SOPHI News and Events
The Fifth International History Intensive, ‘Cultures of Diplomacy’, held from July 16th to 18th, 2014, brought together graduate students at all stages of their doctoral research from Australia, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and the United States of America. They were joined by Faculty members including Professor David Armitage (Harvard/Sydney), Professor Barbara Caine (Sydney), Professor Peter Becker (Vienna), Professor Kathleen Burk (UCL) and Professor Glenda Sluga (Sydney).
Emma Christoper's film They Are We has been introduced by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nation, as part sof the United Nations Victory over Slavery: Haiti and Beyond exhibit. The film tells the story of the return of the Cuban descendants of an enslaved woman to her village of origin in Sierra Leone.
Garritt Van Dyk, a second year History PhD student affiliated with the Laureate program for his work on the transnational and economic history of national food cultures, has won the prestigious Sophie Coe Prize for his essay on the origins of champagne, 'Méthode Anglaise: Transnational Exchange and the Origins of Champagne'.
Michael Hanaghan, a classics doctoral student from the University of Sydney, is teaching Latin at Haberfield Public School using a course designed for primary school students called Minumus Mouse, which uses the tales of a family and a mouse who lived at Vindolanda in AD100.
Paul Redding, ARC DORA Research Fellow in the Deaprtment of Philosophy, was elected President of the Australasian Association of Philosophy at the Annual General Meeting in July.
Dr Sophie Loy-Wilson, postdoctoral research fellow in the Laureate Research Program in International History at the University of Sydney, has been awarded an Australasian Pioneers’ Club International Fellowship. The fellowship will fund research in China on Australian women internationalists in China.
Queens Birthday Honour for Professor Barbara Caine[17 June 2014]
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) would like to congratulate Professor Barbara Caine AM, who has been made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to tertiary education, particularly to gender studies, women's history, and as a role model and mentor.