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Displaying from Thursday, May 02, 2019
 May 2019
Thursday 02
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Path of Pain – Truth telling, Acknowledgement and The Bernier and Dorre Island Lock Hospitals More Information
Let us tell you about one of the stories that has been swept under the Australian carpet for far too long……. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were removed from their homelands and interned in medical and government facilities. Within (...)
Friday 03
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : The Religious Entrepreneurship of Humanistic Buddhism Theo Stapleton More Information
The Religious Entrepreneurship of Humanistic Buddhism

This dissertation explores the concept of religious entrepreneurship in the context of the Humanistic Buddhist movement. Religious entrepreneurship as a theoretical framework facilitates a focus on the production of religious capital (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES : What is policy assemblage? More Information
Assemblage thinking has exploded in policy research, especially among scholars working in the policy mobilities field who are seeking to harness the potential of an assemblage approach to understand how policies move, mutate and manifest in increasingly transnational contexts. The ubiquity of (...)
Tuesday 07
13:00 - SEMINAR - The pervasive force of academics bureaucratizatio : An analysis of the use of ‘key selection criteria’ at Australian universities More Information
Over recent decades, tensions in the ways universities are organized and operate have become increasingly apparent. On the one hand, universities have ostensibly endeavoured to move away from traditional bureaucratic modes of governance, aiming to reduce ‘red tape’ in the process. Yet over the same (...)
Thursday 09
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Was Music the Language of The Missing Link? The role of Musicality as an evolved component of human culture More Information
Over the last forty years or so, speculation about the origins and purpose of music within the disciplines devoted to human evolution has moved from being almost systematically ignored to centre stage. This paper sets out some of the historical influences on this change in the value placed on Music (...)
Friday 10
8:40 - CONFERENCE - Conference on Radicalisation, Counter-radicalisation and De-radicalisation Website | More Information
Radicalisation, Counter-Radicalisation and De-Radicalisation



For nearly two decades since 9/11, policymakers and the academia alike have paid much attention to radicalisation and terrorism involving jihadist groups and Muslim actors. Despite costly military interventions and (...)

11:00 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar Series : Yours, mine and ours? Trirelational kin terms in a language under pressure More Information
Trirelational kin terms are lexemes that identify a family member (the referent) via triangulation, by simultaneously specifying their relationship to two other parties: the speaker and propositus (person from whose perspective the relationship is calculated—often the addressee) (Laughren, 1982; (...)
Thursday 16
16:00 - EVENT - Archaeology Seminar Series : Murujuga Petroglyphs – Rock Art Narratives More Information
Murujuga, Burrup Peninsula, comprises one of the world’s greatest petroglyphs assemblages. Spanning many tens of thousands of years, displaying a myriad of styles and subjects; this rock art provides many stories. Correspondingly, the discipline of rock art research has a number of paradigms and (...)
Friday 17
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Semiar Series : Understanding academic cheating in senior secondary schools in Indonesia and its possible relation to the country’s corruption problem. More Information
The lively public discourse on academic cheating in Indonesia is focused on the National Examination, which is a standardized test organised for Year-9 and Year-12 students. However, since the focus is too narrow, other behaviours that may actually have developed into a pervasive cheating problem (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology/Sociology Seminar Series : This week’s seminar consists of an Honours’ completion presentation and an early stage PhD presentation More Information
Transnational Students, Gentrification and Urban Subjectivities: An ethnography of transnational Chinese student residents in Perth, Western Australia.

This paper explores urbanisation processes of gentrification as they intersect with Australia’s international education industry. These (...)
Thursday 23
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Vessel of Globalization: The Many Worlds of the Edwin Fox, 1853-1905 More Information
The merchant vessel Edwin Fox was exceptional for being unexceptional. It was old fashioned even before its keel was laid down in Thomas Reeves’s shipyards near Calcutta in 1853. It was neither large nor fast, and had none of the prestige of the great tea and opium clippers that captured the public (...)
Friday 24
14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology & Sociology Seminar Series : Magali McDuffie – ‘"Jimbinkaboo Yimardoowarra Marninil" - Listening to Nyikina women's voices, from the inside to the outside: Nyikina women's agency in an inter-generational journey of cultural and environmental actions, economic, and self-determination initiatives on Nyikina Country, through film’ More Information
Twelve years of collaboration between three Yimardoowarra Marninil, Nyikina sisters from the Lower Fitzroy River, and French-Australian filmmaker and PhD Scholar, Magali McDuffie, have revealed the Nyikina women’s determination to speak and re-affirm their Nyikina worldview into existence. Their (...)

17:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Growing up African in Australia : AfREC Africa Day 2019 public panel discussion and book launch More Information
The theme is “Growing up African in Australia” and will feature an interactive panel discussion and Q&A followed by refreshments and networking. The event also serves as the WA launch of the recently published book by Black Inc. Books Growing up African in Australia. Copies will be available to (...)
Thursday 30
12:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : The Reverend Smithies’ Native Schools: experiences of Noongar children in residential schools of the Swan River Colony, 1840-1855 More Information
The Reverend John Smithies arrived in the Swan River Colony in July 1840, and immediately established a residential mission to Noongar children in the centre of Perth. In 1845 the mission moved to Wanneroo, then in 1851 moved again, to York. By 1854 the mission at York housed only two children, and (...)

 June 2019
Thursday 06
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Assessment Essentials : A workshop for academics and postgraduate students Website | More Information
The objective of this two day workshop is to enhance the skills of the faculty and postgraduate students in the assessment of student learning. The topics covered include; Writing test items, creating assignments, conducting pre and post examination reviews, assessment of professionalism, feedback (...)
Thursday 27
8:00 - WORKSHOP - UWA Korean Studies : Professional Training Workshop More Information
Professional development certificate provided by the School of Social Sciences, the University of Western Australia.

Features presentations by leading academics from UWA, UNSW, Monash University and ANU, as well as presenters from NSW DoE, WA and ACT school.

Registration and (...)

 July 2019
Thursday 25
13:30 - FORUM - The UWA Institute of Agriculture Industry Forum : Finding Common Ground: Bringing food, fibre and ethics to the same table Website | More Information
With increasing public scrutiny of agricultural practices in food and fibre production, rebuilding trust between innovative primary producers and ethically informed consumers is becoming more important than ever before. Join us for a lively discussion on finding common ground and moving forward (...)


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