INSIGHTS 2016: LECTURE SERIES

Insights 2016 Lecture Series

We invite alumni, colleagues and friends to attend this lecture series presented by six new professorial appointments in 2016.

INSIGHTS 2016: LECTURE SERIES
Professor Nick Enfield
Thursday 10 March, 6.15pm
Professor Nick Enfield
The conversation machine
What makes language possible in our species? This lecture outlines new understandings of our unique skill, with a focus on human cooperative capacities and the ultrasocial mind.
To listen to a podcast of this talk click here

Professor Yixu Lu
Thursday 16 June, 6.15pm
Professor Yixu Lu
The Chinese enigma: China through European eyes 1750‐1900
Was China a land of wisdom, a senescent giant incapable of change, or a fractious adolescent with enormous industrial potential? Did going there help Europeans decide?

Professor Mike Michael
Thursday 28 July, 6.15pm
Professor Mike Michael
Participating publics: engaging with science and technology
How are people supposed to engage with science and technology? What sort of social and political processes shape ‘scientific citizens’ and their engagement with science and technology?


Professor Adam Morton
Thursday 4 August, 6.15pm
Professor Adam Morton
For a political economy of space and place
Under capitalism, how does the state organise space in our everyday lives through the streets we walk, the monuments we visit, and the places where we meet?

Professor Catherine Driscoll
Thursday 8 September, 6.15pm
Professor Catherine Driscoll
Something to play every day: rural retirement culture
Retiring from the city to the country is a popular dream. But what are the lives of these retirees like, and what do we need to know to improve them?

Professor Andrew Fitzmaurice
Thursday 3 November, 6.15pm
Professor Andrew Fitzmaurice
Making persons in law and history
Impersonation is found in everyday life, in law and in international society. Historically, those processes have been connected on a number of levels, with implications for the present.

VENUE: The Lecture will be held in General Lecture Theatre 1 (Quadrangle), the University of Sydney.
TIME: 5.30pm - Refreshments will be served in the Nicholson Museum
6pm - Lectures will be held in the General Lecture Theatre 1
COST: $10 per lecture.
BOOKINGS: Online: http://sydney.edu.au/alumni/insights2016
ENQUIRIES: 02 9351 2943