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Sydney Intellectual History Network @ UWS
The Sydney Intellectual History Network is an interdisciplinary historical initiative that aims to bring together scholars whose research expertise historicises knowledge structures and habits of thought, ethical and religious ideals, historiographical theories, scholarly cultures of the past, as well as philosophical, scientific, legal and political ideas and any other styles of intellectual history not already imagined here. The term 'intellectual history' is used in a broad-ranging sense that embraces work from numerous perspectives, providing a forum for discussion of shared historicist methodological and epistemological concerns.
The Sydney Intellectual History Network currently has two nodes; the first, SIHN@UWS and the second, SIHN@Sydney(opens in a new window). Both have been supported by internal grants from each university. We hope to see similar strengths acknowledged at other universities and to develop collaborative activities with them. In 2014 SIHN@UWS will host three symposiums focussing on specific themes. More information will follow early in the new year.
Evaluating Biology, Brains and Sex: Critical and Historical Perspectives from the Sciences and the Humanities at UWS Parramatta Campus 4 April 2014 convened by Alison Moore. Confirmed speakers include Associate Professor Cordelia Fine (ARC Future Fellow, University of Melbourne) and Dr Elizabeth Stephens (ARC Future Fellow, Centre for the History of European Discourses, University of Queensland). For more information contact Cath Bishop.