SOPHI News and Events
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).
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.
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.
Allianz internships for Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students
Applications close Tuesday 7 October 2014
In 2011, a group of researchers from eight teams proposed that a mission be undertaken over important archaeological sites in north-west Cambodia. In 2012, the team used airborne laser scanning (lidar) technology to create high-precision digital elevation models of the ground surface beneath the vegetation cover. The project identified an entire, previously undocumented, formally planned urban landscape into which the major temples such as Angkor Wat were integrated.
The Department of History's Schools Outreach and Social Inclusion Program has held its History Presentation Day in the Oriental Room in the Quadrangle.
Dr Victoria Grieves has published an opinion piece in The Conversation about Australian Aboriginal identity.
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.
Pick up the new 2015 Departmental guides for undergraduate students!
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.
Fellow will explore post-war lives of Chinese-Australian women[13 August 2014]
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.
Review of Iain McCalman's new book[8 August 2014]
'“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