Department of Media and Communications
We live in a time when markets, human relationships, and cultural values are permeated by the media and flows of communication, organised and understood through the work of media and communications professionals, entrepreneurs, NGOs, and activists. From the news, opinion or entertainment we consume, to the information and stories we share, media and communications help us to make sense of who we are, where we are, and our connection with others.
The Department of Media and Communications (MECO) would like to publically acknowledge and thank our students and their parents for their overwhelming support in response to the recent media controversy about our teaching practices. Many academic colleagues have also contributed public statements affirming their support for us as media scholars and educators. Other journalists and commentators have taken this opportunity to further the debate on the importance of academic independence.
Congratualtions to Dr Karina Aveyard and Dr Olivia Murphy, University of Sydney Postodctoral Fellowship recipients, who will be joining us in SLAM.
You are invited to participate in a new Health Humanities research collaborative. The health humanities offer insights into the human condition as it pertains to the arts and sciences of healing and deepens understanding of disease and wellness, pain and suffering, personhood, the nature of death and dying, embodied experience, and the limits of technological knowledge. This collaborative will apply for node status with the Charles Perkins Centre.