News and Events
Tim Anderson’s new book, ‘Land and Livelihoods in Papua New Guinea’ argues that notions of ‘economy’ and ‘development’ have no meaning without a broad and inclusive focus on the livelihoods of local inhabitants. Combining existing evidence with original studies it charts the economic options for rural families, suggesting their best way forward is by maintaining customary land as the basis for rich hybrid livelihoods.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences recently held its annual Best and Brightest Showcase at Parliament House, in recognition of the most exceptional Honours Theses in Government and International Relations.
A full-time postgraduate scholarship, endowed from a bequest to the Department of Anthropology from Mr. Carlyle Greenwell, is available for a suitably qualified candidate with a good degree in social or cultural anthropology to undertake research studies leading to an M. Phil or PhD in Anthropology.
Major Grant from Institute for New Economic Thinking Awarded to new ‘Financial Innovation and Central Banking in China: a Money View’ Project[7 May 2015]
A new project, ‘Financial innovation and central banking in China: a money view’ received a grant from the Institute for New Economic Thinking amounting to $106,176.
Why business prizes humanities degrees[5 May 2015]
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney has partnered with organisations such as Westpac, KPMG, Telstra and Allianz to create paid placement programs for bright and enterprising students. By coupling these placements with professional skills workshops on our campus, the program readies arts students for the workplace and demonstrates to employers the breadth of skills held by our graduates. Read the full article here.
Carnegie Corporation of New York Announces Major Grant for New Quantum Project by the Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney[24 April 2015]
Who will benefit from and who will be harmed by the advent of quantum computing, communications and control? Are networked media, global surveillance and data-mining already producing quantum effects in world politics? How will quantum be ‘weaponized’? Will a quantum revolution present us with sentient programs, feral algorithms and artificial intelligence?
Martijn Konings’ New Forthcoming Book: ‘The Emotional Logic of Capitalism: What Progressives Have Missed’[10 March 2015]
Martijn Konings’s new book ‘The Emotional Logic of Capitalism: What Progressives Have Missed’ (Stanford University Press) is coming out in May 2015. According to Adam Morton, the Chair of Department of Political Economy, ‘this book advances a new understanding of the semiotics of money and the genealogy of economy, with a view to uncovering the paradoxical sources of cohesion and legitimacy that neoliberal capitalism commands’.