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John Darling Inaugural Fellows at the Digital Humanities Hub

Post date: 30 April 2013

The Canberra Times writes, "The inaugural fellows of the John Darling Fellowship are 'Ilun' Chairun Nissa and 'Heni' Dwi Sujanti Nugraheni. Both established filmmakers, they spent two weeks at the ANU immersed in the school of archaeology and anthropology's postgraduate course Thinking With A Video Camera, and each made a short documentary about a Canberra subject."


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Laura van Rijn awarded Sydney Symphony Fellowship

Post date: 29 April 2013

PhD Candidate Laura van Rijn, from the School of Music, has been awarded the 2013 Sydney Symphony Fellowship.

The Fellowship aims to develop a new generation of musicians capable of filling some of Australia’s most prestigious orchestral chairs.

The Fellowship is Australia’s leading vocational training program for orchestral technique, musicianship and chamber music. It is revered throughout the world for the opportunities it offers as well as the professional rigor it encourages.

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Brendan Nelson joins Centre for European Studies

Post date: 29 April 2013

Former leader of the Liberal Party, the Hon. Dr Brendan Nelson has been appointed a Distinguished Research Fellow with the Centre for European Studies at ANU.

ANU Acting Vice-Chancellor Margaret Harding said this honorary position provides the opportunity for distinguished people outside the University to participate in its education, research and policy engagement.

“I am pleased to welcome Dr Brendan Nelson to the University,” she said.

“Dr Nelson has had a diverse and successful career that has seen him as serve President of the Australian Medical Association, manage significant Federal Government portfolios during his time as a member of Cabinet, and more recently, strengthen Australia’s links with the European Union and NATO  through his ambassadorial roles.

“He will bring this wealth of experience and knowledge to ANU, and build on the University’s contribution to the development of public sector policy and debate.”

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Harvard's Peabody Fellowhip awarded to Louise Hamby

Post date: 2 April 2013

Dr Louise Hamby has been awarded a three-year Peabody Fellowship from Harvard University. It’s the first time Harvard has offered the Indigenous Australia curatorial fellowship.  Dr Hamby, an Adjunct Fellow from the Research School of Humanities and the Arts, will work on the Indigenous Australian collections at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

The fellowship, which will mean she will spend several weeks a year in America, is designed to improve the documentation of the Peabody Museum’s Indigenous Australian collections.

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2013 Mulvaney Lecture: Collateral evidence

Post date: 22 March 2013

Professor Alison Wylie delivered the 2013 JohnMulvaney Lecture on Wednesday 20 March.  Her lecture addressed the controversy surrounding reliance on analogy, especially ethnographic analogy, in contemporary archaeology practice.  Professor Wylie offerred a constructive account of social/cognitive norms of practice by which archaeologists can circumscribe the empirical and inferential vulnerability of analogical reasoning about the cultural past. 

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Paul Pickering wins Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship research on: 'Most dangerous man in England’

Post date: 21 March 2013

Professor Paul Pickering, Head of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Group in the Research School of Humanities and the Arts, has been awarded a prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship to study at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. Professor Pickering will take up the Fellowship early in 2014.

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Desert Lake: Art, Science and Stories from Paruku

Post date: 18 March 2013

Desert Lake: Art, Science and Stories from Paruku was launched on Friday 1st of March with an accompanying exhibition at Araluen Culture Centre in Alice Springs. The book was co-edited by Steve Morton (CSIRO), Kim Mahood, Mandy Martin and John Carty (RSHA, ANU). John was  the project anthropologist and oral historian.

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School of Art graduates win art prize

Post date: 15 March 2013

The stunning artwork of two School of Art graduates has received the Legislative Assembly’s art prize in the Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS). Unveiled by the ACT Legislative Assembly speaker Vicki Dunne on 8 March, the artwork reinforces the high quality artwork produced by School of Art graduates.

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What does an anthropologist do?

Post date: 15 March 2013

Dr John Carty, a research fellow in RSHA's Interdisciplinary Humanities Group, explains the role of an anthropologist in an interview posted on the College of Arts and Social Sciences research page.

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Graduate Coursework in Art History and Curatorial Studies 2013

Post date: 14 March 2013

In 2013 the School of Cultural Inquiry is introducing a new Graduate Certificate in Art History and Curatorial Studies and a Master of Art History and Curatorial Studies.  The Graduate Diploma is in the process of being phased out and no new students will be enrolled in this program.

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