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.
TransQueer and Queer Thinking, and a memorandum of Understanding with the National Central University of Taiwan
FRONTIERS OF TRANSQUEER STUDIES: ISSUES, CHALLENGES, DIRECTIONS conference was held at the University of Sydney, Thursday 13 & Friday 14 February, 2014.
The conference, organised by Assoc Prof Kane Race and Prof Peter Jackson (ANU), was a joint effort between a number of institutions with sponsorship from the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne, University of Wollongong and the National Central University of Taiwan.
Please note: BDES3030 Roman Architecture: Creation-Reception is available in semester 1 to Archaeology students who have met the prerequisites,
AND it can be counted towards your Archaeology major!
Nature and Culture in German Romanticism and Idealism - 12 March 2014 to 14 March 2014
Philosophy in the Age of Democracy - 25 March 2014
Sheila Fitzpatrick - Writing Memoirs, Writing History - 27 March 2014
War and Peace: Universities and the First World War - 28 March 2014
Rocks, Bones and Ruins: Evidence in Historical Science - 8 May 2014 to 9 May 2014