Three Arts & Social Sciences at ANU disciplines have been ranked among the top 10 in the world in the QS World University Rankings, with eight CASS disciplines in the top 25. Which disciplines? Find out here:

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Ceramicist and ANU School of Art & Design lecturer Dr Cathy Franzi uses plants as the inspiration for her work. On Gardening Australia, she takes us through her garden, her process, and her collaboration with ANU evolutionary biologist Dr Adrienne Nicotra. 🌱🌿

Ceramist - Dr Cathy Franzi
Everything you wanted to know about the ANU Bachelor of Arts
Lucy Irvine - artist - Design Canberra 2017
Mexico Lindo showcasing Mexican music and culture, just some of the dance groups at our CASS Hub #findyourfuture #ANUopenday

You may know the story of Icarus, but have you ever heard it delivered in Latin? As part of the worldwide Festival Européen Latin-Grec 2018, here are students from @ANU Centre for Classical Studies reading Ovid's classic work in both Latin and English. Live from the ANU Classics Museum.

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Concerned about the issues surrounding Cambridge Analytica? ANU academic and Leader of the VOSON Lab A/Prof Robert Ackland looks at the data we give freely online and why it's useful.

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Composer and musician Dr Kim Cunio from ANU School of Music is the driving force behind The Australian National University's new not-for-profit music recording label, which will be created in collaboration with ANU Press.

"The music that is supported by commercial and mainstream record labels is surviving, but other musicians across classical, jazz and popular just aren't able to make a living anymore," says Dr Kim Cunio.

"Between neighbours there are periods of joy and there are periods of sorrow..."

Join Distinguished Professor Amin Saikal from the ANU Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies​. In conversation with former Vice-President of India the Hon Mohammad Hamid Ansari, they cover topics including India's 70 year embrace of democracy, and its relationship with neighbouring Pakistan.

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If you have some time up your sleeve on Tuesday morning, join ANU Creative Arts Learning Community for a free tour of NFSA and learn more about their collections and historic building 📽️🏛️ Open to all!

Tue 10:15 AM UTC+11National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA)Acton, ACT, Australia
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Will you be able to afford a house in 2020? Associate Professor Ben Phillips shares his insights in the first talk in the lecture series Move With The Current- topical talks by leading academics.

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We've all seen - usually in movies - sketch artists capturing a courtroom moment in pencil. You're invited to submit your idea for creatively recording presentations at the ANU Humanities Research Centre's upcoming 'Imagineers in Circus and Science: Scientific Knowledge and Creative Imagination' conference. Whether dance, animation or an installation is your chosen medium, send your idea to and by 25 March. Sponsored by CASS, Inspiring the ACT, and the HRC.

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The College of Arts and Social Sciences is coming to India from 2-9 April. Ranked #1 in Australia and #20 in the world, see where a degree in humanities, arts and social sciences can take you. Find out more and register now to attend at

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For over 3000 years, today has marked Nowruz (نوروز), a celebration of spring, new life, and hopes for the new year ahead, in Iran and neighbouring Persian influenced cultures.

For several years Dr Zahra Taheri, Persian and Iranian Studies Convenor at ANU Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies has celebrated the day with students, and prepared a traditional arrangement called a Haft-sin. This arrangement, rich in symbolism and history, includes seven items beginning with the Persian letter "Sin". Among them are the spice sumac representing sunrise, garlic representing health, and sprouts representing new growth.

Spoken by over 100 million people worldwide, Persian is a significant language in the Middle East, with a fascinating cultural history. The Centre offers courses, majors, and prizes in Persian and Iranian studies.

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Marking 15 years since a 'Coalition of the Willing' launched military action in Iraq, ANU Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies PhD student Damian Doyle reflects on the profound human toll and geopolitical consequences.

Fifteen years ago today, the United States-led 'Coalition of the Willing' invaded Iraq on spurious pretexts, toppled the Ba’athist regime of Saddam Hussein, and unleashed violent forces that have ravaged the country ever since.

We have double passes to two The 2018 Canberra Comedy Festival shows to give away! If you'd like to catch 'The King of Malaysian Comedy' Douglas Lim on 22 Mar or Yianni Agisilaou on 23 Mar as he takes a light-hearted look at the upcoming AI apocalypse, simply share one of our recent posts and send us a message with your name 🤭🎙️

Mar 19 - Mar 25Canberra Comedy FestivalCanberra, ACT, Australia
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Will you be able to afford a house in 2020? Here’s Associate Professor Ben Phillips, offering a sneak preview of his Move With The Current talk. Catch him in person tomorrow 6:30pm at the ANU Pop-Up at ANU.


For her PhD, Lauren Sadow, with ANU School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, has been developing a resource for ESL teachers to teach the invisible culture of Australian English. The result: a cultural dictionary of Australian English. Hear about Lauren's Natural Semantic Metalanguage-based dictionary at her exit seminar, 11am, Friday, 23 March, Lvl 1 Conference Room, Sir Roland Wilson Bldg, ANU.

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CASS students Chloe and Milo share some of their insights and take you on a journey visiting the School of Music, and School of Art and Design.

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ANU students Chloe & Milo show you around the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences. All week ANU students will take you on tours through their Colleges, and answer your questions.

Design has traditionally focused on the needs and desires of people, sometimes to the detriment of the environment. In the first Conversations Across the Creek event for the year, A/Prof Mitchell Whitelaw from ANU School of Art & Design and A/Prof Philip Gibbons from ANU Fenner School of Environment & Society will discuss their "habitecture" collaboration - creating structures at Barrer Hill that provide wildlife habitat and function as sculptural forms. Presented by ANU Humanities Research Centre.

12:30-2pm, Friday, 23 March, RN Robertson Building, ANU