Books that Changed Humanity

Books that Changed Humanity

Books that Changed Humanity is a book club with a difference. Each month, the Humanities Research Centre hosts an expert from one of a variety of disciplines, who will introduce and lead the discussion of a major historical text. All of these texts, which are drawn from a variety of cultural traditions, has had a formative influence on society and humanity. The series aims to highlight and revisit those books which have informed the way we understand ourselves, both individually and collectively, as human beings.

The series aims to bring together readers from all backgrounds and vocations. Individuals from beyond and within the university community are warmly invited to come, listen, and share their thoughts about some great works of literature. Registration is essential.

 

2019 Program

Date Speaker Text
29 March Emeritus Professor Bob Gregory

John Maynard Keynes, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

26 April Dr Peter Londey Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War
30 August Dr Alex Cook Encyclopédie
27 September Dr Ian Higgins Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels
25 October Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington Aristotle, Metaphysics

 

Upcoming events

Books that Changed Humanity | Gulliver's Travels

5.30–7pm 27 Sep 2019

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Past events

Books that Changed Humanity: Encyclopédie

30 Aug 2019

Books that Changed Humanity is an initiative of the Humanities Research Centre, based at the Australian National University. The HRC invites experts to...

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Books that Changed Humanity | The History of the Peloponnesian War

26 Apr 2019

Books that Changed Humanity is an initiative of the Humanities Research Centre, based at the Australian National University. The HRC invites experts to...

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Books that Changed Humanity | The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

29 Mar 2019

Books that Changed Humanity is an initiative of the Humanities Research Centre, based at the Australian National University. The HRC invites experts to...

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Books that Changed Humanity | Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity

2 Nov 2018

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Books that Changed Humanity: The Epic of Gilgamesh

7 Sep 2018

Books that Changed Humanity is an initiative of the Humanities Research Centre, based at the Australian National University. The HRC invites experts to...

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Books that Changed Humanity: The Epic of Gilgamesh

7 Sep 2018

Books that Changed Humanity is an initiative of the Humanities Research Centre, based at the Australian National University. The HRC invites experts to...

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Books that Changed Humanity: Theological Political Treatise

3 Aug 2018

Books that Changed Humanity is an initiative of the Humanities Research Centre, based at the Australian National University. The HRC invites experts to...

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Books that Changed Humanity: Eminent Victorians

4 May 2018

Books that Changed Humanity is an initiative of the Humanities Research Centre, based at the Australian National University. The HRC invites experts to...

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Books that Changed Humanity: Is Shakespeare a Book?

6 Apr 2018

Books that Changed Humanity is an initiative of the Humanities Research Centre, based at the Australian National University. The HRC invites experts to...

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Books that Changed Humanity: Is Shakespeare a Book?

6 Apr 2018

Books that Changed Humanity is an initiative of the Humanities Research Centre, based at the Australian National University. The HRC invites experts to...

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