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Today's date is Thursday, April 27, 2017
Events for the public
 May 2017
Monday 01
17:00 - FREE LECTURE - CMSS Public Lecture: Sharia in Islam - What it is, and what it is not Website | More Information
CMSS Public Lecture:

Shari'a in Islam: what it is, and what it is not.

Date: Monday, 1 May 2017 Time: 5pm to 6.30pm Venue: Austin Lecture Hall, 159, Arts Building, UWA. Entry: Free RSVP: via Eventbrite or email to cmss-ss@uwa.edu.au

In this lecture Dr Khalid Zaheer will focus on common misconceptions about Shari'a and explain what Shari'a is and is not, with concrete historical and contemporary examples.

Dr Khalid Zaheer is a student of the prominent Islamic scholar Javed Ahmad Ghamidi of Pakistan. Zaheer's doctorate from University of Wales (1994) was a critique of Islamic banking. He taught Islamic studies and Islamic ethics in business in Lahore University of Management Sciences from 1996 to 2006. He was the Dead of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in the University of Central Punjab from 2009 to 2012. He is currently a Fellow of Al-Mawrid, an institute for Islamic education and research in Pakistan.
Tuesday 02
8:00 - CONFERENCE - Science on The Swan 2017: One Health : Science on the Swan, WA’s annual premier health and medical research conference Website | More Information
One Health seeks root cause understanding and effective solutions to emergent infectious and acquired diseases through, fundamental stem cell and regenerative medical science, public health and environmental remedies, working synergistically to advance the health of all species and the varied places in which they live. The conference and associated workshops provide an opportunity to interact with global research leaders in this important 21st century field. The program includes internationally recognised speakers and many of Australia’s top One Health researchers working in partnership with industry to deliver effective health outcomes for our planet. Please go to http://scienceontheswan.com.au/ for registration. Early Bird expires 24th April 2017

8:00 - CONFERENCE - Science on The Swan 2017: One Health : Science on the Swan, WA's annual premier health and medical research conference Website | More Information
One Health seeks root cause understanding and effective solutions to emergent infectious and acquired diseases through, fundamental stem cell and regenerative medical science, public health and environmental remedies, working synergistically to advance the health of all species and the varied places in which they live. The conference and associated workshops provide an opportunity to interact with global research leaders in this important 21st century field. The program includes internationally recognised speakers and many of Australia’s top One Health researchers working in partnership with industry to deliver effective health outcomes for our planet. Please go to http://scienceontheswan.com.au/ for registration.
Friday 05
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Free Lunchtime Concert : UWA Winds Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday in our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the finest musical talent locally, nationally and within the School.

Entry is free, no bookings required.

17:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Fridays@5 : Student Takeover: Dekleva, Tchaikovsky & Thalberg Website | More Information
Now in its third season, Fridays@Five is the ideal way to kick-start your weekend! Each session offers a unique musical experience to delight all music lovers, from young artist led concerts to informal musical drinks on the famous grassy knoll, behind the scenes workshops to lectures and masterclasses. Join us each week for a delightful musical surprise!

Sigismond Thalberg – Grand Caprice sur des motifs de 'La Sonnambula', op.46 (solo piano) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Selections from the Nutcracker Suite (two pianos) James Dekleva – 'Winter and Spring' (mezzo-soprano and piano) James Dekleva – Piano Trio no.1 in D major (piano trio)
Sunday 07
14:30 - CONCERT - Sea Symphony : University of Western Australia Choral Society Website | More Information
Sea Symphony, composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams and inspired by Walt Whitman’s magnificent poetry, depicts the majesty and mystery of the sea. Composed between 1903 and 1909, it was the composer’s first and longest choral work. Sea Symphony superbly evokes the power of the sea and celebrates the brave explorers who navigate its waters, whilst also using the sea as a metaphor for a voyage into eternity. Hear this ambitious and bold masterpiece brought to life by a choir of over 100 singers, including two outstanding Australian soloists, Katja Webb and Andrew Foote, with a full orchestra conducted by Christopher van Tuinen.

Tickets can be purchased online via http://ticketswa.com/event/sea-symphony or at the door. Prices: $45 and $40 (concession)

16:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Keyed Up! : Next Generation - Shuan Hern Lee Website | More Information
International award winner Shuan Hern Lee is a remarkable young pianist, with skill and musicianship beyond his years. In 2017 Shuan begins his undergraduate studies at UWA at the age of just 14. We welcome him to UWA with a very special concert where he will perform works by Chopin, Prokofiev and Vine.

PROGRAM Shuan Hern Lee - Mobile Thematic Madness Bach - Chromatic Fantasie and Fugue in D minor BWV 903 Chopin - Sonata no. 2 Op. 35 Prokofiev - Toccata Op. 11 Chopin - Ballad no. 2 Op. 38 Schumann - Sonata Op. 22 Balakirev - Islamey Vine - Toccassimo

Tickets Standard $20 Concessions $18 Friends of Music $15 trybooking.com/OWRJ
Wednesday 10
17:00 - FREE LECTURE - Dance Dance Evolution: How humans found their groove Website | More Information
Humans are really good at moving in time. Our knack for rhythmic synchronisation sets us apart from much of the animal world, aside from a few notable exceptions (parrots, sea lions, dolphins and possibly some other primates). Evolution is a tough business, and specialised cognitive abilities tend not to survive for long without a purpose. So, why can we dance? The answer may be in how we socialise.

Through this talk, I will explore contemporary theories which aim to explain the evolution of music and dance in terms of the social needs of our species. Coordinated, synchronised activity makes us like each other more, and may serve to bind groups together. Studies by myself and others are now trying to identify the neural-cognitive mechanisms involved in this synchrony-bonding effect, using a variety of methods: from motion capture to hormonal measurements.

In a world that is increasingly divided, understanding ways in which humans have traditionally bound groups together has never been more important. If we developed a capacity for rhythmic synchronisation as a mechanism for building positive feelings of affiliation between individuals in large social groups, then we would do well to learn from our ancestors and remember how to boogie.

Joshua Bamford grew up in Perth, with his biologist parents and a variety of native fauna. He completed a B.Mus.(Hons), B.Sc. combined degree at UWA in 2013, while working as a singer (WA Opera), circus skills instructor, and venue assistant (UWA School of Music). In his final year at UWA, Joshua won both the Lady Callaway Medal, and Cruickshank-Routley Award. He has since been studying in the Music, Mind and Technology Master’s Programme at the University of Jyväskylä, including an exchange semester and research internship at the Cognitive Biology department of the University of Vienna. Joshua edits the Australian Music & Psychology Society Newsletter and sits on the council for the International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology. Having received a D.Phil. offer from the University of Oxford, he is now raising funds for the next stage of his research. If he had spare time, he would be out swing dancing.
Friday 12
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Free Lunchtime Concert : The Winthrop Singers Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday in our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the finest musical talent locally, nationally and within the School.

Now in their 10th year, the Winthrop Singers, under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Bannan perform in this free Lunchtime Concert.

Entry is free, no bookings required.

17:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Fridays@5 : New Studies for Piano: Nicholas Bannan Website | More Information
Now in its third season, Fridays@Five is the ideal way to kick-start your weekend! Each session offers a unique musical experience to delight all music lovers, from young artist led concerts to informal musical drinks on the famous grassy knoll, behind the scenes workshops to lectures and masterclasses. Join us each week for a delightful musical surprise!

Performance by Head of Keyboard Studies Graeme Gilling and UWA Piano Students

Entry is free, no bookings required.

19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Voice! Salon Series : Frauenliebe und -leben Website | More Information
In a collaboration of performance and research, Head of Vocal Studies Andrew Foote leads staff and students, in presenting a series of intimate and cozy salon style performances to delight every concertgoer.

In a collaboration between Music and German Studies, UWA students and their mentors will explore Schumann’s Romantic song cycle.

Tickets Standard $20 Concession $18 Friends of UWA School of Music $15 trybooking.com/OWZH
Tuesday 16
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Bite-Sized Austen: New interpretations in doctoral research Website | More Information
Parody and Prejudice: Jane Austen's 'Northanger Abbey' and the Literary Gothic Tradition by Colin Yeo, Doctoral student, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia.

The late eighteenth century saw a proliferation of popular women writers of Gothic fiction. In the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, it is worthwhile meditating on 'Northanger Abbey', a parody of Gothic fiction that is arguably one of Austen's 'lesser known' works. Austen's contribution to the Gothic as a textual mode that is self-aware cannot be understated.

This presentation aims to reflect on Austen's parody of established tropes and conventions of the Gothic. It also aims to situate 'Northanger Abbey' within its historical context as an important part of the Female Gothic tradition that emerged in the late eighteenth century.

The Tale of the Two Janes by Dr Peta Beasley, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia.

Born less than six months apart, both christened Jane, both from the same class, pseudo-gentry, both share a deep friendship and intimacy with their sister, both remain unmarried, both are in Bath at the same time and both novelists. However, to one, Jane Austen, literary history has been kind, the other, Jane Porter, unfortunately now virtually unknown. Ironic, given Jane Porter knew great success during her lifetime, dubbed by twentieth-century critic Robert Tate Irvine, as “the Margaret Mitchell of 1803,” while Jane Austen knew only slow-growing success during her lifetime. Although Porter, and her sister Anna Maria, admired Austen’s work enormously, it is unclear if Austen had reciprocal admiration for Porter’s work. But, there are two interesting intersections, both Porter and Austen had a professional scepticism (jealousy?) for the work of Sir Walter Scott, and both met, and were invited by the Royal Librarian, James Stanier Clark, to dedicate one of their novels to His Highness, the Prince of Wales. This presentation will tell the tale of the how the two Janes responded to the request.

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - 'Bite-Sized Austen: New interpretations in doctoral research' : A UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies/Institute of Advanced Studies Public Lecture Website | More Information
This event consists of two lectures:

1) Parody and Prejudice: Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and the Literary Gothic Tradition

A public lecture by Colin Yeo, Doctoral student, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia.

"Novels are so full of nonsense and stuff..." - Mr Thorpe, Northanger Abbey.

"Here they are, in my pocketbook. Castle of Wolfenbach, Clermont, Mysterious Warnings, Necromancer of the Black Forest, Midnight Bell, Orphan of the Rhine, and Horrid Mysteries. Those will last us some time." - Catherine, Northanger Abbey

A tone of self-awareness is a core aspect of the literary Gothic tradition. Writing within the paradigms of the eighteenth century Enlightenment's values of reason and rationality, writers of Gothic fiction ran the risk of alienating their audiences if their creations were too extravagant. At the same time, Gothic novels proved to be popular with the reading public. The late eighteenth century saw a proliferation of popular women writers of Gothic fiction. In the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, it is worthwhile meditating on Northanger Abbey, a parody of Gothic fiction that is arguably one of Austen's 'lesser known' works. Austen's contribution to the Gothic as a textual mode that is self-aware cannot be understated. Northanger Abbey was one of the first of Austen's novels to be composed and was only published after her death. The novel satirises the Gothic, featuring a protagonist who is a fan of Gothic novels and imagines that she is a heroine in a Gothic novel. This presentation aims to reflect on Austen's parody of established tropes and conventions of the Gothic. It also aims to situate Northanger Abbey within its historical context as an important part of the Female Gothic tradition that emerged in the late eighteenth century. As evidenced by the 2007 filmic adaptation of the text, interest in Austen has been a constant aspect of contemporary popular culture, an important point to note as we move into the 200th anniversary of her death.

Colin Yeo is a PhD candidate from English and Cultural Studies. Like Catherine Morland, he maintains a fervent interest in the literature of terror and horror, so much so that he decided to write his PhD thesis on the subject. His research interests are early modern literature, Gothic novels and contemporary horror film.

2) The Tale of the Two Janes

A public lecture by Dr Peta Beasley, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia.

Born less than six months apart, both christened Jane, both from the same class, pseudo-gentry, both share a deep friendship and intimacy with their sister, both remain unmarried, both are in Bath at the same time and both novelists. However, to one, Jane Austen, literary history has been kind, the other, Jane Porter, unfortunately now virtually unknown. Ironic, given Jane Porter knew great success during her lifetime, dubbed by twentieth-century critic Robert Tate Irvine, as “the Margaret Mitchell of 1803,” while Jane Austen knew only slow-growing success during her lifetime. Although Porter, and her sister Anna Maria, admired Austen’s work enormously, it is unclear if Austen had reciprocal admiration for Porter’s work. But, there are two interesting intersections, both Porter and Austen had a professional scepticism (jealousy?) for the work of Sir Walter Scott, and both met, and were invited by the Royal Librarian, James Stanier Clark, to dedicate one of their novels to His Highness, the Prince of Wales. This presentation will tell the tale of the how the two Janes responded to the request.

Peta Beasley’s PhD explored the issues of nationalism and heroism in the novels of Jane Porter (1776-1850). Peta’s publications include, a chapter titled “Transporting Genres” in Victorian Traffic, published by Cambridge Scholars in 2008, and a paper in Victorian Network (2009), entitled “Georgiana Molloy, Jane Porter and the Significance of Exploration Narratives for New Beginnings in a Strange Land”. She also co-authored a paper with Professor Andrew Lynch on Sir Thomas Malory, published in The Encyclopedia of British Medieval Literature in 2014 by Wiley-Blackwell, and contributed an article review for Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature journal in 2015. Peta is a sessional teacher at The University of Western Australia and Edith Cowan University.

About this Series - New Perspectives on Jane Austen: On the two-hundredth anniversary of her death, this UWA Institute of Advanced Studies - Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies Lecture Series presents new perspectives on the life and work of Jane Austen. Drawing upon the latest literary and historical research, UWA researchers tackle key themes in Austen's work and the wider social and cultural contexts in which she created her now world-famous novels.

This is a free event, but RSVPs are required.
Wednesday 17
17:30 - MEMORIAL LECTURE - 2017 Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture More Information
The annual Isabelle Lake Memorial lecture is an initiative of the Equal Opportunity Commission of Western Australia in partnership with the University of Western Australia. Isabelle was a young trans rights activist and former UWA student and transitioned shortly before she sadly passed away from leukaemia aged 21 in 2012.

Each year we honour her work, achievements and commitment to equality and inclusion through the Isabelle Lake Memorial lecture – further information is attached.

This is a free public event.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Time capsules from deep within the Himalayan Mountains: how tiny crystals record the evolution of Earth's largest mountain belt Website | More Information
A public lecture by Stacia Gordon, Associate Professor, University of Nevada-Reno.

The Himalayan mountain belt began to form as a result of the collision of India with Asia ~50 million years ago. This mountain belt continues to grow today, and has resulted in the largest mountains on Earth. As the Himalaya has grown taller, it also has grown deeper. At depth (~40 km below Earth’s surface), pressures and temperatures are so great as to begin to melt and ductilely deform rocks that were originally at the surface of India and Asia. These rocks form the base or the roots of the Himalayan mountain belt. Across the Himalaya, some of the rocks that were buried to these great depths have since been exhumed back to the surface. Tiny, but very rugged minerals extracted from these exposed rocks represent time capsules that preserve a record of the thermal, chemical, and temporal evolution of Himalayan rocks from burial to exhumation.

In this lecture Dr Gordon will trace this evolution through the Bhutanese Himalaya, describing how the tiny crystals reveal the role of melting, deformation, major fault systems, and erosion in the evolution of the mountain belt. The data collected from the active Himalaya are crucial for understanding ancient mountain systems where much of the record of their evolution has been erased.

Dr Gordon is a UWA Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellow.
Friday 19
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Free Lunchtime Concert : Intercurrent Ensemble Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday in our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the finest musical talent locally, nationally and within the School.

Featuring UWA's own Artist in Residence, Louise Devenish (percussion) and Head of Winds & Contemporary Music, Ashley Smith (clarinet) Intercurrent are one of Perth newest and most exciting ensembles!

Entry is free, no bookings required.

17:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Fridays@5 : Jonathan Fitzgerald: Guitar Masterclass Website | More Information
Now in its third season, Fridays@Five is the ideal way to kick-start your weekend! Each session offers a unique musical experience to delight all music lovers, from young artist led concerts to informal musical drinks on the famous grassy knoll, behind the scenes workshops to lectures and masterclasses. Join us each week for a delightful musical surprise!

Entry is free, no bookings required
Monday 22
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Main Stage : Sensation Website | More Information
The exceptional ability of young emerging artists and their passion for music will always create an extraordinary experience for concertgoers. In 2017 four outstanding orchestral and choral concerts will feature Western Australia’s finest young musicians.

The exceptional ability of our young emerging artists is celebrated as three young performers compete in the finals of the prestigious VOSE Concerto Competition. To complete the program the UWA Symphony Orchestra will be joined on stage by the Symphonic Chorus of UWA and talented school choristers to present Stravinsky’s masterpiece Symphony of Psalms.

VOSE Memorial Prize Finalists Nielson Concerto for Flute and Orchestra - Megan Barbetti (Flute) Abe Prism Rhapsody - Jet Kye Chong (Marimba) Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 - Jeremy Garside (Cello)

Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms

Tickets Standard $25 Concession $20 Friends of UWA School of Music $18

Website Bookings: www.perthconcerthall.com.au Phone Bookings: Perth Concert Hall Box Office 9231 9999 In Person: Perth Concert Hall Box Office Mon – Fri 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday 25
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Fisheries and Global Warming: Impacts on marine ecosystems : Professor Daniel Pauly takes a historical look at fisheries, and comments on the current challenges of global food security Website | More Information
The period following the Second World War saw a massive increase in fishing effort, particularly in the 1960s. However, crashes due to this overfishing began to be reflected in global catch trends in the 1970s, and intensified in the 1980s and 1990s. In response, the industrialised countries of the Northern Hemisphere (where over fishing-induced catch declines appeared first) moved their effort toward deeper waters, and toward the south, i.e., to the coasts of developing countries, and beyond into the southern hemisphere, all the way to Antarctica. Now, in the second decade of the 21st century, the global expansion of fisheries is completed, and the real global catch, which is much higher than officially reported, peaked in the late 1980s and is now rapidly declining. In parallel, the collateral damage to marine ecosystems and biodiversity continues to increase. Several factors act to prevent the public in developed countries from realising the depth of the crisis fisheries are in, notably the increased imports by developed countries, of seafood from developing countries. Also, the misleading perception that aquaculture can substitute for declining catches is widespread. In some countries, notably the U.S., stocks are being rebuilt, but elsewhere, the failure to respond creatively to these clear trends bode ill for the next decades. Indeed, the effects of global warming (productivity declines in the tropics, widespread disruptions at high latitudes), which have been increasingly felt in the last decades, will strongly impact fisheries and global seafood supply.
Friday 26
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Free Lunchtime Concert : UWA School of Music Guitar Ensemble Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday in our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the finest musical talent locally, nationally and within the School.

Under the direction of Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald, the UWASOM Guitar Ensemble perform a selection of works for solo, duo and ensemble in this intimate free concert.

Entry is free, no bookings required.

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