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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
 May 2012
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

https://www.student.uwa.edu.au/life/health/spiritual/events

 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.
Friday 22
10:00 - EVENT - UWA Careers Centre - Wageline Interviews : Department of Commerce, Labour Relations is conducting interviews on campus. Website | More Information
Labour Relations Officer role:

Provides information to private sector clients on State awards, agreements and industrial legislation through the Wageline call centre.

Contributes to the services provided by Wageline to promote compliance with State employment laws.

See also Labour Relations Officer job on CareerHub.

To apply, come to the interview session: Informal interviews are being held on Friday 22 June 2012 between 10.00am and 3.00pm at the Careers Centre, 1st Floor Reception, Student Services Building, University of Western Australia, Nedlands. Simply bring along your resume and fill in an application form on the day. Allow 10 minutes for the informal interview.

There will be a second assessment if successful.
Tuesday 26
9:00 - COURSE - Introductory Statistics : A Short Course using SPSS Website | More Information
The course is designed for people with little or no knowledge of statistics. It will be spread over three days covering material ranging from means and standard deviations to simple linear regression, and basic ANOVA. Some basic categorical data analysis will be included with the emphasis throughout being placed on applications rather than theory. The statistical package SPSS will be used to illustrate ideas demonstrated, however this course is aimed at enabling an understanding of basic statistics.

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Resurrecting the Passions: Lessons from the History of Passion and Emotion Website | More Information
In this lecture bioethicist Professor Louis Charland will examine medical highlights of the history of passion and emotion and then consider several arguments why the passions must be reinstated in Western psychiatry. The passions, it turns out, are not only central constituents of any adequate theory of long-term motivation, but also a precious example of why it is so important to resist the upward reductionist intellectualist pressures of our current, predominantly cognitive, psychiatric culture.

This lecture is presented by the Institute of Advanced Studies at UWA and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotion.

Louis Charland is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy, a joint appointment with the Faculty of Health Sciences and a cross appointment in the Department of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, at the University of Western Ontario. Professor Charland was previously a member of the Biomedical Ethics Unit and the Clinical Trials Research Group in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, Montreal. While at McGill, he taught in the Master’s Specialisation Program in Bioethics and served on the Research Ethics Board of the Douglas Psychiatric Hospital. Prior to this, he taught philosophy and bioethics at the University of Toronto, where he served as a Research Associate at the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics. He also worked as bioethicist at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.

Professor Charland has also worked as a research and program evaluation consultant for the Government of Ontario’s Premier’s Council on Health Strategy, a “think-tank” created to plan for the future of healthcare in Ontario.

This lecture is free, no RSVP required.
Friday 29
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Opposition to Portraiture in Islamic Art : Public talk with Art Gallery WA Director Dr Stefano Carboni Website | More Information
It is commonplace to purport that Islamic art is non-representational because of a religious ban on figurative expressions. Although this statement is far from being comprehensive or entirely true, the opposition to the figurative arts is a constant feature in the landscape of Islamic art throughout the centuries and this is one of the reasons why portraiture never fully develop as a specific genre. However, a few notable exceptions exist and they will be explored during the talk together with an introduction on the reputed religious ban and to which extent the figurative arts blossomed in a secular environment.



Stefano Carboni was appointed the 11th Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia starting in October 2008. Previously he was Curator and Administrator in the Department of Islamic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Visiting Professor at the Bard Graduate Center in New York. He joined the curatorial staff at the Metropolitan Museum in 1992 after completing his graduate studies in Arabic and in Islamic Art at the University of Venice and his Ph.D. in Islamic Art at the University of London. At the Metropolitan Museum he has been responsible for a large number of exhibitions, including the acclaimed Venice and the Islamic World, 828-1797 (2006-2007).

His publications include authoring and editing several exhibition catalogues, among which are Glass of the Sultans (2001); the prestigious Barr Award winner The Legacy of Genghis Khan. Courtly Arts and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353 (2002); and Venice and the Islamic World; another major publication is the catalogue of the Islamic glass collection in the National Museum of Kuwait (Glass from Islamic Lands. The Al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait National Museum, 2001).

He lectured widely in the museum and outside and taught courses in Islamic Art and Curatorial Studies on a regular basis at the Institute of Fine Arts (NYU), Hunter College (CUNY), and the Bard Graduate Center for the Decorative Arts in New York

 July 2012
Monday 09
16:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - "India’s Enigmatic Policy towards Iran" by Professor P.R. Kumaraswamy : For close to a decade Iran has emerged as the most controversial and contested dimension of India’s foreign policy. The bonhomie that was visible following the end of the Cold War gave way to disputes, tensions and above all excessive US intervention. More Information
Synopsis: While some of the problems were external and hence beyond the control of both these countries, Iran has not been an easy customer and India’s ability to pursue energy security relations with Tehran has been compounded by a host of bilateral disputes and tension. Until Iran resolves its dispute with the wider international community, the Indo-Iranian relations would continue to be uneven and unpredictable.
Tuesday 10
17:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Faces of Family: A Conversation with Julie Dowling Website | More Information
Join renowned Western Australian artist Julie Dowling and Lee Kinsella, curator of Julie Dowling: Family and Friends, as they talk about Julie's auto-ethnographic approach to portraiture and the stories that resonate behind the works in the exhibition. Free event.
Friday 13
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Brass Feast More Information
In collaboration with The University Club of Western Australia, The School of Music proudly presents Brass Royalty and World Artists Robert and David Childs. Joined on stage by Perth’s own Royal Agricultural Society Brass Band of WA, these world-renowned Euphonium players are both in high demand across the world.

Robert Childs is a leading figure in the world of brass music. For over thirty years he has performed at the highest level giving solo performances in many of the world’s most prestigious venues. He is now the Musical Director of The Cory Band.

David Childs has emerged as one of the finest brass soloists in the world today. Since winning the brass final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2000, he has not ceased to wow audiences with his astonishing technique, extrovert musicality and engaging stage presence.

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see father and son together in performance.

For bookings please contact the University Club of Western Australia: Telephone 6488 8770 (Monday - Friday 9.00am - 8.00pm)

Price (includes canapé reception) Standard $65 Friends of UWA School of Music $60 The University Club of Western Australia Member $60
Wednesday 18
12:30 - VISITING SPEAKER - UWA Extension - Lunch with Richard Ford : Sponsored by the the Faculty of Arts and the Chair of Australian Literature, UWA Website | More Information
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and author of the Sportswriter trilogy, Richard Ford over lunch as he discusses his latest work, Canada. In Canada, Ford has created a masterpiece. A visionary novel of vast landscapes, complex identities and fragile humanity. It questions the fine line between the normal and the extraordinary, and the moments that haunt our settled view of the world.

$79 per ticket - price includes a two–course lunch at the University Club, UWA. Beer wine and soft drinks included. Books will be available for sale. Places are strictly limited so please book early.

“One of the true works of art of our benighted era” John Banville, Irish Times on The Lay of the Land

“My great book of the year ... so wonderfully written in every breath of every sentence” Hermione Lee, Guardian

“A massive, ruminative, poignant and cathartic novel ... it is a masterly account of a modulating adult life. Ford's canvas is huge, but his wealth of subtle detail remains astonishingly vivid” Independent on Sunday

“Wistful, bittersweet and often very funny ... seems to locate all the quiet despairs and hopes of the human condition with exquisite precision” Daily Telegraph

THINGS TO KNOW Seating for this event will be in tables of ten. To ensure you are seated together you must book together. Parking restrictions apply. There is paid visitor parking at the Club and on Hackett Drive.
Saturday 21
13:30 - FREE LECTURE - Roman Archaeology Group Free Lecture : Two illustrated lectures on Roman Archaeology: Palmyra, and the Roman Peloponnese Website | More Information
The Roman Archaeology Group of Perth presents two fully illustrated lectures on Roman Archaeology: Palmyra: an ancient oasis between East and West presented by Rebecca Banks; and The Roman Peloponnese presented by Kevin O'Toole. Saturday 21 July, 1:30pm at Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, UWA. Afternoon tea will be served between lectures: $7pp (RAG members) and $10pp (non-members). For more information on the RAG, please visit https://www.humanities.uwa.edu.au/research/cah/roman-archaeology
Wednesday 25
12:00 - Competition - Three Minute Thesis Final : 10 PhD students will explain their research and its significance in just 3 minutes each. Website | More Information
The 3MT competition challenges research students to give a dynamic and engaging presentation about their research and its significance in a way that can be understood by everybody. The audience will select the "People's Choice" winner.

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