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 July 2017
Sunday 23
10:00 - WORKSHOP - Poetry masterclass : Writing poetry of and from the body with writer Heather Taylor Johnson Website | More Information
"It is always what is under pressure in us, especially under pressure of concealment – that explodes in poetry." Adrienne Rich

In this workshop writer and editor Heather Taylor Johnson will guide participants on how to nd language for the unspeakable.

Why is poetry (...)

14:00 - WORKSHOP - Prose masterclass : Writing about bodily trauma with writer Heather Taylor Johnson Website | More Information
Join writer Heather Taylor Johnson in giving your illness narrative meaning, not a label.

David Foster Wallace famously said "The role of literature is to disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed". In the case of an illness narrative, the author is both the one doing (...)
Wednesday 26
16:00 - STAFF EVENT - Futures Enthusiasts Meet-Up (FEMU) for July 2017 : Futures Enthusiasts are people who are keen to be a part of the next wave of developments in higher education using technology and concepts to innovate learning and teaching practices. Website | More Information
Featuring a demonstration of the Blackboard Instructor mobile app followed by a networking session.

Blackboard’s highly anticipated scheduled global release of the Blackboard Instructor app, is earmarked for mid-July 2017 through both iOS and Android app stores – just in time for (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Aspirin: how long can this old dog surprise us with new tricks? : Public Lecture with Dr John Eikelboom, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada Website | More Information
Aspirin has been used to relieve pain and discomfort for thousands of years and has been commercially available for more than 100 years. Today it is one of the most widely used drugs globally and can be obtained without prescription from most supermarket and corner stores.

Scientific (...)
Thursday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Challenging justice – changing lives : The 2017 Limina Conference Public Lecture by Estelle Blackburn OAM Website | More Information
It is generally agreed that 1% of the prison population are innocent inmates who are the victims of injustice. This presentation will detail two wrongful convictions in 1961 and 1963 and how a Perth journalist with no legal training could succeed in gaining the innocent men’s exonerations 40 years (...)
Sunday 30
14:00 - EVENT - UWA School of Music Presents: Keyed Up! : Day of Piano Website | More Information
Join us for the second annual Keyed Up! Day of Piano where you can learn tips and tricks of piano performance from some of Perth’s most experienced teachers and examiners to ensure that every performance you give is one that you are proud of, whether that be for your University or School assessment (...)

 August 2017
Tuesday 08
13:00 - PRESENTATION - Talking Allowed: Art and Leadership : ‘Talking Allowed’ is a new series of presentations offered by the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. Website | More Information
In this Talking Allowed, Robin McClellan will explore the ways in which art can be utilized as a galvanising tool to provoke thought leadership, by challenging and encouraging discussion whilst also evoking emotional connection to social issues and new ways of being. Robin McClellan is the Chief (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Luther’s Reformation at 500: Luther’s Image and the First Media War : This is an Institute of Advanced Studies and Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies series of lectures. Website | More Information
Martin Luther was the media superstar of his time. Thousands of painted and printed portraits of Luther were issued particularly during the early years of the Reformation. Some were even signed by Luther in the first recorded instance of a celebrity sending out autographed portraits. These (...)

19:00 - EVENT - Friends of the Library UWA Library Speaker : “New Norcia – a little bit of Spain in Western Australia” More Information
About the talk

In 1846 two Spanish monks, Dom Rosendo Salvado and Dom Joseph Serra, members of the Order of Saint Benedict, arrived in Western Australia with the intention of becoming missionaries. They were allocated an area now known as the Victoria Plains by Bishop Brady in Perth (...)
Thursday 10
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Financial Crisis and Rural Reforms in China: Implications for Australia : China in Conversatoin Website | More Information
Reforms in land ownership and the opening up to international markets have contributed to China’s successful recovery from the financial crises experienced over the last decades.

Of significance is the shift in China’s policy towards agricultural production. With only 14% of land arable (...)
Friday 11
9:00 - CONFERENCE - Do Women Matter? South Asian and Middle Eastern Perspectives More Information
Centre for Muslim States and Societies, The University of Western Australia, invites you to an interdisciplinary conference, Do Women Matter? South Asian and Middle Eastern Perspectives.

The conference is being organized to develop understanding of the role South Asian and Middle (...)
Sunday 13
10:00 - OPEN DAY - UWA Open Day : An opportunity for future students and the community to explore what's on offer at UWA. Website | More Information
There’s so much to discover, experience and enjoy at UWA Open Day.

Get a taste of uni life as the campus comes alive with interactive activities, entertainment, tours, displays and more.

Visit the Future Students Hub, explore our campus and facilities on a tour, check out the (...)
Thursday 17
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - What’s So New About the “Gig” Economy? ... and What Should Be Done About It? : Contemporary Issues in Employment Relations Annual Lecture 2017 More Information
The development of platform-based businesses (like Uber), which utilise on-call contingent labour to do the work, has led some commentators to proclaim that traditional “jobs” as we know them will come to an end. Instead of being employees, workers will support themselves as flexible, free (...)

18:30 - SCREENING - The Destruction of Memory : A film screening followed by panel session Website | More Information
A powerful award-winning film on the war against culture, and the battle to save it. Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results across the globe. In Syria and Iraq, the ‘cradle of civilization’, millennia of culture have been destroyed. But the push to protect (...)
Tuesday 22
18:00 - EVENT - Shock Room: We do as we’re told. Or do we? : A film screening followed by Q+A panel session with Director Professor Kathryn Millard, Macquarie University; Professor Carmen Lawrence, UWA; and Dr Nin Kirkham, UWA. Website | More Information
A compelling new feature documentary, Shock Room breaks open Stanley Milgram’s dramatic ‘Obedience to Authority’ experiment and forces us to re evaluate its conclusions. In the wake of the Holocaust, Milgram wanted to understand why people inflict harm on others. In 1962, he staged his experiment (...)
Tuesday 29
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - In Absentia: The Politics of Cameraless Photography : A public lecture by Professor Geoffrey Batchen, Art History, Victoria University Website | More Information
How can a photograph of nothing—of nothing discernable or apparently significant—be said to offer some useful political purchase on the world it inhabits? How can a photograph that represents, but does not depict, a given situation be freighted with historical knowledge and import? Confining itself (...)
Wednesday 30
11:15 - SEMINAR - CMCA Seminar: Super-resolution and correlative imaging of malaria parasites More Information
New microscopy techniques are providing amazing views of the cellular landscape. We have used 3D Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM), direct Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (dSTORM), 3D-Electron Tomography and Block-Face Scanning EM to explore the sub-cellular topography of the (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Migrating ‘ndrangheta: Cultural bias and cultural differences in the policing of the Calabrian mafia between Italy and Australia : A public Lecture by Dr Anna Sergi, Lecturer in Criminology, Department of Sociology, University of Essex, UK Website | More Information
International media and popular culture have been perpetuating the presumption that criminals of Calabrian origins around the world must belong to, and replicate the structure of, the mafia-type Calabrian ‘ndrangheta clans in Italy. This presumption has been largely confirmed by Italian authorities (...)

 September 2017
Monday 04
9:00 - EVENT - Research Week : 4 - 8 September 2017 More Information
Visit UWA from 4 - 8 September for UWA Research Week when we showcase UWA research and its impact on local and global communities.

With over 50 diverse events on offer, it is a great opportunity for you to come and see the sorts of problems we are working on, the connections we have with (...)
Tuesday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Luther’s Reformation at 500: Luther and the Devil : This is an Institute of Advanced Studies and Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies series of lectures. Website | More Information
“If the Devil says to you “Do not drink”, you should reply to him “On this occasion I shall drink and what is more, I shall drink a generous amount.” (Martin Luther). To Martin Luther and most of his contemporaries the devil was a theological and material reality – to be confronted every day and (...)


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