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Key events

  • Date
  • 30 July 2018
    10.00am - 5.00pm

    Bookstall Company

    UNTIL 21 DECEMBER 2018. Between 1904 and 1946 the NSW Bookstall Company released 234 books. Rare Books and Special Collections hold many of the publications, contracts, and 153 original book cover designs and illustrations.

  • 2 August 2018
    9.00am - 5.00pm

    The Art of Mathematics: Rare works from the Fisher Collection 1500-1800

    UNTIL 10 FEBRUARY 2019. This exhibition showcases Fisher Library's impressive collection of mathematical works from the years 1500 to 1800. It charts a course beginning at the close of the 1400s and relates a comprehensive narrative about the developments of mathematics through to the 19th century.

  • 25 October 2018
    9.00am - 5.00pm
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    True to Type

    UNTIL 31 JAN 2019 If you have ever created a digital document, chances are you’ve come across the terms Italic, Roman, and Sans Serif. This exhibition tells the story of these three enduring letter-form classifications, through early examples drawn from Rare Books & Special Collections.

  • 26 November 2018
    10.00am - 5.00pm
    Artwork: BeautyInSurvival by Bronwyn Bancroft.

    The Future of Microbiome Research

    Microbiome research is the study of microorganisms in their natural habitats. Some of these include the human body, where microbiomes affect physical and mental health.

  • 10 December 2018
    8.30am - 5.30pm

    New Directions in Animal Advocacy

    Join Human Animal Research Network in this conference to examine (re)new(ed) practices in the field of animal advocacy in Australasia and more broadly.

  • 10 December 2018
    9.00am - 5.00pm
    fit for your life workshop

    Fit For Your Life Workshop

    Prescribing Evidence-Based Exercise as Medicine in Older Adults - Professor Maria Fiatarone Singh, MD, FRACP presents a series of practical, evidence-based lectures for physicians and other healthcare professionals on the integration of exercise in the clinical setting for the prevention and managem

  • 10 December 2018
    2.00pm - 2.00pm

    Wingara Mura Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program

    A week long Summer Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from around Australia.

  • 12 December 2018
    1.00pm - 2.15pm

    Libya's 2011 Uprising: What Really Happened?

    The Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) invites you to attend a special lunchtime seminar with Alan J Kuperman from the University of Texas at Austin.

  • 13 December 2018
    9.00am - 5.00pm

    Historical Materialism Sydney: Contesting the Survival of Capitalism

    Historical Materialism Sydney presents Contesting the Survival of Capitalism at the University of Sydney.

  • 13 December 2018
    10.00am - 11.30am
    Historical Materialism

    Social Reproduction in the Neoliberal Era: Payments, Leverage and the Minskian Household

    Please join us for the first keynote address for the Historical Materialism 2018 Sydney conference. SSPS Head of School Lisa Adkins will discuss the shifting ground of social reproduction within the post-Keynesian or neoliberal era.