Laureate Research Program in International History
Funded by the Australian Research Council, the Laureate Research Program in International History is devoted to advancing our understanding of the international and internationalist origins of the global present.
Race and Ethnicity in the Global South (REGS) sponsors historical research to reveal active and influential debates over race and other human differences conducted by scientists and anthropologists across the southern hemisphere.
The Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science explores the historical, philosophical and cultural underpinnings of science, technology and medicine. It aims at self-reflective discourses within and among all disciplines studying the ways in which we know our world and ourselves.
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.
24 April 2017 - Graduate medal finalists speak about how they discovered their passions. While many of us find it hard to decide what to eat for breakfast, some people just seem to know exactly what future they wish to create for themselves.
5 April 2017 - The Alumni Awards honour recent graduates and high-achieving alumni Share
Every year the Alumni Awards event is held in the historic Great Hall to honour outstanding recent graduates and more established alumni who have been leaders and innovators in their work in Australia and internationally.
Mark Mckenna (History) will be appearing at three events at this year's Sydney Writers Festival. his books have won several national awards while his essays and commentary appear regularly in The Monthly, Australian Book Review and The Australian. His most recent book is From the Edge: Australia's Lost Histories.
At first glance, the realm of scientific polling, forecasting, and modeling of future scenarios seems worlds away from that of inspired divination as it prevailed in ancient Greece and Rome. The former draws on calculations of probability and likelihood, while the latter claims to disclose a predetermined divine fate.