Baylis and Smith Prize

Every year we award the Baylis and Smith Prize to the best overall student in POL20010 International Relations and Security Studies. The prize is named in celebration of the leading text The Globalization of World Politics, which has become a standard textbook for international relations students. The winner gets a $150 Oxford University Press book... Continue Reading →

The benefits of hands-on history

By Jack Rayner Jack Rayner is a third year student of history at Swinburne University. In 2018, Jack joined the volunteer team at the Geoffrey Kaye Museum. His research contributed to a 2018 exhibition on early women doctors. The following is his account of that experience. It is reprinted from the Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic... Continue Reading →

Cultural Study Tour: Indonesia

Locations include Jakarta (economic hub of Indonesia) and Yogyakarta (cultural capital of Indonesia). Students have the chance to learn about social and political issues facing one of Australia’s closest neighbours in an immersive and self-led environment. The tour includes the opportunity to work closely with local Javanese university students, visit sites of cultural and historical... Continue Reading →

On exchange in Indonesia

Here we print a guest blog post by Harrison Lowe who is currently on exchange at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  By Harrison Lowe Before I came here I was aware that there was an upcoming election. When I arrived here, I was reminded of the upcoming election by the flags and posters... Continue Reading →

Vale Luke Gardiner

The Department of Social Sciences, Swinburne University, notes with deep sadness the death of one of our past students, Luke Gardiner. Luke was a wonderful, kind, and highly intelligent young man. Our sincere condolences go to his family and his friends. Luke’s funeral will be held tomorrow at Montsalvat, Eltham (Thursday 23 November) at 1... Continue Reading →

End of Semester Drinks

Join us to celebrate the end of semester. Toast yourselves, your friends, and our local Swinburne Nobel Peace Prize laureate! Friday 27 October, from 4pm at the Hawthorn Hotel. All students and staff from the Department of Social Science (Politics, History, International Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, Environmental Studies, Languages, and Indigenous Studies) are welcome to attend.... Continue Reading →

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