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Displaying from Friday, September 21, 2018
 September 2018
Friday 21
11:00 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar Series : Expansion and modification of the lexicon of Yuwaalaraay Gamilaraay (NSW) in language revitalization. More Information
Yuwaalaraay Gamilaraay are two languages from the north-centre of New South Wales and adjacent Queensland. Only a few words and phrases from these languages were regularly being used in the 1990s, when major reclamation efforts began. There has been a major expansion of use since then, albeit of (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology / Sociology Seminar Series : Practicing Autonomy in a Local Eduscape: Schools, Families and Choice More Information
In 1987 the Western Australian State Government released a policy document titled Better Schools in Western Australia: A Programme for Improvement in which it was contended that ‘Whereas once it was believed that a good system creates good schools, it is now recognised that good schools make a good (...)
Tuesday 25
8:30 - CONFERENCE - The National Indigenous Legal Conference 2018 Website | More Information
School of Indigenous Studies hosts this year’s National Indigenous Legal Conference in partnership with UWA Law School, Notre Dame Law School and the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia.

The conference will attract around 150 delegates from the legal profession and will feature (...)

9:30 - STAFF EVENT - Unit Design Workshop (25/09/2018) Website | More Information
Facilitated by experienced Learning Designers, this one-day workshop is a great practical opportunity for new and current teaching staff at UWA to experience the unit design process.

You and your colleagues can participate in a number of sequential collaborative tasks which will allow (...)

13:00 - EVENT - Political Science and International Relations : Getting past the 'warrior mind-set': Defining a unique institutional teleology for the military More Information
In her recent book, Rosa Brooks concludes that as the tasks being assigned to the military expand, it has become more difficult to define and limit its institutional role. This paper examines ways to understand the teleology of the military as a social institution (i.e. the institutional purpose or (...)
Thursday 27
9:30 - STAFF EVENT - Unit Design Workshop (27/09/2018) Website | More Information
Facilitated by experienced Learning Designers, this one-day workshop is a great practical opportunity for new and current teaching staff at UWA to experience the unit design process.

You and your colleagues can participate in a number of sequential collaborative tasks which will allow (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Gillian Triggs on 'Speaking Up' Website | More Information
The City of Perth Library, UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and Boffins Books, are delighted to present Gillian Triggs on 'Speaking Up'.

As president of the Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs advocated for the disempowered, the disenfranchised, the marginalised. She withstood (...)

 October 2018
Tuesday 02
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Where did language come from? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Michael Corballis, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Auckland.

From the Bible to Chomsky, language is a miracle, unique to humans, and emerging as a single event, initially in a single individual, within the past 100,000 years.

In this lecture (...)

18:30 - FREE LECTURE - UWA Music presents: The 2018 Callaway Lecture with David Elliott : What is music, and what is education? More Information
The Callaway Lecture is one of the most prestigious events in the calendar of the Conservatorium of Music. In collaboration with the Kodály National Conference, we are delighted to welcome Professor David Elliott, author of ‘Music Matters: A Philosophy of Music Education’ and Professor of Music and (...)
Thursday 04
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar : DNA of the invisible: A genetic approach to study past interactions of people and fauna More Information
When our ancestors migrated out of Africa 100,000 years ago, a highly perfected killing machine was unleashed on the rest of the world, catching the local fauna off-guard. Wherever we travelled since then, we left a trail of destruction behind us: species have gone extinct on every continent that (...)

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 (...)
Friday 05
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar : “How do you think learning Korean will shape your future?" A Q methodology study into university student’s future language selves. More Information
Being able to speak a foreign language is often considered a valuable skill for university students, and to make foreign language learning at the university level more relevant to student’s future careers it is important to understand what learners want to do with the language and how they see (...)

11:00 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar Series : Reference and the dynamics of discourse: The expanding function of null subjects in Kriol More Information
Kriol is an English-lexified creole spoken throughout the northern regions of Australia. Relatively little is known about the structural features of the language, and a comprehensive description of the language is yet to be produced. In this talk I will present the research I have undertaken as (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR : Desiring the Modern Boy: Beauty, Modernity and Masculinity in Interwar Japan More Information
This paper problematises the visual representation of the Modern Boy (mobo) in 1920s Japanese popular media as a site of contestation over what constituted desirable masculinity in early twentieth-century Japanese society. On the one hand, the mobo’s image as a beautiful commodified male points to (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Happily Single? It May Depend on Where You Live: how families shape single women’s well-being in three East Asian cities Website | More Information
A public lecture by Lynne Nakano, Professor, Japanese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

The age of first marriage has been rising around the world but nowhere more rapidly than in East Asia. In contrast to patterns of (...)
Monday 08
8:00 - CONFERENCE - In The Zone Above: The Indo-Pacific Era in Space Conference 2018 : As the investment centre of gravity related to space shifts towards leading economies in the Indo-Pacific, we must think together about shared opportunities, challenges and risks around the 'Zone Above'. This year's In The Zone Conference will focus on the Indo-Pacific era in space and the opportunities and challenges ahead of us. Website | More Information
Tuesday 09
13:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations : The Nation and The Nature; The Power and Practice of Assembling Military Environmentalism on the Borders of India. More Information
This paper empirically examines and debates the specific governmental intervention of military environmentalism that set out to improve and protect the disputed Himalayan borders of India. Through employing the analytic of assemblage to study military environmentalism, the paper focuses upon the (...)

16:00 - EVENT - Postgraduate Opportunities: Arts Q&A + networking : Join us for Q&A session followed by networking with academics. Website | More Information
Discover more about your postgraduate study options in Arts, Business, Law and Education and have all your questions answered.

Postgraduate qualifications have become an expectation in a global workforce and can be the defining factor in your future career pathway. Find out how you can (...)

17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Blasphemy and Islam More Information
Blasphemy and Islam

by Sajid Hameed, Research Fellow, Al-Mawrid Global

Blasphemy is a long-standing issue of debate across cultures. However, in 2005, when a Danish newspaper published cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, the topic became a major global controversy. What (...)

17:30 - EVENT - Postgraduate Opportunities: School of Design information session : Explore your postgraduate options in Created and Creative Environments. Website | More Information
Discover more about your postgraduate study options in Arts, Business, Law and Education and have all your questions answered.

Postgraduate qualifications have become an expectation in a global workforce and can be the defining factor in your future career pathway. Find out how you can (...)


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