Mum saying “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”? If you’re
planning on getting stuff done & having a productive day, start it off
right with free breakfast at Fisher Library and The Quarter. It’s also a
great opportunity to meet others. It’ll be a cereals-ly good time!
Between May and November 2018, the University of Sydney Library Cultural Competence Community of Practice in conjunction with the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) hosted a series of seminars examining various perspectives on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges. The seminars were presented by experts on areas including History and Language, Cultural Astronomy, Connection to Country, Visual Art, Health, and Perspectives on Gender. The video recordings of these sessions, accessible via the below links, remain a valuable resource for members of the University community wishing to wishing to learn more about the rich cultures of our First Nations peoples.
With permission, these seminars were recorded and are available here as videos.
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
Health 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
Just like any normal library, at the Living Library, books will be available to borrow, engage with and learn from. Except the ‘books’, in this instance, will be real people with a unique personal experience or perspective that they will generously share with readers. Check out our amazing catalogue and register for your conversation.