Read the latest issue of the National Centre of Biography's newsletter, Biography Footnotes.
In it you will find an obituary for the ADB’s great friend Jill Roe, as well a review of her recent book, Our Fathers Cleared the Bush, and the citation for her ADB Medal awarded in November last year.
Over the past decade, the nature of the challenges and threats affecting the Middle East region have been among the most complex it has ever faced. The region’s political order is in a state of fundamental disequilibrium: from the unravelling of the Sykes-Picot architecture to the emergence of a nuclear Iran, and the unprecedented challenges to the legitimacy of the Arab political system. Each of these challenges is a potential threat to global peace and stability.
Central Asia in the Persianate World: Past, Present and Future
The vitriolic abuse directed towards Australian politicians on Twitter has been brought to life as artworks as part of The Australian National University (ANU) 2017 Vice Chancellor's College Artist Fellows Scheme.
The scheme pairs ANU School of Art and Design PhD and Honours students with academic researchers to work collaboratively across a range of disciplines.
The ANU and the University of British Columbia (UBC) have signed a statement of cooperation. CSRM will be the ANU’s methods focused research Centre in this agreement.
The objective of the cooperation is to strengthen the relationship between the two Institutions and encourage collaboration between the ANU, including the Social Research Centre, and UBC in the area of Child Development Monitoring and the creation of a population level child development monitoring system.
Family law professionals face many challenges when working with high-conflict families, including those in dispute about shared-time parenting arrangements. CSRM's Dr Bruce Smyth is conducing an anonymous web survey to identify strategies used by practitioners when working with high-conflict cases.
Modelling by the CSRM shows that an increase to a 4 per cent Medicare levy, as proposed by the Queensland and Victorian governments in 2016, would cost the top 20 per cent of income earners an extra $5200 a year.
Read more in today's Australian
Modelling by CSRM shows an increase to a 4 per cent Medicare levy, as proposed by the Queensland and Victorian governments in 2016, would cost the top 20 per cent of income earners an extra $5200 a year.
Read more in today's Australian
After the success of last year's Seminar Series the CSRM will continue to run seminars throughout 2017. The seminar series will include speakers from a range of research backgrounds, all with an applied research methods focus.
Seminars will usually be held between 2:00pm and 3:00pm most weeks during the 2017 teaching period in the Beryl Rawson Building 13 at the ANU.
To register your interest in these series please contact Monica Glasgow at email@example.com or on 02 6125 9269.
Professor Elleke Boehmer will join us on 21 February to talk about Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), first president of democratic South Africa, as a world life–a national leader whose life also had global dimensions. How did this passionately nationalist leader, who identified himself completely with his country and his people, also appeal to the world? And what is his legacy for the globalised 21st century?
CSRM Associate Professor Ben Phillips has just released a research note that summarises the methods and results of an analysis of household energy costs for Australia. Energy costs have increased sharply in recent years placing an increasing burden on household living costs.
CSRM has continued to expand with the Centre for Gambling Research (CGR) being incorperated in to the Centre.As the ANU's primary centre for research in this field, CGR aims to engage in rigorous academic debate and inform policy and public discourse around gambling and broader community impacts. This is an exciting addition to the Centre that will support CSRM in fulfilling it's role as a national leader in social research.
CSRM has kicked off 2017 with the addition of two professional staff members. Joining the CSRM team are Corey Worcester and Monica Glasgow.
Corey comes on board as the Centre Manager. Prior to commencing at CSRM, Corey has worked in research management since 2008. Most recently, Corey was the Operation Coordinator for the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Biology at the ANU’s Research School of Biology. Corey brings a wealth of experience in all aspects of administration within a University context and will be fundamental in the effective management of the Centre.
CSRM continues to grow with Criminology joining the Centre. The ANU has a world wide reputation for high quality research in Crime and Justice. Our flagship Bachelor of Criminology Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to draw on social dimensions of crime and deviancy and assess the effectiveness and implications of crime control methods.
School of Demography visitor Peter Hughes has published an article on immigration policy through online publication the Interpretor, published by the Lowy Institute for International Policy, an independent, nonpartisan think tank based in Sydney.
We are proud to announce ACIH Advisory Board Member Emeritus Professor Pat Grimshaw has been awarded an Order of Australia. Announced on Australia Day, the award is in recognition of Pat’s ‘distinguished service to the social sciences and to the humanities through researching, documenting and preserving Australian history, and the roles of women in society’.
Did you know that ANU has Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) located in 36 buildings across campus in easily accessible locations for staff, students and the public in the event of an emergency?
As part of the University's first aid policy, ANU has been building up the number of portable AEDs to help ensure the safety of everyone who comes onto campus.
Signage has also been improved to help people find the nearest unit in an emergency.
The ANU has been named in the top 10 of the world's most international universities.
The 2017 Times Higher Education international universities rankings has ANU at seventh in the world and between the University of Oxford (sixth) and University of Cambridge (eighth).
ANU was the highest ranked Australian university for the fourth year in a row.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt AC said the rankings proved ANU was fulfilling its founding mission to ensure Australia has a strong presence in global research and learning.
The ANU Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies is delighted to welcome Professor Armando Salvatore to its academic staff. Professor Salvatore is a distinguished scholar in the fields of Islamic Studies, Social Theory and Globalisation and Culture who will add a new dimension to the CAIS academic program.
Professor Heather Booth, whose promotion in the School of Demography took effect in January, is now also the school’s Director of Research.