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Research seminars

Research Seminars are held approximately eight times a year and are conducted by the Graduate Research School Research Director or other Sydney College of Divinity research staff.

The Research Seminars take place in Sydney in the evening and Sydney-based students are expected to attend regularly in person. The minimum attendance for candidates is four out of eight seminars. However, candidates are strongly encouraged to attend as many seminars as possible so that they might benefit from and contribute to their academic community of research peers. Candidates are also expected to notify in advance their absence from any seminar. Students living beyond Sydney are asked to attend in person at least once a year and otherwise to attend the seminars by electronic means which will be explained.

All research students are expected to present a short paper related to their thesis work at prescribed intervals, and to take turns in presenting prepared responses to other students’ papers, apart from participating in the general discussion following paper presentations. The modelling of formal presentation and response is intended as training in research conference participation. As well as contributing to the development of each person’s research capacity and skills, moreover, these seminars allow students who may be carrying out their work alone to experience membership of a community of scholars and make friends with other people in a similar position.

Research Seminar dates

Date Time Save to Calendar
Thursday, 3 March 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, 5 April 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, 19 May 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, 28 June 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, 4 August 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, 13 September 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, 13 October 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, 15 November 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The seminars will be held online.


Research Seminar Program for Semester 1, 2021

Date Session 1 Session 2
Paper Presenter Respondent
4-Mar-21 Professor Jim Harrison Everyone Training Session:
Professor Neil Ormerod
13-Apr-21 Barbara Howard Alasdair McDougall Paper Presentation:
Iain Radvan
20-May-21 Emmanuel Bautista Kathy Eddie Paper Presentation:
Shane Harley
29-Jun-21 Carlos Guzeman Joseph Zaia Paper Presentation:
Helenka Mannering


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