SOPHI News and Events
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.
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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.
Fellow will explore post-war lives of Chinese-Australian women[13 August 2014]
Dr Sophie Loy-Wilson from the Department of History will travel to China to explore the private Shanghai archives of a Chinese-Australian socialite, thanks to a new fellowship made possible by a donation to the Faculty.
Dr Loy-Wilson, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Laureate Program in International History, is the inaugural recipient of the Australasian Pioneers' Club International Fellowship for Early Career Researchers.
Review of Iain McCalman's new book[8 August 2014]
'“Like seeing a house on fire in slow motion”: The painful destruction of the Great Barrier reef': Iain McCalman's new book, The Reef, offers a riveting account of the World Heritage Site's tragic demise – Read the review by Osha Gray in Salon.
As the centenary of the Gallipoli landings approaches Australians need to consider the other half of the ANZAC acronym. The rise of Anzac Day as Australia’s national day has been paralleled by the increasing importance of Anzac Day in New Zealand. Read Mark McKenna's analysis in The Conversation
Fifth International History Intensive – A Great Success[29 July 2014]
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).