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  • Victoria Grieves: 'Indigenous Australians offer a broader concept of wellbeing'[21 November 2014]

    '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.

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  • 'Many parenting apps are reinforcing the gender divide' [6 November 2014]

     Sophia Johnson, recent PhD candidate in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies.

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  • 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.

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  • Thinking Labour Rights through the Coolie Question - Call for papers[29 September 2014]

    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. 

    Contact: sophie.loy-wilson@sydney.edu.au

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  • Trafficking, Smuggling and Illicit Migration in Historical Perspective Conference - Call for papers[16 September 2014]

    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 traffickinghistoryconference@gmail.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.

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