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 May 2018
Friday 04
9:00 - CONFERENCE - Radicalisation and de-radicalisation: Post-ISIS? : A CMSS Conference More Information
Three years ago, ISIS claimed a cross-border caliphate stretching over vast swathes of north-western Iraq and eastern Syria. Fascinated by its rise, Muslim youths from all corners rapidly joined its cause. After three years of shocking violence, ISIS has faced major setbacks and has been in retreat (...)

9:00 - EVENT - Conference on Radicalisation and De-radicalisation: Post-ISIS More Information
Three years ago, ISIS claimed a cross-border caliphate stretching over vast swathes of north-western Iraq and eastern Syria. Fascinated by its rise, Muslim youths from all corners rapidly joined its cause. After three years of shocking violence, ISIS has faced major setbacks and has been in retreat (...)

11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar : Reading Hokusai’s Manga in Nineteenth-Century France More Information
This presentation examines the early reception and popularity of Katsushika Hokusai’s Manga in late nineteenth-century Paris. A multi-volume series of diverse illustrations, the Manga arrived in France during a moment of cultural transition, and this talk will examine how the French (...)

11:00 - SEMINAR - Child second language acquisition:Examining theories and research : Forthcoming Linguistics Seminar More Information
This seminar will be presented by Prof. Rhonda Oliver, School of Education at Curtin University.

Abstract: Within the field of second language acquisition (SLA), there has been much less research undertaken with children than with adults, yet the two cohorts are quite distinct in (...)

14:30 - EVENT - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar : Buying the nation and beyond: discursive dilemmas in debates around cosmopolitan consumption More Information
This paper (a chapter from a recent edited collection on Cosmopolitanism, Markets and Consumption) explores the question of how people articulate (and challenge) the notion of ‘buying national’, and the extent to which they express a preference for cosmopolitan consumption. After an overview of (...)
Friday 11
11:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Linguistics Seminar: Temporal Progression in Warlpiri Narratives : Presentation by Mitch Browne, The University of Queensland More Information
This presentation provides an overview of some of the ways temporal relations are expressed in Warlpiri narratives, focussing on one particular clitic, =lku, glossed as ‘then’ in Warlpiri literature. My methodology supplements a preliminary quantitative analysis by a qualitative analysis which (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar : Monsters, dogs, blackfellas, and whitefellas: An ethnographic riddle about seeing and unseeing from central Australia More Information
The main aims of this paper are to (1) familiarise you with some diverse strands of my research, and (2) start a discussion about how they interface. Since 1994, I have been undertaking research with Warlpiri people, in the town of Yuendumu in central Australia. Yuendumu is one of four Warlpiri (...)
Thursday 17
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar : When, why and by whom was the controversial ‘ship motif’ painted at walganha (Walga Rock)? More Information
For nearly 100 years people have wondered who painted a European ship with two masts, a row of gun ports and an apparent funnel at walganha, the most profusely decorated, ceremonially and mythologically significant, pictogram site known in southern Western Australia. Is the ship meant to be VOC (...)
Friday 18
11:00 - SEMINAR - The politics of injustice in translingualism: Linguistic racism : Linguistics Seminar More Information
This study aims to fill this critical research gap in existing trasnlingual theories, urging a stronger need to acknowledge one of its most overlooked characteristics – ‘linguistic injustice’ experienced by translingual speakers. It examines how one’s basic human rights are violated; and how one is (...)

11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar : Bamboo or Banksia? Exploring plants, spaces and design for the Chinese garden in Perth More Information
Classical scholar gardens of Suzhou date back to the Wu Kingdom (6BCE). Their designs had developed and matured by the Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644). Nine of these gardens are listed as UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation) World Heritage Sights which signify their (...)
Thursday 24
16:00 - EVENT - Archaeology Seminar : Ten Hundred Words of Archaeology: UWA archaeologists explain their research More Information
Using only the most commonly used English words this seminar will treat you to the state of PhD research in archaeology from UWA. The remainder of this abstract is written using only the ten hundred words people use the most often, which is also known as Up Goer Five. We look at old things from the (...)
Thursday 31
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar : Gulf Spirit Boards: a pre-contact social narrative More Information
Traditional material culture of Papuan Gulf peoples was abundant and rich. It should come as no surprise that it became the object of continual acquisition by European visitors, especially London Missionary Society missionaries and government officials. Today, customary ritual practices have (...)

 June 2018
Friday 01
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar : Family language policies: A case study of Japanese immigrant families in Perth More Information
From interviews of Japanese speakers in Perth, this study explores language use in the day-to-day domestic environment. The project employs the concept of the family language policy and examines the families’ language policies, what factors contribute to their policies, and how and why they adhere (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar : Inside the choice machine: the public display of national testing data and its consequences More Information
That schools and social stratification are strongly linked is a ‘familiar’ sort of insight (Connell 2012). Connell also reminds us that the means by which inequality is produced and reproduced is historically contingent, arguing that, ‘a major shift is [currently] happening between old forms of (...)
Tuesday 05
11:00 - SEMINAR - Anthropology/Sociology Seminar Series : MILITARY ANXIETY AND GENOCIDE: EXPLAINING CAMPAIGNS OF ANNIHILATION IN MYANMAR, RWANDA AND INDONESIA (AND THEIR ABSENCE IN NORTHEAST INDIA) More Information
The recent violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya shows that genocide and ethnic cleansing are not relics of a past era. In late 2017, the Myanmar military and local Rakhine proxies drove almost 700,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh, killing 6,700 in the first month alone. The attacks were systematic (...)
Friday 08
11:00 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar on language revitalization: : “What’s the point of only learning words?” Wordlists, fluency, and speakers’ aspirations for revitalizing Australia’s Indigenous languages More Information
Whilst necessary for the revitalization of language, the teaching of endangered Australia Aboriginal languages to children has been criticized for focusing too much or exclusively on teaching single words in wordlists (Meakins, 2010). This focus needs to be reconciled with speakers aspirational (...)
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.

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 July 2018
Tuesday 24
9:00 - SEMINAR - WA Migration and Mobilities Update: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking : A conference bringing together policy makers, academics, industry and community to discuss the latest on modern slavery and human trafficking. More Information
The critically important and challenging subject of ‘Modern Slavery and Migration’ is the focus of this year’s WA Migration and Mobilities Update, an issue of increasing relevance in Australia to Government and key community interests. This fourth annual WA Migration and Mobilities Update provides (...)

9:00 - CONFERENCE - WA Migration and Mobilities Update: Modern Slavery and Migration : MMoB's 2018 WA Migration and Mobilities Update Conference will focus on Modern Slavery and Migration Website | More Information
MMoB's 2018 WA Migration and Mobilities Update Conference will focus on Modern Slavery and Migration, with keynote speakers Professor Jennifer Burn, Anti-Slavery Australia, and Assoc. Professor Marie Segrave, Border Crossing Observatory, plus a range of panellists from community, academia and (...)

 August 2018
Friday 03
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar : Craft Production and Transmission of Craftsmanship in China More Information
Exploring the evolution of artefacts and related behaviours (e.g., artefact production) spatio-temporally is a long-standing issue for both archaeologists and cultural historians. In the modern world, the survival of traditional craftsmanship and corresponding craft production are significantly (...)


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