Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick awarded American Historical Association award

Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick has been awarded the American Historical Association’s 2012 Award for Scholarly Distinction, the first recipient with a focus on Soviet history.

Professor Fitzpatrick, an Australian who has primarily worked overseas for the last 48 years, has been affiliated with the University of Sydney since 2007. The annual award is given to senior historians of the highest distinction who have spent the bulk of their careers in the United States.

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Holiday rental in Camperdown, 11 December 2012 to 5 January 2013

Modern, spacious 1-bedroom apartment holiday rental in Camperdown. Fully furnished, includes queen bed, large balcony with barbecue and patio table, washer and dryer. Convenient and quick to CBD (10 minutes to Central Station). Short walk to Glebe, Newtown, and Blackwattle Bay park space. $800/week. Available from Dec 11 to Jan 5.

Contact: Ashley <a href=””>Click here to email</a>

0466 970 259

Cultural Studies Association of Australasia annual conference 2012

14 June, 2012

Materialities: Economies, Empiricism, & Things, 4-6 December, 2012
Hosted by the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney
(pre-fix pre-conference 3 December)
Call for papers

Cultural studies has a long history of investigating material practices – indeed it was a founding tenet of British cultural studies – but recently a new turn or return to materialism seems to be emerging in the field. What this materiality now means is still open, but we suggest that it flags a renewed interest in questions of how to study cultural objects, institutions and practices (methods), what constitutes matter and materiality (empiricism), and how things (humans and non-humans) are being reworked at a time of global economic, environmental and cultural flux.

We encourage proposed panels and individual papers that engage with the wide spectrum of issues flagged by our title, including submissions that focus on:

  • placing sexuality, gender and race within the more-than-human;
  • the materiality of texts and genres;
  • the future and the past of material cultural studies;
  • environmental humanities and changing ecologies;
  • cultural studies within the anthropocene;
  • cultural relations with/in primary and natural resources;
  • the new materiality of globalism

Papers and panels not focusing on the theme are also welcome. Abstracts for proposed papers due by 24 August 2012.

For more information and contact details, please go to the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies website

Contact: Kerryn Drysdale

Introduction to EndNote X5 @ Fisher

5 June, 2012

This introductory session is designed for people who have little or no experience with Endnote and covers setting up a library, entering references, creating groups, as well as importing references into EndNote from databases and the Library Catalogue. You will learn how to use EndNote with Word and format bibliographies.

Sessions available on Tuesday, 5 June, Wednesday, 13 June and Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Tuesday, 5 June 2012 10:30am-12:00pm
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 12:00pm-1:30pm
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 1:00pm-2:30pm

Location : Fisher Library Training Room (211), Level 2, Fisher North

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Seeking Accommodation – August 2012

Female Academic Visiting Fellow from Italy is looking for accommodation (1 bedroom furnished apartment with kitchen) in August 2012 (August 5-September 4) near the University of Sydney (Camperdown/Annandale/Glebe/Darlington/Redfern).

Please contact arianna.traviglia at mq dot edu dot au

Accommodation available June 27 to August 2, 2012

Large one-bedroom flat in Newtown from 27 June to 2 August 2012 – $280 per week negotiable.

Extremely large-sized flat, eclectically furnished available for short term rent. The flat includes a large kitchen with entertainer’s 8-person dinner table, a lounge with leather modular lounge with flat screen TV with a partial separation to a bedroom area with queen size bed, and a separate bathroom with shower. Located on Enmore Road, the flat is within walking distance to the University of Sydney, and at bus and train transport hub to Central, UNSW, UTS and the city with bus stops just outside the door. It is within walking distance to shopping centre Marrickville Metro and is adjacent to cafes, restaurants and theatres.  The 370 bus from a stop only 5 mins away goes directly to Coogee Beach. Enmore Park with a heated swimming pool is less than 5 mins walk away. The size is very suitable for a couple or a single person needing space.

Contact: Kerryn Drysdale kerryn dot drysdale at gmail dot com

2012 Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Logic

From 29 June, 2012 to 30 June, 2012

The annual conference of the Australasian Association for Logic (AAL) typically features papers in all areas of logic, including philosophical, mathematical and computational logic. All those interested in logic — whether they be students, academics or otherwise — are welcome to attend.

Enter 2012 Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Logic website

Location: Professorial Board Room, Main Quadrangle Building, University of Sydney.

Contact:  Dr Nicholas J.J. Smith
Phone:  +61 2 9036 6242