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Meet Victoria Ballestrin who is studying a double degree in a Bachelor of Music with a Bachelor of Arts and is our recipient of the Sia Furler Institute inaugural Scholarship.

In 2019, she will be taking on her third year of study with the support provided through this scholarship. We caught up with Victoria to congratulate her and to hear her perspective on her study.

Why did you choose this degree?

I have always had a love for music and wanted to follow that passion and see where it would take me. At the time I wasn’t sure what kind of career I wanted to have, I just knew I wanted it to be within the field of music. However, since beginning uni, I have been able to expand my horizons and gain a better perspective of some of the career options available to me which I would never have even considered beforehand.

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The Faculty of Arts would like to congratulate Paola Tine, an International PhD student in Social Anthropology at the University of Adelaide for winning the 2018 Jon Prosser Award for Outstanding Work by Beginning Scholars in Visual Methodologies.

Originally from Italy, where she completed her Bachelor degree and Master of Arts in Social and Visual Anthropology, Paola was given the opportunity of studying as a PhD scholar at the University of Adelaide, thanks to a generous scholarship.

“It is a dream come true and I am working hard to make the best out of this great experience. I am currently conducting an ethnographic-based research on food practices and family relations in modern Nepal,” Paola said.

The innovative methodological approach of her PhD is to show some of the anthropological insights of her research through visual representation, especially paintings.

“In recent years, I have been writing academic papers on the use of art in anthropology and I have produced various paintings under the pseudonym of Polina Toll, which can be seen on my art page.”

Because of Paola’s artistic methodological approach, she was awarded the , which was established in 2015 by the International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA).

Paola said to receive the Jon Prosser Award was a real honour.

“In my future studies I am going to explore in further depth the potential of visual representation in social research, and to receive the acknowledgment of the IVSA gives me great confidence and renewed enthusiasm in pursuing this pathway.”

To find out more about the Jon Prosser Award, visit https://visualsociology.org/

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The French Department at the University of Adelaide is celebrating its centenary in 2018 with a series of public events. The next in the series is a free public lecture on the topic “France and the French in Australia’s growth to nationhood: 1914-1945” delivered by Professor Colin Nettelbeck (University of Melbourne).

Date: Thursday 27 September 2018
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Venue: The University of Adelaide, Napier Lecture Theatre 102

Please register here for the “France and the French in Australia’s growth to nationhood: 1914-1945” free public lecture.

For this occasion, the French Department would like in particular to celebrate all of its former (and current) students, who are particularly encouraged to attend. A commemorative photograph of the Department’s alumni, including the guest speaker Colin Nettelbeck himself, will be taken at the conclusion of the lecture and posted online. (more…)

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The League of Nations Prize is a competition for the best essay on the work of the League of Nations. Entries are currently open and essays must be between 3,500 to 6,000 words in length. The prize is $1,000 in value and the winner will be selected by the Department of Politics and International Relations. […]

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THREE of our journalism students have recently returned from a trip with the Australia-Middle East Journalism Exchange. We had the opportunity to chat with Dale, Ashleigh and Benito. Tell us about your trip Dale: The purpose of the study tour was to enhance enhance cross-cultural understanding by fostering better informed journalism, and I can confirm […]

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Meet Isabella Flachsenberger. Isabella undertook the 2017-2018 Adelaide Summer Research Scheme (ASRS). We sat down with Isabella to learn all about her experience and her research into The Use of Virtual Reality in Education.

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Emma Carson undertook the 2017-2018 Adelaide Summer Research Scheme (ASRS). We sat down with Emma to learn why she applied for the scholarships and what opportunities have arisen from her project; Revisiting the Tate Museum: History of Science in Action.

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A scholarship from the Adelaide Summer Research Scheme (ASRS) provides endless opportunities which are empowering and rewarding, according to one of last year’s recipients, Jacob Whitelock. We sat down with Jacob to learn why he applied for the scholarships and what opportunities have arisen from his project; Digital Duvivier: a Computational Analysis of Cahiers du Cinema […]

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Alice Netting applied for the 2017-2018 Adelaide Summer Research Scholarship Scheme (ASRS) to further develop her skills in many areas. We sat down with Alice to hear about her experience. Tell us about one highlight you experienced during the ASRS project. A highlight I experienced during the ASRS project was the opportunity to work directly […]

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This year’s Graeme Hugo Memorial lecture will be presented by Professor Chris Leishman, Title: Does migration drive up house prices? Date: Saturday 14 July 2018 Time: 1.00pm Venue: SAHMRI, AMHS – Adelaide Medical & Health Science Building, G030 (ground floor). This free lecture is included in the Adelaide Festival of Ideas 2018 with no registration […]

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