Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Knowledges Seminar Series

Sydney Uni

The Library is delighted to invite you to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges Seminar Series. Run in conjunction with the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services), our Seminar Series will include a total of 6 talks held during this year, presented by experts on areas including: History and Language, Cultural Astronomy, Connection to Country, Visual Art, Health, and Perspectives on Gender.

Attendance is open to all University staff and students, and presents a wonderful opportunity for those wishing to extend their cultural competence and to learn more about the rich cultures of our First Nations peoples.

Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledges Seminar Series is now complete for 2018. We would like to thank everyone who participated and attended. To view the series recordings online click here

History and Languages
May 18
Speakers: Prof. Jakelin Troy & Matt Poll

Cultural Astronomy
June 15
Speakers: Robert Fuller, Carla Guedes & James Smith

Connection to Country
August 17
Speaker: Dr Peter Ampt

Visual Art
September 21
Speakers: Djon Mundine OAM, Dr Lynette Riley & Janelle Evans

October 19
Speakers: Professor Elizabeth Elliott AM & Professor Jane Latimer

Perspectives on Gender
November 16
Speakers: Dr Sandy O’Sullivan, Wilo Muwadda, Darren Budda-Deen

Printer in Residence 2018

Sydney University Library

The University of Sydney Library calls for applications from suitably qualified letterpress printmakers and book artists for a residency of 8 weeks, to take place during semester 2, 2018. More information can be found here.

New Gale Scholar archives now available

The new Gale Scholar archives for 2018 are now available for history & humanities students, researchers and academics. Covering 500 years of international history, the additional Gale content consists over 106 million pages including the full suite of monograph-based and other primary source collections.

The material contains books, maps, photographs, newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets, letters, music manuscripts and ephemera – all of which provides the infrastructure for multi-disciplinary research in history, social sciences and the humanities. The metadata within the collections also facilitates text mining and data analysis for digital scholarship.

The collections are: 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers, 19th Century UK Periodicals, American Civil Liberties Union Papers, American Fiction, 1774-1920, Archives Unbound, Archives of Sexuality and Gender, Associated Press Collections Online Archive, Book Review Index Plus, Brazilian-Portuguese History and Culture, British Library Newspapers, British Literary Manuscripts Online, Chatham House Online Archive, China from Empire to Republic. View the complete list here: Gale Scholar 2018 New Resources.

Check the Library’s databases A-Z e-resources page or the catalogue for full access.

Indonesian music exhibition

Promo kantilan A

This exhibition celebrates the Conservatorium’s longstanding relationship with gamelan music and dance traditions of Indonesia. Gamelan music is the traditional ensemble music of Bali. It consists mainly of percussion instruments.

The study and performance of Balinese gamelan music has been an active component of Conservatorium of Music life since 1999. This exhibition highlights current research by Niall Edwards-FitzSimons on Acehnese dance, the repatriation of ethnographic recordings from the early twentieth century and the influence of gamelan on composition students at the Conservatorium.

When: 2 April – 26 May 2018
Where: Conservatorium Library
Contact: admin.library@sydney.edu.au

Rare Bites: Material Cultures of ‘Magic’

Rare Books Sydney University Library

Our popular Rare Bites lunchtime talks are back! The first talk will explore two fascinating Ethiopic Coptic Christian Magic Scrolls held in Rare Books and Special Collections – Who created them and how were they used? Could these objects have played a role in personal health, relationships and/or protection? Come along and learn about these wonderful objects.

When: 19 April 2018; 1:00 -1:30pm

Where: Fisher Library Level 2 Seminar Room

Places are limited, register to reserve your seat.

Women in Wikipedia

Women in Wikipedia

Celebrate Women’s History Month by joining Sydney University Press and the University of Sydney Library for a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Tuesday 20 March, 2018.

Women make up just 12% of Wikipedia contributors and are 16% of individuals profiled, which means there is a gender imbalance on the platform. To combat this, we will be editing Wikipedia together to improve the representation of Australian women. No experience needed: there will be training, cheat sheets, references and roving Wiki experts on-hand – plus snacks! Join us and help change the future of Wikipedia. Register here.