School of Letters, Art, and Media
In SLAM, in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney, graduate and postgraduate studies and research in our departments and studies programs extend across a broad and creative range of textual, verbal, film and visual media, from medieval manuscripts to new, digital media and multi-media communication. Our graduates have a deserved reputation for excellence, and for their impact and influence on contemporary debates about our daily lives, social perspectives and networks, and history.
Attributes gained undertaking humanities-based studies at the School provide graduates with a wide range of internationally recognised career opportunities in research, government, teaching and industry. The internship, industry and related programs within the School, and the community and industry engagement programs of the University, enhance and extend these opportunities.
Our School offers postgraduate programs for both academic fields of interest, and professional needs. We are a leading innovator in the application of new media and communications technologies to the humanities.
SLAM is one of the five Schools of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney; the others being the Schools of Languages and Culture (SLC), Social and Political Sciences (SSPS), Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) and Economics (SE).
As part of the SLAM Visiting Research Fellowship Scheme, Dr Penelope Woods, Research Associate at UWA for the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (1100-1800), will be working with the Department of Performance Studies from October 2014 to March 2015.
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.
We look forward to the arrival of three new staff members in the Department of Linguistics in 2015. Professor Nick Enfield will be commencing as the Chair of Department in January 2015, and Dr Gwendolyn Hyslop and Dr Sebastian Fedden will both commence as Lecturers in Linguistics in February 2015.