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December 2011
Yuletides of yesteryear: a history of Christmas   View Summary
15 December 2011
History of ChristmasAs many Australians pull out the tinsel and reach for the sunscreen to prepare for a summer Christmas, Associate Professor Carole Cusack, from the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Sydney, gives an insight into Christmas traditions including the connection to mid-winter.
Banks: still the untouchables   View Summary
13 December 2011
Dr Evan JonesAn opinion piece by Dr Evan Jones from the Department of Political Economy, first published in The Canberra Times
European Union funds groundbreaking torture prevention program    View Summary
9 December 2011
Associate Professor Danielle CelermajerThe European Union has awarded the University of Sydney 1.5 million Euros to develop a program with an unprecedented approach to torture prevention, involving partnerships with universities in Sri Lanka and Nepal and the participation of the police and military in those countries.
Latin-America and Australia share Indigenous knowledge   View Summary
7 December 2011
Indigenous CulturesThe integration of Indigenous knowledge into university research and teaching is one of the major aims of a ground-breaking public symposium starting at the University of Sydney today.
China Studies Centre: Engaging China   View Summary
1 December 2011
Engaging ChinaThe Sydney China Business Forum, a major new initiative of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, was launched in Sydney yesterday.
November 2011
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences joins the Sydney Writers' Festival   View Summary
30 November 2011
Sydney Writers' FestivalThe University of Sydney's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will sponsor the Sydney Writers' Festival in 2012, launching a new partnership to explore how books can transport today's 'big ideas' to a wider audience.
MECO secures further student internships   View Summary
29 November 2011
Media and Communications studentsFour students from The Department of Media and Communications (MECO) have been awarded prestigious international internships for 2012, following a significant increase in external funding.
Fellowships for excellence in the humanities   View Summary
25 November 2011
felloweshipsThe election of University of Sydney scholars as Fellows of the Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises their outstanding contributions to the disciplines of English, archaeology and history.
Jenny Blow wins NSW Institute of Sport Academic Excellence Award    View Summary
25 November 2011
NSWIS Awards DinnerJenny Blow, a talented student and sportswoman from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, jointly won the award for Academic Excellence on Thursday evening 17th November at the New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS) awards ceremony dinner in Randwick.
Making more sense of time    View Summary
24 November 2011
credit Flikr/Cory VogelsongerThe University of Sydney has received US$1.5 million from the John Templeton Foundation to explore the nature of time and streamline worldwide academic research on the subject.
Hold the obituary - Peter Fray calls for new approach to media   View Summary
16 November 2011
Peter FrayDoomsday predictions about the future of the media are premature and will be proved false by a new compact between journalists, editors and their audiences, says Peter Fray, the University of Sydney's First Decade Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications.
The online test for media inquiries   View Summary
11 November 2011
Media InquiryTim Dwyer and Fiona Martin from the Department of Media and Communications have written an opinion piece for The Conversation on an online test for media inquiries.
Insights 2011: Questioning the stigma of poetic solitude    View Summary
10 November 2011
Professor Barry SpurrBarry Spurr, the University of Sydney's Professor of Poetry and Poetics, will discuss the poetry of solitude and loneliness at an Insights lecture inaugurating his chair on 10 November.
Wishes Granted for Faculty Research Applicants   View Summary
8 November 2011
2012 ARC grantsThe Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has been awarded 16 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Projects grants for 2012.
The political agenda of Occupy Sydney   View Summary
8 November 2011
Occupy Sydney ProtestsContrary to some media reporting, the Occupy Sydney movement has a focused and coherent political agenda, researchers from the University of Sydney believe.
MECO Students Win Prestigious China Internships   View Summary
7 November 2011
Tanya Sun, Zi Wang and Callie HendersonTwo Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) students from the University of Sydney have been awarded internships with the China Daily, based in Beijing.
Alumni in the City ponder inner demons   View Summary
2 November 2011
ArtSS in the City eventArtSS in the City, a new alumni program by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, was launched at the Museum of Sydney.
Media and Communications students win prized ABC internships   View Summary
1 November 2011
Shaun Colnan, Rebecca Simpson and Robert JohnsonThree talented media students at the University of Sydney have won prized internship positions at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
October 2011
The University of Sydney Ranks 18th in the World for Arts and Humanities    View Summary
28 October 2011
The University of Sydney QuadrangleThe University of Sydney is ranked 18th in the world in the field of arts and humanities, according to the most recent figures from Times Higher Education.
Questioning the role of banks and bank regulation   View Summary
27 October 2011
What are banks and bank regulation for?What banks and bank regulation are for will be the topic of debate by a distinguished panel of academics, policy makers and regulators on 28 October at the University of Sydney.
Sarah Stewart selected for Olympic qualifiers   View Summary
27 October 2011
PhD candidate (Philosophy) Sarah StewartSarah Stewart has been selected in the Australian women's wheelchair basketball team that will do battle at the official London Paralympic qualifying tournament next month, the Asia Oceania Zone Championship.
Shark hunts a Hollywood response to real horror   View Summary
25 October 2011
PhD candidate Christopher NeffThis year may be remembered as the summer of the shark hunt. Following the third fatal shark attack in Western Australia in the past two months, the state government authorised a shark hunt to address the situation.
Indigenous Australian Studies continues to expand with the addition of a new Honours course   View Summary
20 October 2011
Dr Peter MinterThis week the Koori Centre announces a brand new Honours course in Indigenous Australian Studies, offering the opportunity for students to further build career opportunities in this dynamic field.
Asylum: first ask the right questions   View Summary
19 October 2011
DR Anna BoucherLabor and the Opposition have made a right political meal of the appropriate response to the offshore processing of asylum-seekers, Anna Boucher and Mary Crock write in the Canberra Times.
International agricultural rights movement facing new challenges   View Summary
19 October 2011
La Jornada del Campo, a Mexican farmworker's publication.As Sunday 16 October marked World Food Day, Alana Mann from the Department of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney reflected on a global social movement struggling to assert rights over food.
Faculty Teaching Fellowships Announced for 2012   View Summary
14 October 2011
Teaching fellowship 2011 recipientsTeaching Fellowships in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences have been made available to candidates for 2012.
Faculty students attend KIAS Undergraduate conference in Alberta    View Summary
13 October 2011
Alberta, CanadaThree students from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences recently presented talks at the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) Undergraduate Student Conference in Alberta, Canada.
The debate over comfortable Buddhist monks   View Summary
11 October 2011
The Buddha's Middle WayOn 11 October in a Sydney Ideas event, Karen Lang, a Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Sydney, will discuss how Buddha favoured moderation and would not have had a problem with modern monks living a comfortable life.
Christie's in London offers ten-year internship opportunity to Faculty students   View Summary
10 October 2011
University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence, at Christie’s London with the Picasso Christie's auction house in London is offering a rare internship opportunity for University of Sydney students that came about out of the Picasso sale that took place at Christie's earlier in the year.
Dr Robyn Veal Wins Prestigious Archaeology Fellowship   View Summary
4 October 2011
Dr Robyn VealDr Robyn Veal, post-doctoral honorary in the University of Sydney's Department of Archaeology, has been awarded the Ralegh Radford Rome Fellowship for the British School at Rome (BSR).
September 2011
Reading Between the Lines: Alumna Kim Anderson   View Summary
30 September 2011
Kim AndersonDespite a long and diverse career in the media and an ongoing involvement with the University of Sydney, alumna Kim Anderson continues to find satisfaction in her successful online creation, literary hub The Reading Room.
Anthropology in the time of climate change - An Insights 2011 lecture   View Summary
30 September 2011
Insights 2011Linda Connor, Professor of Anthropology and alumnus of the University of Sydney, will be giving an inaugural lecture in the Nicholson Museum on Thursday 6 October.
How online technology helps us love our work too much   View Summary
27 September 2011
Dr Melissa Gregg's new bookWork's Intimacy, by Dr Melissa Gregg, from the University of Sydney, describes the extent to which online technology has intruded into all areas of our personal lives.
A night of memories, drama and feasting with John Bell    View Summary
21 September 2011
Hear about John Bell's remarkable career in theatreOne of Australia's most loved and distinguished actors and directors, John Bell, an alumnus of the University of Sydney, will reflect on his life and career at a special dinner to be held in the Great Hall on 24 September.
Murray Bookchin and Social Ecology   View Summary
21 September 2011
Murray BookchinOn 21 September Professor David Schlosberg, Department of Government and International Relations, looks at the contribution and contradictions of Murray Bookchin, who died in 2006.
The role of the reviewer in the age of Twitter   View Summary
20 September 2011
Sydney Ideas eventSYDNEY IDEAS EVENT: You are planning on going to the movies, a restaurant, the theatre or a concert. How do you make your choice? What media do you consult online or offline and whose opinion matters?
Alumnus in Focus - Senthorun Raj   View Summary
13 September 2011
Senthorun Raj thumbnailSince graduating last year, Senthorun Raj (BA Honours 2010) has already carved out an impressive career path that far exceeds expectations for a young graduate fresh out of University.
39 Steps to Stage Success for Faculty Students   View Summary
9 September 2011
39 Steps - Sydney Fringe FestivalThe Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will be represented by both current students and alumni in the upcoming amateur production of The 39 Steps, to be featured as part of this year's Sydney Fringe Festival.
Young Freedom Riders deliver the Indigenous message   View Summary
8 September 2011
Freedom RidersHundreds of ideas on constitutional reform, gathered from Indigenous communities during a recent recreation of Charles Perkins' 1965 Freedom Ride, were today presented to a government advisory panel as part of an event at the University of Sydney.
How we came to eat for pleasure - historical transformations in food culture    View Summary
6 September 2011
Food eventAs European society underwent the major but gradual change from medieval to modern, its food culture was also undergoing a major transition.
Postcard from Kenya   View Summary
2 September 2011
Tana RiverTim Siegenbeek van Heukelom has just returned from a six-month research trip in Kenya as part of his PhD studies into food security at the University of Sydney's Centre for International Security Studies. Tim writes about his experiences here.
Festival Fever: University of Sydney Alumni hit Edinburgh   View Summary
2 September 2011
Axis of AwesomeAugust in Edinburgh means festival time - and University of Sydney alumni are making a splash on and off stage this weekend in very different ways as the city erupts with performances and new ideas.
Talking English: Making connections in rural NSW   View Summary
2 September 2011
Rural connectionsConversations about Hamlet, Blade Runner, Frankenstein, Romantic literature, Strictly Ballroom, and Wilfred Owen flew between high schools in western regional NSW last week when University of Sydney lecturers visited the country to talk about HSC texts.
August 2011
Faculty Supports Korean Film Festival   View Summary
25 August 2011
Korean Film FestivalThe University of Sydney Arts Faculty will this year be represented by three distinguished staff members at the second annual Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA).
The Inevitable Rise of China - Hype or Reality?   View Summary
25 August 2011
Inevitable rise of ChinaA cover article in the latest edition of Foreign Affairs by the University of Sydney's Dr Salvatore Babones outlines why predictions by economists that China will continue to experience rapid growth throughout the coming decades may be seriously flawed.
Master of Human Rights and Democratisation Welcome Ceremony   View Summary
24 August 2011
Human Rights and DemocratisationMacLaurin Hall was host to a special event on Friday evening 12th August to welcome new students undertaking the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific).
Malthus and the peopling of America and Australia - an Insights lecture   View Summary
18 August 2011
Insights lecturesIn her Insights lecture on Thursday 18 August the University of Sydney's Professor Alison Bashford will discuss the little known fact that the new colony of New South Wales formed a founding case on which Robert Malthus, Britain's original political economist, built his late 18th-century ideas on population.
Lord Byron: Early modern celebrity and spoiled child of fame   View Summary
17 August 2011
Lord ByronBefore the age of Lady Gaga, David Beckham, and Barack Obama was the age of the beautiful, charismatic, and controversial Lord Byron (1788-1824), whom many consider the first modern celebrity.
An important new book on Climate Change is launched in the Quadrangle   View Summary
12 August 2011
book launch in the art galleryWednesday evening in the beautiful and intimate Art Gallery in the Quadrangle, guests gathered for the official launch of The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society.
Masters of Publishing program receives accreditation by the Australian Publishers Association   View Summary
10 August 2011
Masters of Publishing receves accreditationThe peak industry body in Australia for publishing, the Australian Publishers Association (APA), has accredited the Department of Media and Communications Masters of Publishing program.
Fellowships shed light on 21st-century democratisation and the history of Australian racial thought   View Summary
10 August 2011
Pippa NorrisUniversity of Sydney academics will throw new light onto the impact of democracy and our understanding of human difference thanks to two new Australian Laureate Fellowships announced by the federal government today.
Social change in China: a China Studies Centre event   View Summary
5 August 2011
Social conditions are rapidly changing in ChinaTwo new books on the impact of rapidly changing social conditions in China, written by academics from the University of Sydney's China Studies Centre, will be launched on 9 August at the University.
Airport full-body slam hurts civilians, not terrorists   View Summary
3 August 2011
Justin HastingsTHE problem with full-body scanners is that almost no security measures beyond explosive trace detection, metal detectors and X-ray machines for bags - all of which already exist - make us safer from airborne terrorism.
Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman to address students   View Summary
2 August 2011
Thomas FriedmanFaculty of Arts and Social Sciences students will engage with multiple Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman when he delivers a special guest lecture at the University on 2 August.
ALUMNA HANNAH DONNELLY: From the UN to the Australian Human Rights Commission   View Summary
2 August 2011
Hannah DonnellyHannah Donnelly is a Wiradjuri woman from the Kamilaroi communities of Tingha and Inverell, and has just finished her Bachelor of International and Global Studies at The University of Sydney. Since a fruitful Aurora Project internship in tail end of her degree, she has been asked to work part-time at the Australian Human Rights Commission in the Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander Social Justice Unit.
July 2011
Russell Emerson: Technical Director of Performance Studies retires today after 31 years   View Summary
29 July 2011
Russell Emerson"To be a good designer", says Russell Emerson, "you have to understand hands-on, the functions of every production department within a production group."
Stars of Australian screenwriting share their insider's perspective   View Summary
29 July 2011
Dr Sue WoolfeSome of Australia's most accomplished screenwriters are sharing their professional insights in a Department of English course at the University of Sydney this semester.
Professor Caine speaks on the relationship between history and biography    View Summary
26 July 2011
Barbara CaineThe Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will launch their Insights 2011: Inaugural Lecture Series with an exploration of the relationship between biography and history.
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences members awarded 2010 prize for Best Paper in the Economic Record   View Summary
20 July 2011
Nick de RoosAustralia's premier journal in the field of Economics, Economic Record has awarded three University of Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences members the Best Paper prize for 2010. Nick de Roos, Gordon Mills and Stephen Whelan from the School of Economics wrote the winning article, titled Pricing Dynamics in the Australian Airline Market.
Journalism and biology teaching networks receive $1.5 million funding boost    View Summary
15 July 2011
ALTC story thumbThe Journalism, Media and Communication Network (JoMeC) from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney has been funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) to strengthen learning and teaching networks over the next two years.
New PGARC space in the Woolley Building an improvement to student research facilities.   View Summary
13 July 2011
PGARC roomThis week saw the opening of a much-needed new Post Graduate Arts Research Community (PGARC) space in the Woolley building. The new space has been created in response to continued requests for updated facilities for Post Graduate research students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Harry Potter Saves History   View Summary
11 July 2011
Harry Potter thumnThe University of Sydney's Professor Ann Curthoys believes the Harry Potter novels evoke not only a magical world but also the magic of history.
Our exposure to surveillance includes medicine, popular culture and the workplace   View Summary
7 July 2011
FingerprintOn 8 July the University of Sydney's Surveillance and Everyday Life Research Group is holding an event looking at our exposure, as individuals, to surveillance. This exposure is possible because of the ubiquitous presence of surveillance technologies and the way that surveillance has been taken up in popular culture.
Students experience French through cooking   View Summary
1 July 2011
Smith Family Experience DayFrench Studies contributes to the Smith Family Experience Day with an introduction to French through cooking - Bon appétit!
June 2011
ALI REZA YUNESPOUR: Passing on the gift of education to others   View Summary
30 June 2011
Ali Reza YunespourInternational Studies student Ali Reza Yunespour is using his education at the University of Sydney as a platform to help his fellow Afghanis.
Amateur archaeologist's gift to help Australia uncover its past   View Summary
29 June 2011
Dr Ted RobinsonFor over 40 years, Tom Austen Brown roamed the outback in a quest to explore Australia's ancient Aboriginal past.
Alan Dupont submits new policy brief for the Lowy Institute   View Summary
22 June 2011
newspapersProfessor Alan Dupont argues that Australia has failed to grasp the full implications of China's meteoric rise.
Dr Andrew McGarrity on the Dalai Lama's visit   View Summary
20 June 2011
Dalai LamaWith the Dalai Lama in Australia at present, Tibetan expert Dr Andrew McGarrity sheds some light on some of the recent issues surrounding the spiritual leader…
Revolution, Realism and World Cinema Symposium at the University of Sydney   View Summary
17 June 2011
symposiumOn 21 June speakers at a symposium at the University of Sydney will investigate world cinema through the twin lenses of revolution and realism.
Sydney Ideas features WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson   View Summary
15 June 2011
WikileaksWikiLeaks burst into political life with revelations that shocked both the public and governments globally.
Media Watch's Jonathan Holmes launches an important new book by Associate Professor Anne Dunn   View Summary
14 June 2011
Associate Professor Anne DunnDespite Thursday evening being bitingly cold, a warm and inviting Co-op Bookshop welcomed guests through its doors, with the offer of a glass of wine and an insightful book event, the launch of Associate Professor Anne Dunn's Media, Markets and Morals.
Alumna in Focus - Delia Falconer   View Summary
9 June 2011
Dr Delia FalconerUniversity of Sydney graduate Dr Delia Falconer has fast become one of Australia's most critically acclaimed writers.
Latest QS rankings place University of Sydney in the top 20 for Arts and Humanities   View Summary
9 June 2011
QuadrangleJune 3rd saw the release of the QS University rankings, where the world's universities claim their international standing in their various fields of study, and the University of Sydney has done very well to be placed in the top 20 for all subjects that fall under the umbrella of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
How Young People Are Reshaping the World - a University Symposium    View Summary
7 June 2011
eventOn 8 and 9 June the Anthropology Department at the University of Sydney is holding a symposium on the influences young people have on modern societies.
The Power Institute: Bringing Exciting New Ideas to a Wider Audience   View Summary
7 June 2011
LedburyJune 20th will see one of the world's foremost art historians visit the University of Sydney to speak about one of Picasso's most intriguing art works, Guernica
The dark side of 'democracy's birthplace' - revisiting Ancient Athens   View Summary
6 June 2011
ancient athensWe like to imagine the Athenians as devoted to freedom and the spirit of reason. Certainly there is much to praise about Athens, but the city could also be violent, irrational, xenophobic, misogynist, and brutally imperialist.
May 2011
Australian Poetry Library opens its digital doors    View Summary
27 May 2011

Whether you want an impressive verse for a speech, the ideal poem to declare undying love or simply to improve your knowledge and appreciation of Australian poetry, there is now the perfect website to assist you.

English Academics in the Spotlight   View Summary
24 May 2011
bookDr Peter Marks and Dr Sue Woolfe, both of the Department of English, featured in ABC radio programs in May.
Face to Face: Portraiture in a digital age Exhibition   View Summary
5 May 2011
exhibition'Face to Face: Portraiture in a digital age' an exhibition curated by Digital Cultures lecturer, Dr Kathy Cleland, was opened in Korea by the Prime Minister Julia Gillard during the PM's recent tour of Asia.
Best and brightest research showcase at state parliament   View Summary
4 May 2011
EventFourth-year honours graduates from the University of Sydney's Department of Government and International Relations last night stepped into the hothouse of political debate, if only for one night, when they presented their honours theses at NSW Parliament House to an audience of researchers, academics, students and members of the business community.
April 2011
The Dean Welcomes Alumni   View Summary
11 April 2011
Dean's Alumni ReceptionThe Dean's Alumni Reception was held last Thursday evening at the Great Hall - a place where all alumni can reflect on their sense of pride and achievement they felt graduating within the omniscient sandstone.
"Nobel Prize" for Political Science won by Professor Pippa Norris Pippa Norris, from the Department    View Summary
11 April 2011
prizePippa Norris, from the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, has won what is popularly known as the Nobel prize for political science.
Questioning the authority of science   View Summary
7 April 2011
quadFrom climate change to the classification of illegal drugs, the extent to which scientific opinion should prevail over other voices in determining public policy is hotly contested.
Alumna in Focus - Venessa Cowell   View Summary
7 April 2011
AlumniVenessa Cowell has made a name for herself in the fashion world. The 27-year-old Arts and Social Sciences alumna, who took philosophy and art history during her time at Sydney, decided in 2006 to follow her passion and start a boutique shoe label, christening it Venessa Cowell Design.
March 2011
Switching Sand for the Snow in Seoul   View Summary
31 March 2011
BookWhile most of us headed to the beach this summer, three students of the University of Sydney swapped sand for snow in South Korea to experience being a journalist in Seoul.
Researchers without Borders   View Summary
15 March 2011
BooksIn a new collaborative project, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences researchers will cross national borders and departmental boundaries alike.
2011 Fulbright scholars dedicated to improving the world   View Summary
11 March 2011
Daniel WodakThree University of Sydney graduates have been recognised for their work in moral philosophy, international diplomacy, and women's and children's welfare with 2011 Fulbright Scholarships.
Democracy in the Age of Google, Facebook and WikiLeaks   View Summary
9 March 2011
FacebookProfessor John Keane's article entitled 'Democracy in the Age of Google, Facebook and WikiLeaks' appeared in the March edition of The Australian Literary Review.
Student Archaeologists in Clean Sweep   View Summary
7 March 2011
bookFor the first time ever Sydney University students have taken out first prize in all three undergraduate competitions offered by the Australasian Society for Classical Studies (ASCS).
Curtin, champion of the Empire    View Summary
7 March 2011
bookIn June 2008 Julia Gillard, as deputy prime minister, addressed a gathering of the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue in Washington, DC.
Fraught trip from Arab tent to street    View Summary
4 March 2011
bookThe waves of unrest sweeping the Middle East suggest that democratic reform is spreading across the region. Or at least that's the optimistic view being peddled in Washington and other Western capitals.
New Students Welcomed to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in 2011   View Summary
2 March 2011
SWOT photoThe Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences officially welcomed its new undergraduate and postgraduate students during O-Week 2011.
Environmental Humanities Initiative Receives Grant   View Summary
1 March 2011
Professor Iain McCalman photo 17 scholars with diverse research backgrounds within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will join forces to work on the important emerging field of 'environmental humanities'.
February 2011
Kleist Conference a Credit to Germanic Studies in Australia   View Summary
25 February 2011
book200 years after his death, German playwright Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) has been the subject of a four-day conference hosted by the Department of Germanic Studies.
Research Grant for Sydney Linguists   View Summary
16 February 2011
Language networkThe 'Language and Identity Research Network' is one of seven recipients of the newly introduced Collaborative Research Scheme in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Ben Ali's pillaging of Carthage must become a thing of the past   View Summary
14 February 2011
Richard MilesWith the removal of Ben Ali from power, archaeologists have hopes of restoring the ancient site to the people of Tunisia
New Heads of School in the New Year   View Summary
8 February 2011
quadAs the New Year rolls in the faculty welcomes not only a new name, but also embraces fresh leadership with the arrival of two new Heads of School (HoS) and another Acting Head of School in 2011.
New Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Collaborative Research Scheme Grants Underway    View Summary
4 February 2011
quadAn exciting new internal funding scheme is underway, providing the chance for academic staff and postgraduate students across the faculty to collaborate in innovative ways.
Academic heavyweights taking Government and International Relations from strength to strength   View Summary
2 February 2011
bookThe Department of Government and International Relations will enjoy an invigorating change with the arrival of three distinguished new Professors in 2011.
January 2011
New Director of the Power Institute in 2011   View Summary
25 January 2011
book imageThe Power Institute will continue to grow under the leadership of a prominent new Director, Professor Mark Ledbury.
Richard Miles the face of new BBC2 history series   View Summary
7 January 2011
richard milesA Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences academic is helping to bring history to life as the host of a new six-part British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) history series.