Skip to main content
Topic_

Humanities and social sciences

22 February 2017
What you need to know about the new HSC English curriculum

What will a changed HSC English curriculum mean for teachers and students? Associate Professor Jackie Manuel explains.

View
20 February 2017
Student entrepreneur to connect with China's best and brightest

Zoe Neill, a second-year International Relations student from the University of Sydney, will join 67 other young entrepreneurs as part of this year’s China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP).

View
16 February 2017
How changing times made Australia’s political leaders more disposable

Politics was once a gentlemanly affair with leadership spills a rare sight; but times have certainly changed, writes Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen in this extract from his book Disposable Leaders: Media and Leadership Coups from Menzies to Abbott.

View
16 February 2017
Trailblazer tales help authors vie for literary prize

Two University of Sydney historians are in the running for Australia’s richest business literature prize.    

View
15 February 2017
How leaders can better sell economic reform

Policy makers must move away from believing voter disaffection amounts to apathy, writes Associate Professor Anika Gauja.

View
15 February 2017
Who 'Likes' social media gambling?

Problem gambling is set to get worse because of social media, writes Sally Gainsbury from the Gambling Treatment Clinic. Research shows gaming and gambling are converging and are being embraced by the smartphone generation.

View
10 February 2017
Not Guilty? How direct gaze influences face recognition

Sydney researchers including from the Not Guilty project have confirmed direct eye contact may increase the perceived familiarity of a face and therefore the chances of a wrongful conviction.

View
09 February 2017
The Great Invention Search

PhD candidate Jonathan Englert needs inventors to share tales of ingenuity, for a new study investigating Australia's strong track record of creation. 

View
07 February 2017
How unspoken collusion fixed petrol prices

A study detailing 'tacit collusion' by major fuel firms leads an MP to urge measures to protect consumers and ensure greater competition on petrol prices. 

View
07 February 2017
Hissstory: how the science of snake bite treatments has changed

From ammonia and alcohol, to splints and antivenoms: Dr Peter Hobbins from the Department of History charts the evolution of Australia's snake bite treatments. 

View
07 February 2017
Can you sue someone for giving you a bad reference?

Australian defamation law applies to all forms of communication. Despite the wide application of defamation law, you have very limited recourse if you've been given a bad reference by an employer, writes Professor David Rolph.

View
03 February 2017
Explainer: what makes a good teacher

From judging what’s best for the class and individual to finding the ‘sweet spot’ for learning, Dr Nicole Mockler explains teaching traits and skills.

View
31 January 2017
Trump's ban erects wall of ideology, race and religion

Trump's ill-advised ban may provide a 'told-you-so' moment for extremists who have long argued for cutting American ties over treatment of Muslims, writes Hussain Nadim.

View
24 January 2017
'New collar' jobs will be old-fashioned, our response should be too

Benefits from technological change must be shared equitably, writes Dr Samuel Wills in The Conversation.

View
24 January 2017
Give teachers more freedom

It's time to roll back curriculum constraints and give teachers the freedom to make their own professional judgements, writes Dr Nicole Mockler.

View
23 January 2017
Explainer: What are workers rights to pay in the gig economy?

Whether it be Uber or Airtasker, most workers in the gig economy want to be paid a fair rate for their work. How does the law protect the rights of these workers? Professor Joellen Riley, Dean of Sydney Law School, explains. 

View
23 January 2017
Student dig explores Tasmanian barracks of colonial regiment

Student archaeologists are excavating a former British military barracks to learn about Tasmania’s convict and military history.

View
19 January 2017
7 tips for preparing children for school

From dealing with anxious kids or those more gifted, to the power of reading: University of Sydney health and education experts share their tips to help parents and teachers kick off the new school year.

View
18 January 2017
Trump inauguration moves dial from rhetoric to reality

Trump gained power by magnifying the sense of national malaise – with a potent mix of populism, nativism, nationalism and conservatism, writes Professor James Curran in the Weekend Australian.    

View
16 January 2017
WHO report shows good law bolsters public health

A University of Sydney Law School expert is the principal author of a new World Health Organization (WHO) report, which describes the many ways law makes a crucial difference for public health. 

View