The Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies is introducing an innovative way to study Arabic online. Students at ANU, as well as from universities around Australia and internationally, can apply directly to study Arabic online and seek credit for their existing program at their home university. Arabic online courses can be enrolled in as electives or part of a major or minor.
The ANU Persian Society held an evening of Nowruz celebrations on Saturday 22 March. The evening included dance performances, readings of Hafez poems, a dinner at University House which was followed by Persian music and dancing. There was an overwhelming demand for tickets to this popular event which was attended by the wider Canberra Persian community as well as the student population.
Guest Speaker: Peter Fitzpatrick whose book, The Two Frank Thrings, won the National Biography Prize in 2012.
Date: Thursday 27th March
Time: 12.00 midday – 2.00 p.m.
Venue: Seminar Room A, Coombs Bldg, ANU
Title: ‘How to outwit your biographer: a study of the contrasting challenges of misleading evidence in my two dual biographies, Pioneer Players: The Lives of Louis and Hilda Esson and The Two Frank Thrings.’
Registrations are now open for the 2014 Conference of the Australasian Association of Philosophy. Held at ANU this year, the conference will commence on 6 July with a keynote address from the AAP President and a welcome reception.
This conference is designed to give professional philosophers and philosophy postgraduate students the opportunity to present and discuss papers in all areas of philosophy.
For more information, please visit the conference website: Australasian Association of Philosophy.
CAEPR has an endowment fund through which it sponsors Indigenous people to become Centre Visitors under the Visiting Indigenous Fellowship Scheme, to be involved in collaborative research with CAEPR staff and higher degree research students. Research is understood broadly, reflecting CAEPR's commitment to Indigenous empowerment throughout Australia.
The endowment was originally funded by foundations associated with Rio Tinto and Westpac as well as by the Australian National University.
The Sex Lives of Australians: A History by Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno is one of four books shortlisted for the 2013 ACT Book of the Year Award which offers $10,000 for the winning submission.
The Award is coordinated through artsACT
We are pleased to advise that Round 2 of the 2014 Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Grants is now underway, and we encourage all interested applicants to consider applying.
Professor Angela Woollacott, Manning Clark Professor of History from the School of History is to team with Dr Ann Summers, National Museum of Australia founding director, Dr Dawn Casey, Indigenous Land Corporation chairwoman, ANU deputy vice-chancellor, Professor Marnie Hughes Warrington, Professor Mairlyn Lake, president of the Australian Historical Association, and Alex Biggs, former Australian Young Historian of the Year, to debate the
Professor Adam Graycar, Director of the ANU Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) is speaking in Washington DC this week at an event called ‘Corruption in Rich Countries’.
The event is co-hosted by the Australian National University (ANU) and the World Bank's Integrity Vice Presidency (INT), the independent arm of the World Bank responsible for investigation of internal fraud and corruption.
Congratulation to Miranda Bruce, Sociology Honours student, the recipient of the George Zubrzycki Prize for 2013. This prize is awarded to the the student who achieved the highest mark in an enrolled Sociology Honours program (or combined with any other ANU College Honours).
Professor Jerzy (George) Zubrzycki (1920-2009) was founder of the ANU Department of Sociology , and valued for his contribution to sociology, public policy and the advancement of multiculturalism in Australia .
Students studying Arabic at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies are able to take an Applied Arabic course as part of their program. This year CAIS students travelled to and studied at both Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates and Nizwa University in the Sultanate of Oman.
The students were accompanied and taught by CAIS Lecturer and Convenor of the Arabic Program Ms Huda Al-Tamimi.
The Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Marnie Hughes-Warrington, representing the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ian Young, and CAIS Director, Prof. Amin Saikal hosted the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon. Julie Bishop, to a dinner at University House on 16 January 2014.
Guests included the Arab, Turkish and Iranian ambassadors to Australia and a number of academics from the University.
Have you ever wondered why sectarianism in the Middle East has reached a critical point? With the conflicts in Syria, Bahrain and Iraq, will the region be divided along sectarian lines? Is it religion or the geopolitics that shapes the region? Then perhaps this is the course for you...
Prof. Amin Saikal has recently been awarded the title of Public Policy Fellow by ANU Vice Chancellor Prof. Ian Young. The title was given to ANU academics most active in public debate in their areas of academic expertise and to recognise outstanding achievement in Public Policy.
At the time of granting the awards Professor Young said: "I would like to congratulate our new Public Policy Fellows on this recognition and take this opportunity to thank them for their contributions to public debate."
The Many Worlds of R H Mathews: In Search of an Australian Anthropologist by Martin Thomas has been shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Winners will be announced Saturday 1 March 2014 in a presentation at the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden during Adelaide Writers’ Week, held as part of the Adelaide Festival.