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.
It's not too late to enrol in Summer School!
The untold stories of thousands of mixed-race children fathered from allied troops posted in Australia during World War II is the focus of a first-of-its kind ARC project led by University of Sydney researchers.
It’s generally thought that the first humans arrived on this continent somewhere around 50,000 years ago. But how did they get here and what light can archaeology shed on the process?
SOPHI Undergraduate guides for 2014 now available for download as PDFs for Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Gender and Cultural Studies, History and Philosophy.
Sheila Fitzpatrick - Writing Memoirs, Writing History - 27 March 2014