School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI), in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, is home to the Departments of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Gender and Cultural Studies, History and Philosophy. Our aim is to be one of the leading centres for teaching and research in the humanities in Australia and the world. Our academic staff include some of the most eminent scholars in our disciplines in the world, along with an exciting array of early and mid career researchers working at the cutting edge of their fields. We believe strongly in the close relationship between excellence in research and high quality teaching. Our undergraduate and postgraduate students are taught by staff who are making major contributions to the field, and our staff benefit enormously from working with the exceptional students we attract to our courses and programs.
If you are thinking of extending your studies or returning to university after some time away, SOPHI offers a wide array of postgraduate coursework programs and units of study, as well as research supervision at MA, MPhil and PhD. Visit the pages on our website and learn more about our highly accomplished researchers and teachers and about the many possibilities for study in the School and the Faculty.
The debate over the need for “rebalancing” of the Australian Human Rights Commission raises fascinating questions about the nature of human rights as a public ideal, writes Duncan Ivison.
The University of Sydney is an official sponsor of the 2014 Sydney Writers' Festival (SWF), with members of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences featuring right across this year's program.
Fiona Probyn-Rapsey (Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, and Network leader of HARN: Human Animal Research Network) has been awarded a 2014 ASI-WAS Human-Animal Studies Summer Fellowship at Wesleyan University, Connecticut, for scholars pursuing work in Human Animal Studies.
Rocks, Bones and Ruins: Evidence in Historical Science - 8 May 2014 to 9 May 2014
The Reef: Iain McCalman @ SWF - 19 May 2014
Hang Up Philosophy: Kristie MIller & Dalia Nassar @ SWF - 24 May 2014