Over 300 philosophers gathered at the Australian National University (ANU) in early July for the Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP) Conference.
The week-long conference features prominent international and ANU academics including Professor David Chalmers, Professor Phillip Pettit, Professor Geoff Brennan and Professor Frank Jackson.
ANU academics feature heavily in the conference themes, with entire tracks devoted to Professor Brennan and Professor Jackson.
Paper by Dr Jan Hayes and Prof Andrew Hopkins a top article accessed in Journal of Pipeline Engineering in 2013
The Journal of Pipeline Engineering has just released its most popular papers for 2013. Established in 2001, the Journal is an independent, international quarterly published by Tiratsoo Technical and Clarion Technical Conferences. It focuses on all aspects of engineering for oil, gas and products pipelines. In addition to the hard-copy Journal, published papers are available via an online, fully searchable database of current and archived papers. Subscribers use this database as reference material throughout the year.
Dr Gavin J.D. Smith, a senior lecturer in Sociology, has recently been awarded $9,600 from the CASS Research Hub Funds to run a trilogy of interdisciplinary workshops at the ANU during 2014 and 2015 that explicate the notion of 'imminent citizenships' as this concept applies to current social transformations occurring in Australian, and global, society.
School of Sociology HDR student Kaima Negishi has been awarded the Surveillance and Society prize for early career researchers 2013-2014 for his paper “From Surveillant Text to Surveilling Device: The face in urban transit spaces” which was published by the journal Surveillance and Society in 2013. His paper examines the changing role of the face as an agent of social control. In the context of Japanese railway stations, Kaima’s paper shows how faces have too often been viewed in the literature as merely passive objects of surveillance.
The Australian Historical Association elected ANU Manning Clark Professor of History, Dr Angela Woollacott, as new president at their Annual General Meeting in July.
Professor Woollacott feels honoured to be able to support her discipline in this role for the next two years.Image Professor Angela Woollacott for news story.jpg
CASS PhD students Emily Soper and Annemarie McLaren have been chosen to participate in a new project aimed at increasing collaboration in the humanities.
The project, Integrating the Humanities across National Boundaries, funded by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation, is designed to foster new forms of collaborative research and partnerships between universities that are part of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI). ANU participation has been led by the ANU Humanities Research Centre.Image Annemarie McLaren PhD History.jpg
'A History of Canberra' opens with an anecdote concerning 19-year-old James Brown, convicted of assault and theft in Edinburgh in 1834, being assigned as a convict labourer to the owner of Lanyon. James Brown graduated to being a ticket-of-leave man in 1839, and then freedom in 1842. Generations later his descendant – the author Nicholas Brown, known as Nick – graduated with an honours degree, and later doctorate, in history at ANU. From the ancestor who got nicked, to his descendent Dr Nick – it’s a very Australian, and very Canberran, story.Image a-history-of-canberra.jpg
Associate Professor Sean Foley from Middle Tennessee State University holds a Visiting Fellowship at CAIS for a period of eight weeks from June to August 2014.
The CAIS Arabic Program will hold the following placement tests:
10 July - 10am (Entry into Intermediate B and Advanced Arabic B)
15 July - 10am (Entry into Introductory Arabic B)
17 July - 10am (Entry into Intermediate B and Advanced Arabic B)
For further information contact :
Huda.Al-Tamimi@anu.edu.au - Arabic Program
France.Meyer@anu.edu.au - Arabic Program
The Hon. Julie Bishop opened the CAIS conference, The Arab World, Iran and the Major Powers: Transitions and Challenges, held at ANU on 26-27 June 2014. ANU Vice Chancellor Professor Ian Young welcomed Ms Bishop, members of the diplomatic community, other distinguished guests and all attendees to the conference.
Women’s health advocate, Dr Gwen Gray Jamieson, was appointed Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) for her distinguished service to the community, particularly through better women’s health outcomes, advocacy, and the development of public policy.
Dr Jamieson said it was “very pleasing” to have her public policy work recognised by such a high honour.
The School of Politics and International Relations endeavours to support its graduate students in undertaking research and attending conferences. The work undertaken by current and former students is diverse and at times challenging. Some of the current SPIR students have shared their experiences. Please click on the links below to read about their exciting research and the places that research has taken them.
The School is pleased to announce that a number of new staff will be arriving in the next few months. This is an exciting time for the school with new colleagues and new courses being introduced along with a three year teaching plan that will enable students to look forward and plan their degrees with more certainty.
SPIR Lecturer, Dr Sean Burges, has commented on the FIFA World Cup in the Canberra Times and on the website of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA).
To read the OpEd in the Canberra Times see: FIFA's Brazilian Failure.
A placement test for students who wish to enrol in Introductory B Arabic will be held on Thursday 12 June from 10-11 am in the CAIS Tutorial Room. This test is for students who are seeking advanced standing for their prior knowledge of Arabic.
For further information contact France Meyer
SPIR PhD student, Sarah Cameron, has been granted the Janet-Box Steffensmeier Scholarship to attend the ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. The ICPSR Summer Program is internationally recognized as a preeminent forum for training in the methodologies of social science research. It is held at the University of Michigan from June to August 2014.
CAIS Director Prof. Amin Saikal was invited to attend the 'Ethics in Decision Making' conference of the InterAction Council of Former Heads of State in Vienna on 27 March 2014. Professor Saikal presented a paper at the conference entitled 'Jihadi and Ijtihadi Islam, and Western Perceptions'.
The School congratulates Professor Peter Read and team on winning the Research and Investigation section of the National Trust Heritage Awards this year for their work on the website historyofaboriginalsydney.edu.au
The National Trust Heritage Awards 'celebrate those people who are saving our past for the future. Not only do they showcase the work being saved for future generations to enjoy, they celebrate the often painstaking work that people undertake with impeccable attention to detail'.
Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Iran by Amin Saikal (I.B. Tauris, U.K., 30 April 2014).
Applications are now invited for the position of Director, Research School of Social Sciences.