Events from 23 September, 2014

  • Date
  • 30th September, 2014

    21st Todd Memorial Lecture

    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. 

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  • 14th October, 2014

    Why Economics Matters to Global Historians Roundtable with University of Western Sydney

    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, 2014

    The Ethics of Empathy

    Presented by the Sydney Node of The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100 - 1800.

  • 28th November, 2014

    Why Economics Matters To Historians, Past and Future

    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

    Workshop on Vagueness via Nonclassical Logics

    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.

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  • 18th June, 2015 to 20th June, 2015

    Trafficking, Smuggling and Illicit Migration in Historical Perspective Conference

    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, 2015

    Thinking Labour Rights through the Coolie Question

    Symposium to be held as part of the Laureate Research Program in International History, University of Sydney, Australia

    This 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 rights
    This workshop will be co-conveyed by Prof Marilyn Lake (University of Melbourne) and Dr Sophie Loy-Wilson (University of Sydney)