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 Universities of Heidelberg, Basel and Sydney are proud to announce the International Research Award in Global History, to be awarded for the first time in 2015. The successful applicant will receive up to €10,000 towards the organization of an international symposium on a topic of his/her choice at one of the participating institutions.
Pick up the new 2015 Departmental guides for undergraduate students!
Thanks to a generous gift from Mr Jeffrey Hilton and his wife Ms Suzanne Coleman, the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney is pleased to announce the 2014 round of the Coleman-Hilton Scholarship. This award will enable an outstanding PhD student to focus on a concentrated period of research whilst in residency at the British School at Rome (BSR), a leading humanities research institute.
The Year of Digging Dangerously by Dr Hanan Charaf Mullins University of Paris I - 17 September 2014
21st Todd Memorial Lecture - 30 September 2014
The Ethics of Empathy - 22 October 2014
Why Economics Matters To Historians, Past and Future - 28 November 2014
Workshop on Vagueness via Nonclassical Logics - 17 December 2014 to 19 December 2014
Thinking Labour Rights through the Coolie Question - 17 September 2015 to 18 September 2015