Events from 24 July, 2017

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  • 27th July, 2017
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

    ANTH Seminar Series | Kula Ring Astronomy, Sky/Earth Relations: Traces of an East Asian Heritage?

    This seminar features Frederick H. Damon from the University of Virginia. He will present on the last chapter of his book Trees, Knots and Outriggers about the Kula Ring Astronomy.

  • 27th July, 2017

    Sydney Ideas - Outside the Square: Are Humans the Only Beings that Matter?

    We’re all in the same boat. Environmental crisis feels big, abstract, and difficult to do much about. Is there anything we can actually do that will matter?

  • 28th July, 2017 to 29th July, 2017
    9:00am - 5:00pm

    BDS: driving global justice for Palestine conference

    The Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, Sydney University Staff for BDS, and a range of pro-Palestinian organisations including the Australia Palestine Advocacy network (APAN) are calling on supporters of Palestine justice, both activists and researchers, to participate in a two-day conference.

  • 31st July, 2017
    5:30pm - 7:00pm

    Antibiotic Resistance and the Biology of History

    This seminar features Hannah Landecker from University of California. Hannah will discuss the history of the scientific and medical study of antibiotic resistance, focusing on the realization that individual therapies targeted at single pathogens in individual bodies are environmental events affecting bacterial evolution.

  • 2nd August, 2017

    Sydney Ideas - New International Orders

    The Thinker's Guide to the 21st Century series of forums brings together the University of Sydney thinkers from the disciplines of History, Politics, Economics, and Philosophy to help us navigate the key concepts tossed around in the contemporary political debate and news.

  • 4th August, 2017
    5:00pm - 6:30pm

    Space, Social Conflict, and the Future of Urban Society: a comparative view

    Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, this Sydney Idea lecture features Professor Michael Herzfeld from Harvard University. Professor Herzfeld argues that urban gentrification is the tip of a much larger iceberg, called ‘development’ that easily promotes insidious forms of social Darwinism and paternalism.

  • 10th August, 2017
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

    ANTH Seminar Series | Cash transfers and the unseen poor in Indonesia

    In this seminar, Dr Robbie Peters from the Department of Anthropology will present on his paper which explores the popular poverty alleviation instrument of conditional cash transfers to the poor in the global south.

  • 11th August, 2017 to 12th August, 2017
    1-5:30pm on 11th, 9.00am-12.30pm on 12th

    The Politics of Trump - Government & International Relations forum

    Join us for 'The Politics of Trump', a forum featuring over thirty academics from the Department of Government and International Relations, who will discuss the various issues raised by the election of President Donald Trump.

  • 16th August, 2017

    Sydney Ideas - Why we need a universal basic income

    Basic Income is an audacious idea - a regular, unconditional cash grant for everyone as a right of citizenship. Yet, growing numbers of people have come to support it. Join Karl Widerquist, a leader of the worldwide basic income movement, to discuss this idea.

  • 17th August, 2017
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

    ANTH Seminar Series | Towards an anthropology of abject economies

    Where do things go when they are lost, discarded, or forgotten? What social afterlives do they lead? Whose lives are constituted among the detritus? Through an exploration of such questions, David Boarder Giles (guest speaker from Deakin University) sketches out new directions for an anthropology of value, one that looks beyond the horizons of capital towards the futures that lie in its ruins.