The Sydney Intellectual History Network (SIHN @ Sydney) is composed of researchers at the University of Sydney with combined interests in a cross-disciplinary approach to ideas and intellectual history as a method of exploring interchange and exchange across the humanities and social sciences.
Members of the network are located in five faculties:
- Arts and Social Sciences
- Architecture, Design and Planning
Our intention is to work across disciplinary boundaries to develop new synergies in intellectual history focusing on the international contexts and the possibilities of inter-relationships between economic, visual, political, social and philosophical histories.
Professor Jennifer Milam
Professor of Art History
ARC Future Fellow
Department of Art History and Film Studies
School of Literature, Arts and Media
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The University of Sydney
Jennifer Milam's research is concerned with visual contexts through which to explore the history of ideas.
She is an art historian with interdisciplinary interests that seek to identify unconventional visual processes stimulating and directing the production and reception of art in the intersecting fields of art history, intellectual history and 18th century studies.
The research that is the focus of her ARC Future Fellowship (2013-2017) considers the visual contexts of garden spaces in which ideas related to cosmopolitanism, national identity and imperialistic ambitions have been expressed and experienced.
She has secured competitive national and international research funding, communicated project findings and results at the most significant conferences in the fields of art history and 18th century studies, collaborated with international scholars through volumes of collected essays, published her research with highly respected presses in the discipline, and achieved a reputation of leadership in the field through her coordination of conference panels, supervision of research candidates, and management of the Faculty of Arts and Social Science's research portfolio as Pro Dean Research (2011-2013).