In the most recent ANUpoll, researchers from the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods have found that Australians are divided on the importance of government debt, with just less than half believing it to be the most important economic issue facing Australia.
A new book by ANU scholars examines how violence in Cambodia has gradually declined over the decades from the French colonial period to today, despite the genocide and mass murders by the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s.
Violence and the Civilising Process (CUP, 2015) by Roderic Broadhurst, Thierry Bouhours and Brigitte Bouhours is based on extensive field work in the southeast Asian nation including interviews with Cambodian citizens, police officers, and examinations of crime scenes.
About thirty people attended the Workshop on Heterogeneity in Mortality which was held on 13 and 14 April 2016. Participants included demographers, epidemiologists, actuaries, statisticians and other social scientists from several Australian and overseas universities and Australian government departments.
NCB Conference - True Biographies of Nations? Exploring the Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography
The NCB is hosting an international conference, exploring the cultural journeys of dictionaries of national biography, at the National Library of Australia on 1-2 July 2016.
At 5pm at Univerity House on 30th June, the eve of the conference, we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the launch of volume one of the Australian Dictionary of Biography.
Criminology students at The Australian National University are studying their peers’ Wi-Fi internet usage this semester to determine their awareness of online risks.
It’s part of an internship in the ANU Cybercrime Observatory and aims to assess the habits of up to 100 people, most of whom are first-year or new students.cybercrime
Professor Amin Saikal attended an event hosted by the Australian mission to the United Nations in New York on 24 March. The purpose of the event was to launch one of his most recent publications. Present at the launch of the book 'Iran at the Crossroads' (Polity Press, 2016) were (from right to left) HE Mr Gholam Ali Khoshroo, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN, Prof.
Congratulations on the splendid recognition of the School in this year’s QS World University Rankings. History at ANU is ranked 1st in Australia and 12th in the world!
And congratulations to Frank Bongiorno, whose book The Eighties: The decade that transformed Australia has been shortlisted for the 2016 Ernest Scott Prize .
What do Eddie Mabo, Sidney Nolan, Lang Hancock and Peter Allen have in common? They've all been added to the Australian Dictionary of Biography.
In its 50th anniversary year, the Australian Dictionary of Biography has added 80 new profiles of prominent Australians who left their mark on the nation.
The ANU School of Sociology has once again been ranked number one in the country, and number 16 in the world in the discipline according to the the 2016 QS World Rankings. This makes Sociology one of 15 subjects where ANU is placed in the top 25 of the world and one of 15 disciplines in which they came first in the country, more than any other university in Australia.
Image: Stuart Hay, ANU
ANU Sociology student Rachael Stevens has been named the 2016 ACT Young Woman of the Year for mentoring and inspiring girls with mental illness.
Date: 24th March 2016
Venue: Seminar Room A, Coombs Building, ANU
Time: 12.00-1.30 pm
Dr Chris Wallace will consider doctoral studies as a crucible for change in the memoirs of historian Sheila Fitzpatrick and writer Biff Ward.
The Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB) is the largest and most successful cooperative research enterprise in the humanities and social sciences in Australia. Hundreds of academics and other professionals give of their time freely to serve on Working Parties throughout Australia to choose who will have entries and to nominate the 4500 authors who have written the Dictionary’s 13,000 entries. The ANU hosts the editorial staff in the School of History.
Emeritus Professor John Charles (Jack) Caldwell, Head of the Demography Program at ANU from 1970 to 1988, and one of the world's leading demographers, died on Saturday 12 March at the at the age of 87 years.
A memorial service will be held for Emeritus Professor Jack Caldwell at 3pm, Tuesday 22 March 2016, at Norwood Park Chapel in the Crematorium, 65 Sandford St, Mitchell, ACT.
To mark International Women's Day ABC Radio National told the story of Rose Maud Quong, Performer and Academic. Read the article here.
The School of History is thrilled to congratulate Dr Gemma Betros on her 2015 CASS Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in addition, her nomination for the 2016 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods' principal research fellow Ben Phillips has released distributional modelling of the Australian Government's proposed childcare reforms.
Early Childhood Australia, the peak body of childcare providers in Australia, commissioned the study, which found that more families would pay more for childcare under the new arrangements than Government figures have previously suggested.
Australian taxation law allows investors (including rental investors) to offset the losses from negative gearing against their other income, not just their rental income as is the case in some other countries. This effectively treats rental losses in the same way a tax deduction or business income loss would be deducted against other income.
In this report, principal research fellow Ben Phillips models a range of proposed changes to negative gearing laws in Australia.
Professor Felix Ritchie, from Bristol Economic Analysis at the University of the West of England, has released a co-authored working paper on the 'Five Safes' model for managing access to sensitive data (including government-held administrative data).
Date: 25th February 2016
Venue: Seminar Room A, Coombs Building, ANU
Time: 12.00-1.30 pm
Stephen Foster will talk about microhistory – a small story with potentially large meanings.
Date: Thursday March 3, 2016, 8.45am -1pm
Venue: The Great Hall, University House, ANU
Keynote Speaker: Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance
The keynote address will be followed by presentations and discussion by academics and practitioners.
This event is by invitation
RSVP Wednesday 24 February 2016
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