SOPHI News and Events
Dr Richard Miles from the Department of Classics and Ancient History History, will chair a session with Richard Dalrymple Sydney Writers' Festival event on Thursday 23 May (1-2pm)
Dr Alastair Blanshard, from the Department of Classics and Ancient History, shares his thoughts on the question 'What the Classics Teach Us' ahead of his Sydney Writers' Festival event next Saturday 25 May.
The Quarantine Project is a collaborative research initiative based around the former Quarantine Station at Sydney’s North Head. Uniting archaeologists, historians and heritage experts, we are documenting the many rock carvings and other markings made at the site through its 150 years of operation from 1835 to 1984. There are well over 1000 such inscriptions in the sandstone, each serving as an enduring ‘postcard’ connecting modern visitors to stories from the past. Many of these stories - of people, journeys, diseases and incarceration - will be analysed and shared via our research.
Watch out for the upcoming story on The Quarantine Project on the ABC's 7:30 Report!
5-7, Monday May 27 2013
Old Geology Lecture Theatre
Edgeworth David Building A11
University of Sydney
Position available: Postdoctoral Research Fellow[9 May 2013]
Join an ARC Laureate Fellowship project ‘Southern Racial Conceptions: Comparative Histories and Contemporary Legacies’
Academic Level A role
Full-time, 2 year fixed term: $73.2K - $99.4K p.a. (which includes salary, leave loading and up to 17% super)
MasterChef what are you thinking?[24 April 2013]
Nancy Lee, a PhD student and teaching fellow in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies writes on media and celebrity chefs.
Dr Annie Clarke (Archaeology) and Prof Alison Bashford (History) investigate the rock engravings scattered around the old quarantine station at Sydney’s North Head.