Western Civilisation

Big Picture. Big Ideas.

Immerse yourself in a creative and diverse curriculum with a strong focus on key intellectual movements which have shaped western civilisation from antiquity to the current day. Established in 2020 with funding from the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation, The Centre for Western Civilisation (CWC) aims to recover the meaning of ‘great books’ and to critically evaluate their value and significance. 

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Why study Western Civilisation?

 

Professor Alastair Blanshard is the Paul Eliadis Chair of Classics and Ancient History and the Director of the Centre for Western Civilisation at The University of Queensland. In this video, Alastair talks about the creative and diverse curriculum in the Western Civilisation program. Learn about the key works you will study which have shaped western civilisation from antiquity to the current day and find out about scholarship and overseas opportunities.

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If you have enquiries about your program, please contact:
Western Civilisation Program
Email: westernciv@uq.edu.au
Phone: 07 3443 1327

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