AASV Free Public Lecture #1 2013: A/Prof Richard Cosgrove: Fire, people and climate change in the Wet Tropics bioregion, north Queensland
The Archaeological and Anthropological Society of Victoria (AASV) holds monthly free public lectures each year.
The next lecture is Thursday 21 March 2013 is:"Fire, people and climate change in the Wet Tropics bioregion, north Queensland", by Assoc. Prof Richard Cosgrove (La Trobe University).
Lectures are held at 6:30pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month. They run for 1 hour, and are held in the Discovery Centre Lecture Theatre at Museum Vicotoria, Nicholson St, Carlton.
All lecture attendees are welcome to join the AASV committee and the evening's presenter for post-lecture dinner on nearby Lygon St.
Archaeological & Anthropological Society of Victoria (AASV)
The Archaeological and Anthropological Society of Victoria was formed in 1976 through the amalgamation of two societies, the Anthropological Society of Victoria and the Archaeological Society of Victoria. Although one was formed 30 years before the other both owed their origin to inspiring lectures given by singularly gifted academic lecturers to what were largely non-academic audiences. Both lecturers were on the staff of the University of Melbourne but stimulated the enthusiasm of people outside the university community.
The AASV welcomes members from all walks of life: professional archaeologists and anthropologists, students, and interested laypeople. We hold monthly meetings with free lectures covering a wide range of topics from the broad disciplines of archaeology and anthropology, and we offer a range of activities including fieldtrips and the opportunity to participate on archaeological digs. While the Pacific region has a special place in the work of the Society, lectures cover a wide range of topics and regions across the world. Links with the University of Melbourne, LaTrobe University and Monash are strong with both staff and students regularly speaking to the society about their work.