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Today's date is Thursday, December 12, 2019
Events for the public
 October 2019
Saturday 19
9:00 - CONFERENCE - Mental Health in the Medieval and Early Modern World : Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group/UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies Annual Conference Website | More Information
Modern stereotypes abound regarding how mental health was perceived during the medieval and early modern period ranging from mental illness being caused by sin to the idea that the attainment of mental well-being could only be achieved through the balancing of the bodily humours. But mental health was a more complex and expansive subject of discourse throughout the period that was widely explored in medical treatises, religious tracts and sermons, and prominent in art and literature, which speaks to a more subtle understanding of the human mental state.

This conference aims to look at both the changing and continuing perceptions of mental health throughout the medieval and early modern period.

10:00 - EVENT - Art Upmarket - Sat 19th Oct 2019 : Connecting art lovers with WA's best artists Website | More Information
Art Upmarket is all about connecting art lovers with Perth’s best artists. Meet the artists and purchase art directly from them on the day. Fill your home with local art. The market will showcase a curated selection of more than 55 of Perth’s most talented artists in Winthrop Hall.

Saturday 19th October 2019 – 10am-4pm

Free entry and parking. Venue is easily accessible.

Venue: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall and Undercroft, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley 6009

For more information please visit: www.perthupmarket.com.au www.instagram.com/artupmarket #artupmarket https://www.facebook.com/events/1814055352028211/

10:00 - CONFERENCE - TEDxUWA 2019: New Frontiers : TEDxUWA is back with an exciting event dedicated to ideas worth spreading! Website | More Information
Immerse yourself in the innovative ideas and one-of-a-kind stories that are important to the community at the University of Western Australia - and beyond!

At this year’s annual conference, TEDxUWA has brought together a line-up of brilliant speakers that will push the frontiers between what we know and understand.

TEDxUWA 2019: New Frontiers is a chance to take an active part in important discussions that matter to students, alumni, educators, and anyone with a curious mind. Whether you’re interested in finding your identity or minimising waste for the future of our environment, these talks showcase fascinating ideas that will challenge and inspire you.

10:00 - WORKSHOP - Become a WA frog scientist : Join us for a free workshop to help conserve frogs in Australian cities. Website | More Information
Love frogs? Keen to observe WA’s very own motorbike frog and contribute to meaningful science?

We’re looking for citizen scientists to join us for a series of free workshops that will help conserve frogs in Australian cities.

During the workshops you’ll learn how to conduct field surveys using the CAUL Urban Wildlife app. We’ll then visit nearby sites where you will put your newfound skills to the test during a practice frog survey.

The CAUL Urban Wildlife app is available on Android and iPhone, so simply attend one of our three workshops, bring your device and jump to it! If possible, please download the app in advance of the workshop: https://nespurban.edu.au/platforms/caul-urban-wildlife-app/.

Workshop times and locations

Saturday, October 19: 10am–12pm at UWA Crawley campus, Woolnough Lecture Theatre, Geology and Geography Building.

12pm–2pm at UWA Crawley campus, Woolnough Lecture Theatre, Geology and Geography Building.

Sunday, October 20: 10am–12pm at ECU Joondalup Campus, Building 7, room 103.

14:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Chamber Music Festival | Emerging Artists Concerts More Information
Join us for an immersive weekend celebrating the finest chamber music ever written. Brought to you by a stellar cast of musicians, including national and international artists as well as Western Australia’s finest emerging talent.

Come enjoy performances of emerging artists from the UWA Conservatorium of Music as they present a delightful smorgasbord of Chamber delights!

Concert 1 Sat 19 Oct | 2pm | Eileen Joyce Studio

Concert 2 Sat 19 Oct | 4.30pm | Eileen Joyce Studio

Concert 3 Sun 20 Oct | 12.30pm | Eileen Joyce Studio

Single tickets $5

Festival passes available

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15:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Chamber Music Festival | Intercurrent Presents New Waves Website | More Information
Join us for an immersive weekend celebrating the finest chamber music ever written. Brought to you by a stellar cast of musicians, including national and international artists as well as Western Australia’s finest emerging talent.

In this concert UWA Ensemble in Residence, Intercurrent, presents a selection of works by Olivia Davies, Hannah Lash and Lachlan Skipworth including the World Premiere of a new work by UWA Composition Graduate Nate Wood.

Single tickets: $20 Standard | $15 Concessions

Festival passes available

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19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Chamber Music Festival | Smalley & Reich Website | More Information
Join us for an immersive weekend celebrating the finest chamber music ever written. Brought to you by a stellar cast of musicians, including national and international artists as well as Western Australia’s finest emerging talent.

In this performance an exceptional ensemble of musicians led by pianist Adam Pinto come together to perform Monody and Movement for Flute by Roger Smalley and Steve Reich's virtuosic Quartet for two pianos and two percussion.

Featuring Emily Clements, Emily Green-Armytage, Adam Tan and Paul Tanner.

Single tickets: $20 Standard | $15 Concessions Festival passes available

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Please join us for a free pre-concert talk in the Tunley Lecture Theatre commencing at 6.30pm.
Sunday 20
14:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Chamber Music Festival | Blackwood Website | More Information
Join us for an immersive weekend celebrating the finest chamber music ever written. Brought to you by a stellar cast of musicians, including national and international artists as well as Western Australia’s finest emerging talent.

Iain Grandage’s Blackwood is a beautiful work for voice, clarinet and piano inspired by the unique landscape of Western Australia and with evocative poetry by WA poet and musician Kevin Gillam. Don’t miss your chance to hear this work performed once again by the very musicians it was written for, Sara Macliver (soprano), Allan Meyer (clarinet) and Graeme Gilling (piano).

Single Tickets: $20 Standard | $15 Concessions Festival Passes available

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Please join us for a pre-concert talk in the Tunley Lecture Theatre commencing at 2pm.

16:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Chamber Music Festival | Mendelssohn's Octet Website | More Information
Join us for an immersive weekend celebrating the finest chamber music ever written. Brought to you by a stellar cast of musicians, including national and international artists as well as Western Australia’s finest emerging talent.

Composed when he was just 16, Mendelssohn’s vivacious Octet in E flat major Op 20 is a masterpiece for double string quartet. Join Irwin Street Collective Artist in Residence, Catherine Jones, plus an ensemble of UWA staff, students and graduates to experience this magnificent work.

Single Tickets: $20 Standard | $15 Concessions

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17:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Chamber Music Festival | Innovation Chamber More Information
Join us for an immersive weekend celebrating the finest chamber music ever written. Brought to you by a stellar cast of musicians, including national and international artists as well as Western Australia’s finest emerging talent.

UWA’s thriving community of emerging composers will work closely with celebrated composer James Ledger, to create new and imaginative works for voice, clarinet and piano. The works will use texts about the Australian landscape by WA writers selected by UWA’s Creative Writing Department. Who will win this year’s Dorothy Ellen Ransom Prize in Musical Composition, vote for your favourite new work in the People’s Choice Award and enjoy a new work by Brock Stannard-Brown.

Single tickets $5

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19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Chamber Music Festival | Catherine Jones and Friends Website | More Information
Join us for an immersive weekend celebrating the finest chamber music ever written. Brought to you by a stellar cast of musicians, including national and international artists as well as Western Australia’s finest emerging talent.

UWA graduate and Baroque cellist Catherine Jones enjoys an international and varied career, performing and recording both as a soloist and with ensembles. In this concert she’ll join the Irwin Street Collective to perform works by Beethoven, Hummel and a new commission by honours student Jet Kye Chong.

FREE CONCERT - proudly supported by the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies

Bookings required: trybooking.com/BFQEY

Please join us at 6.30pm for a free pre-concert talk in the Tunley Lecture Theatre.
Tuesday 22
10:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Eye Health and Research Lectures : Free community lectures at the Lions Eye Institute Website | More Information
The Lions Eye Institute will host 4 free public lectures about eye health and eye research: 10am Prof Bill Morgan: 'Adventures in the Pressure Space' - the optic nerve in Glaucoma and in outer space. 11.30am Dr Andrea Ang: 'Can I get rid of my glasses Doc?' - LASIK and refractive surgery 1pm Dr Hessom Razavi: 'Journey into the Eye' - looking at the eye and disease through virtual reality 2.30pm Dr Angus Turner: 'Country eyes' - how to give sight-saving treatment away from the city lights

10:00 - EVENT - The Great Song Cycle: Mastering the art of doing everything you love, and getting away with it : Masterclass with musician and author, Joanna Wallfisch Website | More Information
Internationally acclaimed musician and author, Joanna Wallfisch, visits IAS to present a masterclass, performance and discussion on how to balance and combine the concepts of career, vocation and one’s life passions. A songwriting and vocal coach, she will offer tips of conveying story through the written word and also through music.

In 2016 Joanna released her third album on Sunnyside Records. She was living in NYC at the time, feeling jaded by the thankless hustle of a musician’s life and sorely aware of the sacrifices she’d made to live it. In a moment of inspiration she decided to recall her adventurous side and head to California to tour her new album, usurping the usual cars and buses and instead travel by bicycle. She called the tour “The Great Song Cycle”. What transpired was a concert tour turned effervescent. Not only did it alter her perception of her own strength, physical and emotional resources, but the journey inspired her to write her debut memoir, published by UWA Press, and record and release her latest record ‘Far Away From Any Place Called Home’, thus combing her passion for adventure with her career as a musician. The story and music have since taken her around the world, and she is now in Australia to tour the book and album... by bicycle, of course!

Joanna’s unique musical background shines through in her own compositional style, evoking her classical routes with her love of jazz, art-song, folk and pop, pushing boundaries of genre and stylistic expectations. She is a master in the art of live vocal looping and as a multi-instrumentalist plays baritone ukulele, piano, flute, Indian shruti box, kalimba and melodica. Her music defies genre classification as she effortlessly imbues her songs with nuances of jazz, classical, art-song, and folk, carrying her “clear-eyed poetry” (Boston Globe) and “striking vocals” (Hothouse). Her songwriting extends beyond just lyrics and melody - Joanna also arranges for ensembles including string quartets, winds, a cappella voices and more. She first studied to be a painter at Central Saint Martins, London. This led her to Paris, where she sang on the bridges of the Seine with the “Rene Miller Wedding Band”. Following this formative time she did a masters in jazz at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 2012 she moved to New York City where she forged an indelible musical path, appearing and collaborating with musicians including Dan Tepfer, Wynton said, “overflowed with creativity and musical resources entitled “Far Away From Any Place Called Home”.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Last Indigenous People of Europe, but for how long? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Steven G.M. Schilizzi, Professor of Environmental and Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Science, UWA.

Sápmi, or Lapland, sits at the extreme north of Scandinavia, mostly above the Arctic Circle, and straddles four countries. Its people, the Sami (formerly the Lapps), have inhabited this land for several millennia. Yet today, their future as a people is threatened. Yes, there has been a revival of their sense of identity, of their culture and their customs; but paradoxically, unlike the past, the present danger comes perhaps more from within than from without. The new “black gold rush” in the Barents Sea is creating as many threats as opportunities, while economic and environmental pressures, with government policies, are undermining the very foundations of their culture and of their social norms.

In this talk, Steven will share, with pictures and videos, his experience in Sápmi where he spent part of the winter 2019. He was lucky enough to stay with actively engaged Sami people, in their homes in Kautokeino and Karasjok, their two main townships. He learnt first-hand about their current situation; their collective and personal histories; their treatment by their respective governments (with parallels to indigenous Australians); the status of their languages; and, given the threats and opportunities created by the new “black gold rush” in the Barents Sea, the challenges facing their cultural survival in the 21st century.

Steven Schilizzi is Professor of Environmental and Agricultural Economics in the Faculty of Science at UWA. His work, both in Australia and in Europe, currently focuses on how public agencies can incentivize private landholders to supply environmental services (like biodiversity protection or reduced pollution into waterways), and on how equity concerns can be rigorously incorporated into environmental policies in trade-offs with other policy objectives. He has authored or co-authored more than 120 scientific articles, 20 book chapters and 4 books including 'Natural Resources and Environmental Justice'.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Last Indigenous People of Europe, but for how long? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Steven G.M. Schilizzi, Professor of Environmental and Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Science, UWA

Sápmi, or Lapland, sits at the extreme north of Scandinavia, mostly above the Arctic Circle, and straddles four countries. Its people, the Sami (formerly the Lapps), have inhabited this land for several millennia. Yet today, their future as a people is threatened. Yes, there has been a revival of their sense of identity, of their culture and their customs; but paradoxically, unlike the past, the present danger comes perhaps more from within than from without. The new “black gold rush” in the Barents Sea is creating as many threats as opportunities, while economic and environmental pressures, with government policies, are undermining the very foundations of their culture and of their social norms.

In this talk, Steven will share, with pictures and videos, his experience in Sápmi where he spent part of the winter 2019. He was lucky enough to stay with actively engaged Sami people, in their homes in Kautokeino and Karasjok, their two main townships. He learnt first-hand about their current situation; their collective and personal histories; their treatment by their respective governments (with parallels to indigenous Australians); the status of their languages; and, given the threats and opportunities created by the new “black gold rush” in the Barents Sea, the challenges facing their cultural survival in the 21st century.
Wednesday 23
18:00 - EVENT - Taking the pulse of Italy today: a creative presence in Europe and in Australia Website | More Information
A public lecture by H.E. Francesca Tardioli, Ambassador of Italy in Australia

This lecture is part of a year-long series that celebrates the 90th Anniversary of Italian Studies at UWA

2019 marks the 90th anniversary of the teaching of Italian language and culture at The University of Western Australia.

In 1929, Francesco Vanzetti, an idiosyncratic and popular Venetian, offered the first courses in Italian. This was the first appointment of a lecturer in Italian in any Australian university.

This lecture series, supported by the Institute of Advanced Studies and by Italian Studies in the UWA School of Humanities, celebrates aspects of Italian language and culture, past and present.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Power of Earth: the 2015 Gorkha (Nepal) earthquake and case studies Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Lijun Deng, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta and 2019 UWA Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellow.

Earthquakes are one of the most catastrophic natural hazards worldwide. What can happen to buildings, schools, embankments, or bridges when an earthquake strikes? How do engineers design for earthquakes? Although continental Australia is often considered earthquake “proof”, the performance of offshore facilities under seismic loading is a critical consideration for Australia’s offshore energy infrastructure.

This lecture will describe common geotechnical and structural failure mechanisms relevant for earthquake design using several case studies from the 2015 Gorkha (Nepal) earthquake. This earthquake of moment magnitude Mw 7.8 struck Nepal on April 25, 2015. Several aftershocks occurred, including an aftershock of Mw 7.3 on May 12. Tragically, the Gorkha earthquake claimed the lives of 8,600 people, making it one of the most deadly natural disasters in the past few decades. This presentation will present field reconnaissance that was undertaken in the Kathmandu Valley and regions near the main shock epicentre immediately after the main shock to survey the damage to infrastructure. The tectonic and geologic settings of Nepal will be briefly described along with case histories including landslides, road embankment settlement, bridge foundations and abutment damage, and liquefaction. Liquefaction, in particular, was identified in numerous locations within the Kathmandu Valley, leading to significant damage. A large number of the fatalities due to this event were caused by building failure, and so the patterns of damage or failure of various types of buildings will be illustrated.
Thursday 24
12:00 - EVENT - Friends of the Grounds Plant Sale : October 24 and 25 between 12-2PM at The University of Western Australia's Taxonomic Gardens Website | More Information
Friends of the Grounds are holding a Plant Sale on October 24 and 25 between 12-2PM at The University of Western Australia's Taxonomic Gardens (near the Botany glass houses)! Location map: https://bit.ly/2XORLsP 🌷

As usual, there will be plenty of awesome plant finds (herbs, succulents etc) ranging from $3-5 each 🌿 This sale is CASH ONLY and open to staff, students and the public. Please bring a carry bag, trolley or cardboard box to carry your new plant friends home 📦

All proceeds will go towards the maintenance of UWA's grounds!

12:00 - SEMINAR - Pleistocene archaeological sites in developing countries across Asia: Research and management More Information
Abstract

There are a number of challenges that face the cultural heritage management of prehistoric sites dating back to the Pleistocene. Conservation, which includes research, and protection of such sites, requires approaches that are uniquely applicable to this context. Discussion will revolve around four Pleistocene sites across Asia: the fossil hominin sites of Dmanisi, Georgia, and Sangiran, Java, Indonesia, and two further sites in the Philippines, Rizal, Kalinga Province, and Callao, Peñablanca, Cagayan Province. While each site has its own unique set of elements, all of these are located within developing countries, a key factor that has an impact on how they are managed.The archaeological research that has been generated and continues to be carried out in these four sites as well as the efforts to manage other aspects such as protection, presentation and dissemination of information, interpretation and creation of value for the public, involvement and engagement of the locals will also be examined.

Biographical information

Caroline Marie Quinto (Mylene) Lising specialises in heritage studies and applications with a focus on Southeast Asia, human origins and Palaeolithic archaeology. She is a Cultural Deputy Officer at the National Museum of the Philippines and a lecturer in Sociology and Anthropology at Ateneo de Manila University. She recently received a grant from the Gerda Henkel Foundation (Germany) to build the Rizal Town Library, Kalinga, Philippines. Mylene holds an Erasmus Mundus International Master in Quaternary Science and Prehistory from the Muséum National d’histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. She is currently a PhD student at Goethe University in Frankfurt and a guest researcher at the ROCEEH (The Role of Culture in the Expansion of Early Humans) program at the Senckenberg Research Institution.

16:00 - FREE LECTURE - Shann Lecture: The End of Normal in Politics and Economics : Shann Memorial Lecture 2019 with Jennifer Hewett (AFR) Website | More Information
The UWA Business School Economics Department is pleased to invite you to attend the annual Shann Memorial Lecture, The End of Normal in Politics and Economics on Thursday 24 October.

Polarization over Brexit, China’s military belligerence, political deterioration in Hong Kong and lack of US leadership are all contributing to increasing political dysfunction and unpredictability in the global economy. What does this mean for the Australian economy? Join Jennifer Hewett (The Australian Financial Review) for an up-to-date and insightful discussion of these major challenges facing us today.

The annual Shann Memorial Lecture was introduced to honour the memory of the Foundation Professor of Economics at UWA, Edward Owen Giblin Shann. Edward Shann has been regarded as the pioneer of the academic development of economics and traditional Australian economic history and he was a strong advocate of individual intellectual freedom and developing a sense of social responsibilities. He penned several books and essays on the economic history of Australia and was a major influence in formulating financial and fiscal policies in Australia.

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