News and Events
Acting Dean travels to China in pusuit of faculty goals
The Faculty of Arts Acting Dean, Associate Professor Anne Dunn travelled to China in November to attend a number of meetings and events in pursuit of faculty specific goals.
Former Arts student named the NSW Young Australian of the Year
Arts graduate Jack Manning Bancroft has been named the NSW Young Australian of the Year for his work establishing the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience, which he runs from the University's Wentworth Building. Click here to read the full article.
Department of History scholars shortlisted for the 2009 NSW Premier’s History Awards
All four finalists in the general history category for the 2009 NSW Premier's History Awards are from Department of History in the Faculty of Arts. Click here to see the full article.
Student Advisory Committee Meets
The Facultyâ€™s Student Advisory Committee met for the first time on Tuesday 15 September chaired by the Acting Dean, Associate Professor Anne Dunn. Members of the Committee are: Associate Professor Anne Dunn, Courtney Tight, Rebecca Santos, Melissa Brooks, Jonathon Wallace, Liz Shek-Noble (Student Members), Dr Nerida Jarkey (Director of Student Support Programs) and Mark Leary (Executive Director).
Sydney University Arts Association Lecture
The Sydney University Arts Association presents The Professorial Lecture of Professor Cassandra Pybus, Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry entitled 'Black Caesar and Billy Blue - Subversive African Performance in Early Colonial Sydney'.
Careers in Film, TV and Media
The Careers Centre at the University of Sydney is hosting the event, Careers in Film, TV and Media. This event is open to all disciplines and will showcase an array of options available in the film, tv and media industries, revealing the highlights of the professions represented as well as the lowlights and thus lifting the veil on the media industry.
Into the Academy: Indigenous Knowledges Symposium
The idea of this symposium is to begin a conversation about ways forward in terms of incorporating Indigenous Knowledges and approaches to protocols, ethics, philosophy, research methodologies and pedagogies that are informed by IK development.
Spring Back to Sydney Alumni Reunion
All graduates and their families are invited to enjoy a full day of festivities, cultural and sporting events and family activities. Click here to register.
History Week Lecture - Dreams from the Motherland
Clare Corbould, author of â€˜Becoming African Americansâ€™, examines the long, varied and fascinating relationship between black Americans and Africa, from slavery to the election of Barack Obama.
History Week Walking Tour - Scandal in the Quadrangle: The Nicholson Muesum and Great Hall
Walking tour with Craig Barker and Julia Horne. A chance to explore the early history of the University of Sydney and hear the gossip and rumour that surround the beginnings of the Nicholson Museum and Great Hall. Meet Sir Charles Nicholson, founder of the Nicholson museum and the Universityâ€™s first Vice Chancellor (from 1851 to 1854). A a rare tour of the University of Sydneyâ€™s Great Hall, which celebrates its sequiscentenary this year.
History Week Lecture - Scandalous Revelations
Scandals often reveal changes and challenges to social, sexual and political mores in unique ways. In this discussion, scholars from the University of Sydney will present new research into â€˜scandalâ€™ and explore how different incidents have illuminated diverse societies, past and present.
The Sydney University Arts Association Lecture
The Sydney University Arts Association presents the Inaugural Lecture entitled Southeast Asian Studies after Edward Said by Professor Adrian Vickers, Professor of Southeast Asian Studies School of Languages and Cultures.
Professor Duncan Ivison accepts the University’s offer of appointment as Dean of Arts
Professor Duncan Ivison has accepted the Universityâ€™s offer of appointment as the next Dean of Arts. He will take up the position on 25 January 2010.
Faculty of Arts Excellence in Teaching Awards
The 2009 round of Faculty of Arts Excellence in Teaching Awards are now open. Designed to recognise the teaching excellence of staff at all career levels, the Teaching and Learning Committee encourages all teaching staff in the Faculty to submit names for consideration.
Building a Better Map
The Arts Digital Web Team is pleased to announce an improvement to the Faculty's Maps and Locations page. Using Google Maps and information provided by Campus Infrastructure Services the new map includes the location of Faculty and School Offices, building codes and links to University web cams. Click here to view.
An Exceptional Career in Government, Politics and International Relations: How it can be achieved.
For any students interested in politics, history, government, law, international relations, come along and hear from a successful graduate, Michael Pezzullo, whose career path will provide the insights, information and inspiration for those ambitious and curious students.
Tutors' Development Program Workshops
Workshops for our successful Tutors' Development Program (TDP) are about to commence for Semester 2. All tutors in the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Education and Social Work are invited to register for the TDP. Tutors who are new to tertiary teaching are particularly welcome, but more experienced tutors are also warmly encouraged to join in. Further details and registration can be found at http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/tdp
Postgraduate Coursework Students – How to accept your UAC offer
To accept your offer for a course in the following programs, Media Practice, Health Communication and Strategic Public Relations for semester 2, 2009, please email stating your UAC number, full name and course name.
How free should free speech be? Philosophical Perspectives
The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry will host a public symposium on Wednesday 15 July at 1pm in the Refectory, Quadrangle.
New PGARC facility for Postgraduate Research Students
The Faculty of Arts has officially opened the new Postgraduate Arts Research Centre (PGARC) in Fisher Library. PGARC Fisher provides research students with access to physical resources such as computers, photocopying, printing and phones in a â€˜hot deskâ€™ environment while providing students with a stimulating environment where they can meet and discuss ideas and research.
Go8 Conference - Climate: Science Humanities
The Go8 will co-sponsor a conference with Harvard University and the C9 group of research intensive universities in China on March 2010 at Harvard University.
Which kind of happiness to pursue?
Sydney Writers' Festival 2009
Dr Gaynor MacDonald awarded Thompson Fellowship
Congratulations to Dr Gaynor MacDonald who has been awarded a Thompson Fellowship. The fellowship is designed to promote and enhance the careers of academic women. During this time Dr MacDonald is keen to complete her book, Promises and Lies: Australian Aboriginal Experiences of Modernity, which uses an ethnographic lens to force a reassessment of NSW Aboriginal peoples place in the history of Australian nation building, and throw new light on why Aboriginal communities are experiencing social stress and violence unprecedented in their earlier experiences as colonial subjects.
Ancient Art of Hospitality
Article by Dr Alastair Blanshard, senior lecturer in the Department of Classics and Ancient History. Click here to see the full article in The Australian.
Classics recruit focuses on politically incorrect Greek
The University of Sydney's Kevin Lee post-doctoral fellow Dr Sebastiana Nervegna talks about Menander, a late 4th century Greek playwright who refocused Athenian comedy on domestic intrigues. Click here to see the full article in The Australian.
Sydney collaborates with ABC on Gallipoli
Staff from the University of Sydney's Archaeological Computing Laboratory (ACL) have collaborated with the ABC Digital Innovation Unit to develop an immersive, interactive website about the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. Click here for the full story.
Barbie, Trade Marks and Free Speech
The Sydney University Arts Association presents a talk by Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney "Barbie, Trade Marks and Free Speech" 6:00pm to 7:30pm, Thursday 7th May 2009 ( refreshments in the foyer from 5:30pm ), Eastern Avenue Auditorium, The University of Sydney.