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Astronomy in World History
One of the most popular subjects in the History and Philosophy of Science program is the second-year summer intensive, Astronomy in World History (HPSC20015). Conducted over ten days, this subject explores the history of astronomy across a variety of cultures including the Babylonian, Ancient Greek, Chinese, Indian and Arabic civilisations. As well as learning through lectures and readings, students also …History & P...
Music, Physics, and Conservation: An Interview with Dr Gea Parikesit
Music and physics are interconnected in ways that are not only fascinating but also crucial for how we go about conserving musical instruments. Grimwade Centre Visiting Scholar Dr Gea Parikesit applies his scientific expertise to enhance our understanding of musicality and how to care for musical instruments. Ashley Hayes spoke with him about his ongoing collaboration with the Grimwade Centre …Grimwade Centre...
Exploring the History of Piracy
In 2019 Dr Sarah Craze completed a PhD on the history of the 2008–2012 Somali piracy epidemic. Her study of this topic also explored historical connections to piracy in the Caribbean and the East Indies centuries earlier. In this interview with Dr Henry Reese, she discusses her work on this fascinating category of historical actors. Sarah, when we think about …History, News
Reflecting on the Career and Work of Christopher Cordner
Associate Professor Christopher Cordner retires from teaching this year after more than three decades in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. During this time his contribution to his students and the wider philosophical community has been immense, and his work in moral philosophy has been globally recognised. He will continue to be a valued part of the School of History and …Philosophy, News
SHAPS Digest (March 2021)
A monthly roundup of media commentary, publications and projects, and other news from across the School community.Sound & Vis...
The Life Stories of Gippsland Lakes Fishers
An oral history project involving SHAPS Fellow Nikki Henningham is preserving the memories of the people who fished the Gippsland Lakes before commercial fishing was shutdown. This article, authored by Nikki and republished from Pursuit, explores the project. With little fanfare or attention, commercial fishing in the Gippsland Lakes in eastern Victoria ceased on 1 April 2020. The small-scale commercial fishery, which …Fellows & A...
Mediterranean Archaeologists Gather Online
In January 2021, over 200 archaeologists of the Mediterranean came together online for the inaugural Mediterranean Archaeology Australasian Research Community (MAARC) conference. The digital conference, organised by Gijs Tol, Emily Simons, Madaline Harris-Schober, and Larissa Tittl (Classics & Archaeology) surpassed all expectations in numbers of participants and sheer diversity of papers. Emily and Maddi report on some of the conference …Classics & ...
Gita Yoga: Interview with Dr Fay Woodhouse
In October 2020, SHAPS Fellow Fay Woodhouse released her new book, Gita: Melbourne's First Yoga School – 65 Years of History, exploring the different phases of Melbourne’s first full-time permanent yoga school, founded in 1954. Nicole Davis chatted to Fay about the book, the history of Gita Yoga, and its place in Melbourne’s and Australia’s yoga tradition, past and present. What …Fellows & A...
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- Astronomy in World History
- Music, Physics, and Conservation: An Interview with Dr Gea Parikesit
- Control 2021
- Exploring the History of Piracy
- Reflecting on the Career and Work of Christopher Cordner
- SHAPS Digest (March 2021)
- The Life Stories of Gippsland Lakes Fishers
- Mediterranean Archaeologists Gather Online
- Gita Yoga: Interview with Dr Fay Woodhouse
- The Truth Behind A Pirate Legend
- Charlotte-Rose Millar on Urban Ghosts in Early Modern London
- Fifty Years of French Revolution: A Celebration of Peter McPhee
- Indigenous Culture Collections
- SHAPS Digest (February 2021)
- Is This the End of the ‘American Century’?
- Charles Coppel on Elias Godfrey Coppel CMG QC LLD on the Supreme Court of Victoria
- 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
- Stuart Macintyre in Conversation with History Honours Students
- Introducing MAARC: A New Network for Mediterranean Archaeologists in Australasia
- David Palmer on Korean Forced Laborers in Wartime Japan
- Scientist and Killer: A Split Life
- SHAPS Digest (December 2020)
- Empowering Communities through Shared Learning
- The Queen who Defied the Holy Roman Emperor
- Exploring the History of Antimatter
- Looking Back at the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic in Colonial Indonesia
- Documenting the History of Worco Crafts Co-operative
- Cataloguing the University’s School of Chemistry Collection
- World AIDS Day: Interview with History Graduate Timothy Krulic
- SHAPS Digest (November 2020)
- ‘Narratives & Power’: Melbourne Historical Journal Volume 47 Launch
- Historians Working for Justice at the Waitangi Tribunal
- ‘Donkey Work’ and the History of Labour
- Applied Proof Theory: Holding an International Workshop during the Pandemic
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Internship
- Rebuilding Life after Mass Violence: Lessons from the Chilean Truth Commission
- SHAPS Digest (October 2020)
- The Uncounted Death Toll of Coronavirus in Aged Care
- Feminism and the History of Democracy
- The Early History of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne
- Meet the New History Society Office-Holders
- Darius von Güttner on Bona Sforza, Queen of Poland
- On God and Science
- Introducing Dr Julia Hurst, Lecturer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
- Federation Stars: The Meanings of Popular Astronomy in Australia at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
- The 1970s and the Making of Modern Australia
- SHAPS Digest (September 2020)
- The Sands of Time: Histories of the Medieval and Early Modern Hourglass
- Restoring and Conserving the Parish Church at Guiuan, Eastern Samar
- Spotlight on Postgraduate Research in Classics
- Reimagining Trust in Science
- Other Awful Years in History
- 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
- Stephen Campbell-Wright