Selling Yarns 2013: Success
Craft ACT thanks the ANU Research School of Humanities and the Arts for its support for Selling Yarns 3: Weaving the nation’s story. Selling Yarns 3 was an unprecedented success, a sell-out for all the events almost as soon as registrations opened. This can be contributed to the momentum and reputation of Selling Yarns 1 and 2 which created a groundswell of support for Indigenous textile and fibre practices and re-established the pre-eminence of Indigenous artistic traditions on the national stage.
Selling Yarns 4 in 2017 is set to build on the success of this year's event.
In second semester 2013, students will have the opportunity to study Gamilaraay, an Indigenous Australian language from the mid-northwest of NSW that is currently undergoing revitalisation.
Larry Sitsky’s new work: Six Epigrams for guitar illustrating the staccato-harmonic duotone technique
The ANU School of Music proudly introduces Professor Larry Sitsky’s new work Six Epigrams for guitar which illustrates the staccato-harmonic duotone technique invented by Le-Tuyen Nguyen, Teaching Fellow and Doctor of Philosophy candidate at the ANU School of Music.
Tall Foundation Honours Scholarship in Archaeology
In 2013 the School of Archaeology and Anthropology will award one scholarship to an outstanding honours student in Archaeoogy.
The value of the scholarship will be $5000 paid in two installments, one at the beginning and the other at the end of the semester.
ANU developed iPad guide opens Angkor’s temples
An interactive Angkor guidebook for iPad developed by an ANU lecturer brings the temples of Angkor to life using multisensory technology.
Featuring zoom-able maps and pop-up information panels, the one-of-a-kind An Interactive Guide to Angkor is authored by archaeologist and pre-eminent Angkor scholar Dr Dougald O’Reilly from the School of Archaeology and Anthropology, with narration by noted Southeast Asia scholar Professor Charles Higham of the University of Otago.
2013 HC Coombs Creative Arts Fellow unveils project
A sculpture created by UK environmental artist, and 2013 HC Coombs Creative Arts Fellow, Chris Drury that will decay and grow over time was unveiled last Thursday at the ANU International Sculpture Park.
School of Language Studies ranked highly on 2013 QS Rankings
The 2013 QS Top Universities rankings were released on 8 May showing the Australian National University at 24 with 5 top 10 appearances, including our Linguistics program, which maintained its place at 9, with only one other Australian university ranked higher.
The Modern Languages program improved its ranking from 18 to 16.
Clues to Southeast Asian civilisation unearthed
An archaeological dig led by Dr Marc Oxenham from The Australian National University’s School of Archaeology and Anthropology has uncovered possibly the earliest cemetery site in Southeast Asia.
The burial site, known as Con Co Ngua, is believed to have existed sometime between 5,000 and 6,000 years ago. Rising sea levels helped preserve the site under a thick cap of marine clay. More than 140 ancient burials including men, women, teenagers and children have been recovered from the site in the Thanh Hoa province in Northern Vietnam.
Raquel Ormella & Leah Bullen selected for Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize
Painting workshop staff member and School of Art Alumna Raquel Ormella along with current PhD Candidate Leah Bullen have been selected in the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize 2013. The annual prize selects an established artist who in turn nominates an emerging artist to participate alongside them in the exhibition.
Ioannis Ziogas' book "Ovis and Hesiod: The Metamorphosis of the Catalogue of Women” published
Cambridge University Press published Dr Ioannis Ziogas' book "Ovis and Hesiod: The Metamorphosis of the Catalogue of Women in April 2013. Dr Ziogas explores how Ovid’s poetry engaged with Hesoid’s work and shows how the reception of previous traditions can become the driving force of poetic creation.