What's On

2014


August

4 August
The Future of Cultural Journalism
A panel discussion
Co-presented with Australian Book Review and The Conversation
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5 August
Animals and Social Justice
Professor Will Kymlicka, Canadian Research Chair in Political Philosophy, Queen’s University, Canada
Co-presented with the Human Animal Research Network (HARN) and the Sydney Environment Institute
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5 August
The Image in Question: Anachronism and the Theoretical Object
Mieke Bal, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), University of Amsterdam
Co-presented with the Department of Philosophy and Sydney Colleg of the Arts (SCA) (HARN) details

7 August
Tackling Food Waste: Acting for People and for the Planet
Food@Sydney Seminar Series #1
Presented by Sydney Environment Institute and Charles Perkins Centre
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7 August
Keeping Good Science from Going Bad: preventing the malicious use of life science and biotechnology
Dr Gerald L. Epstein, Biological, Chemical, Nuclear, and Radiological Policy, US Department of Homeland Security
Co-presented with the Centre for International Security Studies and the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Disease and Biosecurit
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11 August
Skyful of Lies and Black Swans: Who controls shifting information power in crises?
Nik Gowing, International Broadcaster
Co-presented with China Studies Centre and Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney
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11 August
Michelle de Kretser on Tirra Lirra By The River by Jessica Anderson
Reading Australian Literature Series
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13 August
A Debt to Society? The Politics of Austerity in an Age of Abundance
A panel discussion
Co-presented with the Australian Working Group on Financialisation (AWGF), the University of Sydney
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13 August
How Jesus Celebrated Passover: Renaissance Scholars and the Jewish Origins of Christianity
Professor Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History, Princeton University, US
Presented with the Sydney Intellectual History Network
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13 August
Deforestation and Development: drivers, implications, and policy approaches
Assoc Professor Jennifer Alix-Garcia, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin at Madison, US
Co-presented with the School of Economics
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18 August
Reflections on Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations
Professor Tony Aspromourgos, School of Economics
Key Texts 2014 presented with the Sydney Intellectual History Network (SIHN)
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18 August
X-ray Crystallography: a new view of the world
Professor Stephen Curry, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College, UK
Co-presented with the Faculty of Science for National Science Week
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19 August
The Revolution in Academic Networks in the 21st Century
Book launch and panel discussion
Co-presented with the University of Sydney Association of Professor
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19 August
The Hunt for Dark Matter
Assoc Professor Juan Collar, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, US
Co-presented with Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terascale (CoEPP) and the School of Physics
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25 August
Why the Scientific Revolution Wasn't a Scientific Revolution
Professor Daniel Garber, Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University
Co-presented with the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science
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26 August
Mental Life in the Metropolis
Professor Nikolas Rose, Professor of Sociology, King’s College London
Co-presented with the Biopolitics of Science Research Network and the Network for Bodies, Tissues and Organs at the University of Sydney
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26 August
Imagining Time: The Temporality of Art’s History
Professor Keith Moxey, Barbara Novak Professor of Art History at Barnard College, Columbia University
Co-presented with the Power Institute
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27 August
Communication as a Human Right for Children with Communication Disorders
Dr Elise Baker, the University of Sydney and Dr Bronwyn Hemsley, the University of Newcastle
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September

1 September
Drusilla Modjeska on Visitants by Randolph Stow
Reading Australian Literature Series
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10 September
Google me Happy! The future of managing young people’s mental health support needs
Dr Andrew Campbell, Faculy of Health Sciences
Presented with the Faculty of Health Science
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15 September
The Rhetoric of Bach’s St Matthew Passion: Text and performance
Dr Alan Maddox, Musicology, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Key Texts 2014 presented with the Sydney Intellectual History Network (SIHN)
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22 September
Fiona McFarlane on The Aunt’s Story by Patrick White
Reading Australian Literature Series
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24 September
Wildlife Wars
Professor Justin O’Riain, University of Cape Town
The 2014 Murray Lecture, presented by the School of Biologicial Sciences, Faculty of Science
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29 September
Julia Gillard - My Story
Co-presented with Random House Australia and Gleebooks
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October

13 October
Sensuality and the Subterranean: Jean-Jacques Lequeu’s Maison Gothique (1777-1814) during the late Enlightenment
Dr Jennifer Ferng Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Planning at the University of Sydney
Key Texts 2014 presented with the Sydney Intellectual History Network (SIHN)
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22 October
Lymphoedema And Breast Cancer Challenging The Myths
Professor Sharon Kilbreath, Faculy of Health Sciences
Presented with the Faculty of Health Science
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