New map sheds light on Ludwig Leichhardt’s 1844 expedition of northern Australia.

Shedding new light on Leichhardt’s expedition

A project by The Australian National University has shed new light on Ludwig Leichhardt’s landmark expedition to explore northern Australia 170 years ago.

eX de Medici.

Blue (Bower/Bauer) 1998-2000
 watercolour over black pencil
 image 114 x 152.8 cm
 sheet 114 x 152.8 cm

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
 Purchased 2004
© eX de Medici

Symposium looks at art, mortality and fascination with death

People are fascinated by death and mortality because we want to know we can die the best way we can, the Director of the Centre for Art History and Theory, Helen Ennis says.

Image: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Flickr.

Australians see Indonesia as a friend, but no ally

A majority of Australians regard Indonesia as a friend of Australia but not an ally, the latest Australian National University (ANU) snapshot of the nation’s views on foreign policy has found.

Image by Ed Schipul on flickr

Ugly Mugs: ‘an unacceptable breach of sex workers’ privacy’

Peta Brady’s Ugly Mugs, which I saw in Sydney last week, opens with a gurney being wheeled onto the stage – on it, a sex worker who has died at the hands of a client and who, like the phoenix tattooed on her chest, rises from the ashes to tell her story

Exploring the Milky Way. Photo by James Gilbert

ANU wins funding for Future Fellowships

The ANU has won funding for 16 major research projects under the Australian Research Council’s Future Fellowships program.

Photo by Stuart Hay, ANU

Writer off to Sci-Fi convention

53-year-old academic, writer and Sci-Fi fan Gillian Polack is off to the World Science Fiction Convention in London on 14-18, as the Australasian delegate.

New Colombo Plan scholars Rebecca Wardill (left) and Emma Roberts. Photo by Stuart Hay

Three ANU students win scholarships in New Colombo Plan

Three ANU students will have life-changing opportunities in Asia after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced they had been awarded scholarships in the pilot program of the New Colombo Plan.

Parliament house

ANU appoints new Public Policy Fellows

Seven new Public Policy Fellows, including two of the country’s top senior public servants, have been appointed to the nation’s most influential policy forum.

Professor Des Ball, among those honoured in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Photo by Bob Cooper, ANU.
National Archives Director-General David Fricker and ANU Chief Librarian Roxanne Missingham at the launch of the ANU Archives database.

ANU Archives launches new database

A new ANU Archives database will make national treasures from colonial history, and the early days of the University, available online for the first time.

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