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2017 Barr Smith Library Fellow – Dana Rehn

The Barr Smith Library and the Cowan Grant are pleased to announce that PhD Art History candidate Dana Rehn is the successful applicant for the 2017 Bill Cowan Barr Smith Library Fellowship from a strong field of candidates. For Dana’s application, she demonstrated how invaluable the Barr Smith Library collection is to her research. Dana’s thesis […]

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Book available now: The Peripatetics

About the Book The Peripatetics is the first book in English to provide a survey of this important philosophical tradition. It explores the development of Aristotle’s school (the Peripatos) from his immediate successors Theophrastus and Strato (4th-3rd c. BCE) to the work of the commentator Alexander of Aphrodisias (2nd c. AD). The book examines whether […]

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Book Available Now: Schooling and Education in Lebanon

Syrian and Syrian Palestinian Refugees Inside and Outside the Camps This book provides insights into the education and schooling of Syrian and Palestinian Syrian children inside and outside Lebanese refugee camps. It describes what is happening to these children and young refugees in terms of their schooling. Investigating the perspectives of children, their parents, teachers, […]

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Research: Exploring the Experience of Low-SES Students via Enabling Pathways

Staff from the Faculty of Arts, in collaboration with the University of South Australia, have just published findings from a research report funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education. The report is entitled ‘Exploring the Experience of Low-SES Students via Enabling Pathways’, and was a qualitative investigation of the subsequent degree-level […]

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Grant awarded for research into the link between language revival and well-being

Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Adelaide, working with Professor Alex Brown of SAHMRI, has been awarded a five-year grant of more than $1.1 million. The NHMRC grant is for “examining the impact of language reclamation on social and emotional well being among the Barngarla”. This transdisciplinary project, administered […]

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28 Oct: Classics Research Seminar, Divine Traits in Eunapius’ Lives of Philosophers & Sophists

When and Where: From 3.10pm on Friday in Napier LG 9. All are welcome. 28 October Divine Traits in Eunapius’ Lives of Philosophers and Sophists Prof. Han Baltussen (Classics) Abstract: This paper revisits Eunapius’ attitude to Christianity (also given new attention in recent editions of Becker 2013 and Goulet 2014, Budé ed.) and suggests that […]

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28 Oct History Seminar: ‘“An Undesirable Shade of White”: Southern European Immigrants in the Press in Mid-1920s Australia’

Department of History, School of Humanities, Seminar Series – Semester 2, 2016 Ivan Hrstić – ‘“An Undesirable Shade of White”:  Southern European Immigrants in the Press in Mid-1920s Australia’ Friday 28th October 12pm noon Stretton Room, Napier 420 ALL WELCOME Contact Associate Professor Vesna Drapac.

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Friday 21 Oct: Classics Research Seminar, Another look at the ‘Aldine Additamentum’: Silius Italicus Punica 8. 145-224

When and Where: From 3.10pm on Friday in Napier LG 9. All are welcome. Ms Jan Lee (Classics M. Phil. candidate) Abstract: Given the resurgence of interest in Silius’ Punica, it is surprising that there has been so little discussion of the ‘Aldine additamentum’ since Brugnoli & Santini (1995) published their textual analysis: it is […]

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Friday 07 Oct: Classics Research Seminar, Medea’s Passion & Divine Causation in Valerius Flaccus

When and Where: From 3.10pm on Friday in Napier LG 9. All are welcome. Assoc. Prof. Peter Davis (Classics Research Fellow) Abstract: For readers familiar with the origins of Medea’s love for Jason as described in earlier texts the most surprising element in Valerius Flaccus’ account is his treatment of the gods. This paper addresses […]

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14 Oct History Seminar: ‘Travels through outback Australia, Egypt and Palestine in the early twentieth century’

Department of History, School of Humanities, Seminar Series – Semester 2, 2016 Peggy Brock – ‘Travels through outback Australia, Egypt and Palestine in the early twentieth century’ Friday 14th October 12pm noon Stretton Room, Napier 420 ALL WELCOME

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