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Today's date is Thursday, November 26, 2020
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
 October 2011
Wednesday 05
16:00 - EXPO - UWA Postgraduate & Honours Expo 2011 Website | More Information
The Postgraduate and Honours Expo showcases a host of opportunities for further study, including honours and postgraduate coursework and research possibilities.

Discover the courses each faculty has to offer, learn about postgraduate scholarships, attend information sessions and talk to staff, honours and postgraduate students.

For more information about the Expo along with details on the presentations being held throughout the evening please go uwa.edu.au/postgradexpo

17:00 - PUBLIC TALK - "Young British Muslims: Identity, Culture, Politics and the Media" : Public Talk on the book "Young British Muslims: Identity, Culture, Politics and the Media" ; All Welcome! More Information
Nahid Afrose Kabir has recently taken up a position of Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding, University of South Australia. Currently, Dr Kabir is an honorary senior fellow in the School of Communications and Arts at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia. In this lecture, Dr. Kabir will talk about her book “Young British Muslims: Identity, Culture, Politics and the Media.”

In Britain’s highly politicised social climate in the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings, “Young British Muslims…” provides an in-depth understanding of British Muslim Identity through the following social constructs: migration history, family settlement, socio-economic status, religion and culture, and the wider societal environment.

Dr. Kabir was a visiting fellow (Aug. 2009 – July 2011) in Islam in the West program at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, USA. Her current research project is titled, “An Understanding of the Identity of Muslim Youths and Young Adults in the United States of America.” Nahid Kabir is also the author of Muslims in Australia: Immigration, Race Relations and Cultural History (London: Routledge 2005).

18:00 - EVENT - Women in Finance Cocktail Evening More Information
The Women in Finance Cocktail Evening is hosted by the Finance Association of Western Australia (FAWA) and the UWA Business School to assist high-achieving young women to explore and develop a meaningful career path in finance. The initiative aims to encourage more women to consider diverse career options, develop lasting professional relationships and to assume future leadership roles.

Students will have a unique chance to meet and learn from senior executives from companies such as Wesfarmers, Woodside, Coles, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Azure, Macquarie, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte.

Female students from all disciplines are welcome. Tickets are $10 FAWA members/$15 non-members. Attendees must be over 18 years old.
Thursday 06
20:00 - EVENT - School of Music: Music Students' Society - Composition Concert 2 More Information
The UWA Music Students' Society presents it's 3rd concert of the Semester. This concert will showcase works composed by students and performed by UWA Music Students.
Monday 10
18:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - School of Music presents International Research Seminar - Composing the self: The therapeutic benefits of song-writing in adjusting to adversity Website | More Information
Dr Felicity Baker is well known for her extensive research in the field of music therapy. In this lecture Dr Baker explores how therapeutic songwriting assists clients to manage their reactions to adversity. By creating songs in a therapeutic relationship, clients begin to address psychosocial, emotional, cognitive, and communication needs. Examples from Dr Baker’s research will be used to illustrate the profound benefit songwriting has for people with significant acquired disabilities.

Dr Alan Harvey, Winthrop Professor of Anatomy and Human Biology at The University of Western Australia, and researcher in the area of the neuroscience of music, will give a response to Dr Baker’s lecture.

A short musical performance will follow the lecture.

This is a Mental Health Week event.
Wednesday 12
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Gender Equality in Islam- A public lecture by Nina Nurmila : No RSVP required! All welcome! More Information
Muslim feminists argue that there are at least two factors that contribute to the women’s subordination in Muslim societies. First, patriarchal interpretations of the Qur’an which tend to subordinate women and blur the Qur’anic message of gender equality. Second, many Muslims cannot differentiate between cultural tradition and Islamic teaching, assuming that their cultural traditions are Islamic teaching. For example, some Pakistani Muslims (and Muslims in other countries such as Egypt, Iran, Jordan and Lebanon) have mistakenly regarded honor killing to be part of Islamic teaching; and some African Muslims (such as in Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and Mali) have mistakenly assumed that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is part of Islamic tradition.

Nina Nurmila, senior lecturer at the Faculty of Islamic Education and Teaching,State Islamic University (UIN) Bandung, Indonesia,will explain how Muslim feminists challenge the male biased interpretation of the Qur’an and elaborate their re-interpretations of the Qur’an on gender issues such as the story of the creation of the first humankind, women’s leadership, inheritance and polygamy.

19:30 - Interactive Panel Discussion - Q&A: Adventures in Mental Health : SPAMH's Inaugural Question and Answer Panel Discussion Website | More Information
Got some Questions? Want some Answers? Come join us in Mental Health Week to pick the brains of our diverse panel of experts at SPAMH's inaugural Q&A event: Adventures In Mental Health. No issue is off-limits! Stalls from 7pm, Q&A from 7.30pm. Light supper provided. Dress code is smart casual. This is a free, public event. Our Panel: Mr. Eddie Bartnik - Mental Health Commissioner of WA; Clinical Professor Paul Skerritt - Consultant Psychiatrist, former President of the AMA (WA); Associate Professor Alex Main - Psychotherapist and Trauma Counsellor, Honorary Fellow of the School of Psychology, Murdoch University; Dr. Jock McLaren - Consultant Psychiatrist, Northern Psychiatric Services, Darwin NT, Author of "Humanizing Madness: Psychiatry and the Cognitive Neurosciences"; Mr. Joe Calleja - CEO of the Richmond Fellowship of WA, former President of the Western Australian Asssociation for Mental Health; Ms. Leonie Ramsay - Mental Health Consumer and Advocate, Member of the National Register of Mental Health Consumer and Carer Representatives.

Register your attendance at https://spamhqanda.eventbrite.com. Places are strictly limited.

If you have a question that you would like to submit a question for panel discussion, send it to [email protected] or contact us via the registration page.
Thursday 13
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - Free Lunchtime Concert: Haydn String Quartets Website | More Information
The second concert in the series in which UWA students present the Opus 20 string quartets of Haydn

16:00 - SEMINAR - ARCHAEOLOGY - SEMINAR SERIES SEMESTER 2, 2011 : The Golden Rock: The Archaeology of St Eustatius and the SECAR GIS More Information
Sint Eustatius, a tiny Caribbean island comprised of two volcanoes joined by a fertile plain, was mysteriously abandoned by its indigenous inhabitants c.1000 years ago. It was resettled in 1636 by enterprising merchants representing the Dutch West India Company, who were soon outnumbered by slaves from West Africa. What followed was a tumultuous 200 years, with the island changing hands 22 times between the colonial powers of the day, culminating in St Eustatius being an important trading centre in the 1790s, and declining after the cessation of slavery.

The archaeology of this "Golden Rock" is being studied by the St Eustatius Centre for Archaeological Research. This seminar outlines the archaeology of the island, the results of an internship at the Centre, and includes a live demonstration of the SECAR Geographic Information System that was developed as part of the internship. Future possibilities for GIS and public archaeology will be discussed.
Thursday 20
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - Free Lunchtime Concert: Brass Feast Website | More Information
Brett Baker is one of the brass worlds leading lights. As Principal Trombone for more than ten years of one of the world’s best known ensembles the Black Dyke Brass Band, he has weathered one of the most high pressure jobs in music.

In this free lunchtime concert, Brett Baker performs solo works for Trombone and Piano.

17:45 - PUBLIC TALK - Arts Union Public Policy Address More Information
The UWA Arts Union is proud to present the inaugural Arts Union Public Policy Address, this year being presented by the US Consul General, Aleisha Woodward.

The topic on which she will be speaking is entitled "Diplomacy and Technology – Opportunities and Challenges" and will last for approximately 15 minutes, followed by a Q+A session and an opportunity to partake in some light refreshments.

The evening is free to attend and with popularity likely to be high it is advisable that you arrive with enough time to secure a seat before a prompt 6pm start.

18:00 - WORKSHOP - School of Music: Brass Feast - Masterclass Website | More Information
Brett Baker is one of the brass worlds leading lights. As Principal Trombone for more than ten years of one of the world’s best known ensembles the Black Dyke Brass Band, he has weathered one of the most high pressure jobs in music.

Observe Brett Baker working with some of WA’s most talented young brass players in this public masterclass.

General Admission $10 Friend of Music $5

For tickets email [email protected] or phone 64882054 / 64887836
Friday 21
19:30 - EVENT - School of Music Concert: UWA Brass & RASWA with Brett Baker Website | More Information
Join Brett Baker, Principal Trombone of the Black Dyke Brass Band, and Perth’s own Royal Agricultural Society Brass Band of WA in this feast of music for Trombone and Brass.

Featuring the famous Grondahl Trombone Concerto, and a special version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue arranged for virtuoso Trombone and Brass, this concert will also include Gilbert Vinters seminal work for Brass Band Variations on a Ninth, and other classics.

The RASWA Brass has a proud tradition as one of the countries leading Brass Bands. It has performed locally, nationally and internationally at the highest level since 1960. The ensemble is a British style brass band of 27 brass musicians plus percussion. RASWA is directed by Dr. Alan Lourens, one of Australia’s finest Euphonium players and currently wind and brass coordinator at the University of Western Australia.

Tickets available from BOCS: https://www.bocsticketing.com.au/whats-on/340/brass-feast/
Saturday 22
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Concert: Artistry! 6 - Culmination Website | More Information
Every year, a magical experience is created when the outstanding ability, cohesive intensity and youthful passion of the UWA School of Music students and staff combine and celebrate the power of music.

Thanks to the generosity of the Vose family, the annual Vose Memorial Prize for Music provides the UWA School of Music with the opportunity to select one outstanding senior performance student for the prestigious Vose Prize.

In this special concert audiences will hear outstanding emerging artists perform a movement of their chosen concerto live onstage with the UWA Orchestra conducted by Alan Lourens. This concert is a celebration of excellence and is fittingly opened with a fanfare by an exceptional student composer.

Every year, the Vose finalists dazzle the audience with their amazing talents and this year, while the judges deliberate, the People’s Choice Award will give everyone a chance to vote for their favourite performance.

In the second half, votes are counted as the Winthrop Singers under the direction of Nicholas Bannan perform Copland’s In the Beginning. Led by Winthrop Professor Paul Wright, the UWA Orchestra will enchant even the most disenchanted concertgoer.

Make sure you make time in your calendar for this stunning showcase!

Tickets available from BOCS: https://www.bocsticketing.com.au/whats-on/351/artistry-6-culmination-vose-concert/
Monday 24
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Concert: Brush Up your Shakespeare Website | More Information
School of Music Department of Vocal Studies presents: 'Brush Up your Shakespeare'

Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th October, 7.30pm, Callaway Music Auditorium

An informative and entertaining journey, exploring Shakespeare's songs a set by composers from Thomas Morley to Leonard Bernstein. In this production, we are taken on a dramatic journey through Shakespeare-inspired music of the last 400 years.

Scenes are taken from Shakespeare's plays Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Othello, Cymbeline, and Twelfth Night offering the ground to explore the songs within their dramatic contexts.

Co-created and directed by Jane Davidson and Paige Newmark (Shakespeare WA)

Tickets available from: [email protected] / 6488 7836

General Admission $20 / Friend of Music $15 / Concession $15/ Students $10
Tuesday 25
1:00 - STUDENT EVENT - Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery Art Writing Prize - Exhibition Tour : Tour of the current exhibition for students interested in entering the LWAG Art Writing Prize Website | More Information
Open to students from any UWA faculty the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery Art Writing Prize offers the winner a $500 cash prize and the chance to have their winning entry published on the gallery website. To enter students must write an essay on an art work, an artist or an exhibition which has been showcased at the LWAG during 2011.

A tour of the current exhibition for those students interested in entering the competition will be held Tuesday 25th Oct at 1pm. Come along for the tour and get a head start on your essay.

Last day for entries, 2nd December. See gallery website for details

15:00 - STUDENT EVENT - ARTS Student Exchange Information Session : Student Exchange Program Information Session for ARTS Students Website | More Information
Interested in finding out more about Student Exchange? It's not too late!

The next deadline for applications is FRIDAY 2nd December (for exchange in Semester 2, 2012). Come along to a helpful info session and talk to a friendly Exchange Adviser and the Art Faculty's Academic Student Adviser. Get all the info you need about studying abroad in 2012 or beyond!

The UWA Student Exchange program offers you an opportunity to study at one of over 108 partner Universities in 22 countries. Study for one or two semesters and receive credit towards your UWA degree at the same time!

18:15 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Museums in the Global World Website | More Information
A public lecture by Neil MacGregor, OM, Director of the British Museum.

Presented by The Western Australian Museum in association with The University of Western Australia.

The great cities of the world are global cities where citizens engage with the history, traditions and identities of people from all over the world: people who share their cities as residents, commuters or visitors. Museums can and should play a major part in making the idea of global citizenship a reality. They offer a public forum where different ways of thinking and doing can be presented and discussed, and where great objects from all around the globe can be exchanged and exhibited.

This lecture is part of the exciting new exhibit Extraordinary Stories from the British Museum, a unique exhibition made just for Western Australia.

The lecture is free but bookings are essential on 9427 2877 or by visiting: https://www.museum.wa.gov.au/extraordinary-stories/events
Wednesday 26
18:00 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Concert: Keyed Up! 4 - Penelope Thwaites Website | More Information
Since her London debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1974, Penelope Thwaites has established an international reputation as a soloist, broadcaster and recording artist. She has performed concertos with leading orchestras throughout Europe, America and Australia.

Her many recordings of Percy Grainger some 250 tracks are unique in covering his solo piano, chamber and orchestral works.

In the 50th year celebrations of the death of Grainger, the UWA School of Music is honoured to have Penelope Thwaites present a lecture recital about the life and work of Percy Grainger. She has recently published The New Percy Grainger Companion to critical acclaim.

Tickets available from BOCS: https://www.bocsticketing.com.au/whats-on/338/keyed-up-penelope-thwaites/
Thursday 27
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - Free Lunchtime Concert: UWA Wind and Brass Students: Chamber Wind Classics Website | More Information
UWA Wind and Brass students present chamber works in this free lunchtime concert.

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