09 July 2024

Dracula: a virtuosic performance, sexy staging, and a queer rewriting

Associate Professor Huw Griffiths, in English Literature, reviews Dracula, the final instalment in Kip Williams' gothic trilogy and the last production during his tenure as Artistic Director of the Sydney Theatre Company.
09 July 2024

New research shows life in ancient Saudi Arabia was complex and thriving

A team of researchers led by Jane McMahon from the Discipline of Archaeology find new evidence that shifts the perception of how people lived in north-western Saudi Arabia during the Neolithic period.
09 July 2024

You’re a Liberal and You Don’t Even Know It

A new book, reviewed by The New York Times and The Washington Post, by University of Sydney Professor Alexandre Lefebvre investigates how liberalism profoundly shapes our values, beliefs, and daily lives. In Liberalism as a Way of Life, he argues that liberalism informs our moral, psychological, and aesthetic outlooks, and can be the basis for a good, fun, and rewarding way of living.
05 July 2024

Destigmatising dementia with culturally informed translations

As part of an interdisciplinary research initiative to address dementia stigma in Chinese Australian communities, PhD student Zihan He shares about his work in contributing culturally appropriate terms to dementia resources.
03 July 2024

New Alphonse Mucha exhibition provides balm for a world in upheaval

Dr Will Visconti from Art History reviews the life and works of artist Alphonse Mucha, whose sweeping exhibition of illustrations, jewellery, interior decoration, photographs and more is now on display at the Art Gallery of New South Wales until 22 September.
01 July 2024

Associate Professor Christine Ji receives Community Service Award

On 13th June, Associate Professor Christine Meng Ji from the School of Languages and Cultures was honoured with the prestigious NSW Government Community Service Award.
29 June 2024

The beginnings of fashion: why do we wear clothes?

From stone tools that prepared animal skins for humans to use as thermal insulation, to the advent of bone awls and eyed needles to create fitted and adorned clothing, Dr Ian Gilligan explores when we started to dress to impress.
25 June 2024

Bell Shakespeare's new King Lear understands the joy of a good tragedy

Dr Kirk Dodd, lecturer in English, reviews the new King Lear at Bell Shakespeare, directed by Peter Evans and starring one of Australia's finest classical actors, Robert Menzies.
21 June 2024

Now open: The Judith Yates Essay Prize in Economics

The Judith Yates Essay Prize in Economics is now open for entries until 12 October 2024. Eligible Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Advanced Studies students are encouraged to apply.
19 June 2024

Bridging the past and present: The new Vere Gordon Childe Centre

The Vere Gordon Childe Centre, a recently launched research hub at the University of Sydney, aims to understand global human diversity through the study of material culture, artistic representation, and intangible heritage.