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LHA News and Events

UOW has announced plans for a new Western Building offering state-of-the-art learning spaces


The University of Wollongong (UOW) has just announced the Campus Master Plan includes the construction of a new Western Building that will pave the way for excellence across social sciences, law, humanities and the arts.

The new four storey building of approximately 10,000sqm, will offer state-of-the-art spaces for a variety of disciplines. The space will include student performance theatres and music studios; student film and screen production space; media arts, digital design and music; academic and professional work space; specialist simulation and WHS laboratories and informal collaboration and other support spaces.

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Retired teacher’s passion for human rights leads to PhD in law


After more than three decades educating others, Brian Walker has celebrated graduation at the age of 78.

Instead of relaxing and enjoying the spoils of retirement, the former Kiama resident and Lake Illawarra High School Human Society and its Environment (HSIE) Head Teacher followed his passion for human rights to complete a Bachelor of Laws, then a Master of Laws (Legal Practice) and now a PhD from the University of Wollongong (UOW).

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Emeritus Professorship awarded to expert in dissent

Professor Brian Martin

For his service and dedication to the University of Wollongong (UOW) and his outstanding contribution to scholarship, activism and advocacy, Professor Martin has been admitted to the UOW Honorary list as an Emeritus Professor.

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Gala dinner celebrates 2017 Fellowships and Alumni Awards.

2017 Fellowships and Alumni Awards

Four prominent University of Wollongong (UOW) alumni and four distinguished members of the University community have been recognised for their excellence, leadership, service and impact at the 2017 Fellowship and Alumni Awards. 

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The 2017 Goldring Lecture


Acting NSW Ombudsman, Professor John McMillan AO, visited the University of Wollongong (UOW) on Friday (13 October) to present the 2017 Goldring Law Lecture.  

The annual lecture honours Jack Goldring (1943-2009), UOW’s foundation Dean of Law, who went on to become a highly-regarded judge at the District Court of NSW.  For the first time this year, two outstanding law students have been named recipients of the scholarship; Kimberlee Brooker and Michael Bainbridge.

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Professor Theo Farrell
Executive Dean
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Professor Theo Farrell

Professor Theo Farrell joined the University of Wollongong (UOW) in October 2017 as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts. Previously, he was Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at City, University of London, and before that Head of the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, where he was also the Professor of War in the Modern World for over a decade.

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Travellers from Australia: artists in the ancient Pafos theatre


An exhibition for the Pafos European Capital of Culture, 2017, Cyprus
October 2 -15 Powerhouse Centre, Pafos, 2017

Art and archaeology come together in an exhibition curated by Emeritus Professor Diana Wood Conroy and Dr Craig Barker (University of Sydney Museums) to evoke and marvel at the artistic and cultural lineage of the Pafos theatre, excavated by Australian archaeologists under the auspices of the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus for over two decades. Including artists in the team at the beginning of the excavations in 1996 was an experiment to widen the spectrum of research for project director and founder Professor Richard Green.

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Robert Howe awarded UOW-AAIA Artist in Residence, Athens 2017

Robert Howe UOW-AAIA Artist In Residence recipient

Congratulations to UOW Alumnus Robert (Rob) Howe, the 2017 recipient of the University of Wollongong (UOW) and Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA), Artist in Residence award. The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA) is a research centre of the University of Sydney and is recognised by the Greek Government as the official Australian national institution for archaeological research in Greece.

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Phoebe's Fall podcast wins gold award at New York Radio Festival

Phoebes fall group 12x6

LHA Research Fellow Julie Posetti, Senior Lecturer Dr Siobhan McHugh and their team have won a Gold Medal at the New York Radio Festival, for their podcast series 'Phoebe's Fall'. The series was a collaboration between UOW and Fairfax Media.  

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LHA in the News

2 Nov | University of Wollongong's November Graduation, Agron Latifi, Illawarra Mercury

17 Oct | Two University of Wollongong students named Jack Goldring Memorial Scholarship recipients, Agron Latifi, Illawarra Mercury

3 Oct | Michael Kirby visits the University of Wollongong to talk about refugees, Desiree Savage, Illawarra Mercury

12 Aug | Former Bathurst High student Disapol Savetsila finds success as a playwright, Disapol Savestila, Western Advocate

20 June | Phoebe's Fall podcast wins gold award at New York Radio Festival, Julie Posetti and Dr Siobhan McHugh, SMH

7 June | As a peace loving warrior, might Wonder Woman unite feminists? Dr Sharon Crozier-De Rosa, The Conversation

26 May | UOW award winners mastering the media world, LHA Students Lucy Dean and Gemma Coleman, Illawarra Mercury

18 Apr | University of Wollongong autumn graduation 2017: photos, LHA Alumni, Illawarra Mercury

26 Mar | Catherine McKinnon's novel Storyland, Dr Catherine McKinnon, ABC Radio National BooksPlus

17 Mar | Catherine McKinnon's Storyland: a work transcending time, Dr Catherine McKinnon, Sydney Morning Herald

14 Mar | The deception of buys lives: Men recognise loneliness,  Dr Roger Patulny, ABC Canberra Drive

February | Appease, submit or resist,  Dr Luis Gómez Romero, The Stand

25 Jan | 'Delaying tragedy': the Bourke Street deaths and the push to change... Dr Julia Quilter, The Guardian

Research Events


Legal Intersections Research Centre (LIRC)

LIRC is known for its leading edge interdisciplinary research in law, social sciences and the humanities. Each year LIRC hosts a range of seminars, symposia and other academic events which are presented by UOW Law and visiting academics. Everyone is warmly invited to attend. A full list of LIRC events are available on the LIRC website.

For a list of events held by Research centres, networks and initiative in LHA, refer to individual sites linked from the Faculty Research page.

Last reviewed: 10 November, 2017