Published 25 February 201413 May 2014 · Main Posts Is Melbourne still the intellectual capital of Australia? Editorial team Four prominent thinkers will debate Melbourne’s reputation as Australia’s intellectual hub. The panel discussion will be held as part of La Trobe University’s Ideas and Society program on Thursday 6 March 2014 in conjunction with the National Gallery of Victoria’s Melbourne Now exhibition. It will be chaired by Professor Robert Manne, convenor of the Ideas and Society program, and introduced by Professor John Dewar, Vice-Chancellor of La Trobe University. The panel members will be: Hilary McPhee AO, founding director of McPhee Gribble Publishers Chris Feik, editor of the Quarterly Essay and publisher of Black Inc. Books Elizabeth Finkel, editor of Cosmos Magazine and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at La Trobe Jeff Sparrow, editor of Overland and co-author of Radical Melbourne The themes that will be examined by the panel include: Melbourne’s role in the history of Australian radical political thought the creativity generated in Melbourne as part of the cultural revolution of the ’60s Melbourne as the driver of scientific research through bodies such as CSIRO and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Melbourne’s leading role in publishing as the locale of radical culture magazines Meanjin and Overland, quality non-fiction publishers Black Inc., Text and Scribe and publishing ventures in politics and science such as The Monthly and Cosmos Magazine. EVENT DETAILS What: Ideas and Society panel event: Is Melbourne still the intellectual capital of Australia? When: Thursday 6 March 2014, 6.00pm – 7.30pm Where: Theatre, Ground Level, NGV Australia, Federation Square, Swanston Street, Melbourne Attendance: All welcome, no RSVP required. Webcast: Available live and after the event at http://www.latrobe.edu.au/news/ideas-and-society Social media: Follow the conversation on twitter at #ideasandsociety Editorial team More by Editorial team › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 8 September 202326 September 2023 · Main Posts Announcing the 2023 Judith Wright Poetry Prize ($9000) Editorial Team Established in 2007 and supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets seeks poetry by writers who have published no more than one collection of poems under their own name (that is writers who’ve had zero collections published, or one solo collection published). It remains one of the richest prizes for emerging poets, and is open to poets anywhere in the world. In 2023, the major prize is $6000, with a second prize of $2000 and a third prize of $1000. All three winners will be published in Overland. First published in Overland Issue 228 8 September 202315 September 2023 · Main Posts Announcing the 2023 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize ($6500) Editorial Team Supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, and named after the late Neilma Gantner, this prize seeks excellent short fiction of up to 3000 words themed around the notion of ‘travel’; imaginative, creative and literary interpretations are strongly encouraged. This competition is open to all writers, nationally and internationally, at any stage of their writing career.