Works that Shaped the World


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Works that Shaped the World

Imagination lifting itself up


The Works That Shaped the World Lecture Series was established by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Centre to showcase contemporary scholarship in the humanities, coinciding with the opening of the Kambri Cultural Space. Inspired by and parallel with the HRC’s series on Books that Changed Humanity, Works that Shaped the World features a selection of the astonishing creations that have shaped people’s lives: thoughts and events; ideas, images, and sounds; engineering and technology.

Past events

Works that Shaped the World: William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

15 Oct 2020

  “MR WORDSWORTH’S genius is a pure emanation of the Spirit of the Age”, wrote the critic and journalist, William Hazlitt: “It is one of the innovations of...

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Works that Shaped the World: The “Gweagal” shield: Cook at Kamay (Botany Bay) 1770

8 Oct 2020

A recording of this event is now available to listen to as a Works that Shaped the World Podcast. Violence marred the encounter between the British and...

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Works that Shaped the World: Sarah Bellamy (1770-1843) and Women Transported to Botany Bay

1 Oct 2020

  Born in 1770, 250 years ago, Sarah Bellamy was one of the longest lived first fleeters by the time of her death in 1843. Owing to the dearth of records,...

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Works that Shaped the World: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)

24 Sep 2020

  From nationalism to liberalism to communism, the German philosopher G.W.F. Hegel inspired a variety of modern ideologies that share at least one thing in...

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Updated:  7 September 2020/Responsible Officer:  Head, Centre/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications