Big History and Truth: Knowledge as Mapping

Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 07:00 PM


Kathleen Fitzpatrick Lecture Theatre, Arts West
Professor's Walk
University of Melbourne, Vic 3010
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Event contact

Margaret Birtley

0418 814 957


Did you miss this lecture, or would you like to hear it again? It was recorded, so you can watch and listen by clicking HERE.


The History Council of Victoria is delighted to be co-hosting, with the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, the 2018 Kathleen Fitzpatrick Lecture.

The lecture, 'Big History and Truth: Knowledge as Mapping', will be delivered by Professor David Christian from Macquarie University. Click HERE to learn more about Professor Christian and his work.

Beginning with light refreshments from 6.30 pm, the lecture will be delivered from 7.00 to 8.00 pm.

The lecture will be followed by the announcement of the winner of the 2018 Ernest Scott Prize.

Thanks to generous support from the University of Melbourne, this event is free of charge. It is essential, however, to book in advance. Please click HERE to register via the University of Melbourne Alumni website.


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