Professor Melanie Nolan and Dr Carolyn Strange announced as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Social Science
The School of History would like to congratulate Professor Melanie Nolan, Director, National Centre of Biography, School of History and Dr Carolyn Strange, Senior Fellow and Graduate Director, School of History, for their election to the Australian Academy of Social Science.
The School of History and the broader ANU community has been saddened by the recent death of Emeritus Professor John Mulvaney at the age of 90.
Highly respected in the field of Archaeology Professor Mulvaney was a founding professor of the ANU School of Archaeology and Anthropology. Professor Mulvaney joined ANU in 1965 and was Professor of Prehistory in the Faculty of Arts from 1971 to 1985. He took early retirement and became Honorary Secretary of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and Chair of the ACT Heritage Committee.
A recent paper by Yi Li and his colleague uses data from an experimental study of randomly-assigned roommates to investigate peer influence on aggressive behavior, smoking and sexual behavior. Findings suggest that the traditional wisdom of “one takes on the color of one’s company” is an oversimplification of peer dynamics. They find that the magnitude and direction of peer influence depend on predisposition, gender, and the nature of the behavior.Mortality & health
China has experienced a rapid fertility decline and its fertility has been well below replacement for more than two decades. The Chinese government abolished its one-child policy in 2015. Zhongwei Zhao has recently published a paper commenting on this major policy changes and its impact (Population and Development Review 2015).Fertility & reproductive health
France Meyer's translation of the novel, Frankenstein à Bagdad by Ahmed Saadawi, has been recently published by Pirhana Press. The translation of this 378 page masterpiece from Arabic to French was an epic project for Ms Meyer who grew up in Morocco, and studied in France and later in Cairo.
The book, Iran and the Arab World: A turbulent region in transition, edited by Amin Saikal, is the proceeds of a conference held at ANU in 2014. The conference brought together renowned international scholars to discuss the key issues that influence the events of this turbulent region. The book contains a forward by The Hon. Julie Bishop, the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
2016 Max Kelly Medal awarded to Daniel McKay for his essay ‘Loyal Children: The Australian Factor in the Birth of the Imperial Federation Movement'
ANU Undergraduate student Daniel McKay has been recognised in the History Council of New South Wales Awards. Daniel has been awarded the 2016 Max Kelly Medal for his essay 'Loyal Children: The Australian Factor in the Birth of the Imperial Federation League'.
Associate Professor Heather Booth has accepted an invitation to become an Associate Member of Nuffield College, University of Oxford. Heather is pictured here with Professor Francesco Billari who is Professor of Sociology and Demography at Oxford and a Fellow of Nuffield College.
The special issue of Migration Policy Practice on Afghan displacement has just been published online. Marie McAuliffe, a current PhD candidate of the School, wrote the Introduction.
Reference to the ANU Afghan migration conference is made in the introduction, and the supporters (CASS, DIBP and SRW Foundation) are acknowledged.
ANU historian, Professor Ann McGrath, has won a 2016 NSW Premier's History prize for her book, llicit Love: Interracial sex and marriage in the United States and Australia.
The Director of the ANU Australian Centre for Indigenous History, won the $15,000 general history section.
The judges said Illicit Love combined Queensland and Cherokee history and showcased the best of innovative trends in transnational history writing.Image Ann_McGrath.jpg
The School of Demography is seeking a Lecturer in the field of Demography. The successful candidate will have a strong track record and demonstrated potential for excellence in research and publication in demography and will contribute towards the School's research agenda, generate external funding and research grants and consultancies, and in expanding its teaching programs and undertaking graduate supervision. The level of appointment will depend on qualifications and experience.
CAIS Research Scholar, Katja Theodorakis, was a finalist in the ANU round of the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The 3MT Final was held at Llewellyn Hall on Wednesday 14 September at 6pm. Katja spoke on the topic: 'Thinking like jihadis do?'
Two reports on gambling expenditure in the ACT (2009 and 2014) are now available for download. In 2014, people with gambling problems accounted for nearly half of all ACT losses. Overall, the reports found that gambling revenue is not drawn equally from groups in the community. For more information visit http://sociology.cass.anu.edu.au/research/centre-gambling-research.
Where: Australian National University
When: Monday 6th March - Tuesday 7th 2017Image HowthePersonalBecamePolitical.png
Erin Daly and Zacchaeus Lim were recently awarded the 2015 Borrie Prize for best student papers on a population-related topic.
Erin (Masters of Social Research Advanced) won the Honours/Masters/Grad category of the prize for her paper titled Did the EU's Dublin Regulation fail as a migration policy? "This paper considers whether the European Union’s (EU’s), Dublin Regulation, which legislates how asylum seeker applications are to be handled across the 28 EU Member States, should be considered a failure in the wake of the events of 2015."
Apply now for the generous RSSS Director's Award - a scholarship worth up to $20,000 per year for the best PhD applicant in the social sciences at ANU. Apply to study at Australia's top-ranked research university today.
Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno and Professor Ann McGrath were shortlisted for the 2016 NSW Premier's History awards.
ANU students in the Highly Commended category for History in the International Undergraduate Awards program
Two of our past and current Honours students, Geraldine Fela and Emily Gallagher, have been placed in the Highly Commended category for History in the International Undergraduate Awards program, convened in Ireland: they are in the top 10 per cent of applicants, from whom an overall winner will be announced on the 6th of September.Image UndergradAwards.jpg
The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods, in partnership with ANU Enterprise, has launched a series of executive education short courses to be run in October and November 2016.
Information on the courses and presenters is available here, or click through to individual course pages below.