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Displaying from Monday, October 02, 2017
 October 2017
Monday 02
9:00 - CONFERENCE - In The Zone 2017 : The Blue Zone: Environment, Resources, and Security in the Indo-Pacific Maritime Realm Website | More Information
In collaboration with The University of Western Australia, the Perth USAsia Centre is pleased to announce that the 2017 In The Zone Conference – “The Blue Zone” will be held on Monday, 2 October 2017 in Perth, Western Australia. The conference will host a program of distinguished and expert (...)
Thursday 05
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Megafauna mass deaths at Lancefield Swamp, southeastern Australia: a case study in extinction processes? More Information
The deaths of thousands of giant kangaroos (Macropus giganteus titan) in one location make for an impressive palaeontological site. Deposition of macropod remains at Lancefield Swamp, Victoria (south-eastern Australia), spans the period of human arrival in Australia, although the site provides (...)
Friday 06
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017 : I thought that I don’t qualify to call Korean my ‘national language’: Identity and authenticity in Korean-Australian heritage language learners More Information
This study aims to understand the process of identity development and perception of speaker’s authenticity in students of Korean as a heritage language enrolled in an Australian university. The history of Korean- Australians in more recent and different compared to that of Korean- Americans (...)
Tuesday 10
13:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations Seminar Series 2017 : Are We in an Age of Inequality and if so What Should be Done About It? More Information
Rising economic inequality has become a global concern over recent years. A number of studies point to a widening of the gap between rich and poor, a trend that could well be undermining the social consensus on which democratic capitalism has successfully functioned since the Second World War (...)
Thursday 12
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Rock art off the rocks: the appropriation of sacred symbols More Information
Rock art motifs are appropriated and recontextualised in many different ways. Sacred images end up as integral parts of national and state symbols; in new artistic media; on the covers of academic journals and monographs; on T-shirts, trinkets, and other tat; and in many other contexts worldwide (...)
Monday 16
14:00 - SYMPOSIUM - The Clever Country: The importance of investing in regional and remote students Website | More Information
This symposium brings together a panel of experts from across Australia to discuss ways to support regional and remote students to succeed in higher education. The purpose is to explore the value of investing in higher education from the perspective of the individual, community and the university (...)
Wednesday 18
12:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Of what use is archaeology in the investigation of war crimes? More Information
Knowing that you will be cross-examined in a court concentrates the mind on rigorous archaeological methodology and the discarding of fanciful interpretations of what is in the ground. I shall present case studies of the archaeology of mass graves in Ukraine, Croatia and Bosnia.

Thursday 19
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Documenting the Holocene transition in Aboriginal stone tool production, north-eastern Kimberley, Western Australia More Information
This PhD research proposes to tackle the definition of changes seen in lithic artefact production in the North East Kimberley during the Holocene. Previous archaeological studies have shown modifications in the manufacture of stone tools in the Kimberley and the adjacent Arnhem Land region during (...)
Friday 20
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017 : The Religious Profile of the Chinese Community in Australia: Findings from the 2016 Census Data More Information
The emergence of religious pluralism has been seen by many as one of the defining characteristics of the cultural diversity in contemporary Australia, where multiculturalism is widely regarded as a pillar of the country’s national identity. The Chinese community has been an important part of the (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology/Sociology Seminar series More Information
Imagine you do research on the wellbeing of casual employees at your university and you discover several irregularities in how the university employs temporary instructors. Would you continue your research and try to publish it even though you suspect your own position may be at risk as a result of (...)
Tuesday 24
13:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations Seminar Series 2017 : Can China Democratize? More Information
These are dark days for advocates of democracy in China. Crackdowns against freedoms of speech, assembly, and thought have intensified under President Xi Jinping, while Western governments are increasingly muted in their response. President Xi’s speech to the 19th Party Congress last week has only (...)
Thursday 26
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : X-ray tomographic imaging for multidisciplinary research More Information
Abstract Imagine a technique that requires minimal or no sample preparation and allows you to explore the internal structure of your sample down to the micrometre scale without the need for a single cut. This can be achieved using X-ray microscopy (XRM), which, as for medical CAT scanners, uses the (...)
Friday 27
14:30 - SEMINAR - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES, SEMESTER 1, 2017 : The Flesh Eaters: Anthropology and the Pygmies of Central Africa More Information
The pygmies of Africa were long believed by Europeans to be imaginary, no more real than the dwarfs of Lilliput. Now and then reports by Portuguese and French sailors told of dwarfs with long monkey-like tails sighted along the West African coastline, but few believed them. In 1699 final proof of (...)
Tuesday 31
13:00 - SEMINAR - The Chinese Political Activism in Exile – and in “Decline”: a Diasporic Perspective : Political Science & International Relations Seminar Series More Information
In the post-Soviet world, the traditional practice of exile politics has become a rarity, with the overseas Chinese democracy movement becoming the leading case of the remaining communist party-states. This movement, scantly studied in the literature of both exile politics and Chinese politics/inter (...)

17:15 - PRESENTATION - Public Presentation: INSV Tarini: Circumnavigating The Globe Website | More Information
It is our pleasure to invite you to a public lecture and evening reception with INSV Tarini, in partnership with India's Consulate General in Perth. INSV Tarini is the second sailboat of the Indian Navy and is currently home to the first all-women crew from India to attempt a circumnavigation of (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Luther’s Reformation at 500: Myth, Memory, and the Making of History : This is an Institute of Advanced Studies and Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies series of lectures. Website | More Information
It’s not at all certain that Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to a church door in Wittenberg in October of 1517. Nevertheless, this moment continues to be commemorated as marking the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, an enormously complex series of religious, political, social, and (...)

 November 2017
Thursday 02
14:00 - WORKSHOP - Archaeology Workshop Series 2017 : Two Topics in Palaeozoology: Resurrecting (?) MNI [minimum number of individuals] in Favour Over NISP [Number of Identified Specimens], and the Holocene Palaeozoology of Bighorn Sheep More Information
Workshop abstract Palaeozoology (the study of animal remains recovered from archaeological and palaeontological sites) includes a variety of analytical techniques and addresses a variety of research topics. One body of techniques concerns quantification of animal remains, and the two commonly (...)
Friday 03
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017 : Ecological guardianship and ecotourism in Yubeng Village More Information
Ecotourism has raised new and unexpected challenges for conservation and environmental preservation in China. This presentation gives an overview of my doctoral research project, which will use a case-study of a Tibetan community in Yubeng Village in north-west Yunnan Province, to understand how (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Perceptions of ‘us’ and ‘them’: Why and when is multiculturalism threatening? : Anthropology & Sociology Seminar Series 2017 More Information
When and why do majority-culture Australians find the concept of multiculturalism threatening? In this project, we explore the psychological underpinnings of responses to policies and practices designed to assist immigrants settle in Australia. Why do some Australians object to these policies and (...)

14:45 - FREE LECTURE - Public Event: His Excellency Dr Mari Alkatiri GCIH, Prime Minister of Timor-Leste: Future of Timor-Leste in the 21st Century : It is our pleasure to invite you to a keynote address delivered by Timor-Leste's newly appointed Prime Minister, His Excellency Dr Mari Alkatiri GCIH, to explore his vision for the future of Timor-Leste in the 21st century. Website | More Information
Situated less than an hour away from Australia's northern shores, Timor-Leste is Southeast Asia's youngest democracy and has a burgeoning youth population who are looking beyond Timor-Leste to engage with the world around them, including Australia. Dr Alkatiri will explore his vision for the (...)


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