandschrift (Codex Manesse), 1320–1340 CE. Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg