This talk is focused on the Preclarissimus liber elementorum Eulidis (1432), the earliest Latin edition of Euclid’s Elements printed in Europe. Through this work, Dr Kotevska will discuss the re-emergence of the Elements in the Renaissance after its long disappearance from European culture in the Middle Ages. Those who tasked themselves with restoring Euclid’s mathematical works in the Renaissance variously described their project as one of revival, restitution and instauration. Who were these restorers of ancient learning whose ambition it was to return the Elements to its place as a cornerstone of mathematical learning? And what, in their view, made Euclid so obvious a candidate for intellectual consideration?
This talk will be presented by Dr Laura Kotevska, a lecturer at The University of Sydney, appointed in the Department of Philosophy and the Education Portfolio in the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Her research concerns the intersection of moral philosophy and mathematics in the early modern era.
Rare Bites is a series of informal and entertaining 30 minute lunchtime talks held monthly during semester. “The Renaissance of Euclid’s Elements” is the sixth talk in Rare Bites 2018 series. If you want to learn about some of the treasures and lesser-known gems within Rare Books & Special Collections at the University Library, this is your opportunity.
HDRs – On Monday 29 October, join us for a day of expert knowledge sharing, discussions, and some inter-activity. Sessions will focus on the use of tools for productivity, organisation and research, and how we can use these things to create a helpful digital flow. The day will be run in 3 segments:
How to HDR: Wrangling your Digital Workflow Time: 1pm – 3pm
To kick the day’s festivities off, this How to HDR session will focus on ways that you can control your digital workflow so that you can stay on top of it and have it serve you – not the other way around. Of course, there will be our famous pizza to conclude. We did mention festivities, didn’t we? It would be rude for us not to deliver.
How to Work with Research Data Time: 3pm – 4pm
Not sure what tools to use to manage your research data? Not sure who to contact? Come along and meet with research data support staff from the Digital Curation and Data Team and the Research Data Consulting (Sydney Informatics Hub). Learn about data support services available across the University as well as platforms and tools to help you effectively manage your research data.
QuickBites: How to Avoid Digital Chaos Live streamed in ThinkSpace Time: 4:15pm – 4:45pm
We’ll discuss the ability to manage data and evidence to formulate a critical argument, identifying evidence and secondary material that supports independent research projects, management and using large amounts of secondary material, and how to distinguish vital evidence from large amounts of primary sources.
Aboriginal Leadership in Tackling Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: from grass roots communities to the United Nations
The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Knowledges Seminar Series presents a wonderful opportunity for those wishing to learn more about the rich cultures of our First Nations peoples.
Our fifth seminar is on Friday the 19th of October and will be presented by Professor Elizabeth Elliott AM, Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney and Professor Jane Latimer, School of Public Health, University of Sydney.
Alcohol use in pregnancy is common in Australia and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) a tragic consequence. Although FASD occurs throughout society, Aboriginal women led the way in facing this taboo subject and taking measures to prevent alcohol use in pregnancy, diagnose FASD and support families and communities living with FASD.
The Lililwan project, which was instrumental in garnering wider community and political support to address FASD, was initiated by courageous women in the Fitzroy Valley WA. They invited clinicians and academics (today’s speakers) from the University to assist them in furthering their FASD strategy. This included conducting Australia’s first population-based prevalence study for FASD, providing education and developing clinical capacity.
The consultation process, study results and the film Tristan – made during the project and shown at the UN Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues in NY – will be presented.
Attendance is open to all University staff and students. We encourage you to register early, as spaces are limited. Register here.
Your device becomes your digital library card with the University of Sydney Library app – when borrowing books scan the digital card within the app at the self service checkout.
Get persistent authentication – you can log in once and then have access to your borrowing, loans and fines information. It also enables you to request items from the catalogue and access our databases without the need to re-authenticate again.
Fast search of our catalogue by scanning any book’s ISBN by using the camera on the phone.
Easy access to our 360 virtual tours, opening hours, study space booking, news & events, social media channels and Chat Now/ Ask Us Now services.
The app is a free download on the Apple and Google app stores.
Discover more about the Library & see what your future might look like as a University of Sydney student.
This Info Day, join us in a tour of Fisher Library, explore our spaces and learn about the fantastic facilities and support available to you as a student through your studies at University. Tours will run throughout the day.
Info Day is also the perfect opportunity to discover ThinkSpace – our technology-driven, creative play-space that provides you with the opportunity to collaborate, design and create interesting things using new technologies. Come in and and try our 3D printer, or experience the world of virtual reality with Oculus Go. Our friendly staff will be on hand to explain the technologies, answer questions and show you some of the other great features of our libraries.
The Library wishes the Faculty of Architecture a Happy 100 Year Anniversary! With the introduction of an Architecture degree at the University of Sydney in 1918, opportunities were created for Australians to contribute to the architectural landscape.
We have two small exhibitions featuring the Faculty’s early years:
The SciTech Library displays the academic work of three women graduates – Rosette Edmunds (1924), Marjorie Holroyde (née Hudson) (1924) and Helen Turner (1930).
Fisher Library features the childhood drawings of Leslie Wilkinson, the first Professor of Architecture at the University from 1919 to 1947, as well as his professional architectural plans including a commission for a house in Boambillee Avenue, Vaucluse and his illustration for the Circular Harbour scheme.
The exhibition runs from 4th September to 19th October. Viewers are welcome to draw their own conclusion between Wilkinson’s Punch magazine cover and the gargoyles around the Main Quad.