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NAIDOC Week 2018 Celebrations...

NAIDOC Week celebrations will be held across The University of Sydney during July to celebrate ... Read more

Obesity Management Workshop for Health ...

World obesity experts from the Boden Institute together with RPA’s Metabolism and Obesity Services ... Read more

Adventures in the virosphere: Charting ...

Join us for the next Sydney Science Forum - Adventures in the virosphere: Charting the ... Read more

Sydney Viet Nam Symposium...

Join the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre for a symposium for researchers, educators and students engaged ... Read more

Key events

  • Date
  • 30 July 2018
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - How can investigative journalism projects change the world?

    This event will bring together journalists, reporters and editors to discuss the power of investigative journalism, and how good journalism can change the world.

  • 31 July 2018
    12.30pm - 2.00pm

    Seminar: De/Re-construction of Zhuang Shamanic Songs in Cultural Festivals

    This paper examines the performance of Zhuang shamanic narrative songs at three festivals in southwestern China to explore how and why a narrative song genre that originated with Zhuang shamans was separated from shamanic ritual contexts and re-contextualized at festivals under the cultural policies

  • 31 July 2018
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    Hand holding world

    Sydney Ideas - Is storytelling bad for science?

    Storytelling is emotive and subjective, while scientific work often upholds values of reason and objectivity. 

This panel will explore these questions, including the possibility that storytelling is exactly what science needs, with a view to answering the question: Is storytelling bad for science?

  • 1 August 2018
    2.30pm - 5.00pm
    VR goggles

    Innovations in learning technology demo day and showcase

    Discover how different researchers at the University are approaching extended-reality curriculum and pedagogies, and explore how virtual-reality is being used in higher education.

  • 1 August 2018
    3.00pm - 5.00pm

    Spaces of/as pedagogy: a conversation with Keg de Souza

    Australian artist Keg de Souza in conversation with SSESW Academic Fellow Dr Remy Low, examining the relationship between pedagogy and learning spaces.

  • 1 August 2018
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    The Weary Titan: the fading of the “American” Twentieth Century

    Most commentary on the Trump administration is Washington-centric and concentrates on  its immediate “shock and awe” features, and their resulting short-term uncertainties. But much larger and more consequential questions arise.

  • 1 August 2018
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    Hand holding globe

    Sydney Ideas - Art and neuroplasticity: are they linked?

    What does art do to our brains and mental well-being? This panel brings together medical researchers focusing around both ends of the demographic spectrum - youth mental health and dementia and art practitioners to consider these question and more.

  • 2 August 2018
    5.30pm - 7.30pm
    Nick Law

    Keynote Lecture: Nick Law

    Nick Law, creative visionary and Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Groupe will deliver a keynote lecture to launch the Cathedral Thinking Centenary Symposium.

  • 3 August 2018
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    Hands holding rock

    Sydney Ideas - The find of the century for archaeology?

    In the 2018 Tom Austen Brown lecture, Dr Mark Collard, an evolutionary anthropologist, argues that comparative ethnology – comparing and contrasting the features of large samples of human societies – should be a key archaeological tool.

  • 6 August 2018
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    Military general

    Sydney Ideas - War and the modern world

    Canadian historian Professor Margaret MacMillan, in examining the causes and consequences of war, draws out the paradoxes of war and peace since the end of WWI.