SOPHI News and Events
Follow the search for the 51st Regiment: The heroes of Waterloo who were sent to police the penal colony of Maria Island, Tasmania.
The latest edition of the SOPHI Magazine has been released just in time for some summer reading!
This is an intensive three day workshop examining concepts and procedures of lithic artefact identification. It is focused on developing conceptual understandings and practical competency in identifying, describing and quantifying flaked stone artefacts. Participants should take away a quality capacity to identify lithic artefacts, in a variety of conditions, and to be able to use those identifications to accurately describe archaeological assemblages.
SMH features Brieanna Watson from Classics and Ancient History [12 December 2016]
Universities join push to make Indigenous education numbers add up
"From next year, a deal with the culturally diverse International House will enable hundreds of the university's students to apply for subsidised accommodation".
Philanthropic support strengthens the Teaching of Ancient Greek in SOPHI[29 November 2016]
Thanks to the generosity of external donors – notably the Nicholas A. Aroney Trust, also the Kudos Foundation – and with the support of the Consul-General of Greece, Dr Stavros Kyrimis and Mr John Azarias, Director of the Lysicrates Foundation, the Department of Classics and Ancient History has been able to appoint a Lector (dedicated language instructor) in Ancient Greek for three years, 2017-2019. The Department is delighted to announce that Dr Tamara Neal will be the holder of the Lectorship.
SOPHI's Eric Csapo and Nicholas Smith elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of the Humanities[24 November 2016]
Congratulations to Professor Eric Csapo (Classics and Ancient History) and Associate Professor Nicholas Smith on their election to the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
For the first time in its history, Crossroads in Cultural Studies is coming to the southern hemisphere. The 11th Association for Cultural Studies “Crossroads in Cultural Studies” conference will be held in Sydney, Australia, from the 14-17 December, 2016. Hosted by the University of Sydney and Western Sydney University, Crossroads 2016 will bring scholars together in the beautiful summertime setting of Sydney University to engage with the past, present and future of cultural studies scholarship.