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ARTiculate Talk Series

Sharing our knowledge with the future leaders of our society
A unique opportunity to gain insights into arts and social sciences topics beyond the classroom. Engage with the top minds from the University of Sydney.

Our ARTiculate virtual talk series aims to support high school students to enrich their understanding in subjects related to arts, humanities and social sciences, and serve as a resource to teachers. The series explores key ideas in the disciplines and provides insights into the selected topics.

Designed and delivered by academic experts in the field, each talk complements the knowledge students gain in the classroom, while providing a unique opportunity to engage with leading academics from the University of Sydney.

To attend these virtual series, a supervising adult must be present throughout the duration of the workshop.

Upcoming webinars

"Mural: Chinese Dragon" by Franco Folini

Chinese in Context - The ‘Xianxia’ Genre of Fantasy TV Dramas

Date: Tuesday 26 July, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Suitable for: Year 11-12 students

Presented by: Dr Yu Sang

‘Xianxia’ (仙侠) is a fantasy TV genre based on Chinese mythology. This talk uses samples from a variety of Xianxia dramas to provide insight into the stories, ideas and beliefs behind them. It also looks at new trends and internet buzzwords that they have inspired, shining a light on how Chinese traditions are gaining a new life in contemporary society.

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French Continuers and Extension - La Francophonie

Date:  Wednesday 14 September, 4-5 pm

Suitable for: Year 11-12 students

Presented by: Dr Carolyn Stott

Join us in this interactive webinar designed around the “French-speaking communities” theme of the French Continuers Stage 6 syllabus. We will explore its meaning, origins manifestation in different continents and legacy in contemporary France. The webinar will be delivered in French, and students will be invited to engage in activities.

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Social media - Beyond panics towards connection, ethics and digital citizenship

Date: Wednesday 19 October, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Suitable for: Year 9-10 students

Presented by: Professor Catharine Lumby and Dr Catherine Page Jeffery

Join us to explore the diverse ways that young people use social media for connection, self-expression, and identity construction. The webinar will discuss: how we can ensure that young people can make the most of what social media has to offer, the various ethical issues that arise in online spaces, and what it means to be a good digital citizen.

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Resources - Webinar recordings


To access the recordings of the Athenian Acropolis and Agora webinar, please contact us at







To access the recordings of Society and Culture, please contact us at

Expression of Interest - Webinar topics

If you are a teacher in Drama, Economics, English, HSIE*, Languages or Visual Arts, we may be able to organise a webinar of your requested topic aligned to your class timetable, subject to availability of our lecturers.

To request a bespoke webinar, please submit an Expression of Interest.

*Please note: Some subject areas in HSIE are not aligned to the areas of our expertise.

Image attributions:
Chinese in Context - "Mural: Chinese Dragon" by Franco Folini is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. | Economics - Photo by Konstantin Evdokimov on Unsplash. | Social media - Photo by Gaelle Marcel on Unsplash