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).
Associate Professor Peter Marks, Chair of the Department of English, was interviewed on Radio National with Phillip Adams about how the world of surveillance has outstripped the literature of surveillance in reference to his latest book Imagining Surveillance: Utopian and Distopian Literature and Film
Professor Paul Giles describes the trajectory of his research into the international interconnections that helped to frame classic American writing, from which he challenges the arbitrariness of institutional arrangements as well as conventional delineations of culture in nationalistic terms
Thursday 8th October 6-9pm -Where Do We Go Now? Nadine Labaki, Lebanon, 2012. Film introduction and Q&A with Fadia Abboud - Co-Director AFFAand Filmmaker) and Dr Susan Potter (Dept of Film Studies)
Raising the Bar. Tuesday 20 October. 20 bars, 20 talks.
Digital Cultures PhD candidate, Chris Rodley, will speak on viral ideas - writing in the digital age of listicles, quizzes and memes.
A major new account of Australian photography from 1901 to the present.
The Power Institute is delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 Terrence and Lynnette Fern Cité International des Arts Residency Fellowship.
Professor Nick Enfield's co-authored study proving 'huh' is a universal word has won an IgNobel Prize and been published by PLOS ONE
The pressure is mounting for Facebook to develop more open and responsive ways of dealing with online hate, write Dr Fiona Martin and Dr Jonathon Hutchinson
The University of Sydney has cemented its place among the top 50 universities globally in the latest QS World University Rankings, with strong results for Arts and Humanities
Each year, the Art Gallery of New South Wales runs a professional development program – Sydney Students Speak – that offers tertiary students the chance to work with their Public Engagement team.
Kandinsky and Klee in Tunisia by Roger Benjamin with Cristina Ashjian.
Irish Working Class Fiction in Australia, 1860-1960 - 14 October 2015
Asian Art Research in Australia and New Zealand: Past, Present, Future - 15 October 2015
Film Consumption and the Creative Industry: A View from Australia - 16 October 2015
Understanding the Structure of Mathematics - 16 October 2015
Raising the Bar - Viral Ideas: Writing in the Dgital Age - 20 October 2015
Melbourne Book Launch: 'The Language of Light and Dark' - 20 October 2015
Ulysses: Antipodean Parallax and the Circumference of Empire - 21 October 2015
Linguistics seminar presented by Dr Michael Franjieh - 23 October 2015
Re-thinking the Relationship between Media and Sexuality Education - 30 October 2015
Recasting the Question: Digital Approaches in Art History and Museums - 5 November 2015