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Displaying from Friday, September 14, 2018
 September 2018
Friday 14
11:00 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar : Psycholinguistic gender differences in literary fiction More Information
Although psychological gender differences have been reported in a variety of domains, sometimes amounting to psychologists comparing them with the distance between Mars and Venus (Del Giudice et al., 2012, PloS One), linguists still debate about the magnitude of such differences in language use. I (...)

11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar : Young and Unfit: Indonesian University More Information
The perceptions and behaviours which form Indonesian university students’ diet and exercise cultures are simultaneously an individual experience, a collective mode of identification and reflect diet and exercise trends across the economically developing world. As this generation of Indonesian young (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES: ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY : Ageing and quality of life in dissimilar housing arrangements & OWNING AUSTRALIA? More Information
Cheng Yen Loo

Ageing and quality of life in dissimilar housing arrangements: Comparisons between the lived experiences of older Chinese migrants from Malaysia and Singapore ageing in Australian home environments. This presentation outlines a Phd research project that will compare the (...)
Saturday 15
14:30 - EVENT - Tribute to Kofi Annan 1938-2018 Website | More Information
Please join us to celebrate the life of Kofi Atta Annan, UN Secretary-General 1997-2006, and the legacy of his tireless work for Ghana, Africa and global affairs. The tribute will feature Ghanaian cultural traditions, video footage and remarks by speakers from the UN, government, communities and (...)
Friday 21
11:00 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar Series : Expansion and modification of the lexicon of Yuwaalaraay Gamilaraay (NSW) in language revitalization. More Information
Yuwaalaraay Gamilaraay are two languages from the north-centre of New South Wales and adjacent Queensland. Only a few words and phrases from these languages were regularly being used in the 1990s, when major reclamation efforts began. There has been a major expansion of use since then, albeit of (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology / Sociology Seminar Series : Practicing Autonomy in a Local Eduscape: Schools, Families and Choice More Information
In 1987 the Western Australian State Government released a policy document titled Better Schools in Western Australia: A Programme for Improvement in which it was contended that ‘Whereas once it was believed that a good system creates good schools, it is now recognised that good schools make a good (...)
Tuesday 25
13:00 - EVENT - Political Science and International Relations : Getting past the 'warrior mind-set': Defining a unique institutional teleology for the military More Information
In her recent book, Rosa Brooks concludes that as the tasks being assigned to the military expand, it has become more difficult to define and limit its institutional role. This paper examines ways to understand the teleology of the military as a social institution (i.e. the institutional purpose or (...)

 October 2018
Thursday 04
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar : DNA of the invisible: A genetic approach to study past interactions of people and fauna More Information
When our ancestors migrated out of Africa 100,000 years ago, a highly perfected killing machine was unleashed on the rest of the world, catching the local fauna off-guard. Wherever we travelled since then, we left a trail of destruction behind us: species have gone extinct on every continent that (...)
Friday 05
11:00 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar Series : Reference and the dynamics of discourse: The expanding function of null subjects in Kriol More Information
Kriol is an English-lexified creole spoken throughout the northern regions of Australia. Relatively little is known about the structural features of the language, and a comprehensive description of the language is yet to be produced. In this talk I will present the research I have undertaken as (...)

11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar : “How do you think learning Korean will shape your future?" A Q methodology study into university student’s future language selves. More Information
Being able to speak a foreign language is often considered a valuable skill for university students, and to make foreign language learning at the university level more relevant to student’s future careers it is important to understand what learners want to do with the language and how they see (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR : Desiring the Modern Boy: Beauty, Modernity and Masculinity in Interwar Japan More Information
This paper problematises the visual representation of the Modern Boy (mobo) in 1920s Japanese popular media as a site of contestation over what constituted desirable masculinity in early twentieth-century Japanese society. On the one hand, the mobo’s image as a beautiful commodified male points to (...)
Tuesday 09
13:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations : The Nation and The Nature; The Power and Practice of Assembling Military Environmentalism on the Borders of India. More Information
This paper empirically examines and debates the specific governmental intervention of military environmentalism that set out to improve and protect the disputed Himalayan borders of India. Through employing the analytic of assemblage to study military environmentalism, the paper focuses upon the (...)

17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Blasphemy and Islam More Information
Blasphemy and Islam

by Sajid Hameed, Research Fellow, Al-Mawrid Global

Blasphemy is a long-standing issue of debate across cultures. However, in 2005, when a Danish newspaper published cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, the topic became a major global controversy. What (...)
Wednesday 10
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Contemporary Issues in Employment Relations Annual Lecture 2018 - What has the #MeToo movement achieved? Website | More Information
The proliferation of global #MeToo movement, and its sister hashtag, #TimesUp, has been a watershed moment, capturing the global imagination and breaking a longstanding and deafening silence on how those in senior, influential positions across all areas of society – politics, business, education (...)
Thursday 11
12:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : "Excavating Prehistory’s Past: Some Themes in Investigating the Historiography of (Francophone) Archaeology in the Pacific" More Information
In this talk I present some of the most accomplished themes I have been exploring as part of the ARC Laureate Project ‘The Collective Biography of Archaeology in the Pacific’ (CBAP), led by Prof. Matthew Spriggs at ANU. CBAP is the first consolidated research program to investigate the (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Heritage and the Politics of Recognition More Information
This talk addresses work I am doing for a new book that, as part of its thesis, investigates the utility of theorizations in political philosophy around diversity and redistribution for understanding the political power and consequences of heritage. The politics of recognition is an attempt to both (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar Series : Morphological encoding in language processing More Information
This talk will be about how we plan and produce speech. More specifically, how do we put together words and sentences and what are the linguistic units that need to be activated and retrieved from long-term memory. Words can consist of smaller meaningful elements called “morphemes”, e.g. the (...)
Thursday 18
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : "Breaking the radiocarbon barrier? A critical assessment of the earliest dates and models for the settlement of Sahul " More Information
Peter has worked on the evolution of desert, maritime and symbolic capabilities of Indigenous people from Australia, the Torres Strait, the Aru Islands and East Timor. He has carried out collaborative excavations and dating programs on sites which breach the ‘radiocarbon barrier’ in the Kimberley (...)
Friday 19
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : Educating about waste management: An ethnographic study of infrastructure and environmental education in rural Sumbawa, Indonesia More Information
Anthropologists have long acknowledged the political and affective dimensions of infrastructures, but rarely have they paid attention to their educational aptitudes. Situated at the intersection between the anthropology of waste/infrastructure and environmental education, this multi-method research (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology & Sociology Seminar Series : Sense of Belonging More Information
This paper draws from my on-going Masters Dissertation in Urban Design (to be submitted 8th Nov 2018). This inquiry considers the role of design in shaping the built environment and thus patterns of human activity and social life. In this inquiry I ask the question “How Can We Design Built Form And (...)


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