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Today's date is Saturday, May 26, 2018
Events for the public
 June 2018
Tuesday 05
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Triumphant Entries during the Italian Wars 1494-1559: celebrating alliances and displaying cultural prowess in the face of unsteady peace Website | More Information
A public lecture by Elizabeth Reid, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UWA.

Between 1494 and 1559 two major European powers, the French Valois and the Austro-Spanish Habsburg fought a series of wars in a competitive bid to expand their territory into the Italian Peninsula. This period was characterised by ever-shifting allegiances, conspiracies, battles, and peace treaties. Major military victories or new alliances forged, and sealed by marriage, often occasioned a kind of ‘victory-lap’ whereby the triumphant ruler or his bride-prize entered allied territory and were treated to carefully orchestrated festivities. Artists, composers, poets and performers utilised gendered allegories to honour the entering party and to communicate the rich cultural identity of the city itself. Entries were just one level at which the politics of peace played on culturally engrained ideas of masculine strength juxtaposed with feminine vulnerability. This talk will contextualise and discuss key entries in light of this gendered framework. It is supported by a new ARC research project that aims to reconsider the events and cultural output of the Italian Wars through the lens of gender.

This talk is part of the lecture series - Peace and War: Representations in European Art and Literature. The three lectures in this series, offered by UWA academics associated with the UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, focus on representations of war and peace in European art and literature. Collectively, they will examine the contexts and reception of cultural and political practices of war and peace in the medieval and early modern era from the perspectives of emotions history, medievalism, and gender studies. In this way, the series stands to challenge conventional interpretations of European life in wartime from the sixteenth- to the nineteenth century.
Thursday 07
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Towards Zero Hunger (SDG2) in Africa Website | More Information
A public lecture by Frans Swanepoel, Research Professor, Centre for Advancement of Scholarship, University of Pretoria, South Africa and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Currently there are 1.3 billion people in Africa; more than five times the population in 1950. By 2050, Africa’s population will double to 2.6 billion, eventually reaching 4.2 billion by the end of the century – just about the entire world population in 1977. Africa is also the world’s most food insecure continent, with relatively low levels of agricultural productivity, low rural incomes, high rates of malnutrition, and a significantly worsening food trade balance. Ironically Africa has sufficient land, water and human resources to be a substantial contributor to the world’s food balance sheet, and to contribute to the growing global demand for both food staples and higher value added food, as well as to energy markets. Agriculture and the food sector also present significant opportunity for employment and wealth creation. This critical role of agriculture in fostering sustained competitiveness and profitability in the sector, in the face of a world economy that is rapidly transformed into a knowledge and network economy is acknowledged both within the scientific community and in Governments at large. Without question, agriculture and capacity strengthening are now back on the development agenda as Africa refocuses towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). African agriculture has a number of major strengths, but also faces a significant number of challenges, a set of unique opportunities. Africa has now entered a development stage where some analysts are taking a more positive outlook and narrative as opposed to the traditional ‘Afro-pessimism’ of the last five decades. A new school of thought is emerging, one that recognises that Africa is in a better position to help itself be food secure moving forward – agriculture has started growing, albeit slowly but sustainably over the last decade. However, a number of interesting trends distinguish the economic growth of Africa from other continents. The dominant growth detected here is by small intermediary groups who are responding to rapid urbanisation and the growing ‘middle-class’. Strategies to support growth in sustainable agriculture should thus be responsive to these trends in order to vastly improve food security on the African continent.
Tuesday 12
12:30 - DISTINGUISHED VISITOR - Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series: Emeritus Professor Ian Puddey : Selecting Medical Students: Origins Matter Website | More Information
Join the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences as Emeritus Professor Ian Puddey discusses "Selecting Medical Students: Origins Matter".

19:30 - TALK - Friends of the UWA Library : Hungary - After the Wall was Over - From Communism to Capitalism More Information
In 1989 the wall between East and West Berlin came down and the Soviet Union collapsed. Hungary as part of the Soviet block had virtually been occupied by Russia for the previous 40 years.

In 1990 Hungary was economically weak and very quickly they saw their best opportunity for economic growth was to seek capital investment from the west. Coca-Cola Amatil Australia identified the potential of building their business and purchased the State-run Coca-Cola Franchises of Hungary & the Czech Republic in 1990. The operations in Hungary were in dire need of modernisation both in manufacturing & marketing. Jim Natt was asked to join a team from Australia with this mission and he worked in Budapest for 6 months in 1991/92. It was a time when Hungarians for the first time could buy products they had seen in magazines or movies. They queued for hours at the new Levi jeans store, or Nike trainers or big Macc. Natt was focused in the Human Resources area and involved the recruitment of new marketing teams and making some difficult changes for some employees. Communism had a low unemployment rate but very low productivity from their workers. Most Hungarians had a job but not necessarily a task. The talk is a personal story of Natt’s experiences working with Hungarians adjusting to a new way of life He grew to love the people and is proud to have a very small part in helping the country prosper today.

Jim has been in the soft drink industry all his working life spending 14 years managing the family business (Mackays Aerated Waters) and 28 years with Coca-Cola Perth in Marketing and Human Resources. In 1989 he retired to pursue other goals.

He was involved in some very Interesting projects including a few years on the organising team of the Variety Club Bash – a car rally around Western Australia – and, with David Tunley, helping to manage the York Winter Music Festival and the Terrace Proms.

In 1991 Coke approached him to go to Hungary as part of a group from Coca-Cola Amatil Australia to help grow the business they had just purchased there. Jim joined the team of Australians in Budapest whose mission was to bring the franchise up to western standards of marketing and production. His appointment was for two three month periods in 1991 and 1992 and he will describe his experiences in Hungary at that time and some of the changes that were taking place.

RSVP: Kathryn Maingard – kathryn.maingard@uwa.edu.au or 08 6488 2356 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friends-of-the-library-hungary-after-the-wall-was-over-from-communism-to-capitalism-tickets-46000112575

Members: Free, Guests: $5 donation
Wednesday 13
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Finding Ourselves in the World: Emotion, Orientation, Place : A CHE Public Lecture Website | More Information
‘We must above all see that here it is not a matter for psychology, nor even for a psychology undergirded by physiology and biology. It is a matter of the basic modes that constitute Dasein, a matter of the ways man confronts the Da, the openness and concealment of beings, in which he stands’ – Heidegger, Nietzsche I (p.45).

Emotion is central to the life of the subject, but emotion is no mere modification of subjectivity taken on its own. Rather, emotion is an essential part of the structure that opens up the subject to the objective and to the world. In phenomenological terms, emotion is essentially disclosive of the world. Yet in being so, emotion is also tied to felt bodily locatedness – the ‘being-placed’ – of the subject. Emotion thus belongs not to phenomenology alone, but to the essential topology of the human, and as part of that topology, emotion belongs to the externality of things no less than to the internality of the self. On this basis, we can better understand the relation of emotion to the materiality of human life (the material is always ‘felt’ and the ‘felt’ is always materialised), as well as the character of emotion as itself a mode of orientation – a finding of oneself as in the world in a certain way. Only in this latter fashion, in fact, can one find oneself in the world at all.

Jeff Malpas is Distinguished Professor at the University of Tasmania and Visiting Distinguished Professor at La Trobe University. He was founder, and until 2005 Director, of the University of Tasmania’s Centre for Applied Philosophy and Ethics. He is the author or editor of 21 books on topics in philosophy, art, architecture and geography. His work is grounded in post-Kantian thought, especially the hermeneutical and phenomenological traditions, as well as in analytic philosophy of language and mind. He is currently working on topics including the ethics of place, the failing character of governance, the materiality of memory, the topological character of hermeneutics, the place of art, and the relation between place, boundary and surface.

This free public lecture is the opening keynote of the Third International CHE conference, ‘The Future of Emotions: Conversations Without Borders’, at The University of Western Australia, 14–15 June 2018.
Thursday 14
9:00 - CONFERENCE - The Future of Emotions: Conversations Without Borders : Third International CHE Conference Website | More Information
Scholarship on the history of emotions is now rich and varied, and informed by multiple disciplinary perspectives from the humanities. This conference celebrates the many achievements of humanities emotions research and looks to new horizons in which it can be applied.

Registration details to be advised. Call for Papers closes 21 February 2018.

9:30 - STAFF EVENT - Unit Design Workshop-14 June 2018 Website | More Information
Facilitated by an experienced Learning Designer, 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 will participate in a number of sequential collaborative tasks which will allow you to explore ideas for student-centred learning as well as map out and plan the face-to-face and online elements for your unit.
Friday 15
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - China in Conversation: The World Order in Transition - China, the US and Australia Website | More Information
The 21st century has been dubbed the Asian century, as the growth of China’s economic and political influence puts increased pressure on the existing world order. For Australia, an ally of the United States situated in the Indo-Pacific region, these changes could not be more significant.

In recent years China’s rise has sparked debate about how Australia should manage the relationship with its largest trading partner. Tensions between Australia and China have noticeably increased in the first few months of 2018. As Trump and Xi go head to head on the world stage, what will be the effect on Australia China relations, and what role can Australia play in these turbulent times?

Join in the conversation with our experts for what is likely one of the defining issues of our time.

This event is proudly presented by the Confucius Institute of UWA in partnership with Perth USAsia and Australia China Business Council.
Sunday 24
10:00 - EVENT - Perth Upmarket : Perth’s premier quarterly market for original and handcrafted wares. 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 24 June 2018 10am - 4pm University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall www.perthupmarket.com.au

 July 2018
Monday 02
9:30 - STAFF EVENT - Unit Design Workshop-2 July 2018 More Information
Facilitated by an experienced Learning Designer, 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 will participate in a number of sequential collaborative tasks which will allow you to explore ideas for student-centred learning as well as map out and plan the face-to-face and online elements for your unit.
Saturday 07
11:00 - EVENT - The Good Market at #SIFest18 : Join WA’s community of change-making businesses and consumers for a fun day out with the whole family. Website | More Information
Showcasing WA’s vibrant community of ethically conscious businesses and organisations, The Good Market is the place to explore products and services that do good.

Browse and shop ethical fashion, gifts, food, homewares and eco products, and meet the inspiring change-makers behind these enterprises. Learn more about how you can buy and consume in a more sustainable and conscious way.

The Good Market is a fun-filled day for all the family with kids’ activities, live performances and wholesome food trucks on the beautiful grounds of UWA.

The Good Market is open and free for all to attend – simply come on the day and enjoy!



Stall-holders include:

Postcode Honey, Fair Go Trading, Leo Strange, Kadi Koo, Sophie Silks ...And many more to be announced!
Thursday 12
9:30 - STAFF EVENT - Unit Design Workshop-12 July 2018 More Information
Facilitated by an experienced Learning Designer, 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 will participate in a number of sequential collaborative tasks which will allow you to explore ideas for student-centred learning as well as map out and plan the face-to-face and online elements for your unit.
Thursday 19
8:30 - SEMINAR - Social Impact Summit 2018 : Bringing together aspiring and experienced leaders of social change and innovation, this 2-day Summit is designed to inspire and empower. It moves far beyond just talking – it is a carefully designed journey for learning and co-creating our future together. Website | More Information
We believe facilitating connection, building capacity, and empowering others to make meaningful contributions are all key ingredients for solving today’s greatest challenges and creating a future where wellbeing is experienced across all of society. This is what the Summit is all about.

We explore solutions to the deep causes of complex problems, rather than just the symptoms. The latest knowledge generated from research, practice, and lived experience will be surfaced on the first day, before moving into practical case studies and a mass workshop for prototyping our future on the second day.

What is the aim? To achieve societal wellbeing by designing equitable futures, sustainable futures, and healthy futures for all.

Who is it for?

Aspiring and experienced leaders of social change and innovation from social purpose and community organisations, government, academia, and business Future thinkers Intrapreneurs Collaborators Learners, curious about concepts such as social innovation, co-design, systems thinking, social enterprise, and measuring impact Registrations

You can buy your 2-day pass from Tuesday 5 June. Get in before 22 June 2018 to access Early Bird discounts. Prices start at $99.

 August 2018
Sunday 12
10:00 - OPEN DAY - UWA Open Day 2018 : An opportunity for future students and the community to explore what's on offer at UWA Website | More Information
There’s so much to discover, experience and enjoy at UWA Open Day.

Get a taste of uni life as the campus comes alive with interactive activities, entertainment, tours, displays and more.

Visit the Future Students Hub, explore our campus and facilities on a tour, check out the displays and information sessions, enjoy some lunch, chat to representatives from UWA Guild clubs and teaching staff, learn more about our sporting facilities and visit College Row.

Staff and current students will be on hand to answer all your questions about courses and career opportunities.

Discover how you can achieve your study and career goals with us.

#UWAOpenDay

 September 2018
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 Upmarket and Gourmet section.

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

Sunday 16 September 2018 10am - 4pm University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall www.perthupmarket.com.au

 November 2018
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 November 2018 10am - 4pm University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall www.perthupmarket.com.au

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