We’re very excited to be celebrating the Women’s History Month with a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on 28 March. We’ll be getting together with the University of Sydney students, staff and the wider community to improve the representation of Australian women on the world’s favourite encyclopedia.
Today we celebrate the 140th birthday of May Gibbs, Australian author and illustrator, and her extraordinary legacy.
Doglogbook has been designed by animal welfare scientists in the Faculty of Veterinary Science to be a dog’s new best friend, helping ensure optimum quality of life and happiness – from puppyhood through to old age to assist with difficult end-of-life decisions. The app complements research and information from Professors Paul McGreevy and Bob Boakes, in their book, Carrots and sticks: principles of animal training.
Published to coincide with the bicentennial celebrations of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Gardens of History and Imagination: Growing New South Wales will delight gardeners and history buffs alike. The book features ten scholars, members of the Independent Scholars Association (Sybil Jack, Janet George, Gaynor Macdonald, Ailsa McPherson, Colleen Morris, Gretchen Poiner, John Ramsland, Stuart Read, Catherine Rogers and Sue Rosen) exploring the social, cultural and economic significance of gardens in the history of New South Wales. The book is beautifully produced and richly illustrated with rarely seen images from the State Library’s Mitchell collections.
Would you like to learn more about what archaeologists do? Participate in the celebration of National Archaeology Week with events and activities for the general public organised throughout Australia to discover how archaeologists work and how they contribute to the study of the human past. Since 2003, National Archaeology Week has focused on showcasing the work of Australian archaeologists at home and overseas, and promoting the importance of protecting Australia’s archaeological heritage. And if you cannot get to any events, you can always read a book.
“Birns’s critical flexibility can be seen in how easily he draws poetry and prose into dialogue with one another’s ideas and histories.” (Bonny Cassidy)
“Australian literature has found a committed and honest umpire” (Geordie Williamson)
Read reviews of Contemporary Australian Literature: A world not yet dead in The Australian (paywall) and Cordite.