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Displaying from Thursday, October 04, 2018
 October 2018
Thursday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - A Scandalous Empire : The 2018 Fred Alexander Lecture by Professor Kirsten McKenzie Website | More Information
The 2018 Fred Alexander Lecture by Kirsten McKenzie, Professor of History, University of Sydney.

A serial imposter swindles his way through the colony of New South Wales claiming to be a British lord. An activist lawyer is lauded for exposing illegal slave dealing – until he is revealed (...)
Thursday 11
16:00 - EVENT - 'King Lear', by William Shakespeare : CMEMS Moved Reading Project Website | More Information
As part of the 'Moved Readings Project', the play will be read on the New Fortune stage with the help of willing students, staff, friends and family. No experience is required, as the readings will take place with script in hand! We hope to provide a dynamic learning space that creates a fun and (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Living Flesh: splendour, sex and sickness on the surface of the skin : Presented by the UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, the Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group, the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, and the IAS. Website | More Information
A public lecture by Lisa Beaven, Lecturer in Art History, La Trobe University and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Presented by the UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, the Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group, the ARC Centre of Excellence for the (...)
Monday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Apocalyptic Skies and the Decay of Public Symbolism : A CMEMS/PMRG/CHE Public Lecture Website | More Information
Do representations of clouds in Western art and architecture bear out Foucault’s claim of a split in the stable relations of words and images after the seventeenth century with drastic consequences to shared public meanings? This talk offers an answer to this question through an environmentalist (...)
Wednesday 24
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Dante, an iconoclast in his age, a model for our own Website | More Information
A public lecture by Rodney Lokaj, Chair of Italian Philology, University of Enna “Kore”, Sicily.

The lecture will seek to promote understanding of Dante’s Comedy (ca.1307-1321) as an attempt at reconciliation. A poetic text largely conceived and written in exile, reconciliation was a (...)

 November 2018
Saturday 03
9:30 - SEMINAR - The Insider's Guide to: Renaissance Rome : Artists giving shape to papal ambitions in Renaissance Rome Website | More Information
After an Imperial age of splendor, Rome went through centuries of decline. While the Renaissance took off in Florence, the Eternal City was nothing more than a provincial backwater in the fifteenth century. Successive popes tried to turn the tide by heavily investing in ambitious monuments, but it (...)

 March 2019
Saturday 09
9:30 - EVENT - The Insider's Guide to: Sinful pleasures in the work of Hieronymus Bosch : The dark wit and wild imagination of the 'devil’s painter' Website | More Information
The art of Hieronymus Bosch is populated with many sinners and few saints, lots of devils and little angels, and strawberries. What to make of this topsy-turvy world? The Garden of Earthly Delights is probably one of the most enigmatic artworks ever produced: can we unlock its meaning? And what is (...)

 April 2019
Friday 05
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group (PMRG) Conference Masterclass : Join us for our free inaugural PMRG conference masterclass! Website | More Information
The Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group (PMRG) was founded in 1981, and welcomes all who have an interest in the culture, life and history of medieval and early modern Europe. PMRG offers a forum to showcase local, national and international scholarship in the field by hosting seminar papers and (...)
Thursday 11
16:00 - PERFORMANCE - Moved Reading: King Lear : All welcome for a participatory performance on the New Fortune stage More Information
The new season of moved readings is upon us and we are delighted to present our offerings for the first semester of 2019.Overseen by Bríd Phillips (project director) and Steve Chinna (staging director and much else!) with educational input from Kathryn Prince, the Renaissance Moved Readings Project (...)
Wednesday 17
18:00 - EVENT - Shaping the Invisible: images reflected in music : Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Italian Studies at UWA Website | More Information
A public talk by Mr Robert Hollingworth, Reader in Music, University of York and Director, I Fagiolini.

Robert Hollingworth will present a new CD of choral music from his much acclaimed vocal ensemble ‘I Fagiolini’. With Leonardo Da Vinci expert Professor Martin Kemp, Robert has selected (...)

 May 2019
Tuesday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Venice and the Ottomans: a visual artistic journey between the Serenissima and Istanbul : Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Italian Studies at UWA Website | More Information
A public talk by Dr Stefano Carboni, Director, Art Gallery of Western Australia.

The celebrated Venetian painter Gentile Bellini was sent by the Serenissima Republic to spend two years at the court of Mehmet II the Conqueror in Istanbul in 1479. This important moment in the cultural and (...)
Thursday 16
16:00 - PERFORMANCE - Moved Reading: The Tempest : All welcome for a participatory performance on the New Fortune stage More Information
The new season of moved readings is upon us and we are delighted to present our offerings for first semester 2019.Overseen by Bríd Phillips (project director) and Steve Chinna (staging director and much else!) with educational input from Kathryn Prince, the Renaissance Moved Readings Project (...)

 June 2019
Saturday 01
9:30 - SEMINAR - Persia and its role along the Silk Road : Influence of Greater Persia Website | More Information
The Ilkhanid period in Persia (1256-1353) marks a particularly close connection of this historical, cultural and geographical area with the rest of Asia and Europe, due to the establishment of the largest domain the world has ever seen, the Mongol Empire. Persia’s interaction with its nominal (...)
Wednesday 12
18:00 - FREE LECTURE - Everyday Life in a Seventeenth-Century Swedish Aristocratic Household : A public lecture by Associate Professor Svante Norrhem (Lund University) Website | More Information
A European seventeenth-century aristocratic household consisted of a variety of members. There was the noble family itself but also numerous servants of different rank, of which many lived in the same house as the family. In this lecture the audience will be given a tour through a house in (...)
Friday 14
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Everyday Life as a Methodological Challenge: household, gender and materiality : A masterclass with Svante Norrhem, Associate Professor of History at Lund University and 2019 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow Website | More Information
This workshop aims to capture student and researcher interest across History, Gender Studies, Fine Arts, and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. Professor Norrhem will discuss both the many benefits but also the methodological challenges when working with gender, power and (...)
Tuesday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Missing Magnificence: tracing Catherine de Medici’s hidden cultural legacy : Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Italian Studies at UWA Website | More Information
A public talk by Professor Susan Broomhall, History, UWA.

2019 is also the 500th anniversary of the birth of Catherine de Medici. As queen consort, regent and queen mother, Catherine dominated sixteenth-century French political life. Embracing her Medici heritage, her cultural projects (...)

 October 2019
Saturday 19
9:00 - CONFERENCE - Mental Health in the Medieval and Early Modern World : Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group/UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies Annual Conference Website | More Information
Modern stereotypes abound regarding how mental health was perceived during the medieval and early modern period ranging from mental illness being caused by sin to the idea that the attainment of mental well-being could only be achieved through the balancing of the bodily humours. But mental health (...)


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