SOPHI News and Events
'The United Nations Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently conducted an assessment of the wellbeing of people around the world. The results indicate that Canberra is a world standout on the measures of income, jobs, health, access to services, environment, education, safety, civic engagement and housing' writes Dr Vicky Grieves from the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies.
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.
The International Research Award in Global History is jointly advertised by the Department of History and the Cluster of Excellence 'Asia and Europe in a Global Context' at Heidelberg University (Roland Wenzlhuemer), the Institute for European Global Studies at the University of Basel (Madeleine Herren‐Oesch) and the Laureate Research Program in International History at the University of Sydney (Glenda Sluga).
17-18 September 2015
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.
18-20 June 2015
Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdon
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.
Proposals for papers and expressions of interest in the workshop are invited from scholars at all stages of their careers. Proposals for papers of 300-500 words should be sent to email@example.com by 1 October, 2014. Please indicate whether you would also be interested in participating in the workshop. If you only wish to be considered for a workshop place, please send a 150-200 word description of your research.
'Many parenting apps are reinforcing the gender divide' [6 November 2014]
Sophia Johnson, recent PhD candidate in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies.
Professor Peter Hiscock: Archaeologists in Black Hats[21 October 2014]
Nazi archaeologists seeking the elixir of life. Evil demons entrapped in gold amulets. Wealthy, corrupt tomb raiders. Pop culture seems to give archaeologists a bad name. After studying hundreds of movie portrayals, Peter Hiscock, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Sydney, explores why we portray archaeologists as self-interested, swindling adventurers competing for glorious spoil.
Prudence Black: Flying high: the Qantas battle for pay equity resonates 20 years on [17 October 2014]
SBS online news published a story by Dr Sarah Walsh, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in SOPHI on The Other 9/11: Remembering Chile’s Descent into Dictatorship.
New Faculty Honours Research Fellowships for 2015[30 September 2014]
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the introduction of nine Honours Research Fellowships to be awarded to outstanding undergraduates intending to undertake an Honours year in 2015.
The successful applicants will be offered supervision towards an Honours degree in the appropriate discipline. They will each receive a bursary of $3000 towards research costs, and the opportunity to take up a research internship with the supervising program.
Supporting Our Future Historians[18 September 2014]
The Department of History's Schools Outreach and Social Inclusion Program has held its History Presentation Day in the Oriental Room in the Quadrangle.
2015 Departmental guides now available![13 September 2014]
Pick up the new 2015 Departmental guides for undergraduate students!