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Today's date is Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Events for the public
 June 2018
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.

This is a free event, but please RSVP (link on website or email emotions@uwa.edu.au)
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
Tuesday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Babylon, the Bible and the Australian Aborigines: missionary networks and theories of racial origin in the nineteenth century Website | More Information
A public lecture by Hilary Carey, Professor of Imperial & Religious History, University of Bristol; Conjoint Professor of History, University of Newcastle, NSW and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

[God] hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation (Acts 17:26. KJV).

Until challenged by Darwinian evolution, Christians believed on excellent biblical authority that ‘all nations of men’ were God’s creation and there could be no fundamental division between them. From this it followed that all the extraordinary cultural diversity exhibited by the peoples of the world disguised an essential unity: they were ‘one blood’. This talk will examine the work of the Scottish schoolteacher Dr John Fraser (1834-1904) who sought to prove that the languages of the Australian Aborigines demonstrated that they were descended from the Dravidian peoples of southern India and were, ultimately, Babylonian in origin. Fraser’s views were published as part of his 1892 edition of the works of the missionary Lancelot Threlkeld (1877-1859) which was prepared as part of the New South Wales contribution to the World’s Columbian exhibition in Chicago in 1893. Fraser was both an able linguist and a skilled editor but those who have encountered the important work of Lancelot Threlkeld and his collaborator Biraban through his edition have found his biblical arguments distracting, if not bizarre.

This lecture will consider John Fraser as a representative of a Calvinist rear guard who sought to use the science of linguistics to defend the literal and scientific value of biblical narratives. Far from being a marginal figure, Fraser was at the centre of an extensive network of missionary linguists seeking to harmonise knowledge of Pacific and Aboriginal languages with scriptural deep history.

 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.
Wednesday 04
15:41 - EVENT - RAID seminar & networking event : Meet like-minded researchers and hear from four leading experts in the field of international agricultural research. More Information
Friday 06
18:30 - FREE LECTURE - UWA Music presents: Distinguished Artist Lecture Series with Milijana Nikolic More Information
UWA and West Australian Opera (WAO) present a series of lecture recitals, talks and masterclasses with internationally recognised directors and artists from WAO’s 2018 season, which will delight audiences with a unique insight into the world of opera.

In our second lecture of 2018, join Serbian-born mezzo-soprano Milijana Nikolic as she discusses preparing for the title role of Carmen in WAO's upcoming production.

Entry is free | please RSVP to concerts@uwa.edu.au

Refreshments served from 630pm | event start 7pm
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!
Wednesday 11
9:00 - EVENT - AUSTA Cello Big Day Out Website | More Information
The AUSTA Big Cello Day Out will be held at the UWA Conservatorium of Music.

Activities will include: opportunities for junior, intermediate and advanced students to play and receive feedback from expert teachers, cello ensemble workshops, and the chance for teachers of junior, secondary and tertiary students to observe and participate in discussion forums with guest teachers.

Visiting cellists include Thomas Gregory (UK), David Pereira (ANU) and Alvin Wong (Melbourne), Louise Butler (ACT) among others, will provide expert insights and feedback to participants.

The day will conclude with a master class by WASO soloist and international cellist, Pablo Ferrández.

Registration can be made for individual sessions, combined sessions or the whole day. Special discounts are available for AUSTA National Conference delegates, AUSTA members and students. Attendance at all sessions is free for Australian tertiary music students with current university ID. A catered lunch may be ordered online along with your registration.

Tickets available here: www.trybooking.com/383059
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.

10:00 - GUIDED TOUR - Plant the Seed of Knowledge Tour (for ages 8+) : This walking tour is designed for school children (ages 8+) and their families Website | More Information
Hosted by UWA Friends of the Grounds, this walking tour is designed for school children (ages 8+) and their families and will showcase just a small example of what the University has to offer.

Meet our Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Simon Biggs; be amazed at the history of Winthrop Hall; touch a meteorite, have a tour of the Geology museum, purchase rocks that are millions of years old, tour the newly-refurbished Reid Library; hug a tree that is more than 660 years old; see a fascinating science experiment and a host of other extras.

The tour starts under the Great Gate, Winthrop Hall.

16:30 - BOOK LAUNCH - Invitation to The Natural World of the Kimberley book launch : The Natural World of the Kimberley provides an unprecedented view of the Kimberley flora, fauna and landscapes, and the conservation efforts underway to preserve them. Website | More Information
The Western Australian Marine Science Institution is proud to support the launch of the Kimberley Society’s latest publication, The Natural World of the Kimberley.

The publication is the culmination of research results presented at the 2017 Kimberley Symposium including chapters on the WAMSI Kimberley Marine Research Program as well as land-based research conducted across Western Australia’s universities and state government authorities.
Friday 13
11:00 - UWA Research Event - Research Impact Series : Discover how our world-leading researchers are tackling global, national and regional issues to make the world a better place. Website | More Information
Research Impact Series Events:

Cosmos: Journey Through the Universe Thursday. 9 August, 18 October and 8 November 2018

Germaine Greer On Rape: Monday 3 September 2018

Raising the Bar Perth: 10 bars, 10 topics, 1 night only. Tuesday 11 September 2018

Achieving your Research Outcomes: Wednesday 17 - Thursday 18 October 2018
Tuesday 17
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Nameless Artist in the Theatre of Memory: the challenges of writing on the artworking of Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943) Website | More Information
A public lecture by Griselda Pollock, Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History (CentreCATH), University of Leeds.

It took Griselda Pollock sixteen years to complete the monograph on an artist whose single monumental art work - Life? or Theatre? - comprising 784 paintings and 320 transparent overlays, using image, text and music was created in one year in 1941-42, before being placed in hiding in 1943. First exhibited in 1961, this work is still finding its place in the histories of modern art. Where can we situate a single work by an artist exiled from her own country and living under the threat of effacement from life itself? Why did she undertake this project? How has it been interpreted in ways that further exile it from being considered art historically? What resources are needed to makes its project and its work legible to us now?

Professor Pollock first encountered this work in 1994. Some elements of it were exhibited in Perth in 1997 as part of the benchmark feminist exhibition Inside the Visible curated by Catherine de Zegher. Why has writing this book taken so long? What challenges had to be met theoretically and art historically before she could resolve, in however preliminary a fashion, the issues posed by a single work created in one year in the darkest of European fascism by an artist who was murdered by her own government at the age of twenty-six and who created an unprecedented artwork as grand in scope and as deep in psychological penentration as a Thomas Mann novel, as edgy and sardonic as a Brechtian operatta, and as affecting and sonorous as an opera by Gluck?

This lecture will explore the challenges posed to art hstory by the artworking of Charlotte Salomon and reflect on the ethics of writing on this work and on journey to its completion.
Wednesday 18
18:00 - WORKSHOP - WINTERarts: 'Uke' Can Do It Website | More Information
A fun introductory session to the ukulele.

We’ll cover all the basics from the correct way to hold your ‘uke’, to tuning, basic chords and strumming patterns, learning several songs along the way. This fun introductory session will have you rocking out to Vance Joy, Green Day and The Beatles on your ukulele in no time.

Participants can enjoy a glass of wine, and cheese and biscuits will be provided, so why not grab a group of friends and make a night of it!

Suitable for ages 18+

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UWA WINTERarts 2018 2 - 31 July Escape the winter gloom and experience the best in art, literature, music and ideas during the 2018 UWA WINTERarts season. There are exhibitions, concerts, literary events, skills workshops, tours and a dedicated children’s program for the school holidays.

Find an event for you at culturalprecinct.uwa.edu.au/winterarts
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.

8:30 - CONFERENCE - Social Impact Summit : A 2-day event for aspiring and emerging leaders of social innovation. The main event of the Social Impact Festival. Website | More Information
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.

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.

See program at https://drive.google.com/open?id=17rUhT0dg1zu4l9CGA5zOTPKb8VlmOWAX

The Social Impact Summit and Social Impact Festival are presented by Centre for Social Impact UWA. Visit https://socialimpactfestival.org/ for more
Friday 20
11:00 - EVENT - Afghanistan and Regional Security Architecture in the Heart of Asia More Information
By Dr. Nasir A. Andisha, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

In this seminar Dr Andisha focuses on the security environment in the Asian region with a special focus on the current situation in Afghanistan.

About the speaker:

Prior to his appointment as the Deputy Foreign Minister for Management and Resources, Dr. Nasir Andisha was the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Commonwealth of Australia, New Zealand and the Republic of Fiji. (2011-2015). Upont his appointment on 2011, aged 32, Dr. Andisha was the youngest Ambassador at Afghanistan’s Foreign Service. Between 2009-2011, Andisha served as the Director General of the Fifth Political Division (US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) and from 2006 to 2007 he was the Director of Multilateral Economic Relations and International Financial Institutions.

Dr. Andisha has also worked at the Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels as a consultant and in 2008 he briefly served at the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City. Before joining the Foreign Service, Ambassador Andisha worked with the International Committee of Red Cross as a field officer. He also taught International Relations and Principles of Economics at Institute of Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan and Al Beroni University in Afghanistan.

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