The Department's Ivan Crozier writes on Gay Conversion Therapy: A Short History of an Ongoing Problem for The Conversation: 'Many jurisdictions around the world now allow gay and lesbian marriages, but “treating” homosexuality remains a politicised topic. Some groups, mainly in the United Kingdom, are visibly displeased by efforts to discredit attempts to change homosexuals'.
Tamson Pietsch speaks with Joanne Orlando, an expert on educational technology at the University of Western Sydney, about the increased use of technology by children and the potential impact on child development.
Professor Penny Russell from the Department of History has been jointly appointed to the prestigious Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University for the 2016-2017 academic year.
17-18 September 2015
This symposium sets out to re-think histories of labour rights within the context of economic internationalism. It suggests that there is now a need to broaden and re-think the field of labour rights history and that one way to do this is by focusing on the global response to the problem of coolie trade, what became known as the 'coolie question,' in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Abstracts should be sent to Sophie Loy-Wilson by April 30th 2015.
According to many foreign-policy analysts, Australia punches above its weight in world affairs.
Australia is a medium-sized regional power, hosting last year’s G20 meeting, recently serving a two-year term on the United Nations Security Council and pursuing an increasingly activist foreign policy.
But critics argue Australia’s ambition to be a player on the international stage is a potentially dangerous presumption.
Documenting UNESCO in Australia[3 December 2014]
Professor Glenda Sluga has won funding from the Australian National Commission for UNESCO for a project organised with Professors Kate Darian-Smith and Iain McCalman on ‘Documenting UNESCO in Australia’.