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SHAPS Digest (February 2021)
A monthly roundup of media commentary, publications and projects, and other news from across the School community.Sound & Vis...
Is This the End of the ‘American Century’?
Is the United States’ time in the sun as the world’s superpower coming to an end? While American exceptionalism reigns supreme, the Capitol Hill riots revealed a truth. Hansen Lecturer in Global History Dr Sarah Walsh explores the history of how American foreign policy has been imagined and mythologised in this article, republished from Pursuit. Were the past 80 years truly …History, News
Episode 6 in the SHAPS Podcast Series: Professor Mike Arnold
Professor Mike Arnold discusses his research on the intersections between death, technology and society, in this final episode of the SHAPS 2020 'Disaster and Change' podcast series, hosted by Dr Henry Reese.Disaster & ...
Welcome Dr Richard Lee, New Lecturer in Chinese History
In February 2021 Dr Richard Lee commenced his appointment as Lecturer in Chinese History in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies. He will be teaching Modern China in Global History (Semester One) and Cold War Cultures in Asia (Semester Two), as well as supervising Honours students. In this interview, Dr Lee responds to a set of questions posed by …History, News
Vale, Josie Winther
The staff of the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies mourn the passing of long-time colleague and former School Manager Josie Winther, who passed away in January 2021. Josie dedicated over 40 years to the University, starting out in the Faculty in her late teens. Josie started off as an admin assistant in the Department of Philosophy. She moved through the …Professional St...
Introducing New Lecturer in Gender History, Dr Annabelle Baldwin
Newly appointed Lecturer in Gender History, Dr Annabelle Baldwin, is a specialist in twentieth-century European and global history, with a particular interest in Holocaust studies, focusing on Jewish women's and girls’ experience of sexual violence during the Holocaust. Annabelle will be teaching two brand-new undergraduate subjects: the first-year subject Gender Rights and Leadership in History (HIST10017) (Semester 2), and the …Sound & Vis...
Reflections on the VCA Digital Archive of Student Film
Donna Lyon is impressive. Not only is she a film producer and lecturer at the VCA film school, Donna is also finishing up her PhD on creating the VCA Digital Archive – a growing, online repository of over 1,800 student short films tracing back to the 1960s. This mammoth project required input from a range of departments across the University …Research Higher...
Classics on YouTube: An Interview with John Henry
In 2018, current MA candidate in Classics John Henry created his own YouTube channel, Foxwede History, where he delivers mini-lectures on myth, literature and history through his alter ego, Dr Eldon Foxwede. Beautifully produced and presented with humour and creativity, his videos have drawn an audience from many different countries. We spoke with John about this project and how it …Sound & Vis...
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- SHAPS Digest (February 2021)
- Is This the End of the ‘American Century’?
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- Episode 6 in the SHAPS Podcast Series: Professor Mike Arnold
- Welcome Dr Richard Lee, New Lecturer in Chinese History
- Vale, Josie Winther
- Introducing New Lecturer in Gender History, Dr Annabelle Baldwin
- Reflections on the VCA Digital Archive of Student Film
- Classics on YouTube: An Interview with John Henry
- Meet the 2021 Hansen PhD Scholar, Georgia Comte
- SHAPS Digest (January 2021)
- What Philosophy Can Tell Us About Sex and the Human Condition
- A Shipwreck and a Song: Isabel Hollingdale on Family History, Creativity and the Women of World War Two
- History Capstone 2020 Showcase
- Encounters, Agency, and Race in Oceania
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- SHAPS Digest (June 2020)
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