SOPHI News and Events
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.
Julia Kindt writes for the Eidolon
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.
How do you find your calling? [24 April 2017]
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.
Awards for alumni who help change the world[24 April 2017]
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.
Luke Fischer at the Sydney Writers Festival[10 April 2017]
Luke Fischer (Honorary Associate in Philosophy) is a poet, philosopher, and scholar. He is the author of four books, including the poetry collections A Personal History of Vision and Paths of Flight and the monograph The Poet as Phenomenologist: Rilke and the New Poems. He will be appearing at:
ANNABEL ABBS: ON 1920S PARIS
KIM MAHOOD: ON STILETTOS AND SALT LAKES
ROBERT DESSAIX: ON KISSING, HUGGING AND SAYING ‘I LOVE YOU’
KAREN PICKERING: ON SHARK WEEK
LYNNE KELLY: ON HOW MEMORY TRAINING CHANGED MY THINKING
DESI ANWAR: ON SPIRITUAL ENCOUNTERS
JACQUELINE ROSE: ON REMARKABLE WOMEN
Learning Centre workshops[6 April 2017]
Learning Centre workshops for May / June
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Congratulations to Dr Catherine Bishop, a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Junior Research Fellow with the International History program, for winning the prestigious Ashurst Business Literature Prize for her first book, Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney.
Dirk Moses from the Department of History (with Federico Finchelstein and Pablo Piccato) has co-written an op-ed piece for the Washington Post on what the two presidents have in comman and why it should worry us.
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.
Dane Drivas shortlisted for prestigious Edmund Barton Award[23 February 2017]
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.
Essay writing, argument and analysis workshops for March and April[15 February 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.