Classics Museum 50th Anniversary Dinner
On 27 July the Classics Museum celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a dinner at Teatro Vivaldi Restaurant. Over 80 people attended the dinner, including members of the Friends of the Classics Museum, Classics staff, and the Ambassador of Italy.
Echoes under the Southern Cross: An Indigenous music course
In a first of its kind, ANU students have participated in an intensive Indigenous music course led by Warlpiri elder, Mr Wanta Patrick.
The week-long ANU School of Music course, Indigenous Australian Music and Media, offered students an immersive hands-on learning experience, encompassing not just Indigenous music and dance, but the ideas and lessons behind them.
Course lecturer, Mr Patrick, is the first Warlpiri academic to hold an Australian Research Council Indigenous Discovery Award, and says the course not only introduced students to Indigenous Australian traditions, but challenged them to learn more about themselves in an intercultural context.
Speaking to the World - New Languages Diploma
A new ANU Diploma of Languages will kick off in 2013, offering students better access to 17 languages at ANU, some not taught anywhere else in Australia. The Diploma will be jointly run by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, which combines excellence in research and teaching in linguistics, modern European, Middle Eastern and Classical languages and the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, home to over 100 academics who are dedicated to investigating and learning about the people and languages of the Asia and Pacific region.
Languages available in the new Diploma are: Ancient Greek, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Persian, Sanskrit, Spanish, Thai, Urdu and Vietnamese.
Howard Morphy wins Montgomery Fellowship at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
Professor Howard Morphy has won the prestigous Montgomery Fellowhip for a residency at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire and will be in residence at Dartmouth from 1 September until 20 December 2012.
Phil Spelman, School of Art, wins Helen Lempriere Scholarship
Perpetual, in conjunction with Sculpture by the Sea, is delighted to award the three Australian sculptors, Phil Spelman (ACT), Lou Lambert (WA), and Tom de Munk-Kerkmeer (WA) with a scholarship of $30,000 each to further their artistic development.
The scholarships are awarded as part of the Helen Lempriere Bequest, a charitable trust managed by Perpetual, with the purpose of providing scholarships for the applied arts and crafts. The Bequest was designed to advance individual artists’ careers by enabling them to travel and study.
JG Crawford Prize awarded to Dr Nathan Woolley
One of the two J G Crawford Prizes for 2011 for the most outstanding doctoral research has been made to Dr Nathan Woolley who undertook his research in the Research School of the Humanities and the Arts in the College of Arts & Social Sciences.
Dr Woolley attended the CASS Conferring Ceremony on Friday 13 July 2012 where the Vice-Chancellor read the citation and the Chancellor presented him with the engraved Medal and framed certificate.
Howard Morphy named 2013 Huxley medallist
Professor Howard Morphy, Director of the ANU Research School of Humanities and the Arts, has been named as the 2013 Huxley Memorial Medallist by the Royal Anthropological Institute.
The international award is the highest honour bestowed by the prestigious British institute. The award was established in 1900 in memory of Thomas Henry Huxley – the celebrated English biologist and advocate of Darwinian evolution theory – and is awarded annually to an internationally renowned anthropologist.
CNTA receives grant extension of more than $220K
On 6 June at the AIATSIS Native Title Conference in Townsville, Attorney-General Nicola Roxon announced the recipients of the 2012-13 Native Title Anthropologist Grants program.
For the third year in a row, ANU’s Centre for Native Title Anthropology was successful, receiving funding of over $220,000 to deliver a range of professional development initiatives for anthropologists working in the area of native title.
Dr Peter Tregear appointed as new Head of the School of Music
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Young AO, announced on Friday 20 July that Dr Peter Tregear will be the new head of the ANU School of Music. Dr Tregear who maintains an international career as a researcher and performer will take up duties on 13 August.
"Reading by Numbers: Recalibrating the Literary Field" by Katherine Bode just published by Anthem Press
Anthem Press has just published Dr Katherine Bode's new book, Reading by Numbers: Recalibrating the Literary Field, an exploration of the critical potential of digital humanities and quantitative methods to produce new knowledge about literary and cultural history.
Reading by Numbers: Recalibrating the Literary Field’ proposes and demonstrates a new digital approach to literary history. Drawing on bibliographical information on the Australian novel in the AustLit database, the book addresses debates and issues in literary studies through a method that combines book history’s pragmatic approach to literary data with the digital humanities’ idea of computer modelling as an experimental and iterative practice. (Anthem Press blurb).
Reading by Numbers can be purchased online from Anthem Press.