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 11 November 202211 November 2022 Main Posts On the last day of Subscriberthon, our amazing online editor gives you one last (very good) reason to subscribe Editorial team What's in store for the last day of Subscriberthon? First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202210 November 2022 Main Posts On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, our favourite editor-duo give you reason #1002 to subscribe to Overland Editorial team What's in store for the second-last day of Subscriberthon?