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Highlights

Modern reflections on ancient Greece

Archaeologist Judy Roberts will explore the wondrous history of Athens from the 5th century BCE, through the Persian Wars to the Athenian empire. Vrasidas Karalis, Professor of Modern Greek at the University of Sydney, will explore modern Athens - its glorious past and its self-perception as a European city.
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Battlefields of Memory

Professor Ayhan Aktar, Institute of Social Sciences, Istanbul Bilgi University discusses the contested narratives of the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey, and how local commeration and narratives related to Gallipoli have changed in recent times.
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In conversation with US science writer Dava Sobel

Join us for the exclusive Sydney talk by Dava Sobel, US science writer and author of Longitude and Galileo’s Daughter, on her new book The Glass Universe. She will be in conversation with Jessica Bloom, a University of Sydney astrophysics PhD student, studying galaxy evolution.
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Street art in creative cities: graffiti grows up

Graffiti writers who have grown up in the graffiti subculture in Australian cities have modified their practice over time and dealt with opportunities to move into professional arts practice. Hear from street artists Scott Marsh, Elliott Routledge (Numskull), Wendy Murray (Minigraff) plus Jaklyn Babington from the NGA and Cameron McAuliffe.
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