The Sociology Program at La Trobe University together with Thesis Eleven Forum for Social and Political Theory invite you to the Agnes Heller Annual Sociology Lecture. This year’s Agnes Heller Annual Sociology Lecture will take the form of a memorial, with several eminent Sociologists paying tribute to the life, work and legacy of Agnes Heller
Time 5 – 7pm
Venue La Trobe City Campus,
360 Collins Street, Melbourne (Level 2, Room 2.11)
This event is a part of a series of events presented by Thesis Eleven this coming November in both Melbourne and Sydney celebrating the life and work of Agnes Heller.
Agnes Heller Memorial Lecture: Agnes Heller – Arrivals and Departures
Chair: Trevor Hogan, La Trobe University
Introduction: Peter Beilharz, Sichuan University
Speakers: David Roberts, John Carroll, Peter Murphy, Sian Supski, Jiayang Qin and FengMing Deng
Agnes Heller worked at La Trobe Sociology for eight rich years, 1978-1986. She and her colleagues of the Budapest School had a transformative effect on local culture, which also had a serious effect upon them. Our plan for this year’s Heller lecture was to have Agnes deliver the Agnes Heller Sociology Lecture. Her death on July 19 made this impossible. In its stead, we will celebrate her life and work with a memorial panel. Three figures who helped bring Agnes to Melbourne or who worked with her early will open: David Roberts (Monash) John Carroll and Peter Murphy (La Trobe). Three who came to Agnes later will share their views to follow – Sian Supski (Melbourne), Jiayang Qin and FengMing Deng (Sichuan University). Contributions from the floor are welcome.