The University has appointed prominent academic and social researcher Professor Catherine Waldby as Director of the Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS).
The Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (The Middle East and Central Asia) will offer the following courses in 2015:
With summer in full swing in Australia and the ever-present threat of drought, ANU researcher Dr Shé Hawke says now is the time to truly understand and appreciate water.
Her new book Aquamorphia: Falling for Water is a literary, scholarly work, telling the story of water in its many images and guises.
It takes a unique approach to understanding water, drawing on diverse fields including Western mythology, feminist philosophy and Australian Indigenous knowledge to create a narrative of the history of water since the beginning of time.
Interview with Martin Thomas, author of Expedition into Empire
Author Martin Thomas discusses his research and how his book, Expedition into Empire: Exploratory Journeys and the Making of the Modern World, illuminates the whole notion of an expedition to spark new and more critical dialog.
Professor Jacqueline Lo has been honored with a prestigious French Ordre des Palmes academiques (Order of Academic Palms) award for her work to in promoting French-Australian relations through research and education.
Former French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin was on hand when Professor Lo was presented with the award at a ceremony at University House.
Dr Allbrook's new book Henry Prinsep’s Empire: Framing a distant colony, Canberra: ANU Press, 2014 has been published.Image Henry Prinsep’s Empire Framing a distant colony Malcom Allbrook.png
Congratulations to Professor Angela Woollacott who has been elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities. This is a great honour and a recognition of Angela’s very significant contributions to Australian historical writing.
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Did you know that malware infections are becoming more sophisticated? The Australian Communication Media Authority's (ACMA) Australian Internet Security Initiative (AISI) is an important tool in combating this problem.
A new self-service AISI portal has been developed to make it even easier for AISI members to access critical information and help their customers. Join ACMA online for the official launch of the AISI portal to find out how it works and the benefits it brings.cybercrime
Why not try our summer course in Elementary Arabic?
The history, society and culture of the Middle East and Central Asia influence many parts of the world, including Australia. Events in the region often have global significance, and are central to an understanding of a number of key issues in international affairs. The Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies at ANU takes you through the topics, debates and developments in the Middle East and Central Asia. You will study the socio-cultural, political, historical and economic structures of these regions and develop comprehensive knowledge of their relationship to global trends.
Congratulations to Carolyn Strange and Mary-Anne Jebb in the 2015 ARC round!
Carolyn Strange is a Lead CI in a Discovery Grant that she and colleagues from Griffith and UQ will undertake qualitative and quantitative analysis on sexual offending in a historical context.
Mary-Anne Jebb is a CI in a 3 year DP with colleagues from the University of Melbourne. This project aims to investigate Indigenous song traditions of the western Pilbara through current practice and legacy recordings.
Tom Griffiths' essay 'Weather and Mind Games: Why can't we talk about climate change?' has been selected for publication in The Best Australian Science Writing 2014
Tom Griffiths' essay 'Weather and Mind Games: Why can't we talk about climate change?' has been selected for publication in The Best Australian Science Writing 2014 (ed. Ashley Hay, UNSW Press) launched on 6 November by David Gonski AC. Tom's essay was first published in Griffith Review, no. 41, and can be found at:
Professor Saikal's most recent book, Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran & Iraq was launched at CAIS, by the ANU Chancellor Prof. The Hon Gareth Evans on 22 October 2014.
PhD scholar at the School of Politics and International Relations, Susan Hutchinson, has been interviewed on Sky News in relation to sexual assault used as weapon of war.
The interview is now available on the Sky News website.
The Australian Research Council has announced the successful applications for Discovery Projects and Discovery Indigenous funding schemes for 2015 which include members of the Research School of Social Sciences.
Emeritus Professor Marian Sawer of the School of Politics and International Relations will be chair of the World Congress of Political Science to be held in Istanbul in July 2016. Her co-chair will be Professor Dianne Pinderhughes, past president of the American Political Science Association. This will be the 24th World Congress of Political Science organised by the International Political Science Association. It's theme The Politics of Inequality covers developments of increasing interest to political scientists in the Global North as well as the Global South
Dr Tracy Beck Fenwick, incoming director (2015) of the Australian Centre for Federalism, has written an opinion piece in The Canberra Times with the title "Reforming the ‘dog’s breakfast of federalism’"
The OpEd is available on the Canberra Times website.
Emeritus Professor Marian Sawer of SPIR will be program chair of the World Congress of Political Science to be held in Istanbul in July 2016.
Dr Sean Burges has written an opinion piece in The Australian on the challenges re-elected Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is facing in her second term in office.
A film co-produced by Professor Ann McGrath has won the 2014 United Nations Association of Australia media award for promotion of Indigenous recognition.
Message from Mungo, produced by McGrath from the ANU Centre for Indigenous History and Andrew Pike from Ronin Films, took over seven years to make.
It tells the story of the surfacing of the remains of ‘Mungo Lady’ over forty years ago, and the interactions between scientists and the traditional custodians of the land.Image Co-directors-Andrew-Pike-and-Ann-McGrath-on-location-on--the-Walls-of-China--at-Lake-Mungo2640x360.jpg