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Displaying from Tuesday, July 18, 2017
 July 2017
Tuesday 18
7:30 - FESTIVAL - Social Impact Festival 2017 : Ten days of unique and inspiring participatory events based on social impact in Western Australia Website | More Information
The Social Impact Festival 2017 is a platform for cutting-edge knowledge and ideas, celebrating initiatives creating positive change, and generating insights that address complex social problems.

The festival will bring almost 200 contributors, who are leading experts and social (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Jane Austen and the Promotion of Virtue Website | More Information
A public lecture by Ned Curthoys, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia.

In a famous and enduringly influential reading of Jane Austen’s novels, the moral philospher Alasdair MacIntyre argues in his germinal work of moral philosophy After Virtue (1981) that (...)
Thursday 20
18:00 - BOOK LAUNCH - Book Launch: Shaping the Fractured Self : Join us for the launch of an important new poetry anthology, edited by Heather Taylor Johnson Website | More Information
UWA Publishing warmly invites you to the launch of Shaping the Fractured Self: Poetry of chronic illness and pain, edited by Heather Taylor Johnson.

Shaping the Fractured Self showcases twenty-eight of Australia’s finest poets who happen to live with chronic illness and pain. The (...)
Friday 21
11:00 - CANCELLED - STAFF EVENT - Strategic Approaches to Blended Learning through Unit and Learning Design : Presentation Website | More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

Due to our speaker, Ezrina Fewings being unwell we have decided to cancel the event ‘Strategic Approaches to Blended Learning through Unit and Learning Design’ that was scheduled to take place this Friday, 21 July 2017 from 11am to 12pm.
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15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Medicine, the Great Nest, and the Little Business of Being Human : Public talk with Peter Underwood Website | More Information
‘The whole universe is one single nest,’ from the Upanishads, adopted as a motto by Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941). In this special talk, Peter Underwood will discuss two recent radio snippets broadcast on Radio National, both concerning medical research.

Peter Underwood is a doctor (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Living in a 'High Arctic Oasis': Inuit Subsistence Hunting and Settlement around the North Water, Greenland, in a Long Term Perspective More Information
Abstract: The impacts on Inuit life conditions of global warming - resulting in severe reduction of the Arctic sea ice and thus changing potentials for hunting marine mammals – in concert with external political developments are strong these years. The interdisciplinary NOW Project, where researcher (...)
Saturday 22
14:00 - WORKSHOP - TEDxUWASalon: ART // ACT (Part 2) : In partnership with Alumni for Social Impact - UWA & The Centre for Social Impact, we bring the second part of TEDxUWASalon: ART // ACT. Website | More Information
** Presenting the inaugural TEDxUWASalon Series, ART // ACT **

We invite you to explore the concept of "artistic activism". Join the global discussion on the power of spreading ideas through the visual and the verbal. Discover how local change-makers are taking a stand on (...)
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 - CANCELLED - 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
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

Due to our speaker, Ezrina Fewings being unwell we have decided to cancel the Futures Enthusiasts Meet-Up (FEMU) event that was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 26 July 2017 from 4pm to 5pm.

Thank you for your understanding (...)

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 (...)
Friday 28
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Life 2.0: CRISPR and the Age of Designer Babies : Public Talk with Dr. Ellen Jorgensen Website | More Information
Science fiction has explored the consequences of human genetic engineering for decades, and the results are universally dystopic. With the advent of the genome editing technology called CRISPR, we are closer than ever before. CRISPR has been called 'the word processor for genomes', allowing us for (...)
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 01
12:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : The Australian Palaeodiet 50,000 years in the making More Information
We know very little about the role of fauna in Australian archaeology, particularly what species people hunted, and how they were butchered and cooked. The majority of our understanding comes from archaeological assemblages and ethnography. However animal . Previously, such studies were restricted (...)
Thursday 03
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Rock art of Omatepe Island, Nicaragua: a search for identity, significance, and interpretation More Information
Nicaragua contains an enormous quantity of rock art, which is virtually unknown, and little formal rock art research or analysis has been carried out there. Her data consists of the largest body of formally recorded rock art in Lower Central America, collected during the course of the Ometepe (...)
Friday 04
11:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Laws, Sausages and the Question of Taste : Public Talk with Artist John O'Shea Website | More Information
Black Market Pudding is a twist on the traditional Irish blood sausage. It represents an ethically-conscious food product, combining congealed pig blood with fats, cereals and spices. Black Market Pudding is manufactured using blood taken from a living pig. It proposes a cyclical business model to (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES, SEMESTER 1, 2017 : Hunting, foraging and the pursuit of animal ontologies in rural Victoria More Information
Hunting, foraging and the pursuit of animal ontologies in Victoria, Australia Dr Catie Gressier Disenchantment with the industrial food complex—and recognition of its detrimental impacts on ecosystems, animal welfare and human health—has led to growing numbers of Australians endeavouring to reduce (...)
Tuesday 08
13:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations Seminar Series Semester 2 2017 : African Resistance to the International Criminal Court: implications for the “anti-impunity” norm More Information
Abstract: about two-thirds of African states are members of the International Criminal Court (ICC), and before 2008 they generally cooperated with it unproblematically. But in July 2008 the ICC’s Prosecutor issued an arrest warrant for Sudan’s sitting President Omar al-Bashir for war crimes and (...)

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 (...)


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