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31 May 2018

The University of Melbourne and Harvard University have announced the appointment of Victoria’s Professor Philip Goad as the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies for the 2019-2020 academic year.

A photo of Professor Philip Goad

Professor Philip Goad. Courtesy The University of Melbourne.

Internationally known for his research on Australian architecture, Professor Goad is Chair of Architecture and Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor at the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. 

Joining Harvard’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Professor Goad will spend the year teaching courses on Australian architecture from earliest times to the present and transnational exchange, and its connection to the Americas.

Professor Goad’s current research explores 20th century Australian architecture and its trans-Pacific connections to the Americas.

The visiting professorship was established at Harvard in 1976 and was the result of a gift from the Australian government to mark the bicentennial of the United States. Previous appointments include Australian poet Professor Chris Wallace-Crabbe and art historian, writer and curator Dr Chris McAuliffe.