The full podcast of this jointly presented conference is now available. The conference was hosted in mid-December by two of The Australian National University’s leading institutions in these fields – Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs and the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies,
On 23 February, join Dr Chris Wallace; historian, biographer, journalist and visiting fellow at the National Centre of Biography, School of History, ANU; with Anne Tiernan, in conversation with Katherine Murphy.
"Australia has never been richer, its people better educated and the country better connected internationally, yet there is a widespread perception that systems and key institutions are broken."
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
6:00pm – 7:00pm
On the 27th January, NITV is screening 'Message from Mungo’ (Ronin Films) in the prime time slot of 7.30 pm. This is especially timely in the wake of Australia Day, with its intense debates about the appropriateness of this as our national day.
Placement tests for Arabic (to assess your level of competency for Intermediate and Advanced levels only):
Thursday 28 January 10-11am & Thursday 11 February 10-11am
This will be a written test.
ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods fellow Dr Matthew Manning has co-authored a newly released monograph, 'Economic Analysis and Efficiency in Policing, Criminal Justice and Crime Reduction: What Works?'
The book explains the relevance of economic analysis to criminal justice and policing research, how costs and benefits can be measured, and what subsequent analysis can discover.
“Studying elementary Turkish language courses led me to a fascinating Turkish-speaking world. Many students may not realise that Turkish language is the foundation for over 30 Turkic language groups such as Azeri, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, and Uzbek. Therefore, I feel knowing Turkish would undoubtedly open up more opportunities to enter a variety of career paths or further studies in the Turkish-speaking world.
They Came to Murramarang: New edition recaptures local history and personal recollections of the region
Associate Professor Alastair Greig, along with Dr Sue Feary, has recently been involved in editing and compiling a new edition of Bruce Hamon’s They Came to Murramarang, first published in 1994, which provides a unique combination of local history and personal recollections from a writer who witnessed the transformation of the Murramarang region from the timber era to modern times.
Dr Yi Li from the Center for Population Health and Aging at Duke University has been appointed as a Lecturer in Demography and will commence mid 2016.
He received my PhD in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His primary research interest is to integrate genetics and demographic studies of population health and marriage. He is also interested in causal inference and quantitative methods.
ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods fellow Dr Matthew Manning has co-edited the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Indigenous Wellbeing.
Pre-ordering details are available direct from Routledge or from the ANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research.
In 2013 Martin Thomas from the School of History won the Calibre Prize for his essay ‘Because It’s Your Country: Bringing Back the Bones to West Arnhem Land’. The essay developed from research in the north Australian community of Gunbalanya where a scientific expedition raided mortuary sites in 1948.
The latest ANU Demography newsletter is now available.
Read the latest edition of the National Centre of Biography's newsletter, Biography Footnotes.
In it you will find an obituary for our colleague, Geoffrey Bolton; some of the entries for people who died in 1992 that will be added to ADB online next year; more about our project on Malcolm Fraser’s interesting family tree; and a profile of Japanophile and trader, Alexander Marks.
Liz Allen graduated on 15 December 2015 with a PhD in Demography. She has an inspirational story which has been featured on the ANU website and in the media.
WIN News story about graduation featuring Liz Allen aired 15 December 2015.
Heather Booth has been awarded a grant of $9815 from the ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences for a 'Workshop on Heterogeneity in Mortality' to be held in 2016.
Professor James Raymer will be working with Associate Professor Georgina Chambers, Director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit at the University of New South Wales, and other colleagues on a new NHMRC grant on ‘Accountable fertility treatment: An evidenced-based framework for the provision of cost-effective, patient-centred fertility treatment in Australia’.
Ida Rosyidah, Iwu Utomo, Peter McDonald, Valerie Hull, Terence Hull, Suharti, Ariane Utomo, Hasnani Rangkuti.
Gordon Carmichael’s new book, Fundamentals of Demographic Analysis: Concepts, Measures and Methods was launched by Peter McDonald on Wednesday 2 December 2015.
Liz Allen, Helen Moyle, Xujing Bai, Michelle Irving, Montserrat Alvarez Klee
Six students graduated on Tuesday 15 December and we congratulate them all on their acheivments and wish them well for the future. A morning tea was held in their honour on Monday 14 December.
The graduates are:
Professor James Piscatori will take up a position at CAIS in January 2016.
The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods proudly congratulates our partner, the Social Research Centre (SRC), on receiving a 2015 VicHealth Health Promotion Award.