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Displaying from Friday, September 07, 2018
 September 2018
Friday 07
11:00 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar : Unbalanced comparative patterns in historical linguistics: implications for reconstrution and explanatory mechanisms for their development More Information
Linguistic lineages are reconstructed on the basis of comparative linguistic patterns assumed to reflect the social process of language transmission over time. In this seminar I introduce the notion of balance as a central element in the interpretation of such patterns.

I argue that the (...)

13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | UWA Brass : Plus special guests Golden Gate Brass More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

This week, the UWA Brass ensemble under the direction of WASO's Liam O'Malley and the UWA Horn Choir, directed by (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar : Between National Rootedness and Cosmopolitan Openness: Investigating the Politics of Belonging as an Overseas Filipino in Australia More Information
Cosmopolitanism is generally understood as a moral ideal whereby the individual transcends particular solidarities to see themselves as belonging to humanity as a whole. This ideal is seen as increasingly relevant due to processes of globalisation. Social scientists have turned to the concept of (...)
Tuesday 11
13:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations Seminar : Governing Asian International students’ Mobility in Australia More Information
Over the past two decades, Asian international mobility has literally changed the face of Australian campus, altered the socio-political dynamics of higher education, and posed many challenges for policy makers, managements, academics and students caught up in the torrents of globalization. This (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Raising the Bar Perth : 10 talks, 10 bars, 1 night only Website | More Information
For the first time in Perth, join ten world-leading UWA researchers as they escape their labs and lecture theatres to bring impactful talks into ten Perth City bars. Raising the Bar Perth is for one night only, so bookings are essential.

18:00 - EVENT - The UWA School of Social Sciences Annual Social Sciences Week Public Lecture : Is Democracy Dying? Thoughts on the Present Crisis of Representative Democracy and the Importance of Hope in Dark Times Website | More Information
Democracy urgently needs reimagining if it is to address the dangers and opportunities posed by current global realities, argues leading political thinker John Keane. He offers an imaginative, radically new interpretation of the twenty-first century fate of democracy. In this talk Professor Keane (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Is Democracy Dying? Thoughts on the Present Crisis of Representative Democracy and the Importance of Hope in Dark Times Website | More Information
The UWA School of Social Sciences Annual Social Sciences Week Public Lecture by John Keane, Professor of Politics, University of Sydney.

Democracy urgently needs reimagining if it is to address the dangers and opportunities posed by current global realities, argues leading political (...)

19:30 - EVENT - Friends of the Library : Lead Kindly Light - Harold Rowell’s Emergency Landing at Fitzroy Crossing, 31 July 1971 Website | More Information
Harold Rowell was an experienced pilot with MacRobertson Miller Airlines (MMA). He had served as a pilot in the Second World War and joined MMA as a commercial pilot in 1948. The introduction of jet aircraft to service the Pilbara and the North West in the 1970s meant that many of the gravel (...)
Wednesday 12
16:00 - EVENT - Combating Populism? : A Social Sciences Research, Community and Engagement Discussion Website | More Information
In an era marked by Brexit, Pauline Hanson One Nation, the election of US President Donald Trump, and many years of problematic governance in parts South East Asia and South America, we are beginning to learn what right-wing populism is, how it comes about, and puts at risk some of the core (...)

17:30 - FESTIVAL - UWA Music presents: Perth International Classical Guitar Festival Website | More Information
The Conservatorium of Music invites you to join us for the first Perth International Classical Guitar Festival.

Over five days, enjoy a jam-packed program featuring local, national and international artists including Craig Ogden, Jonathan Fitzgerald, Josinaldo Costa and the Perth Guitar (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Novel and History in Australia: An uneasy friendship? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Jo Jones, Lecturer in Literary and Cultural Studies, Curtin University.

Questions of narrative and linguistic form have preoccupied novelists, historians and theorists for at least a century and, most particularly, since the 'Crisis of the Representation' in the (...)
Thursday 13
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar : Pleistocene Archaeology and Rock Art of Central India (Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra). Some results from the ROCEEH exploration visits in 2016 and 2017 More Information
In this seminar, I will report on two visits to Central India that I conducted as part of an exploratory team from Tübingen University (Germany) and the ROCEEH Project (Heidelberg, Germany). India has one of the richest and complex archaeological records in the world. The Indian Subcontinent has a (...)
Friday 14
11:00 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar : Psycholinguistic gender differences in literary fiction More Information
Although psychological gender differences have been reported in a variety of domains, sometimes amounting to psychologists comparing them with the distance between Mars and Venus (Del Giudice et al., 2012, PloS One), linguists still debate about the magnitude of such differences in language use. I (...)

11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar : Young and Unfit: Indonesian University More Information
The perceptions and behaviours which form Indonesian university students’ diet and exercise cultures are simultaneously an individual experience, a collective mode of identification and reflect diet and exercise trends across the economically developing world. As this generation of Indonesian young (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES: ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY : Ageing and quality of life in dissimilar housing arrangements & OWNING AUSTRALIA? More Information
Cheng Yen Loo

Ageing and quality of life in dissimilar housing arrangements: Comparisons between the lived experiences of older Chinese migrants from Malaysia and Singapore ageing in Australian home environments. This presentation outlines a Phd research project that will compare the (...)
Saturday 15
14:30 - EVENT - Tribute to Kofi Annan 1938-2018 Website | More Information
Please join us to celebrate the life of Kofi Atta Annan, UN Secretary-General 1997-2006, and the legacy of his tireless work for Ghana, Africa and global affairs. The tribute will feature Ghanaian cultural traditions, video footage and remarks by speakers from the UN, government, communities and (...)
Sunday 16
10:00 - EVENT - Perth Upmarket : Perth’s premier quarterly market for original and handcrafted wares. Website | More Information
Perth Upmarket is Perth’s premier quarterly market for original and handcrafted wares. The market brings together over 180 of Perth’s most talented artists, designers, craftsmen and gourmets all under one roof at the University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall. Incorporating a dedicated Junior (...)
Tuesday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Young people’s mental health - the what, why and how of supporting young people with mental health problems : The 2018 Robin Winkler Memorial Lecture by Professor Debra Rickwood Website | More Information
The 2018 Robin Winkler Lecture by Debra Rickwood, Professor of Psychology at the University of Canberra.

Youth mental health is of growing concern in Australia and internationally. It is now well-recognised that most mental health problems first emerge before the age of 25, and often (...)
Wednesday 19
13:00 - WORKSHOP - GAMSAT Graphs Seminar (UWA) | GradReady : This seminar is dedicated to graph-style questions on the GAMSAT Website | More Information
This seminar will be dedicated to graph-style questions, which have become yet more prominent in recent iterations of the GAMSAT® Exam. The speaker at the session will be an experienced teacher with extensive practice in the interpretation of graphs and diagrams, geometric reasoning, and logical (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Explorer’s Self-discovery: Matthew Flinders’ Correspondence with Mauritian friends during, and after, his imprisonment on Isle de France (1803-1814) Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Serge Rivière, 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Throughout seven years of exile, which was marked by frustration and hope, followed by disillusionment and anger born of an inability to influence events and an increasing sense of (...)


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