SOPHI News and Events
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.
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.
'“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).
University of Sydney-based project is now part of the UN 'Victory over Slavery' exhibit [22 July 2014]
Emma Christoper's film They Are We has been introduced by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nation, as part sof the United Nations Victory over Slavery: Haiti and Beyond exhibit. The film tells the story of the return of the Cuban descendants of an enslaved woman to her village of origin in Sierra Leone.
Sydney History PhD wins Prestigious Oxford Sophie Coe Prize [22 July 2014]
Garritt Van Dyk, a second year History PhD student affiliated with the Laureate program for his work on the transnational and economic history of national food cultures, has won the prestigious Sophie Coe Prize for his essay on the origins of champagne, 'Méthode Anglaise: Transnational Exchange and the Origins of Champagne'.
Cogito ergo sum: Latin making a comeback[22 July 2014]
Michael Hanaghan, a classics doctoral student from the University of Sydney, is teaching Latin at Haberfield Public School using a course designed for primary school students called Minumus Mouse, which uses the tales of a family and a mouse who lived at Vindolanda in AD100.
Paul Redding, ARC DORA Research Fellow in the Deaprtment of Philosophy, was elected President of the Australasian Association of Philosophy at the Annual General Meeting in July.