SOPHI News and Events
The invention of the internet offered the chance to unite a fractured world and give voice to the voiceless.
But years on, it has also bred a more sinister subculture of bullying, cyber abuse and the faceless "troll" who uses anonymity to hurl insults at victims.
As part of the University of Sydney 2017 Alumni Awards, the Department of Classics and Ancient History's graduate Dane Drivas has been shortlisted for the prestigious Edmund Barton Award.
We congratulate Dane on his nomination! The award ceremony will be held on 28 April, 2017.
The Learning Centre provides resources for students to build and extend the skills they need for study and research at university. Places are limited, so make sure you register online.
SOPHI BBQ[15 March 2017]
The SOPHI BBQ is going ahead dispite inclement weather.
In case of showers, please go to the ANTI-ROOM in the Quadrangle.
(Enter via Lobby Q between the Clock Tower and the Great Hall)
Miranda Johnson talks to the BBC about the Aboriginal Tent Embassy[14 February 2017]
On 26 January 1972 four Aboriginal men began a protest outside Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. They erected a beach umbrella on the grass and called it an 'embassy'.
Miranda Johnson (Lecturer in Comparative Indigenous History) from the Department of History comments on the establishment of the tent embassy for the BBC.
Triabunna Barracks ANU-USyd dig - follow the fieldwork on Facebook! [9 January 2017]
Follow the search for the 51st Regiment: The heroes of Waterloo who were sent to police the penal colony of Maria Island, Tasmania.
Lithics I: Identifying Lithic Artefacts Workshop[13 December 2016]
This is an intensive three day workshop examining concepts and procedures of lithic artefact identification. It is focused on developing conceptual understandings and practical competency in identifying, describing and quantifying flaked stone artefacts. Participants should take away a quality capacity to identify lithic artefacts, in a variety of conditions, and to be able to use those identifications to accurately describe archaeological assemblages.