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Democratic National Convention live with ...

Dust off those campaign buttons and hitch a ride with us to Planet America for ... Read more

China in ASEAN...

The 2016 ASEAN Forum co-hosted by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre and China Studies Centre will ... Read more

2016 Sydney China Business Forum...

The Sydney China Business Forum, now in its sixth year, is the flagship event for ... Read more

Key events

  • Date
  • 8 February 2016
    8.00am - 5.00pm

    Exhibition: Laugh Lines 8 Feb - 31 Aug 2016

    Come and enjoy a smile, a giggle or a big laugh at the Library's Rare Books and Special Collection’s new exhibition showcasing some of the holdings of the Humour Collection. All welcome!

    #Sydney_library #RareBooks #humour

  • 16 May 2016
    9.00am - 5.00pm
    Raymond Hanson’s manuscript sketches for The Immortal Touch (c. 1970s).

    Exhibition: Striking Chords 19 May -30 Nov 2016

    This exhibition is a celebration of the University Library’s Rare Music Collection, on the occasion of its relocation from the Conservatorium Library to Fisher Rare Books & Special Collections.

    #RareBooks #Sydney_library

  • 7 July 2016
    11.00pm - 4.00pm
    Image from FIELDWORK exhibition

    EXHIBITION // FIELDWORK: artist encounters

    FIELDWORK: artist encounters creates spatial, conceptual, sonic and material conversations between recent works of a collection of artists with decades-long practice trajectories involving, in various ways, work in the field or of the field.

  • 27 July 2016
    12.30pm - 2.00pm

    SDN Democracy Futures | Democracy and Depoliticised Acquiescence

    Some argue that democracy is the best form of politics because it is the most inclusive and therefore best suited to garnering the willing compliance of the people. This line of thought has been traced back to Benedict de Spinoza. However, Spinoza himself was equally interested in political exclusio

  • 27 July 2016
    1.00pm - 2.00pm
    Christian Hall, Shelfscape 1

    ART TALK // Christian Hall

    Christian Hall is an independent Australian designer and maker whose work confidently sits at the nexus of art and design. Currently the creative director of the JamFactory Jewellery & Metal Design Studio, his practice encompasses furniture and industrial design, sculpture and jewellery.

  • 27 July 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Tax Havens: What Can be Done? evidence from a century of history

    Tax evasion is as old as taxes. But with the introduction of mass income taxes at the beginning of the twentieth century, the problem took on new dimensions. What, then, can be done against tax havens especially in the face of mounting inequality today?

  • 27 July 2016
    6.00pm - 8.00pm

    Housing Affordability in Australia & the UK

    The Housing Economist, Professor Geoff Meen from the University of Reading, will demonstrate the international nature of the Housing Affordability problem by comparing the nature of the problem in UK and Australia and proposing some common solutions.

  • 27 July 2016
    6.00pm - 8.00pm
    scorpion cover

    The Sacred Scorpion: Myth, Monarchy and Magic

    Join us for a public lecture at the Nicholson Museum.

  • 28 July 2016
    11.00am - 5.00pm
    City of Ideas

    City of Ideas: Architects' Voices and Visions

    Presented through audio recordings, interview transcripts, quotes and images, this exhibition portrays today’s leading architects and society in general. Listen to these voices as they help us challenge one fundamental question: what is architecture, here and now?

  • 28 July 2016
    5.00pm - 6.00pm

    Book Launch: Land and Development in Indonesia

    Join the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre for the launch of Land and Development in Indonesia: Searching for the People's Sovereignty, edited by John F McCarthy and Kathryn Robinson.