SOPHI News and Events
Professor Penny Russell from the Department of History has been jointly appointed to the prestigious Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University for the 2016-2017 academic year.
January 2-22 2016
The Department of Archaeology and the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens invite your application to join the fourth Classical Archaeology Summer School in Athens.
17-18 September 2015
This symposium sets out to re-think histories of labour rights within the context of economic internationalism. It suggests that there is now a need to broaden and re-think the field of labour rights history and that one way to do this is by focusing on the global response to the problem of coolie trade, what became known as the 'coolie question,' in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Abstracts should be sent to Sophie Loy-Wilson by April 30th 2015.
Tamson Pietsch speaks with Joanne Orlando, an expert on educational technology at the University of Western Sydney, about the increased use of technology by children and the potential impact on child development.
Carbon hoofprints: should we have a vegetarian campus?[13 February 2015]
Following the University of Sydney's latest commitment to reducing the uni's carbon footprint, Fiona Probyn-Rapsey asks us to consider the environmental impacts of our diet.
According to many foreign-policy analysts, Australia punches above its weight in world affairs.
Australia is a medium-sized regional power, hosting last year’s G20 meeting, recently serving a two-year term on the United Nations Security Council and pursuing an increasingly activist foreign policy.
But critics argue Australia’s ambition to be a player on the international stage is a potentially dangerous presumption.
Research Training Opportunity for Honours and Postgraduates Students [16 January 2015]
Workshop: “Early Modern Persons and Consciousness II"
30th March 2015, 9 am - 4 pm
Click here to register