What's On

2014


August


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 is a Human Right
Dr Elise Baker, the University of Sydney and Dr Bronwyn Hemsley, the University of Newcastle
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28 August
Taking Audiences Seriously: two case studies from the Anglo-Boer War and the dawn of digital cinema
Professor Ian Christie, Film and Media History, Birkbeck College, University of London
Presented with the Power Institute
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September

1 September
Indonesia Facing a New Future
Andreas Harsono and Hamish MacDonal
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1 September
Drusilla Modjeska on Visitants by Randolph Stow
Reading Australian Literature Series
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4 September
Why Don’t We Eat Enough Fruit and Vegetables?
Food@Sydney Series #3
Co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute
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5 September
The Knowledge Industry and Counter-power: subversive futures for intellectual workers in neoliberal Australia
Professor Raewyn Connell, University Chair, Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney
A Last Lecture co-presented with the Faculty of Education and Social Work
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6 September
She Only Barks at Night
The Living Room Theatre artist Michelle St Anne and Macleay Museum Senior Curator Dr Jude Philp
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9 September
Beyond 1914 – The University of Sydney and the Great War Launch
Includes panel discussion on War Death and Memory
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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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10 September
Letting the Audience In: considering the neglected side of film studies
Professor Martin Barker, Emeritus Professor at Aberystwyth University, UK
Presented with the Power Institute
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11 September
Sustainable Economic Growth in Southeast Asia: Pipedream or reality?
A panel discussion
Co-presented with the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre
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12 September
Carnival China
Professor Kerry Brown, Director of the China Studies Centre
Co-presented with the China Studies Centre and the Sydney Democracy Network
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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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15 September
OMEGA - Biofuels from Offshore Farms for Algae
Dr Jonathon Trent, NASA Scientist
Co-presented with the Clean Energy and Intelligent Networks Cluster in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
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17 September
Is a New Pandemic Inevitable? Can science prevent a global infectious disease disaster?
Professor Edward C. Holmes, NHMRC Australia Fellow, Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, Sydney Medical School, School of Biological Sciences and Charles Perkins Centre
21st Century Medicine Series co-presented with Sydney Medical School
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22 September
Why It's So Hard to Talk About Peace in Sri Lanka
Gilberto Algar-Faria, Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
Co-presented with the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
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22 September
Fiona McFarlane on The Aunt’s Story by Patrick White
Reading Australian Literature Series
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23 September
What’s Happening to Universities? Historical and Comparative Perspectives
Professor Stefan Collini, Professor of Intellectual History and English Literature at Cambridge University
Co-presented with the Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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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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24 September
The One That Got Away: the world’s oceans and the future of food
Food@Sydney Series #4
Co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute
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29 September
Julia Gillard - My Story
Co-presented with Random House Australia and Gleebooks
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30 September
Kim Williams on Music and Rules of Engagement
Co-presented with Sydney Conservatorium of Music
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October

7 October
The Biodiversity Crisis: Environmental, Social And Economic Impacts
Professor Lesley Hughes, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University and Lead Councillor, Climate Council
Professor Manfred Lenzen, Professor of Sustainability Research, the University of Sydney
Co-presented with the Balanced Enterprise Research Network (BERN) at the Sydney Environment Institute
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8 October
Teenagers, Technology and Mental Health: Using 21st century technologies to manage anxiety, depression and substance abuse in young people
Professor Ian Hickie, AM MD FRANZCP FASSA. Professor Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School, Charles Perkins Centre, and Executive Director, Brain and Mind Research Institute
21st Century Medicine Series co-presented with Sydney Medical School
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9 October
Professor Whitney Davis
Professor Whitney Davis, George C. amd Helen N. Pardee Professor of History and Theory of Ancient and Modern Art at UC Berkeley
Presented with the Power Institute
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9 October
Smallholder Agriculture and the Future of Global Food and Nutrition Security
Food@Sydney Series #5
Co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute
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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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16 October
School Lunches (Mis)shaping a Nation: Lessons from Australian school canteens and the United States on what not to do – and how to change it
A panel discussion with: Joel Berg, Dr Kieron Rooney, and Associate Professor Tim Gill
21st Century Medicine Series co-presented with Sydney Medical School
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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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22 October
Getting to the Heart of a sudden Cardiac Death: Preventing our young and fit from dying on the sports field
Profesor Chris Semsarian, MBBS PhD FRACP FCSANZ FHRS FAHA. Professor of Medicine, Sydney Medical School, Cardiologist, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine & Cell Biology
21st Century Medicine Series co-presented with Sydney Medical School
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29 October
Are Teenagers (actually) Crazy? Raging Teenage Hormones – Fact or Fiction?
A panel discussion with: Professor Kate Steinbeck and Associate Professor Catherine Hawke
21st Century Medicine Series co-presented with Sydney Medical School
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