Events from 21 September, 2014
30th September, 20145:00-7:30pm
The 2014 Todd Memorial Lecture entitled Memory and Forgetting in the Age of Augustus will be given by Professor Karl Galinsky, Floyd A. Cailloux Centennial Professor of Classics and Distinguished University Teaching Professor at the University of Texas, Austin.
14th October, 20143-5pm
Prof. A.G Hopkins with Dr. Catherine Bishop, Dr. Thomas Adams, Dr. Chin Jou and Dr. Sophia Loy-Wilson
Chair, Dr. Philippa Hetherington
Followed by drinks and (in collaboration with UWS) Professor A.G. Hopkins Public Lecture General Lecture Theatre, Quadrangle, University of Sydney, 5.30-7pm
22nd October, 20149am-6pm
Presented by the Sydney Node of The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100 - 1800.
28th November, 20144-6pm
Special Panel, PG conference, History Department, University of Sydney)
Featuring, Garrit Van Dyk and Lizzie Inglesen
Chair, Dr. Sophia Loy-Wilson
Followed by drinks.
17th December, 2014 to 19th December, 2014
There is widespread agreement that adequate models of the semantics of vague language and of reasoning with vague information cannot be developed within the confines of classical logic. There is less agreement over which nonclassical logic is best suited for handling vagueness and indeed over whether just one logical framework is sufficient to accommodate all vagueness related phenomena. This workshop will bring together researchers working on these issues in philosophy, logic, mathematics and computer science–with special (but not exclusive) focus on approaches that appeal to degrees of truth and fuzzy logics.
18th June, 2015 to 20th June, 2015
Human trafficking, human smuggling, and illicit migration are some of the most politically volatile and pressing issues in the present day. They are also the subject of a growing amount of sociological,criminological, and historical research. This combined conference and workshop aims to bringtogether the growing number of scholars who are currently working on the histories of trafficking,smuggling, and illicit and sexual migration from all regions in the modern period.
17th September, 2015 to 18th September, 20159am-5pm
Symposium to be held as part of the Laureate Research Program in International History, University of Sydney, AustraliaThis 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. The period of the coolie trade extends from approximately the early 1840s – one consequence of the ending of slavery in the British empire - to the 1920s. The idea behind the coolie trade was a simple one. It sought to extract labour from China, India and the Pacific Islands and transport it to locations across the world, where it was in short supply, through systems of indenture. However the system that developed was widely condemned as inefficient, exploitative and often as akin to slavery.We welcome papers on the following themes:· Free and unfree labour· Labour and Empire· Economic internationalism and free trade liberalism· The ‘coolie question’ as a methodological category· Slavery and imperial migration schemes· Comparative labour history· Asian migration and labour rights· Gender and labour rightsThis workshop will be co-conveyed by Prof Marilyn Lake (University of Melbourne) and Dr Sophie Loy-Wilson (University of Sydney)