Speaker: Graham Murdock Date: 20 February Time: 5.30pm Venue: Seminar room 226, Media & Communications Dept, John Woolley Building (entry via Manning Road), University of Sydney Cost free event with registration required on Eventbrite William the Conqueror’s ambition to compile a total inventory of his kingdom in the...

By John Keane During the past three years, several anguished and rather melancholy ‘Democracy Field Notes’ tried to analyse the causes of the Greek crisis and the terrible pain and misery unfairly inflicted on many millions of Greek citizens by European austerity politics. Overnight, as if the...

By Amro Ali There is a menacing wind sweeping through Egypt engulfing bureaucrats, journalists, judges, celebrities, and the average “patriotic citizen” in its path, remolding them into carriers of despotic ideas. This system is not a clear-cut case of top-down power relations in which an established...

By John Keane The Paris violence represents a black swan moment when democratic values and institutions are being challenged frontally by the spread of militia thinking and militarised politics, writes John Keane. On the day I left for home after an extended research stay in Europe and...

[buzzsprout episode='222396' player='true'] By Tamson Pietsch, University of Sydney Antarctica is the coldest, driest and possibly the most inhospitable place on Earth. It is also the only continent designated entirely as a natural reserve, used purely for peaceful and scientific purposes. For many decades, Antarctica has been the...

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