NEAF Public Lecture Series | 9 December 2019

NEAF Public Lecture Series Monday 9 December 2019 Professor Irving Finkel | British Museum Ghostbusting Mesopotamia Ancient Mesopotamia was a world in which no one questioned the existence of ghosts, but regarded them with sympathy, and often tried to help. These extraordinary voices echo through the cuneiform tablets that occupy Irving’s days in the British …

OSA lunchtime lecture series | Tuesday 26 November 2019

Wayan Jarrah Sastrawan | The University of Sydney The Materiality of History-Writing in Premodern Java The investigation of materiality, a key feature of art history and archaeology, can also be fruitfully applied to the study of history and philology. By asking questions about the material and physical properties of written sources, we can gain valuable …

Department of Gender and Cultural Studies panel: Curriculum, careers, and next steps for GCS students

Panel discussion | study and career opportunities for Gender and Cultural Studies graduates The Department of Gender and Cultural Studies would like to invite you to a panel discussion and networking opportunity where you can hear from department academics about undergraduate curriculum and future study and research options, and from recent graduates about their journeys from graduation …

Department of Classics and Ancient History panel: curriculum, careers, and cracking the job market

Panel discussion | career opportunities for Classics and Ancient History graduates The Department of Classics and Ancient History would like to invite you to a panel discussion and networking opportunity where you can hear from recent graduates about their journeys from graduation to work.  Program Head of School’s welcome, Peter Wilson Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country …

Department of Philosophy panel: curriculum, careers, and cracking the job market

Panel discussion | career opportunities for Philosophy graduates The Department of Philosophy would like to invite you to a panel discussion and networking opportunity where you can hear from recent graduates about their journeys from graduation to work.  Program Chair’s welcome, Anik Waldow Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country Rick Benitez Mapping your way through the new …

Department of Archaeology panel: curriculum, careers, and cracking the job market

Panel discussion | career opportunities for Archaeology graduates The Department of Archaeology would like to invite you to a panel discussion and networking opportunity where you can hear from recent graduates about their journeys from graduation to work.  Program Richard Miles Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country James Flexner Mapping your way through the new curriculum Karen Cavanaugh …

OSA lunchtime lecture series | Tuesday 29 October

Dr Minerva Inwald | The University of Sydney The Aesthetic Needs of the Masses: Artistic Reception in the Aftermath of the Great Leap Forward In May 1962, as the People’s Republic of China was recovering from Mao’s disastrous Great Leap Forward, the newly constructed Museum of Chinese Art in Beijing held its inaugural exhibition: a …

Archaeology, Museums, Heritage and Material Culture Seminar, 25 October

Caitlin Allen | The University of Sydney Grounding the City: the role of archaeological sites in contemporary urban life Conserved archaeological remains are kept in situ in urban developments all over the world.  If David Lowenthal was correct in his 1985 book The Past is a Foreign Country and heritage is about creating something not …

SCFS Workshop: The Berlin Academy

Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science Workshop Workshop | “The Berlin Academy”  The forthcoming workshop on The Berlin Academy will examine the socio-political context of the Academy, the philosophical methodology of the academicians and their ongoing debate over the origins of language. As such, this workshop will provide a useful entrée into the life …

NEAF Public Lecture Series | 23 October 2019

NEAF Public Lecture Series Wednesday 23 October 2019 Peter Edwell | Macquarie University The Highs and Lows of Life in Roman Mesopotamia Mesopotamia was Rome’s most easterly province and comprised parts of modern Turkey, Syria and Iraq. The province was frequently the object of imperial rivalry between Rome and the Parthian/Sasanian Empires in the third …