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).
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.
The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is currently inviting applications from Australian residents for the Visiting Fellowship in Creative Arts at Indiana University from September – December 2015.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the introduction of nine Honours Research Fellowships to be awarded to outstanding undergraduates intending to undertake an Honours year in 2015.
The successful applicants will be offered supervision towards an Honours degree in the appropriate discipline. They will each receive a bursary of $3000 towards research costs, and the opportunity to take up a research internship with the supervising program.
Dr Brigid Rooney from the Department of English has been awarded a University of Sydney Thompson Fellowship for 2015.
A prestigious ARC Future Fellowship has been awarded to Daniel Anlezark from the Department of English.
Curating Feminism - 23 October 2014 to 26 October 2014
Curating Feminism: a Contemporary Art and Feminism event - 23 October 2014 to 26 October 2014
Key Texts: Reading the New Testament - The Book and its Significance - 27 October 2014
"You Like Me": Evil in David Lynch's 'Blue Velvet' - 29 October 2014
History and the Individual Life - 3 November 2014
Ideas and Enlightenment: The Long-Eighteenth Century. David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XV - 10 December 2014 to 12 December 2014
'Transnational Modernisms': Australian Modernist Studies Network Conference - 15 December 2014 to 17 December 2014