In Edward M Curr and the Tide of History, Dr Samuel Furphy from the School of History at ANU looks at the life and legacy of a prominent figure in the history of the Colony of Victoria. Edward M Curr was a pastoralist, horse trader, stock inspector, Aboriginal administrator, author and ethnologist. He rose to a senior position the public service and authored several influential books and essays. his is best remembered for his nostalgic memoir, Recollections of Swuatting in Victoria (1883), which has become a standard historical source.Image edward m curr_furphy.jpg
The Research School has excelled in the latest round of QS World University rankings with three disciplines ranked in the top ten in the world.
Politics and International Studies, which retained the top Australian ranking, has climbed four places to number six in the world. History has maintained its 7th world ranking and top Australian ranking.
Philosophy, which is ranked 10th in the world, is still number one in Australia.
The ANU also ranked above all other Australian universities in Sociology (17).
A flood of congratulation emails and messages on Facebook last Friday morning was the first Distinguished Professor David Chalmers knew that he had joined a select group of Australian academics.
Professor Chalmers is only the third ANU academic and 15th Australian academic to be elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
“I was especially pleased to be elected along with two other Australian philosophers with ANU connections: Michael Smith (now at Princeton) and Rae Langton (now at Cambridge University), both formerly from ANU.
More than ten years after his death, historians continue to honour the contributions of Professor Allan Martin (1926-2002) through the annual Allan Martin Public Lecture which is delivered each year by a distinguished scholar whose work is relevant to Allan's intellectual, institutional and social interests.Image doug intro.jpg
In the newly published Progressives at War Dr Douglas B Craig, School of History, examines the careers of two prominent American public figures, Newton Diehl Baker and William Gibbs McAdoo, whose lives spanned the era between the Civil War and World War II. He points out similarities and differences in their backgrounds, political activities, professional careers, and family lives. In Dr Craig's words: "A dual biographyImage doug.jpg
Dr Martin Thomas, ARC Future Fellow with the School of History will participate in a seminar in Katoomba on Friday 10 May to mark the bicentenary of a 17 day walk which by the turn of the twentieth century came to be regarded as one of the most significant events in Australia’s European history? read moreImage martin thomas.jpg
Paul Arthur will be visiting professor and Dr R. Marika Chair of Australian Studies at the University of Cologne, Germany from October 2013. Funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the position encourages research travel within Europe and building of links between Australia and Europe for a period of up to six months. Paul will teach courses on Australian literature and history as well as on digital history and digital humanities.
Dr Malcolm Allbrook, a researcher in the School of History at the Australian National University has described the new book Never Stand Still by prominent Kimberley Elder John Darraga Watson as a collaborative life writing project. Dr Allbrook is editor of the book which also features the striking images of award winning photographer Liz Thompson.
Congratulations to Valerie Cooms, who has been appointed as a full-time member of the Native Title Tribunal, Queensland.
A student of ACIH and the School of History who was supervised by Ann McGrath, Valerie's thesis examined Aboriginal policy in Queensland. She is due to graduate as a Doctor of Philosophy in July this year. Her thesis is entitled: FREE THE BLACKS AND SMASH THE ACT! Aboriginal Policy and Resistance in Queensland between 1965 and 1975.
Students from the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies participated in the 2nd International University Arabic Debating Championship in Doha, Qatar on 21-24 April 2013. The students were nominated to attended the event by the Centre for Muslim States and Societies (CMSS) at the University of Western Australia.
School of History PhD student, Chris Wallace, has an essay entitled Standing up to P, stop splashing about and make some waves in the Griffith Review's April Edition: Women and Power.
Sociology graduate Leila Smith has been awarded a Charlie Perkins Scholarship. Leila graduated from ANU with B. Arts (Hons) majoring in Sociology in 2007. Under the scholarship scheme, she plans to study public policy at Cambridge University.
To read more, see: http://cass.anu.edu.au/story/graduate-awarded-perkins-scholarship
On Friday May 24 2013, Frank Bongiorno, Associate Professor with the School of History and author of The Sex Lives of Australians will join Naomi Wolf, Benjamin Law and Faramerz Dabhoiwala at the Sydney Writers Festival as they talk all things sex with ABC Radio National's Natasha Mitchell.
As debate rages over the cost and scale of Margaret Thatcher’s funeral Dr Ben Wellings examines - another topic causing division - the Iron Lady’s legacy.
Congratulations to Sociology PhD student, Hannah McCann, who has been awarded a 2013 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Tutoring or Demonstrating.
With much of the University's small group teaching done by tutors and demonstrators, this award recognises excellent tutors across the ANU who demonstrate exceptional quality in their teaching.
Arguments supporting a reduction in the voting age to enfranchise Australia’s 16 and 17-year-olds do not stack up, according to a new study by political scientist Professor Ian McAllister at The Australian National University.
Professor McAllister’s study, The Politics of Lowering the Voting Age in Australia: Evaluating the Evidence was compiled from data drawn from the Australian Election Study survey and analysed the main arguments supporting a drop in the voting age, primarily driven by youth organisations and the Australian Greens party.
The Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC has launched an exciting initiative of the 'Deepening Histories of Place' ARC funded Linkage Project.
Dr Martin Thomas, Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Australian National University’s School of History, has been announced as the winner of the seventh Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay. The judges – Morag Fraser and Peter Rose – chose his entry from a field of about 150. Dr Thomas’s essay