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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
 May 2012
Wednesday 02
18:00 - SYMPOSIUM - Bazm-e-Sarfraz 2012 Faiz Ahmed Faiz: Progressive Thinkers in Pakistan : This year, the Centre for Muslim States and Societies at UWA is celebrating Faiz Ahmed Faiz's centennial year by organizing a symposium on his poetry. This symposium is unique because anyone can participate in a poetry recital/singing competition based on Faiz poetry. Faiz's daughter Moneeza Hashmi will be the judge. More Information
The Symposium organised by the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, commemorates the contribution and services made by Begum Sarfraz Iqbal(1939-2003) to Urdu literature. Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984) was one of the leading poets of Pakistan. Listed four times for the Nobel Prize, he is also remembered as an activist for human rights and liberties, a famous journalist, an editor of literary magazines, trade unionist, and a film song writer. He was a close friend and confidant of Begum Sarfraz Iqbal whose book Daman-e-Yusuf celebrates the friendship. Pakistan Government declared 2011 a Centennial for Faiz Ahmed Faiz for the contribution his poetry and ideas have made to progressive thinking in Pakistan. Bazm-e-Sarfraz 2012, held annually to commemorate the contribution and services to Urdu literature by Begum Sarfraz Iqbal (1939-2003) is dedicated to exploring Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s ideas. Moneeza Hashmi, Faiz’s daughter, a TV Producer/Director and the soul behind Faiz Foundation Trust set up for the promotion of Faiz progressive and humanistic ideas will give the keynote address.
Thursday 03
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - Lunchtime Concert: Belinda Callaway (flute) : Belinda Callaway and Adam Pinto present a selection of works for flute and piano, including Prokofiev's Flute Sonata in D major, Op. 94. Website | More Information
Tuesday 08
17:00 - PERFORMANCE - Distinguished International Guest Lecture Series : Dr Una Mcllvenna Website | More Information
Dr Una Mcllvenna of the ARC Centre of Excellence for History of Emotions will explore emotional responses to public execution in the early modern period, looking specifically at the use of song and verse in broadside and pamphlet accounts of crime and execution across Europe.
Thursday 17
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - Lunchtime Concert : String Quartet Riley Skevington, Elena Phatak, Eunise Cheng and Jeremy Huynh Website | More Information
2011 Flora Bunning Memorial prize winners Riley Skevington, Elena Phatak, Eunise Cheng and Jeremy Huynh present and exciting program for string quartet, featuring Schubert's "Death and the Maiden"

15:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar: Professor Emeritus Timothy Earle : A Political Economy Analysis for Pacific Prehistory Website | More Information
Visiting Scholar Professor Emeritus Timothy Earle, from Northwestern University, Illinois, and supported by the Society of Antiquaries of London presents a seminar bringing together case studies from his many years of research in the Pacific.

The development of chiefdoms was a political act, concerning the elemental powers derived from the political economy, from warrior might, and from religious ideology. Three prehistoric cases from the Pacific (the Lapita, Vanuatu, and Hawai’i) are used to construct a model of how chiefs come to power. The necessary conditions for their emergence rested on an ability to control specific economic bottlenecks, such as a long-distance trade, complicated technologies, or highly productive lands. Resources, including both subsistence foods and prestige goods, could then be mobilized to support the chiefly strategies that involved their power specialists, who included land managers, captains, warriors, and priests.
Friday 18
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - The vocal program at The School of Music, UWA Presents "The Mikado - in absentia" More Information
What happens when you have a show needing a chorus of men and five major male leads, but only five men and not a tenor in sight, too many women who are all suitable to sing the two major women leads, no budget, no sets, no props, a bare music auditorium and a grand piano?

Answer. UWA Vocal Students condensed version of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado. Arguably the most popular Gilbert & Sullivan opera of all time, this is a Mikado with a difference. Watch as the Mikado never appears. Be stunned at the multi-personalities of Yum Yum, Nanki Poo, as you've never seen him before, Pooh Bah from Glasgow, and Katisha "the cougar". Be amazed at how great the men's chorus sounds ... with women. Look out for the next Lord High Executioner - will it be you? Witty dialogue, new narration, stunning music, and fresh and eager young voices. Why haven't you booked your seat already? A Mikado not to be missed.

Artistic Director Andrew Foote Accompanist and Coach Caroline Badnall

Price - Unreserved Tickets at door Standard: $15 Concession: 10 Students: Free
Saturday 19
14:30 - EVENT - FOUR FOUNDATION PROFESSORS More Information
RSVP by Monday 14 May 2012 (by phone only - 9384 6166) Cost: UWAHS members Free, non-members $5.00

FOUR FOUNDATION PROFESSORS Panel presentation of ‘thumb-nail’ profiles: 1. Professor A. D. Ross - Dr. John Robins 2. Professor H. E. Whitfeld - Winthrop Professor John Melville-Jones 3. Professor E. O. G. Shann - Dr. Pamela Statham Drew (read by Dr. Joan Pope) 4. Professor W. J. Dakin - Dr. Brenton Knott

Eight professorial staff were appointed during 1912 and arrived at the new University of Western Australia at Irwin Street in Perth ready to commence classes in March 1913. The UWA Historical Society is delighted to take this opportunity to re-introduce these pioneering figures, and plans another panel later in the year to acknowledge Professors N. T. Wilsmore, W. G. Woolnough, J. W. Paterson and W. L. Murdoch.

Their disciplines were shared between three Faculties and in addition to their teaching duties most served, on a rotational basis, as Vice-Chancellor.

You may care to bring your own picnic afternoon tea to enjoy in the grounds or on the verandah. The Reid Library café is open until 4pm, or the UWA Club café is open until 5pm.
Sunday 20
15:00 - PERFORMANCE - Keyed Up! Two: Bernadette Harvey : Pianoforte Website | More Information
International concert pianist, Bernadette Harvey is renowned for her commitment to Australian music. Since winning the ABC "Young Performer of the Year" as a young woman, her career has taken her all over the world to great acclaim.
Tuesday 22
18:00 - EVENT - Shamanism and the origin of creative genius in western Europe : A public lecture by David S Whitley Website | More Information
The start of the European Upper Palaeolithic, about 35,000 years ago, is marked by the dramatic appearance not just of art, but of true creative genius.

World renowned cave art sites like Lascaux, Chauvet and Altamira are widely recognised as artistic masterpieces. Although scientists rarely consider art and genius, the sudden appearance of artistic genius presents an empircal problem that warrants analysis.

Taking an evolutionary approach, archaeological, psychitric ethnographic and genetic evidence are used to develop a hypothesis that may explain this phenomenon, and which provides important insight into the nature of what makes us human.

This lecture will discuss some of these approaches to early examples of creative genius.

20:00 - PERFORMANCE - Women Beware Women : English playwright Howard Barker's re-visioning of Thomas Middleton's Jacobean revenge tragedy More Information
Five nights only. From Tuesday May 22 through to Saturday May 26, at 8pm. $20 full; $15 concession. Tickets at door. Theatre students in English and Cultural Studies present contemporary English playwright Howard Barker’s revisioning of Thomas Middleton’s Jacobean revenge tragedy Women Beware Women. Directed by Assoc. Prof. Steve Chinna. Middleton’s play was last performed at UWA in the Octagon Theatre in 1982, directed by then director-in-residence Timothy West with a cast comprising English Department staff and members of the UWA GRADS and UDS theatre communities.

Barker utilises most of the first four acts and the language of Middleton’s play in its first half, with a second half comprised of Barker’s mixture of vividly poetic and robust vernacular language. While Middleton saw fit to end his play with a conventional revenge tragedy massacre of his troublesome protagonists, Barker takes the trajectories of the protagonists towards a denouement which leaves all but one of the characters surviving, but which shatters the ducal state of greed, misogyny, and moral corruption. Some coarse language.
Wednesday 23
17:15 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Public Address by Hon. Aburizal Bakrie, Chairman of the Golkar Party of Indonesia : “Indonesia- Australia Relations in a Globalised World” More Information
Honourable Aburizal Bakrie is visiting The University of Western Australia as a distinguished guest and speaker of the Centre for Muslim States and Societies. Mr Bakrie is the Golkar Party's nominee for the Indonesian Presidential elections in 2014. Given that Indonesia is the largest Muslim state in the world and our immediate neighbour in the Indian Ocean Region, his views on the implications of Indonesian politics for Australia-Indonesia relations would be of great value to our country.
Thursday 24
17:15 - SCREENING - Berndt Museum Film Night : Trobriand Cricket: An Ingenious Response to Colonialism (1976, 51 minutes, PG) Website | More Information
The film demonstrates how villagers living in the Trobriand Islands, off the coast of Papua New Guinea, transformed the game of cricket into their own form of ritual and fun. Methodist missionaries introduced cricket to the Trobriand Islands in 1903, the residents then altered the game to represent their own culture. Through the creation of their own version of the sport, the Trobriand Islanders did not lose sight of the competitive nature of cricket – they just extended the game to include dancing, chanting, ritual warfare and feasting!

Come along and see how the Trobriand Islanders changed a game that we all thought we knew so well.

FREE EVENT

RSVP: Bookings essential to Alexandra Tough on [email protected] or (08) 6488 3079
Tuesday 29
16:00 - EVENT - Same-Sex Relations: A First Century CE Perspective : Three Universities Lecture Series Website | More Information
The next lecture in the ‘Three Universities Lecture Series’ is……

Same-Sex Relations: A First Century CE Perspective, Emeritus Professor Bill Loader

Tuesday 29th May, 4–6pm at Murdoch University, Education and Humanities Building, Room EH1.001. Use Car Park 4 or 5, off South St. (bring coins for ticket machine).

Emeritus Professor Bill Loader recently completed a five year Australian Research Council Professorial Fellowship Project (2005-2010) on Attitudes towards Sexuality in Judaism and Christianity in the Hellenistic Greco-Roman Era. Professor Loader has written numerous books on sexuality in the New Testament period. He is a Minister of the Uniting Church in Australia.

The 'three universities lecture series' aims to share knowledge and build relationships across three Western Australian universities which share an interest in religious studies and/or theology (Murdoch; Notre Dame; UWA). The lectures will be of particular interest to academics and students in the fields of philosophy, religious studies or theology and may also appeal to members of the broader community.

Bill will speak for up to an hour followed by questions and snacks/drinks.

For catering purposes, please RSVP to [email protected] Phone: 6488 4762

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 June 2012
Friday 01
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - Artistry! Two: Collaboration Website | More Information
In a synergy of sound, the UWA Symphonic Chorus and Symphony Orchestra blend strengths in the renowned acoustic of Winthrop Hall. Under the direction of resident conductor Alan Lourens, experience the depths of emotion of these remarkable works. Wagner Meistersinger Overture/Hindemith Mathis der Maler/Mozart Requiem
Sunday 03
14:00 - EVENT - Bruce Bennett: A Celebration of His Life and Work : Family, friends and colleagues will gather to celebrate the life and work of Bruce Bennett. Website | More Information
The Westerly Centre, Philip Mead (Chair of Australian Literature), and the Association for the Study of Australian Literature will hold an event to celebrate the life and work of one of the most respected and admired scholars and teachers in Australian literary studies, Bruce Bennett, who sadly passed away in April this year.
Monday 04
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Syria : Dr Jonathan Spyer will look into the origins and progress of the uprising against the rule of Bashar Assad in Syria. More Information
The lecture will focus on the as yet unsuccessful attempts of the opposition to unite, and the determined campaign of the regime to crush the revolt by force. Dr Spyer will give background details and an assessment of both the regime and the insurgency, and will ask why it has been that unlike in other countries which experienced civilian uprisings in 2011, in Syria, the regime has so far managed to survive. Dr Spyer visited Idlib Province Syria in February and will provide evidence and information gathered in the course of that visit as part of the lecture.
Wednesday 06
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - Chamber! two: Quartet for the End of Time Website | More Information
Oliver Messiaen's ethereally stunning twentieth century masterpiece first premiered in 1941 to an audience of Messiaen's fellow prisoners of war at the Stalag VIIIA prisoner-of-war camp, in Gorlitz, Germany. On this viciously cold night hundreds were offered hope, Graeme Gilling (piano), Ashley Smith (clarinet), Semra Lee (violin) and Jon Tooby (cello) combine their considerable musical weight for this extraordinary piece of music.
Thursday 07
10:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - The "all you can eat" guide to the Three Minute Thesis : Three Minute Thesis: A comprehensive guide to preparing and presenting a compelling 3MT talk Website | More Information
The Three MInute Thesis (3MT) is a fun and challenging event that encourages the communication of research to a wide audience. The UWA 3MT competition finals will be held on 25th July and this presentation is a comprehensive guide to the preparation and presentation of a compelling 3MT talk. The presenter, Simon Clews,is an experienced 3MT judge who has championed the 3MT competition in Australia and internationally.
Thursday 14
17:00 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music: DMA lecture-recital More Information
DMA candidate Clare Tunney will be giving her final lecture-recital on the Bel Canto Cello next Thursday 14 June (5pm) in the Eileen Joyce Studio.

Entry is free, all welcome!

18:00 - PRESENTATION - Centenary Trust for Women Presents: The Making of Red Dog : A special presentation by Red Dog Producer, Nelson Woss. More Information
Join us for an exclusive evening with Western Australia's award winning film Producer Nelson Woss as he shares his in-depth journey on the 'The making of Red Dog'.

Nelson will share the trials and triumphs of filming with Koko, cast and crew in WA’s wild outback before joining Dr Erica Smyth, Chair of UWA’s Centenary Trust for Women, for a one-on-one ‘on the couch’.

The night will also feature Nelson's 'sizzle reel' of never before seen footage and Koko's red carpet experiences plus a special viewing of Koko's screen-test.

Following the presentation (7.00pm) guests are invited to join Nelson for a drink in the University Club (a cash bar is available at the club).

Tickets: $30 adults, $20 concessions, $10 students U/15. Part proceeds to the Shenton Park Dog’s Refuge Home

To ensure a seat please book early. RSVP's close Monday 11 June 2012.

Special thanks to our event sponsors: Addwealth and ArthurG.

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