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 July 2016
Thursday 28
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Out of Bounds? Photographing Australian Border Crossings Website | More Information
Public lecture by Professor Jane Lydon, Wesfarmers Chair of Australian History at The University of Western Australia.

Conceptions of Australian national identity have emphasized the nation’s collective youth and innocence, federated only in 1901. The Australian national anthem reminds (...)

19:00 - Poetry Night - Strumfrei Poetry Night : Poetry with a difference in Perth's hidden spaces. Website | More Information
Head downstairs to the Studio Underground Foyer at the State Theatre Centre. Listen to Australian poets Paul Hetherington, Amanda Joy and Siobhan Hodge while enjoying a beverage or two. Strumfrei16 will also mark the launch of UWA Publishing's new poetry series, UWAP Poetry.
Friday 29
10:00 - WORKSHOP - Poetry as Painting : In this workshop, critically acclaimed poet Paul Hetherington will demonstrate how visual imagery activates and energies poetry. Website | More Information
Poetry and painting have been compared since antiquity. John Hollander (echoing Simonides) has said that ‘Works of art are silent; poetry speaks its mind’.

In this workshop critically acclaimed poet Paul Hetherington will demonstrate how visual imagery activates and energises poetry. You (...)
Saturday 30
10:00 - WORKSHOP - Prose Poetry as a Contemporary Art Form : In this workshop poet Paul Hetherington will introduce you to key prose poetry techniques and provide the opportunity to write your own prose poems. Website | More Information
Prose poetry is a powerful literary form in the 21st century. It is neither exactly like lyric poetry, nor is it quite like conventional prose fiction.

As Peter Johnson says, ‘the prose poem plants one foot in prose, the other in poetry, both heels resting precariously on banana peels’.< (...)

 August 2016
Tuesday 02
17:00 - ANNIVERSARY - ACICIS 20th Anniversary Event Website | More Information
On Tuesday 2nd August 2016, ACICIS will hold an evening cocktail function at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at The University of Western Australia.

On the night, the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor International will officially welcome ACICIS to its new host university.

The (...)

18:30 - EVENT - Reading and Interpreting Brecht : Q&A with Dr Wang Xiaoying, Director of Black Swan Theatre's 'The Caucasian Chalk Circle' Website | More Information
The UWA Cultural Precinct, the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and the Black Swan State Theatre Company are pleased to host a special Q&A event as part of The Caucasian Chalk Circle season presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company, in collaboration with the National Theatre of China.
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Wednesday 03
16:30 - SEMINAR - Religion, State and Society Seminar Series: Notes on the Epistemology of Religious Violence Website | More Information
CMSS’s Religion, State & Society Seminars will explore the role of religion in shaping lived experiences of Muslims in the contemporary globalised world. This involves exploring the interaction between Muslims and non-Muslim in political, social, cultural and economic spheres at local, national (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The German army in World War II: Its moral and military failure Website | More Information
A public lecture by Ben H. Shepherd, 2016 Fred Alexander Fellow and reader in History at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland.

The German army is widely regarded as having been the most skilled and effective land-based fighting force of World War II, but also one whose reputation is (...)
Tuesday 09
19:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Friends of the UWA Library Speaker : Racist furniture and White Australia: “The Factories Act of 1904” More Information
About the talk

Did you know that every piece of furniture once had to declare if it had been touched by ‘Asiatic’ hands? Or that Boans used to proudly advertise that all its furniture from its factory in East Perth was made with 100% White Labour? Starting with a small kitchen table in (...)
Thursday 11
18:30 - SCREENING - MEDFEST 2016 : An international medical film festival Website | More Information
Medfest is a global, medically themed film festival seeking to increase interest in psychiatry and to inspire people through film.

Medfest was first held in the UK in 2011 and now comprises 46 independent events around the world. This year, Medfest comes to Perth for the first time.
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Sunday 14
9:00 - OPEN DAY - University Hall Open Day Breakfast : YOU can meet our UniHallers and join us for breakfast and a tour before heading over to UWA Open Day. Website | More Information
YOU can meet our UniHallers and join us for a free exclusive breakfast and a tour before heading over to UWA Open Day.

This is a great opportunity for you to discover what it’s like to live on campus at UWA. On the day you will meet our UniHall ambassadors who will take you on a tour and (...)

10:00 - OPEN DAY - 2016 Open Day : Join us for our Open Day and experience all that UWA has to offer. Website | More Information
Come and find out about UWA's undergraduate and postgraduate courses, scholarship opportunities, student experience, excellent teaching and research and outstanding career options. Meet staff and current students and explore the facilities at our beautiful campus.

Join the festivities (...)
Tuesday 16
7:30 - PUBLIC TALK - 2016 Women in Agriculture Breakfast : Each year UWA SNAGS host a women in agriculture breakfast to introduce readily involved and influential women of the industry to those studying in the natural and agricultural sciences Website | More Information
Each year UWA SNAGS host a women in agriculture breakfast to introduce readily involved and influential women of the industry to those studying in the natural and agricultural sciences.

This year the event will be on the 16th August at 7:30am. This event has been a great success in (...)
Wednesday 17
16:30 - SEMINAR - Religion, State and Society Seminar Series: Comparative Analysis of Jihad Narratives Website | More Information
CMSS’s Religion, State & Society Seminars will explore the role of religion in shaping lived experiences of Muslims in the contemporary globalised world. This involves exploring the interaction between Muslims and non-Muslim in political, social, cultural and economic spheres at local, national (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Contemporary Issues in Employment Relations Annual Lecture, 2016 : Where to From Here? Labour Regulation after the 2016 Election Website | More Information
In December 2015 the Productivity Commission released its much-anticipated review of the workplace relations framework. Far from being the blueprint for radical change that many had anticipated, it largely endorsed the objectives and design of the Fair Work regime – although it still proposed some (...)
Thursday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - SELF MADE CITY: New Urban Development Strategies and Housing Typologies Website | More Information
The Annual Dean’s Lecture, (Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts) by Kristien Ring, architect, curator and author.

With more and more people moving to urban centres worldwide, new solutions for growth are needed: strategies for densification that actually improve and bring (...)
Monday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Sleep Deprivation and its Health Consequences Website | More Information
In this public lecture, sleep physician and researcher Matthew Naughton will highlight the importance of quality sleep and the health consequences of sleep deprivation.

Sleep is a crucial ingredient for a healthy life, in addition to a sensible diet and regular activity. In this current (...)
Tuesday 23
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Use of the Term "Freedom" in Diplomatic Discourse of the Renaissance Dubrovnik : Part of the 'What's new in the Medieval?' lecture series Website | More Information
A public lecture by Valentina Zovko, Australian Government Endeavour Fellow, based at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, UWA.

This lecture analyses the appearance and usage of the term "freedom" in speeches given by the Dubrovnik's Renaissance ambassadors (...)
Saturday 27
10:00 - OPEN DAY - Perkins Open Day Website | More Information
The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research will be holding their open day on Saturday 27 August 2016. Join us for talks on the very latest in research and treatments, guided tours of the building by medical researchers and a rare walk through our state-of-the-art laboratories where our (...)
Wednesday 31
16:30 - SEMINAR - Religion, State and Society Seminar Series: Has global jihadist ideology been transmitted to Indonesia? Website | More Information
CMSS’s Religion, State & Society Seminars will explore the role of religion in shaping lived experiences of Muslims in the contemporary globalised world. This involves exploring the interaction between Muslims and non-Muslim in political, social, cultural and economic spheres at local (...)


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