2008 Event Archive
This is the last edition for 2008 of the School of Humanities and Social Science Events page.
28 November 2008
Presented by the Writing Cultures Research Group.
Time: 9.30 – 5.30pm
Location: Treehouse, University of Newcastle
A one day symposium exploring the writings of Angela Carter and the future of the Fairy Tale.
Including presentations by:
Ashley, Melissa. 'And She Did Every Imaginable Job with Her Feet’: Folktale, Fairy Tale, and Other Variants of The Girl Without Hands
Gibson, Sarah. Re-enchantment: An interactive journey into the hidden world of fairy tales
Johnson, Dr Marguerite. Paper TBC
Miller, Alyson. ‘Skin After Successive Skin’: Subversive Identities in Angela Carter’s ‘The Tiger’s Bride’
Quayle, Anika. Feminist Fairytales, the Harlequin Romance, and Re-visioning of Beauty Discourse
Royal, Autumn: ‘A Treasury of Skins’: Exploring the Feminist Uses of Human to Animal Metamorphosis in Angela Carter’s Magical Realist Fiction
Webb, Dr Caroline. Dancing in Worn Slippers: From Angela Carter to Jeanette Winterson
Registration fee: $20 - including Morning Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea. Students can apply for a waiver of the registration fee - please see registration form for details
How to register: Download & complete the Registration form and return with payment by Weds 19 November - via post or fax
For registration enquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org
4-6 December, 2008
Research symposium presented by the Group for Religious and Intellectual Traditions (GRIT).
9-11 December, 2008
A Conference presented by the Pacific Languages Research Group (PLRG).
December 11-13, 2008
A workshop sponsored by the Religious HIstory Society in association with the Research Group on Religious and Intellectual Traditions (GRIT) and the Institute for the Advanced Study of Humanity (IASH).
Contact: Troy Duncan
Monday 15th of December.
The research group on Language & Society will be holding its first seminar on Monday 15th of December. The theme is Language Across Academic Disciplines and we will be exploring the way in which language is central, in one way or another, to all of the disciplines in the humanities.
We would be interested in hearing from anyone with an interest in language and wishing to participate. For details contact Graham Squires
Arts Health Colloquia Series
The semester 2 timetable for the ArtsHealth Colloquia series is now available
Classics Seminar Series
The semester 1 timetable for the Classics Seminar Series is now available
Ourimbah Seminar Series - All welcome
The semester 2 timetable for the Ourimbah seminar series is now available
History Seminar Series - All welcome
Cultural Collections Reading Room (near the Information Common)
Level 2, Auchmuty Library, Callaghan Campus.
Writing Cultures Seminar Series - All welcome
An interdisciplinary working paper series incorporating work from creative writing, film, television and literary studies, law and modern languages.
An Information night presented by the Social and Cultural Conflict Research Group.
27 November, Newcastle Art Gallery, 5.30 pm.
Organised by Dr Victoria Haskins in conjunction with the Newcastle City Council Guraki Committee. The speakers will be Prof Lyndall Ryan, Dr Tony Birch and Cynthia Hunter. Drinks and nibblies provided.
GRIT Religious and Intellectual Traditions Research Group in collaboration with The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA), present a lecture and seminar by:
Professor F. Lissarrague, 2008 AAIA Visiting Professor
Director, Louis Gernet Centre for the Comparative Study of Religion
MONDAY 11TH AUGUST
Satyrs and Centaurs
6.15pm in Social Sciences Bldg SRLT3
(all welcome: preceded by nibbles, see below)
TUESDAY 12TH AUGUST
Figuring the Gods in Ancient Greece: relations of anthropomorphism and 'aniconism'
3-5pm in Hunter Bldg HC19
(staff and students of the University welcome)
Further information & RSVP: Harold Tarrant (02) 4921 5230
For those interested, there will be an opportunity to meet with Professor Lissarrague over nibbles 5.15-6.00 pm (prior to the ‘Centaurs and Satyrs’ lecture) on 11th August in the History Tea Room, McMullin Building, Lower Ground Floor, room MCLG22, or later (at own expense) over dinner. For catering purposes, please let Harold Tarrant know if you are coming to either pre-lecture nibbles or dinner.
The History of Literary Computing, 1949-89
Professor Willard McCarty (Kings College London)
Brought to you by the Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing and the School of Humanities and Social Science
August 22, 2008
McMullin Building, McG25C
11 am - 12.30 pm
Professor McCarty is perhaps the best-known theoretician of the digital humanities internationally. Trained in the United States as an undergraduate in physics, German and English at the University of California and at Reed College, he took his PhD in Milton studies at Toronto (Canada) and then went on to a research career in the emerging field of humanities computing, with strong interest in Ovidian studies. In 1987 he founded Humanist, now the leading list for world-wide exchange on humanities computing and an important resource for the field. He continues to moderate the list. His book Humanities Computing (Palgrave, 2005) theorizes the new field as a domain of intellectual inquiry rather than as a technological appendage to scholarship. In 2006 he received the Richard A Lymam Award for the application of information technology to humanistic scholarship and teaching. In the citation, James O'Donnell, provost of Georgetown University, called Professor McCarty "a doer, a thinker, and perhaps a wizard" in humanities computing.
Handouts for the lecture are available on request from Hugh Craig (email@example.com )
Professor Mayumi Kurosaki - Director, Global Communication Center
Shohoku College, Kanagawa, Japan: Aug - Oct 2008
Assoc. Professor Ma Chunlan (Linguistics) from the School of Foreign Languages of the Northwest University for Nationalities (Lanzhou, Gansu, China)
Professor Emeritus George Perkins and Barbara Perkins (American literature) from Eastern Michigan University - March
Professor Michael Allen (Sociology) - Visiting Professor from Washington State University - Jan-July
Professor Carolyn Noble Head of Social Work at Victoria University, Melbourne.
2 June & 3 November 2008
Each semester the School of Humanities and Social Science conducts a symposium for Research Higher Degree candidates.Find out more