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December 2010
Explore the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences on Info Day   View Summary
16 December 2010
future studentOn Wednesday 5 January, 2011, the University of Sydney opens its doors once again for Info Day.
The Faculty of Arts becomes the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences   View Summary
9 December 2010

On January 1, 2011 the Faculty of Arts becomes the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and welcomes the Discipline of Economics as a new School of the faculty, along with the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) and the Graduate School of Government (GSG).

A Conversation with Arts Alumnus Jack Manning Bancroft   View Summary
9 December 2010
Jack Manning BancroftA conversation with the winner of the 2010 Arts Alumni Award for Young Alumni Achievement, Jack Manning Bancroft (BA (Media and Comm) 2007), about his inspirational work as founder and CEO of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME).
Three Faculty of Arts scholars achieve top appointment   View Summary
3 December 2010

In a testament to the high calibre of Faculty of Arts academics, three faculty scholars have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, one of the highest accolades available in the humanities in Australia.

Sydney Morning Herald editor-in-chief goes back to uni   View Summary
2 December 2010

Peter Fray, editor-in-chief of [[i||The Sydney Morning Herald]] and [[i||Sun Herald]], has been named the First Decade Fellow in a prestigious appointment to the University of Sydney's Department of Media and Communications.

November 2010
Arts Scholar joins world experts in Art Gallery of New South Wales symposium   View Summary
29 November 2010
terracotta warrior

The University of Sydney has teamed up with the Art Gallery of New South Wales to present a symposium on the ancient Chinese Qin Dynasty, entitled The First Emperor Symposium: Innovations and Creativity in Ancient Qin.

Arts Research Recognised in ARC Future Fellowships   View Summary
23 November 2010

The creativity and breadth of research in the humanities and social sciences by Faculty of Arts scholars has been acknowledged with the announcement last week of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships.

Top Arts achiever wins Prime Minister's Asia Award   View Summary
12 November 2010
Literary AwardIndonesian studies PhD student, Siobhan Campbell, has received top honours as winner of the Prime Minister's Australia Asia Endeavour Award.
Student literary talent on display in Sandstone anthology   View Summary
12 November 2010
SandstoneThe University of Sydney's newest literary talent has been immortalised in print with the launch of the 2010 Sydney University Student Anthology, Sandstone.
Global recognition for Master of International Studies program    View Summary
8 November 2010
BookThe Department of Government and International Relations' Master of International Studies (MIntS) program has gained global recognition as a top graduate course through a new affiliation.
ARC Funding Demonstrates Faculty of Arts Research Strengths   View Summary
4 November 2010
SandstoneThe most recent round of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding has been announced and once again the Faculty of Arts has achieved great success with a number of grants awarded.
October 2010
The Faculty of Arts strengthens ties in China   View Summary
25 October 2010
quadA delegation of senior academics from the Faculty of Arts has forged stronger ties with their Chinese counterparts, in a series of events across China.
Memoirs of a Media Intern in Tokyo   View Summary
25 October 2010

A chance to work with one of Australia's most renowned foreign correspondents in one of the world's most vibrant cities was an opportunity that Media and Communications student Jacqueline Breen couldn't miss.

The Department of Media and Communications Turns 10   View Summary
25 October 2010
lectureIn the hallowed hall of one of Sydney's oldest buildings, staff, students and alumni came together to celebrate the Faculty's newest milestone.
History lecturer wins literary award for first book   View Summary
5 October 2010
Literary AwardDr Clare Corbould, senior lecturer from the Department of History, has been awarded the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for a First Book of History, which comes with a prize of $15,000.
Career Pathways In Arts   View Summary
5 October 2010
honours and postgraduate studentsCome and learn how to begin your career after your study. How to identify opportunities, useful organisations, hints and tips for applications. There is opportunity for everyone.
Book Launch: John Clark, "Asian Modernities: Chinese and Thai art compared, 1980 to 1999"   View Summary
1 October 2010
contemporary Asian art culturesYou are cordially invited to the launch of John Clark's Asian Modernities: Chinese and Thai art compared, 1980 to 1999, a groundbreaking comparison of two contemporary Asian art cultures.
September 2010
Professor Moira Gatens Receives Top Appointment   View Summary
30 September 2010
Chair of the ‘Excellence in Research for Australia’As testament to her valuable contributions to philosophy and the humanities in Australia, Professor Moira Gatens has been appointed Chair of the 'Excellence in Research for Australia' (ERA) Research Evaluation Committee for the Humanities and Creative Arts (HCA).
Professor Iain McCalman Receives Coveted Publishing Award   View Summary
30 September 2010
History DepartmentIn a year of great publishing success for the History Department, another academic has received critical recognition for their fascinating work.
University of Sydney hosts Celtic studies conference   View Summary
30 September 2010
Celtic studies conferenceTopics as unique and diverse as medieval Irish magic and the drinking of blood in the ritual context of mourning will be explored at the Seventh Australian Conference of Celtic Studies at the University of Sydney this week.
Publishing Success for Faculty of Arts Alumna   View Summary
27 September 2010
the Wedding Shroud book coverA Faculty of Arts alumna is making her mark in the world of Australian literature with the recent success of her first novel.
The Dean's Reception for Alumni and Friends of the Faculty of Arts   View Summary
26 September 2010
People ClappingOn Wednesday 26 May 2010 Professor Duncan Ivison, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, met Faculty alumni, academics, students and friends at a cocktail reception in the Great Hall.
International Accolade for Eminent Department of History Scholar   View Summary
17 September 2010
Professor Warwick AndersonProfessorial Research Fellow in the Department of History, Professor Warwick Anderson, has achieved the highest international honour in the field of science and technology studies with his most recent book.
Could this be the year of the modern family?   View Summary
17 September 2010
Adoption AmendmentWhat does it mean to make history? While Australia was occupied with the formation of a minority Federal Government, history of another kind was being made in NSW. The passing of the Adoption Amendment (Same-Sex Couples) Bill ushered in the end to the direct legislative discrimination against same-sex couples in NSW.
Kazakhstani Student Brings a Global Perspective to PhD Research   View Summary
16 September 2010
international PhD studentTaking a personal approach to research is essential, according to Yelena Nikolayevna Zabortseva, an international PhD student at the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney.
When voters elect an independent...   View Summary
16 September 2010
GovernmentGovernment is likely to be formed by the Labor Party with the support of two independents but this does not mean the independents necessarily lose their independence.
Benefits of the NBN go beyond the individual   View Summary
15 September 2010
National Broadband Network debateThe debate surrounding the National Broadband Network has confirmed that it is among the most dramatic points of policy divergence in this election. It's a choice between a relatively frugal, business-as-usual, hands-off policy from the Coalition and an expensive government monopoly with dramatically faster, almost universal broadband.
Easy to be cynical in game of it's a knockout   View Summary
15 September 2010
Organisations in conflictOrganisations in conflict with each other come to resemble each other. This insight of the great American public policy scholar James Wilson is amply confirmed whether we look at commercial TV networks, spy agencies, football clubs - or political parties.
The Department of History Reveals Australia's Forgotten Faces for History Week   View Summary
8 September 2010
Australia’s Forgotten FacesThe History Council of New South Wales' History Week 2010 is on from the 4-12 September, with the theme "Faces in the Street".
Free Public Lecture on Contemporary Challenges to Human Rights and Democracy in the Asia Pacific Reg   View Summary
7 September 2010
Human Rights and Democracy The Faculty warmly invites you to a special lecture on Democracy in Burma and Women's Rights in Afghanistan which will be held from 12-2pm on Tuesday 7 September in the Old Teachers' College Assembly Hall.
Courageous Women's Rights Campaigner to Inspire University of Sydney Audiences   View Summary
7 September 2010
The Sydney UniversityListed as one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential persons for 2009, inspirational women's rights advocate, Suraya Pakzad is a woman with an incredible story to tell.
August 2010
Professor John Keane on Q&A   View Summary
30 August 2010
The Sydney UniversityProfessor John Keane, Professor of Politics in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, will appear on the ABC's Q&A program on Monday 30 August with Malcom Fraser, former Australian Prime Minister, Jessica Rudd, author, Chris Berg, research fellow, Institute of Public Affairs and Christine Wallace, journalist and commentator.
When voters elect an independent...   View Summary
26 August 2010
GovernmentGovernment is likely to be formed by the Labor Party with the support of two independents but this does not mean the independents necessarily lose their independence.
Human Rights and Development Debate   View Summary
13 August 2010
Human Rights and Development DebateOn Friday 13 August 2010, guest panellists from the University of Sydney and ActionAid will lead the second debate in a series of three presented by the Institute of Social Sciences at U Sydney and ActionAid.
Award-winning Darwin biographer to speak at University of Sydney   View Summary
12 August 2010
The Sydney UniversityPre-eminent Darwin scholar and Harvard professor Janet Browne will join two University of Sydney scholars on Thursday 12 August to discuss the challenges and delights of writing historical science biographies.
You wouldn't read about it: climate scientists right - Professor Rod Tiffen   View Summary
5 August 2010
the Climate Research Unit at the University of East AngliaChances are, you have not heard much about Climategate lately, but last November it dominated the media. Three weeks before the Copenhagen summit, thousands of emails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia were published on a Russian website.
The Atlantic World in a Pacific Field Conference - 5-7 August, 2010, University of Sydney   View Summary
4 August 2010
the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the University of SydneyGenerously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the University of Sydney
June 2010
World Democracy Forum launches in Washington this week   View Summary
2 June 2010
People ClappingDemocracy is imperfect but is the fundamental right of individuals. That is the view of University of Sydney Professors Graeme Gill and Murray Print who are the Chairs of the World Democracy Forum (WDF) - a global network of researchers dedicated to emerging and continuing global issues.
The Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia: a unique collaboration   View Summary
2 June 2010
Student in LibraryThe Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia (CCANESA) proves the University of Sydney has come a long way since Walter Scott, Professor of Classics from 1884 to 1900, spearheaded the introduction of modern history, literature and philosophy to the University's Arts curriculum.
May 2010
Meet the Arts Postgraduate Winner of Dan David Award   View Summary
21 May 2010
Student Reading BookUniversity of Sydney student, Franklin Obeng-Odoom proves he is a scholar of exceptional merit and undeniable promise after winning the Dan David Award.
Sydney historian wins international award   View Summary
20 May 2010
The top of the Quod

The American Association for the History of Medicine has awarded University of Sydney historian, Professor Warwick Anderson, the prestigious 2010 William H Welch Medal for his book The Collectors of Lost Souls: Turning Kuru Scientists into Whitemen.

Sydney Sawyer Seminar: Critical Histories of Human Biology and 'Hybridity' in the Pacific   View Summary
15 May 2010
Student Reading BookIn the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the islands of the Pacific became a vast archipelago of laboratories for the study of culture contact and race mixing.
Ross Gittins shares thoughts about Immigration and Population with Political Economy students   View Summary
11 May 2010
People ClappingLeading Australian Economist and Economics Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, Ross Gittins, presented his thoughts on immigration and population to students in the Arts and Economics and Business faculties last week in an event organised by the student union's Political Economy Society (ECOPSOC).
The 'Best and Brightest' Begin to Shine   View Summary
9 May 2010
poeple clappingA panel of our most promising honours graduates of the Department of Government and International Relations discussed their original research at 'The Best and Brightest, IV Honours Graduate' event hosted at State Parliament House last week, and sponsored by the Sydney Morning Herald, The initiative came from the Department's External Advisory Committee.
Book Launch: The Unknown Nation - Australia after Empire   View Summary
9 May 2010
book turning pagesThe Unknown Nation - Australia After Empire is co-authored by 2010 Fulbright scholar and University of Sydney senior lecturer James Curran, and University of Copenhagen historian Stuart Ward.
The Department of Performance Studies Takes Center Stage   View Summary
9 May 2010
student opening bookTwo productions developed and rehearsed within the Department of Performance Studies are nominated for Best Independent Theatre Production at the 2010 Sydney Theatre Awards.
April 2010
What is Australia's responsibility to asylum seekers?   View Summary
23 April 2010
Student reading bookTo mark the introduction of a new Masters degree in Human Rights and Democratisation, the University of Sydney's Faculty of Arts will host a free public seminar this Thursday on a critical human rights question - what is Australia's responsibility to those who seek asylum on our shores?
Arts Postgraduate Information Evening 2010   View Summary
22 April 2010
Female student learning on bookThe Faculty of Arts will be holding a Postgraduate Information Evening on Thursday 22 April 2010 in the Quad, to give prospective students an opportunity to visit the Faculty of Arts and to find out more about the wide range of postgraduate degrees we offer, both coursework and research.
Students Prepare to Make Their Mark   View Summary
14 April 2010
Student with book open

New scholars begin their University experience.

University of Sydney Graduate Takes a Ride   View Summary
5 April 2010
knife and forkWith the aid of a BA Augusta Supple takes on Sydney's creative world.
Department of History's Dr James Curran awarded the 2010 Fulbright Professional Scholarship   View Summary
2 April 2010
bookDr James Curran, a senior lecturer in history, is set to deepen our understandings of the political underpinnings of Australia's relationship with America during 1969-83, with research that focuses on recently released archival documents of key US administration officials.
March 2010
Writers - Will you be in the 2010 University of Sydney student anthology?   View Summary
19 March 2010
Studen on books

A unique publishing opportunity continues when 2010 Masters of Publishing students will edit an anthology of student writing.

Myer AKF Fellows make their media mark   View Summary
19 March 2010
LibraryGenerous fellowship enables our media students to raise their voice in Asia.
The Faculty of Arts welcomes its new incoming students   View Summary
16 March 2010
People ClappingThe Faculty of Arts officially welcomed its new incoming undergraduate and postgraduate students on Thursday 25 February.
Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad   View Summary
10 March 2010
Student thinking next to a stack of booksHigh school kids with a particular talent for interpreting languages and logic - from Mayan Hieroglyphs to Japanese braille, from language games to grammatical problems in endangered languages - can now compete internationally in their very own Olympics.
February 2010
Arts Start Video Guides   View Summary
28 February 2010
Movie CameraTwo video guides are now available on the Arts Start website for prospective students. Find out what to expect and how to prepare for enrolment day.
25 February 2010
Student reading bookFrom 2010, the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School (FMAMS) will come under the auspices of the University of Sydney's Centre for Continuing Education and Department of Hebrew, Jewish and Biblical Studies, headed by Associate Professor Suzanne Rutland. Jillian Fine, an educator currently working in the education department of the Sydney Jewish Museum has been appointed as Academic Director of the Melton Mini-School.
January 2010
Arts students attend Copenhagen as Australian Youth Delegates   View Summary
8 January 2010
A female student faceThe Faculty of Arts has provided support to three students to attend the United Nations Copenhagen Climate Conference as Australian Youth Delegates.