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Australian Reading Hour

Australian Reading Hour
Australian Reading Hour explores the role of reading in transforming lives and shaping our sense of identity, belonging and understanding – as individuals and as a community. Here's what we'll be reading this Australian Reading Hour. 

Celebrating History Week 2021: “From the ground up”

Celebrating History Week 2021: “From the ground up”

Happy History Week! The History Council of NSW has curated a fantastic line-up of activities exploring this year’s theme: “History: from the ground up.” If you’re looking for your next history read, here are some recent and forthcoming highlights from the SUP list (you can explore many more on our website).

Q & A with Denise Varney, author of Patrick White’s Theatre

Colour photograph of two actors in a 21st century production of Patrick White's The Ham Funeral.

Denise Varney is Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Melbourne, where she teaches Australian theatre and performance, and modern and contemporary drama. Her new book, Patrick White’s Theatre: Australian Modernism on Stage, 1960–2018, explores how White’s plays have been staged and received over a period of 60 years, and offers a new analysis of his place in wider Australian modernist and theatrical traditions.

Image: a production of The Ham Funeral by Patrick White, State Theatre Company of South Australia. 

For too long, research was done on First Nations peoples, not with them. Universities can change this

For too long, research was done on First Nations peoples, not with them. Universities can change this
In Community-Led Research: Walking New Pathways Together, researchers from a range of disciplines consider how researchers and communities can work...

Publishing historical archaeology

Publishing historical archaeology

By Prof. Martin Gibbs

The Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) was founded in 1970 to promote the newly created field of historical archaeology within Australia. At the core of this fascinating cross-disciplinary collaboration between archaeologists, historians and historical geographers lies the desire to understand the early colonial period of Australia including cross-cultural contacts between Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups.

Q & A with Cherie Baird

Cherie Baird interned at SUP in July 2021 as part of the Master of Publishing degree at the University of Sydney.

Q & A with Diana Chamma

Diana Chamma is in her last semester of the Master of Publishing degree at the University of Sydney. As part of the degree, Diana interned at SUP from March to June 2021.

Eliza Hamilton Dunlop, rediscovered

Eliza Hamilton Dunlop, rediscovered
By Cherie Baird I must admit that before I started interning at Sydney University Press, I had never heard of Eliza Hamilton Dunlop. Even being so...

Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2021: Heal Country

This NAIDOC Week, Sydney University Press is celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their history and cultural heritage. We acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands on which we work, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and we pay our respect to the knowledge embedded forever within the Aboriginal custodianship of Country.

Charles Dickens and Australia

While Charles Dickens never visited Australia, he was very interested in the land ‘down under’. As the Editor-in-Chief and the ‘Conductor’ he was...

A glimpse into our publishing past

A glimpse into our publishing past

One of the perks of being part of the University Library is sitting just across the hall from Rare Books and Special Collections, home to all kinds of treasures. Recently, a colleague from Rare Books appeared in the SUP office carrying a blast from our past: an Sydney University Press manuscript box from the 1960s. 

Q & A with Elizabeth Jo

Q & A with Elizabeth Jo

Elizabeth Jo is in her last semester of the Master of Publishing degree at the University of Sydney. As part of the degree, Elizabeth interned at SUP from March to June 2021.