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Today's date is Saturday, December 07, 2019
Events for the public
 March 2018
Tuesday 20
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Knowing Autism Website | More Information
A public lecture by Liz Pellicano, Professor of Educational Studies, Macquarie University.

In this presentation, Liz will argue that truly understanding autism – knowing autism – requires both objective and subjective understandings, experiences and expertise, that is, listening, learning and involving autistic people and their families in research. She investigates in depth what the autistic community rightly demands of autism research and the major changes that will need to be made to deliver on their expectations.

Liz’s talk is supported by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, as part of their 2018 public talk series.
Wednesday 21
17:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Converge | Megan Barbetti (flute) Website | More Information
Join us each week for a delightful musical surprise!

From young artist-led concerts to informal musical drinks on the famous grassy knoll, behind-the scenes workshops, lectures and masterclasses, these free weekly musical experiences will delight all music lovers.

This week Bachelor of Philosophy (Hons) student Megan Barbetti returns from a semester studying at McGill University, Canada to perform a solo recital.

The program will include: Shinohara 'Kassouga', Damase 'Rhapsodie Hétu 'Aria', and Widor 'Suite for Flute and Piano'

Entry is free - no bookings required.
Friday 23
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar : Framing Disaster: The Commodification of Suffering In Indonesian Newspapers More Information
This study aims to analyse the media coverage of disaster in Indonesia by looking at how two daily print newspapers (Kedaulatan Rakyat and Kompas) reported on two different types of disasters: the Mt. Merapi eruption of 2010 and forest fires in 2015. It will focus on the images used in the reporting of those two disasters because images are powerfully effective modes of communication that can be manipulated to exploit sentiment (Sontag 1979). This study will analyse how particular aspects of reality are selected by the media and the factors that determine each selection. Understanding the way the media select disaster images is important because dramatized or sensationalized photos may commodify suffering in order to drive traffic and increase circulation but this also misrepresents the nature of the disasters. This misrepresentation has implications for disaster management, how people respond to the disaster, and how assistance can be provided. Currently the Indonesian media have no guidelines for the publication of photos and studies by Masduki (2007) have expressed concerns at the way disasters have been portrayed by the media and what this means for official responses. Through the analysis of the images in the two newspapers and interviews with photojournalists, editors, broadcast media editors, and the Indonesian Journalist Association, it is possible to identify the influences behind the framing of the two disaster events and to consider how the exposure of these influences may lead to the development of best practice reportage of disaster events in Indonesia.

13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | Irwin Street Collective : Beethoven Sonata Project (Cecilia Sun & Shaun Lee-Chen) Website | 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.

Celebrated UWA music staff Cecilia Sun (fortepiano) and Simon Lee Foundation Artist in Residence Shaun Lee-Chen (violin) will present some of Beethoven’s classic violin sonatas (amongst other important repertoire from the period) in a series of free concerts across 2018.

In this concert they will perform Mozart's 'Sonata for Piano and Violin in B-Flat Major' and Beethoven's 'Sonata for Piano and Violin in G Major'

Entry is free, no bookings required

18:00 - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Autumn Ordinary Meeting of Convocation : Annual General Meeting held in March and September yearly. Website | More Information
The Ordinary Meetings of Convocation are the General Meetings for the University. The Ordinary Meetings of Convocation provide an opportunity to hear the Vice-Chancellor, the Guild President and the Warden of Convocation report on matters relating to the University.

Questions are invited from the audience on any issues pertaining to the University.

All UWA graduates are members of Convocation and are entitled to attend.

Guest Speaker: Mr Patrick Cornish will give a talk on 'UWA: Launchpad for a storyteller'

18:15 - SCREENING - In Pursuit Of Harmony: Premier Screening of the first ever Documentary Film: Exploring the Ancient Game of Go “The Surrounding Game” More Information
Dear colleagues, The W.A. Migration Research Network (MRN), the UWA School of Social Sciences and the Migration, Mobilities and Belonging Network (MMoB) have great pleasure in inviting you to mark Harmony Week with us. In Pursuit Of Harmony: Premier Screening of the first ever Documentary Film: Exploring the Ancient Game of Go “The Surrounding Game” All are welcome to the premier screening of the first ever documentary film, exploring the ancient game of Go “The Surrounding Game”, followed by a panel discussion with academics, students and practitioners with interest in applying lessons from Go to social science, IT, education and ways of working.

RSVP to: Silvia.lozeva@curtin.edu.au

18:15 - SCREENING - In Pursuit Of Harmony: Premier Screening of the first ever Documentary Film, Exploring the Ancient Game of Go “The Surrounding Game” : The W.A. Migration Research Network Harmony Week event More Information
All are welcome to the premier screening of the first ever documentary film, exploring the ancient game of Go “The Surrounding Game”, followed by a panel discussion with academics, students and practitioners with interest in applying lessons from Go to social science, IT, education and ways of working.
Saturday 24
10:00 - WORKSHOP - Urban Sketching at UWA (Workshop 2) : Quick on the Draw: Speed-Sketching Techniques with Line and Colour Website | More Information
Quick on the Draw: Speed-Sketching Techniques with Line and Colour A full-day workshop with Lynne Chapman

The Workshop: ‘Capturing the moment’ is what urban sketching is all about, but one of the most tricky challenges with this, is the need to work quickly. There are many practical reasons why speed is useful: moving subjects (like people!), changing light, personal discomfort… Or a sketch might be an impromptu opportunity, when you only have a 10-minute window. I always try to work as fast as I can, as I find that my ‘quickies’ are generally my favourites and definitely the most fun to do. There are lots of techniques you can use to make speed-sketching more practical. Over the course of our day together, I will share many different ideas for creating quick impressions of what you see, using both linear tools and paint. I will show you how to avoid ‘over-thinking’ a sketch, by tapping into your instincts, to help your eyes and hand connect, without letting your brain interfere. We’ll look at how to gauge the best approach for specific subjects, as well as carrying the right art materials for jumping in and capturing what excites us, before it’s gone. We’ll also learn how these simple techniques can add life, impact and movement to our sketchbooks. I will be doing sketching demonstrations as we go along. It will be fast and furious, but hopefully lots of fun!

For more information about the workshop, click on the link below.

15:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Banchieri's Festino Website | More Information
Celebrate Banchieri’s 400th anniversary in a unique concert experience featuring the Conservatorium’s newest voice ensemble – Concordia Vocalis.

Joined by percussion, guitar and brass students, with narration by Italian Studies students, Banchieri’s Festino (Festival for the Evening of Carnival Thursday Before Supper) is an absolute romp of a comedy.

Tickets: $35 Standard / $27 Concessions (includes refreshments).
Sunday 25
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 Upmarket and Gourmet section.

Parking and entry are free and the venue is easily accessible. Three ATMs onsite.

Sunday 25 March 2018 10am - 4pm University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall www.perthupmarket.com.au
Monday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Encountering: The Conceptual Body, or a Theory of When, Where, and How Art “Means” Website | More Information
A public lecture by Amelia Jones, the Robert A. Day Professor, Roski School of Art and Design, University of Southern California.

In this lecture, Professor Jones will argue that, from our current point of view, in which we are rethinking the value of the radical rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s, the most complex and productive works in this period crossed over conceptual and embodied concerns in ways that began to transform the basic question of art’s value, meaning, significance, and role in society. Attending to the tensions among concept, body, event, and “art” that surface around 1960 in the Western world is thus the most effective way to understand how art becomes “event” in the sense of potentially shifting larger ways of thinking and being.
Tuesday 27
16:00 - SEMINAR - Gulf Politics: The Emergence of Saudi-Iranian Rivalry More Information
The current Saudi-Iranian Cold War presents one of the most significant and destabilizing dilemmas in the Middle East today. In this talk Dr. Ben Rich will discuss the current hegemonic competition occurring in the Persian-Arabian Gulf between these two great powers, exploring its basis, characteristics and likely outcomes in the near future. The presentation will investigate the origins of the rivalry across the 1980s, 90s and 2000s, its various manifestations, and its implications for the current regional stability and balance of power.

Entry: Free but please RSVP via cmss-ss@uwa.edu.au

Dr. Ben Rich is a lecturer at Curtin University. He focuses his research on Middle Eastern affairs, political violence and international relations. He researches Saudi affairs, military policy and power politics in the Persian Gulf, as well as a range of topics relating to terrorism and insurgency.

18:00 - BOOK LAUNCH - Free Event: North Korea's Missile Stand-off: Prepare For War : The Perth USAsia Centre and Black Inc. will be launching the second issue of Australian Foreign Affairs - Trump in Asia: The New World Order. Website | More Information
This second issue brings together some of this country's best minds to examine the United States' sudden shift from the "Asia Pivot" to "America First". It provides insights into Donald Trump's White House and explores how his unpredictable approach to international affairs is affecting the volatile Asian region.



At this public event, Professor L. Gordon Flake, CEO of Perth USAsia Centre and The Hon Kim Beazley AC, Director and Distinguished Fellow of the Perth USAsia Centre will discuss their joint-chapter in Australian Foreign Affairs titled "North Korea's Missile Stand-off: Prepare for War".
Wednesday 28
17:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Converge | Improvisation : Nicholas Bannan & James ledger Website | More Information
Join us each week for a delightful musical surprise!

From young artist-led concerts to informal musical drinks on the famous grassy knoll, behind-the scenes workshops, lectures and masterclasses, these free weekly musical experiences will delight all music lovers.

This week we delve into one of our 2nd year music units and explore the development of skills in improvisation. MUSC2525 is the last in a sequence of 4 'Music Language' units that develops core theoretical, musical and perceptual skills, involving two mutually supportive components - harmony and form; and aural–keyboard skills.

Lecturers James Ledger and Nicholas Bannan have devised assignments that involve students in creative responses. Material from these sessions will form the basis of pair and group improvisations, introduced and contextualised by James and Nicholas.

Entry is free - no bookings required.
Thursday 29
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar : The Application of 2D Morphometrics on Ceramic Assemblages: An Example from Călineşti-Oaş, an Early Neolithic Site in Northwest Romania More Information
The present study is centred on the analysis of ceramic breakage and alteration approached through 2D morphometric computational techniques. Just like sediment particles, the size and shape of a fragment is altered under conditions of abrasion and breakage. While some of these conditions can occur by the intention of the human agent, most of them appear during or after deposition, which can include actions like trampling, transportation (by aquatic or non-aquatic means), bioturbation, and the ploughing of fields. It follows that the study of morphological changes in specimens can point towards the specific abrasive or breaking processes to which fragments were submitted. The aim of this study is to explore the use of image analysis for ceramic fragment morphometry, and how this methodology can help answer questions of how people dealt with broken pottery in the past, as well as understand the post-depositional conditions of potsherd assemblages. Image analysis of ceramic materials from the Early Neolithic site of Călineşti-Oaş (Mara Mureş Province, Romania) is performed through ImageJ/Fiji and Matlab software, where both the dimensions and the shape description of fragments are estimated. The results obtained shed light on ploughing and selective transportation processes affecting the assemblages, which contradict with the conventional ‘landfill analogy’ for explaining the deposition of materials in pits.

 April 2018
Wednesday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Resisting the Orientalization of the Enemy: Korean Americans, Japanese American Incarceration, and Moral Imagination on the Homefront during World War II Website | More Information
A public lecture by Lili M. Kim, Associate Professor of History and Global Migrations, School of Critical Social Inquiry, Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA and 2017-2018 Fulbright Senior Scholar, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea.

World War II, often referred to as the “Good War,” was a race war. For Americans, it was a race war against the Japanese, and it had a profound and disturbing impact on the Homefront. Against the backdrop of Japanese American mass incarceration during World War II, this talk asks the seemingly simple yet hitherto unexplored question: how did other Asian Americans cope with this time of heightened hostility and racism toward people who looked like them?

Korean Americans make an especially interesting case study. In addition to being often mistaken for Japanese based on their physical appearance, they were forced to share the same legal classification with the Japanese on the Homefront. Because Korea had been annexed by Japan since 1910 and did not exist as an independent nation at the time of U.S. declaration of war against Japan, Korean immigrants in Hawai‘i and the continental United States were legally classified as Japanese subjects and, therefore, “enemy aliens” along with Japanese immigrants. Thus, Koreans found themselves in the strange predicament of being lumped together with the Japanese, whom they despised for colonising their motherland, and ironically were now accused of having loyalty to Japan.

Framing her study as what Clifford Geertz has called “a social history of moral imagination,” Professor Kim argues that through complex, not always moral or effective, transnational politics, Korean Americans simultaneously resisted U.S. officials’ Orientalization of them as enemy and contributed to the racialization of Japanese Americans on the homefront during World War II.
Thursday 05
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Allegories for Meditation and Self-Reflection in the Elite Renaissance Home Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Elizabeth Reid, Researcher in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

The paintings that decorated the Renaissance home were not solely intended for aesthetic appreciation, but for moral instruction. This talk will take a small selection of the early sixteenth-century works from the exhibition as a starting point to consider the ideal role of religious and mythological allegories in domestic experiences of self-reflective looking.

This lecture is part of a UWA Institute of Advanced Studies lecture series.

The IAS is pleased to present this series of lectures held in conjunction with the exhibition, A Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence, which is being held at the Art Gallery of Western Australia from 24 February – 18 June 2018.

The exhibition is organised by the Galleria Corsini, Florence, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tãmaki, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and MondoMostre, Rome.
Friday 06
7:15 - PUBLIC TALK - Business Strategies for the Indo-Pacific Era : This exclusive breakfast will focus on assisting Western Australian businesses to develop a comprehensive business strategy to be a part of the unprecedented economic rise of ASEAN, India and the wider Indo-Pacific region. Website | More Information
In collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Perth USAsia Centre and the Australian Institute of International Affairs WA, please join us to hear from senior policy, business and industry leaders, for a business breakfast focused on the opportunities for Western Australia to trade and invest in the burgeoning markets of the Indo-Pacific.

19:15 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Keyed Up! : Victor Sangiorgio Website | More Information
UWA Music and the WA Music Teachers' Association (WAMTA) are delighted to welcome London based Australian classical pianist Victor Sangiorgio back to WA.

With his London debut described by The Times as “poetic perfection”, Sangorgio is sure to enchant.

The program will include:

Bach Partita No. 1 in B flat

Clementi Sonata in B flat Op. 47 No.2

Schubert Impromptus D 899

Earl Wild Concert Etudes based on Gershwin Songs: Etude no. 3 "The Man I Love”, Etude No. 4 "Embraceable You” and Etude No. 7 "Fascinatin' Rhythm.

This concert is presented as part of the 2018 WA Piano Pedagogy Conference.

Tickets: $18 Friends of Music, $20 Concessions, $25 Standard

School students attend for Free (RSVP to concerts@uwa.edu.au)
Sunday 08
10:00 - OPEN DAY - UWA Health Campus Open Day : Come along to the UWA Health Campus Open Day on Sunday 8 April to find out all about the health related courses on offer. Meet staff and current students, and discover courses available in areas like medicine, biomedical engineering, sports science and psychology. More Information
Are you interested in studying health care or pursuing a career in the fast-growing and in-demand health industry? UWA is holding a Health Campus Open Day on Sunday 8 April for prospective students to find out all about the health related courses on offer in areas like medicine, biomedical engineering, sports science and psychology. You will be able to meet staff, current students and Alumni, listen to information sessions, participate in interactive activities, and discover pathways and career opportunities.

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