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Congratulations to Professor Angela Woollacott

School of History - news - Tue, 2014-11-25 08:57

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.

For further information:

http://www.humanities.org.au/Fellowship/NewFellows#Woollacott

Stepping up the fight against malware—Australian Internet Security Initiative portal launch

School of Sociology - news - Mon, 2014-11-24 17:52

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.

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Bachelor of Middle East and Central Asian Studies

CAIS - news - Mon, 2014-11-17 11:52

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.

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Congratulations to Carolyn Strange and Mary-Anne Jebb in the 2015 ARC round!

School of History - news - Thu, 2014-11-13 11:34

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

School of History - news - Thu, 2014-11-13 09:48

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:

https://griffithreview.com/articles/weather-and-mind-games/

Professor Amin Saikal releases new book 'Zone of Crisis'

RSSS - news - Mon, 2014-11-10 14:22
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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.

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SPIR PhD student interviewed on Sky news in relation to sexual assault used as weapon of war

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.

Research School success in ARC funding

RSSS - news - Thu, 2014-11-06 13:00
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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.

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ANU political scientist to chair political science world congress

RSSS - news - Thu, 2014-11-06 11:10

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

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"Reforming the ‘dog’s breakfast of federalism’"

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.

"Graft, inflation and growth: Rousseff’s Brazilian challenges"

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.

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Message from Mungo wins UN film award

School of History - news - Tue, 2014-10-28 11:37

 

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.

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Exploring the global history of homicide and massacre

RSSS - news - Mon, 2014-10-27 12:03
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In this video Professor Rod Broadhurst of the School of Sociology and Professor Pieter Spierenburg challenge the common view that our modern world is more lethal than ever. 

Professor Spierenburg argues that despite the mass murder we associate with modernity our planet is not as violent as in the past and that we are living in less violent times. The history of homicide has given rise to contradictory views about the trends in lethal violence.

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Book Launch - Zone of Crisis

CAIS - news - Thu, 2014-10-23 15:04

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.

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"The politics of education for globalisation"

Dr April Biccum has published an artilce with the title "The politics of education for globalisation: managed activism in a time of crisis" in the Australian Journal of International Affairs.

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Cambridge Economic History of Australia featuring CAEPR contributors

RSSS - news - Tue, 2014-10-21 14:07
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The recently published Cambridge Economic History of Australia features two chapters authored by Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Researchers.  Dr Boyd Hunter’s chapter, titled ‘The Aboriginal Legacy’, provides an account of the pre 1788 economy and the impact of the arrival of the settlers.  The account is continued up to the present by Professor Jon Altman and Dr Nick Biddle, authors of the chapter titled ‘Refiguring Indigenous Economics: a 21st Century Perspective’.

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"Evo Morales must pave way for Bolivia’s next generation of leaders"

Dr Sean Burges has written an opinion piece in The Australian on Evo Morales' win in the recent Bolivian presidential elections.

The OpEd with the title "Evo Morales must pave way for Bolivia’s next generation of leaders" is available on The Australian's website.

Call for ANU Centre for European Studies Doctoral Scholarship

The Australian National University’s Centre for European Studies invites applications for a PhD Scholarship for 2015 commencement.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 17 OCTOBER 2014.

For more information please visit the ANUCES scholarship website.

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