On 30 October, amid the heritage listed architecture and graceful decor of University House, a panel of distinguished writers: Frank Moorhouse, Lenore Coltheart, Susan Mary Withycombe, Jaky Troy, Stephen Dovers and Chris Uhlmann, offered their reflections on how Canberra's history has, can be, or should be written from a range of viewpoints. Dr Nicholas Brown chaired the event and ensured that speakers kept within their allotted time thus allowing for audience input.Image chris uhlmann.jpeg Audio
The National Centre of Biography invites you to the launch, by the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, of The ADB’s Story, at the ANU on Wednesday, 4 December.
Venue: Common Room, University House, ANU
Time: 5.30 pm to 7 pm
Bookings are essential. RSVP to email@example.com or phone 6125 4146.
The National Centre of Biography is launching Barry Jones's Dictionary of World Biography at the ANU on Thursday 28 November.
The annual History Colloquium, which is a gathering of scholars from northern and southern Australia in the Top End, took place in Darwin on 9 November 2013. Scholars based at either end of the country - Canberrans and Northern Territorians - from various institutions, once again shared in a feast of new ideas and common interests.
CAIS Director Professor Amin Saikal was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (ASSA) in October 2013. The Dean of CASS, Professor Toni Makkai announced Professor Saikal's election at an afternoon tea at CAIS in October. Professor Makkai said being elected as a fellow of ASSA was a highly sort after acknowledgement of academia in Australia and a much deserved award for Professor Saikal.
The Australian National University's Centre for Gambling Research has found people with gambling problems try to hide their problem, even from themselves, to avoid feeling ashamed and stupid.
Researchers interviewed more than 100 health and welfare professionals, regular poker machine players and people who self-identified as having gambling problems.
Researcher Dr Annie Carroll says people reported feeling more embarrassed about their gambling problem than a substance addiction.
On 30 October, amid the heritage listed architecture and graceful decor of University House, a panel of distinguished writers: Frank Moorhouse, Lenore Coltheart, Susan Mary Withycombe, Jaky Troy, Stephen Dovers and Chris Uhlmann, offered their reflections on how Canberra's history has, can be, or should be written from a range of viewpoints. Dr Nicholas Brown chaired the event and ensured that speakers kept within their allotted time thus allowing for audience input.
Dr Carolyn Strange, Deputy Head of the School of History, Graduate Director and Senior Fellow is the 2013 recipient of the New York State Archives' 'Award for Excellence in Research Using the Holdings of the State Archives'.
Interested in Arabic Language but not taking a degree program?
Why not try our summer course in Elementary Arabic?
Seminar - Safety challenges for the Offshore Energy and other Process Safety industries - the UK experience
Safety challenges for the Offshore Energy and other Process Safety industries - the UK experience
Steve Walker, former Head of UK Health & Safety Executive Offshore Division
Monday 28 October 2013, 4-5pm
Hedley Bull Seminar Room 3, Hedley Bull Centre, Liversidge Street, Acton
Ms Elisabeth Yarbakhsh was one of the nine successful finalists in the ANU 3 Minute Thesis competition held on 18 September 2013. She competed against a strong field with her 3 minute presentation of her thesis topic: Afghan refugees in Iran.
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an international competition for research students to showcase their research. Students have to talk about what their research is and why it is important in plain language for three minutes, with only a single PowerPoint slide.
Ms Jingjing Shen a PhD candidate with The School of Sociology has received an award for the "Best Student Paper" at the 3rd Annual International Conference on Political Science, Sociology and International Relations (PSSIR 2013) 26-27 August 2013
By virtue of our small population, Australia’s research community is far smaller than those in Europe and the US.
So it’s important for our PhD students to take advantage of opportunities to travel and connect with researchers in these larger communities.
The Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies will hold a series of lectures on Egypt in mid-October:
Egypt in Transition
Thursday, 10 October 4:00-5:00pm
Speaker: HE Mr Mohamed El-Orabi
Venue: CAIS Lecture Theatre, Ellery Cres., Building 127, ANU
If you have an interest in the contemporary politics, history, culture and political economy of the Middle East and Central Asia, or the role of Islam in the modern world - come to our information evening:
The Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies at ANU offers Graduate coursework and research programs that enable you to undertake a comprehensive study of the Middle East and Central Asia.
Two staff from the School of History are in the running for 2013 Victorian Community History Awards. Celebrated annually since 1999 and funded by the Victorian government, the awards recognise excellence in historical method. The range of award categories acknowledges that history can be told in a variety of formats, with the aim of reaching and enriching all Victorians.
Sam Furphy's Edward M Curr and the Tide of History and Tom Griffiths' Living With Fire: People, Nature and History in Steels Creek have both been shortlisted.
The School of History is delighted to congratulate Harriet Mercer, who is currently a PhB student in the School and working on an Honours thesis with Angela Woollacott, on being awarded the prestigious Max Kelly Medal by the History Council of NSW.
The ANU School of History is pleased to announce that it will host a group of Summer Scholars from 2 December 2013 to 31 January 2014. Successful applicants will be supervised by academic staff within the School of History.
Outstanding undergraduate students from Australia and New Zealand in their 3rd, 4th or Honours year of studies in History are encouraged to apply.
A History Summer Scholarship includes:
A Canberra 100 exhibition.
The Tentmakers of Chareh El Khiamiah will demonstrate their work in an exhibition hosted by the Embassy of Egypt and Canberra Quilters on 28 & 29 September 2013. There will be a beautiful display of hand quilted tent panels and tentmakers Hany El Sayed and Ekramy Hanafyith will demonstrate their craft.
The exhibition will open from 9am – 3pm at
Embassy of Egypt
1 Darwin Avenue, Yarralumla ACT
For more information
CAIS is presenting 3 public lectures in the week of 9-13 September
Oil, Unions and Democracy after Saddam
Monday, 9th September 2013 - 5:30- 6:30pm
Venue: Law Link Theatre, Building 5, Fellows Rd, ANU
Speaker: Dr Benjamin Isakhan
Headscarf Controversy Goes Global
Tuesday, 10th September 2013 - 2:00-3:00pm
Venue: CAIS Lecture Theatre, Ellery Cres., Building 127, ANU
Speaker: Professor Hilal Elver