Young girls feet before a dance in Southern India

Languages and cultures research

Languages and cultures in the non-English speaking world
We study languages, literature and cultures, along with studies of ancient and modern societies in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, as well as the multilingual reality of Australia.

We have expertise in a wide range of areas including linguistics, history, political science, anthropology, religion and sociology related to the countries and regions across the globe.

Research areas

Research groups

Research centres and institutes


Academic staff from the School of Languages and Cultures are often involved in convening and organising international conferences, both at the University of Sydney and at other venues.


LCNAU Eighth Biennial Colloquium

27–29 November 2024

Trans/Formation: research and education in languages and cultures