Save Art History at La Trobe University sign now

Artists have long held a distinct position in society as critics and commentators. La Trobe University is proposing to dismantle our means to understand this critical role. At the end of 2007 La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia plans to close its Art History department, and with it will go an understanding of the important function of social and political commentary and critique. In the current world climate it is integral that we understand the place of criticism and what we are capable of as human beings.

Alongside Art History, disciplines that have been considered fundamental to western thought are being cut back: History, Philosophy, Archaeology, English. Universities should not be able to dictate what you can and cannot study. Knowledge should not be subject to financial viability. It should be a common right. Please help to save Art History and other subjects under threat. They are not only an understanding of history, but of ourselves and what contemporary society is built on.

Sign The Petition

Sign with Facebook
OR

If you already have an account please sign in, otherwise register an account for free then sign the petition filling the fields below.
Email and the password will be your account data, you will be able to sign other petitions after logging in.

Privacy in the search engines? You can use a nickname:

Attention, the email address you supply must be valid in order to validate the signature, otherwise it will be deleted.

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Shoutbox

Who signed this petition saw these petitions too:

Sign The Petition

Sign with Facebook
OR

If you already have an account please sign in

Comment

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Goal
50 / 100

Latest Signatures

  • 24 October 201550. Maggie S
    This is a very important issue
  • 22 October 201549. Anthony E
    I support this petition
  • 17 July 201548. Ivan Z
    I support this petition
  • 13 June 201547. Jessi B
    I support this petition
  • 29 May 201546. Kate S
    save art history
  • 27 May 201545. Daniel N
    I support this petition
  • 11 April 201544. Emma P
    I support this petition
  • 23 March 201543. Robert C
    How can one know where one's at without knowing where one's been?
  • 02 March 201542. Anna G
    Surely education is more important than saving money.
  • 06 February 201541. Mtys K
    I support this petition
  • 30 November 201440. Nerissa S
    I support this petition
  • 27 November 201439. Maria Rasmussen
    save art history
  • 08 September 201438. Kathryn S
    I support this petition
  • 25 April 201437. Katrina P
    I support this petition
  • 03 March 201436. Deborah R
    I support this petition
  • 21 November 201335. Mirella M
    I support this petition
  • 22 August 201334. Elisha C
    I support this petition
  • 12 August 201333. Heather M
    I support this petition
  • 12 May 201332. Clare D
    I am majoring in art history. Please let me finish what I started!
  • 03 May 201331. Leticia Q
    Save Art History and save critical thought!
  • 01 February 201330. James Bg
    When I was a student at LaTrobe in the early 70's All History subjects were valued. It is a great shame that subjects of ongoing value are considered expedient to current fads.
  • 19 December 201229. Trevor W
    such an important asset in critical thinking. I owe art history so much
  • 14 November 201228. Eve D
    I support this petition
  • 08 October 201227. Lucy D
    I support this petition
  • 29 September 201226. Lauren Avila
    I support this petition
  • 26 September 201225. Katherine B
    I support this petition
  • 15 September 201224. Adelle B
    I support this petition

browse all the signatures

Information

Mercedes ProctorBy:
Technology and the InternetIn:
Petition target:
La Trobe University

Tags

No tags

Share

Invite friends from your address book

Embed Codes

direct link

link for html

link for forum without title

link for forum with title

Widgets