SOPHI News and Events
Thanks to the generosity of external donors – notably the Nicholas A. Aroney Trust, also the Kudos Foundation – and with the support of the Consul-General of Greece, Dr Stavros Kyrimis and Mr John Azarias, Director of the Lysicrates Foundation, the Department of Classics and Ancient History has been able to appoint a Lector (dedicated language instructor) in Ancient Greek for three years, 2017-2019. The Department is delighted to announce that Dr Tamara Neal will be the holder of the Lectorship.
Congratulations to Professor Eric Csapo (Classics and Ancient History) and Associate Professor Nicholas Smith on their election to the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
For the first time in its history, Crossroads in Cultural Studies is coming to the southern hemisphere. The 11th Association for Cultural Studies “Crossroads in Cultural Studies” conference will be held in Sydney, Australia, from the 14-17 December, 2016. Hosted by the University of Sydney and Western Sydney University, Crossroads 2016 will bring scholars together in the beautiful summertime setting of Sydney University to engage with the past, present and future of cultural studies scholarship.
Mark McKenna talks to Phillip Adams about his latest book[19 October 2016]
How women historians smashed the glass ceiling[19 October 2016]
Anne Rees, Junior Research Fellow, in History, writes for the Conversation.
Cutting down misconceptions about Aboriginal history[12 October 2016]
Professor Peter Hiscock, Tom Austen Brown Chair of Australian Archaeology at the University of Sydney Laura McBride, Indigenous Officer at the Australian Museum
Gender and Cultural Studies students on-country at Kakadu[11 October 2016]
Anna Calik and Kay Kean, who recently represented the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies on an interdisciplinary service learning project at Kakadu National Park.
David Harold Tribe Philosophy Award 2016[5 September 2016]
Applications Open to the Public
The aim of the David Harold Tribe Philosophy Award is to promote interest in philosophy and to help the recipient further their education, enabling them to develop their insights and to advance the general public’s understanding of philosophy.
Applications close Friday, 25 November 2016 at 4 p.m.
The award will be in the sum of $12,000 payable as a one-off payment
International Research Award in Global History 2017[8 August 2016]
The successful applicant will receive up to €10,000 towards the organization of an international symposium on a topic of significance to this year’s global history themes:
The History of Global Governance
Transnational Law and Global History