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Centenary book: stories from a hundred war memorials

February 20, 2014


There are more than 12,000 war memorials across the length and breadth of Australia – and La Trobe University photojournalists are documenting stories about 100 of these, from cities to outback towns, in every state and territory. The ambitious project is for a book to be published around Remembrance Day, as part of this year’s […]

A spiritual snapshot of Australia

January 15, 2014


Australians find it hard to talk about spiritual matters because ‘they fear being stigmatised or categorised as a a lunatic fringe,’ says La Trobe University author and specialist in religious and literary studies, David Tacey. ‘We are such a radically secular culture, so materialist, that to talk about the transcendent is almost un-Australian,’ says Professor […]

Global rankings place La Trobe among leading universities

November 26, 2013


La Trobe University has been ranked among the top 200 universities globally in the Arts and Humanities and top 300 in Management and Social Science in this year’s QS World University Rankings announced in September. It also rates among the top 200 world universities for the proportion of international staff and students. Vice-Chancellor Professor John […]

New future for historic Greek migration archive

October 3, 2013


La Trobe University’s recently announced three-year Greek Archives project was inspected in September by a high-level delegation when the Greek Ambassador to Australia, Mr Haris Dafaranos and Consul-General for Victoria, Mrs Eleni Lianidou, visited the Melbourne campus. Also taking part were the Greek Consul for Education Mr Vasileios Gkogas, three Greek community members of the […]

Archives to preserve 130 years of the Greek Diaspora

August 23, 2013


La Trobe University has begun the massive job of listing and assessing a valuable collection of Greek archives which captures the life, culture and history of the Greek Diaspora in Australasia, Oceania and South America over the last 100 years. The archives, donated by the Greek-Australia community over the years, are in 5,500 boxes containing more […]

La Trobe journal offers rare insight into Nelson Mandela

July 23, 2013


There are journals and journals…. In the world of historica sociology and big ideas Thesis Eleven – nurtured and edited at La Trobe University for some three decades – has stood as a beacon, shedding light on all manner of things. Its latest coup is publishing an interview with Gert Johannes ‘Jakes’ Gerwel. The former […]

La Trobe quadruples ARC Linkage grant success

July 1, 2013


La Trobe University research into major areas of national concern in agriculture, public health, disability, multiculturalism and sport has received $2.57 million in collaborative R&D funding under the Government’s Australian Research Council Linkage Scheme. Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Professor Keith Nugent, said this was the University’s best  outcome under the scheme in three years. It represented […]