Macquarie University is offering a combined Ancient History and Studies of Religion conference On Tuesday 15th May 2018.
The conference has a methodological focus. Every talk is by an expert who will focus on an aspect of Ancient History or Studies of Religion and examine it through a case study, making it relevant, irrespective of whether or not a teacher teaches that particular area.
The event will be opened by the Minister of Education, the Hon. Rob Stokes, and will be headlined by three outstanding keynote speakers. All the keynotes will cover both Ancient History and Studies of Religion:
Professor Christopher Smith (University of St Andrews and former Director of the British School at Rome) - one of the world's leading scholars in Roman history talking on How should we reconstruct the past?
Dr Nicola Stern (LaTrobe University) - the famed excavator talking on Lake Mungo: the deep time history of its people
Professor Tzvi Abusch (Brandeis University) - renowned expert in ancient religion talking on The religious dimension in human history
In all there will be 18 stimulating talks with an entire stream devoted to Studies of Religion. There will be excellent food, and the chance to see the Archibald Exhibition while you are there.
Date: Tuesday 15th May 2018
Time: 8.30am to 4.30pm
Venue: Art Gallery of NSW. Art Gallery Rd, Sydney
Cost: Full attendance $180.00 and a Single Session + Morning Tea or lunch $140.00
Registration: The conference schedule, details of the speakers and their topics and registration are all available at https://www.mqatthemuseums.com/
ISRA is offering a two day inservice providing a unique opportunity to cover the Islamic topics in the SoR syllabus:
Day one- a focus on the Preliminary course content
Day two- has a focus on the HSC course content.
Seminars will be presented from within the tradition and will be facilitated by highly qualified and experienced Muslim presenters. All resources will be provided for participants for reference and use in their classrooms.
Dates: 10 and 11 April 2018
Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm each day
Venue: ISRA Centre - Level 3, 128-136 South Parade, Auburn NSW
Cost: $115.00 for 1 day and $195.00 for 2 days
Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided.
For further information and to register go to www.isra.org.au/sor-in-serviceRead more: ISRA Studies of Religion Teacher Inservice Days