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WFH as a Textile Conservator
Victoria Thomas is a textile conservator at Grimwade Conservation Services, the commercial arm of the Grimwade Centre. In this recent article, republished here from Gabberish, she explores what it's like to be a conservator working from home during Melbourne's COVID-19 lockdown. She looks at how one can still carry out some of the complexities of the craft in a home …Grimwade Centre...
SHAPS Digest (August 2020)
A monthly roundup of media commentary, publications and projects, and other news from across the School community.Disaster & ...
Welcome Dr Lieve Donnellan!
This semester we welcome Dr Lieve Donnellan, incoming Lecturer in Classical Archaeology. Lieve comes to the university from her previous role as Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. After graduating in archaeology from Ghent University in 2012, Lieve held various fellowships and positions at the Universities of Chicago, Göttingen and Amsterdam. Lieve has written …Classics & ...
Exploring the History of Whales and Whaling
A number of our graduates go on to pursue careers in the GLAM sector – that is, Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums. Charlotte Colding Smith completed a PhD in History in 2010, and has gone on to work at a number of institutions and museums internationally. She is a Senior Expert Fellow at the German Maritime Museum, Bremerhaven, where her …History, News
From HPS to Saving Planet A
Recently, HPS Alumna Dr Zoë Loh featured on the ABC documentary Fight for Planet A in relation to her role as a senior research scientist at CSIRO. In this interview, Zoë spoke with Samara Greenwood about her love for History and Philosophy of Science and how it has contributed not only to her career, but to building the skills needed …Alumni, Sound &...
Students Chat about Philosophy
We are social creatures and the current lockdown isolation is hard on all of us – whether extrovert or introvert. So we thought you might enjoy meeting some of our wonderful students. Philosophy is currently one of the fastest growing majors in the Arts Faculty. These self-made mini videos will give you a glimpse of why this is so, and …Sound & Vis...
Documenting Margel Hinder’s Contribution to Australian Modern Art
Earlier this year, Grimwade Centre Masters of Cultural Material Conservation students had the chance to work with Denise Mimmocchi, Senior Curator at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, in connection with a retrospective on the works of pioneering Australian-American artist Margel Hinder (1905–1985). The upcoming exhibition Margel Hinder: Modern in Motion at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and …Grimwade Centre...
The Bishop with 150 Wives
Francis Xavier Gsell is famous for his work among the Tiwi people, from whom he purchased the marriage rights to young women as part of a broad evangelisation strategy. A mythic figure in popular histories of the Northern Territory, Gsell is often remembered as the apocryphal ‘Bishop with 150 Wives’. But Gsell’s complex legacy has rarely received thorough academic scrutiny. …Sound & Vis...
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- WFH as a Textile Conservator
- SHAPS Digest (August 2020)
- Welcome Dr Lieve Donnellan!
- Pirates or Partners?
- Exploring the History of Whales and Whaling
- Body-makers and Farthingale-makers in Seventeenth-century London
- From HPS to Saving Planet A
- Students Chat about Philosophy
- Documenting Margel Hinder’s Contribution to Australian Modern Art
- The Bishop with 150 Wives
- “Ffor Whalebones to it”: The Baleen Trade and Fashion in Sixteenth-century Europe
- Volcanic Winter and Pandemic Pandemonium
- Chris Bendle
- The Inaugural SHAPS Optimus Awards
- Meet the 2020 Hansen PhD Scholar Cat Gay
- Are There ‘Male’ and ‘Female’ Brains?
- SHAPS Digest (July 2020)
- Is This the Earliest Depiction of a Dodo in Art?
- Sport, Community and Everyday Life: World War One and COVID-19 Compared
- Celebrating Our Students’ Achievements
- How to Keep Minorities Out of Philosophy
- Hagia Sophia Reigns Serene
- What Today’s News Has in Common with Early Execution Ballads
- Confronting the History of Race and Empathy in the Classroom: A Conversation with Dr Sarah Walsh
- Remembering Ding Dyason: Bringing Humanities and Science Together
- Australia’s Earliest European-built Boat?
- SHAPS Digest (June 2020)
- Episode 5 in the SHAPS Podcast Series: Professor Peter McPhee
- Race, Change and Time in the USA
- Science Needs to Look Inward to Move Forward
- National Archaeology Week 2020 Goes Online
- A New Look at the History of Fascism
- Episode 4 in the SHAPS Podcast Series: Professor Nathan Rosenstein
- SHAPS in the Media (May 2020)
- Racial Justice, Memory & the Museum
- Andrew Black
- Rhys Cooper
- Rebekah Currer
- Gretel Evans
- Michael Francis
- New Books by SHAPS Staff and Recent Graduates
- Daniel Hannington-Pinto
- Martin Kovacic
- Mary Proctor: A Forgotten Populariser of Astronomy
- Philip Patterson
- Fergus Dale Prien
- John Whitehouse
- Chinese-Australian Perspectives on the Pandemic: A Personal Reflection
- Graham Berry, Democratic Adventurer: An Interview with Professor Sean Scalmer
- Episode 3 in the SHAPS Podcast Series: Professor Margaret Cameron
- The Greco-Roman and Chinese Ancient Worlds in Comparative Perspective
- Will COVID-19 End Globalisation?
- How Plague Helped Make Rome a Superpower
- Episode 2 in the SHAPS Podcast Series: Professor Mark Edele
- Meet Dr Sarah Bendall, McKenzie Fellow in History
- SHAPS in the News: A Digest of Recent Media Commentary by Our Staff & Students
- Professor Janet McCalman Opens Our New Podcast Series
- Gender Equity in the Workplace: An Interview with Professor Cordelia Fine
- Journal of the Plague Year: An Online Archive of COVID-19 Times
- Death in a Time of Corona
- Why I Study History and Philosophy of Science: A Student Reflection
- Associate Professor Howard Sankey Appointed to the Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences
- Wave as Eigenzeit: A Meditation on Medial Time
- A Journal of the Plague Year: An Archive of COVID19
- Disaster & Change 2020
- Becoming a Transnational Scholar of Southeast Asia
- Announcing the 2019 Issue of Chariot Undergraduate History Journal
- Were These the Good Old Days? The 1919 Flu Pandemic in Australia
- Out of Ancient Marshes
- A Conversation with Professor Emeritus Ron Ridley, Recipient of the 2019 Premio Daria Borghese
- Listening Across Boundaries: The Greg Dening Memorial Lecture 2019
- Pioneer, Innovator, Mentor: Reflections on Pat Grimshaw’s Influence and Legacy
- Our Savage History of Fighting Bushfires
- Alternative Social Media Platforms: An Ethnographic Study of the Scuttlebutt Community
- The Life You Can Save
- Hands-on Humanities: Bringing the Ancient World to Regional Victorian Schools
- Exploring Venice’s Past and Present
- Location, Relationships & Practice: The Con/servare Melbourne Forum 2019
- Under No Management, Since 1976: A History of the University of Melbourne Food Co-op
- Researching Masculinities and Violence Against Women: An Interview with Dr Shane Tas
- How to Care for and Recover Personal Items after Bushfire
- ‘Helicopter Parenting’ and ‘Tiger Mothers’? Relax, Australian Kids are Alright
- Protecting Australian Women from American Jazz: The Hidden Aim of the 1927 Tariff Inquiry
- Uncovering Connections in Britain’s Empire: An Interview with Professor Zoë Laidlaw
- The Remarkable Journey of Leonardo’s Inscrutable Masterpiece
- All Roads Lead to Rome: The Thérèse and Ronald Ridley Scholarship
- Philosophy on the Small Screen
- Castles, Caves and Rock Shelters
- Philosophy at the Large Hadron Collider: An Interview with Sophie Ritson
- Three Months at the Rijksmuseum
- We live in a world of upheaval. So why aren’t today’s protests leading to revolutions?
- Sri Lanka Election: Will the Country See a Return to Strongman Politics?
- A German Solution to an Australian Problem? 1890s Unemployment and the Leongatha Labour Colony
- How Do You Crack the Code to a Lost Ancient Script?
- Tracing the Evolution of Cancer Cytogenetics: An Interview with PhD candidate Lynda Campbell
- Living the French Revolution: A Symposium in Honour of Peter McPhee
- Researching History on the High Seas
- The Woman Who Stitched Her Way into Art History
- Hansen Trust PhD Scholarship in History
- Real Problem, Wrong Solution: Why The Nationals Shouldn’t Politicise the Science Replication Crisis