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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
 August 2012
Wednesday 29
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - Percussion Purity! : 2 Pianos: 2 Percussion Website | More Information
Percussion Purity! Masterworks from the percussion and piano repertoire come together in this extraordinary performance featuring some of West Australia's finest musicians; Paul Tanner, Louise Devenish, Graeme Gilling and Emily Green-Armytage. Works include Luciano Berio's Linea, and George Crumb's Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmoas lll)
Thursday 30
13:10 - EVENT - Lunchtime Concert : Associate Professor Alan Lourens (euphonium) More Information

 September 2012
Wednesday 05
18:00 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Percussion Purity! The Percussion Music of Steve Reich More Information
“There’s just a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history, and Steve Reich is one of them.” Andrew Clements, The Guardian.

Loved by audiences the world over, Reich’s mesmeric compositions embrace aspects of Western Classical music, traditional African rhythms and American jazz to create a unique minimalist sound world. Fresh from time working with Reich in the US, Louise Devenish returns to Perth to direct a collection of his works for keyboard percussion instruments.

Tickets available from BOCS: www.bocsticketing.com.au / 08 9484 1133
Thursday 06
13:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Berndt Museum Events : Jimmy Pike's Artlines exhibition More Information
COMMUNITY COLLABORATION THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBER, 1 PM

This exhibition currently on show would not have been possible without the knowledge, expertise, and insight of the community that Jimmy Pike came from. Join the Curatorial Director of the Berndt Museum, Dr John Stanton and Professor Sandy Toussaint, Exhibition Coordinator, as they discuss, the importance of working together with Pike’s grandson, Terry Murray, to deliver an exhibition that is true to Jimmy Pike and his artistic heritage, as well as his artistic patrimony. The Berndt Museum has a long and well-recognised track record for its ongoing engagement with Aboriginal ‘communities of origin’: the Pike exhibition is its most recent affirmation.

13:10 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Free Lunchtime Concert: Percussion Showcase Website | More Information
A free lunchtime concert showcasing percussion works for small ensemble. Works of this size are rarely performed in Western Australia. Join artists in an exploration of this facet of the genre.
Friday 07
10:00 - BOOK LAUNCH - CMSS invites you to meet the Author Mrs Savitri Goswami. : Mrs Savitri Goswami is one of the limited number of Indian writers who use Urdu language as a medium of expression. Her new book Dard key Rishtay has been published in Urdu by Mavara Publishers in Lahore. More Information
Savitri Goswami was only a child when she wrote her first play. It was so good that she was advised to take it to the local radio station, in her city Gorahkpur, Inspired by her first broadcast, the young Savitri took to her pen with great vigour, churning out many dramas, to the delight of her family and friends.

13:00 - SEMINAR - Ireland: Church, State and Society, 1800-1870 : Seminar Series More Information
"Disraeli, Catholics and Ireland"

Professor Oliver Rafferty SJ, the 2012 St Thomas More College Chair of Jesuit Studies, will present the fourth in a series of six lectures on nineteenth century Irish history.

The Chair of Jesuit Studies is jointly recognised by the the University of Western Australia and the University of Notre Dame Australia, and aims to bring a leading academic from the worldwide Jesuit community to Perth each year.

Professor Rafferty is visiting from Heythrop College, University of London, where he specialises in Irish and Ecclesiastical history. He will present the remaining two seminars in the same locations, and at the same time, on Fridays 14th and 21st September.

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Percussion Purity! XENTENARY Website | More Information
In a festival extravaganza, the 90th birthday and 10th anniversary of Xenakis’ death is celebrated in one magnificent event. This unique composer wrote music of extraordinary power and originality, and the imposing stone and space of Winthrop Hall provides the perfect architectural counterpart to this monumental music. Inspired and directed by celebrated Artist Paul Tanner, this extraordinary event promises to amaze and enthuse all ages. Joined by a host of professional percussionists on stage and around the hall, works to be performed include Xenakis’ Pleiades (movement 1) Menages, and Pleiades (movement 2) Metaux.

Tickets available from BOCS: www.bocsticketing.com.au / 08 9484 1133
Thursday 13
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Free Lunchtime Concert: Kit Buckley (composition) Website | More Information
Be transported away from the everyday with our exciting line-up of Thursday 1.10pm, free lunchtime concerts. This year's revamped Lunchtime Concert series features the best of our students in solo and small ensemble performance.
Friday 14
13:00 - SEMINAR - Ireland: Church, State and Society, 1800-1870 : Seminar Series More Information
"The Catholic Church and Fenianism, 1861-70: Some Irish and American Perspectives"

Professor Oliver Rafferty SJ, the 2012 St Thomas More College Chair of Jesuit Studies, will present the fifth in a series of six lectures on nineteenth century Irish history.

The Chair of Jesuit Studies is jointly recognised by the the University of Western Australia and the University of Notre Dame Australia, and aims to bring a leading academic from the worldwide Jesuit community to Perth each year.

Professor Rafferty is visiting from Heythrop College, University of London, where he specialises in Irish and Ecclesiastical history. He will present the concluding seminar in the series in the same locations, and at the same time, on Friday 21st September.
Tuesday 18
16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - CMSS lecture on Honour killings in Jordon-a research journey. : This lecture will delve into Carol Kaplanian's doctorate journey into understanding the socio-political context of honour killings in Jordan. More Information
Carol Kaplanian is in her final year of doctoral studies at the University of Western Australia. She is originally from Jordan and has worked in the area of trauma counseling amongst refugees. Her passion lies in understanding issues surrunding cultural violence against women, whereby she also holds a senior role within the Indigenous and Community Diversity Unit of Wa Police. Her work is exploring contemporary trends and crimes emerging amongst diverse comminities as well as developing a specialised manual which focuses on cultural violence against women in Western Australia

17:00 - LECTURE - School of Music Presents: Distinguished International Guest lecture Series: Dr Jon Prince Website | More Information
Dr Jon Prince, School of Psychology, Murdoch University, investigates how listeners combine pitch and time when listening to music. In his talk he will share findings from empirical research he has conducted on this topic.
Wednesday 19
16:00 - EXPO - UWA Postgrad and Honours Expo : Discover how further studies can help you achieve your ultimate career or research goals. Website | More Information
UWA's Postgrad and Honours Expo provides an outstanding opportunity to explore the array of coursework and research programs we offer.

You will also have the chance to learn about admission requirements, scholarships and discuss your options with staff, honours and postgraduate students.

A series of information sessions detailing further postgraduate opportunities will also run alongside the Expo.
Thursday 20
12:00 - EVENT - What Matters to me and Why (with Paul Flatau) : Conversations with UWA Academics on what really matters to them Website | More Information
'What Matters to me and why' is a series of lunch time talks and conversations with UWA Academics. The talks explore personal stories of family, place, formative influences and how these things continue to shape people's lives and academic work.

The next conversation is with Paul Flatau, Director of the Centre for Social Impact. The Centre for Social Impact (UWA), thought leader in social investment and sustainable communities, is a joint venture between the national Centre for Social Impact and The University of Western Australia Business School.

Paul will share some of his story and then there will be the opportunity for questions/conversation. BYO lunch. Tea/Coffee is available in the meeting room (at the request of the Science Library, please do not carry coffee through the library).

The Science Library is towards the southern end of the campus just south of the Chemistry and Psychology buildings.

13:10 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Free Lunchtime Concert: Reedefined Clarinet Quartet Website | More Information
Be transported away from the everyday with our exciting line-up of Thursday 1.10pm, free lunchtime concerts. This year's revamped Lunchtime Concert series features the best of our students in solo and small ensemble performance.
Friday 21
13:00 - EVENT - Ireland: Church, State and Society, 1800-1870 : Seminar Series More Information
"Gladstone and the Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland: An Overview"

Professor Oliver Rafferty SJ, the 2012 St Thomas More College Chair of Jesuit Studies, will present the final in a series of six lectures on nineteenth century Irish history.

The Chair of Jesuit Studies is jointly recognised by the the University of Western Australia and the University of Notre Dame Australia, and aims to bring a leading academic from the worldwide Jesuit community to Perth each year.

Professor Rafferty is visiting from Heythrop College, University of London, where he specialises in Irish and Ecclesiastical history.
Thursday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - A Proper Sense of History : Former Prime Minister John Howard will present The Sir Paul Hasluck Foundation Lecture More Information
As Minister for External Affairs and Minister for Defence, Sir Paul Hasluck was integral in formulating Australia’s post war security and foreign policy. He was a strong advocate for our nation’s indigenous people, particularly in health and education. He was a prolific writer, authoring volumes on politics, foreign affairs, public policy and poetry.

Following his graduation from UWA, Sir Paul became a journalist, a diplomat and then a Member of Parliament and a term as Governor-General and remained active in public life following his retirement. Sir Paul died in Perth in 1993.

The Sir Paul Hasluck Foundation was established this year to promote and inform conservative thought and debate of key issues facing Australia. It seeks to celebrate the central insight of Sir Paul’s life: that learning and ideas matter.

The lecture will rotate around Australian states, and will feature a renowned speaker addressing a significant contemporary issue, drawing on Sir Paul’s interests and principles

 October 2012
Thursday 04
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Free Lunchtime Concert: UWA Guitar Ensemble Website | More Information
Be transported away from the everyday with our exciting line-up of Thursday 1.10pm, free lunchtime concerts. This year's revamped Lunchtime Concert series features the best of our students in solo and small ensemble performance.

19:00 - FREE LECTURE - Ronald M & Catherine H Berndt Biennial Lecture 2012 : The rights and blights of the politics of Indigenous higher education More Information
Prof N M Nakata (B.Ed.Hons. PhD) is the first Torres Strait Islander to receive a PhD in Australia. He is Director of Nura Gili Centre for Indigenous Programs and Professor of Australian Indigenous education at the University of New South Wales. RSVP by Thursday 27 September (essential for catering purposes: 6488 3707 or [email protected]
Tuesday 09
9:30 - EVENT - A Day in the Life of an Arts Student : Experience a typical day in the life of a UWA Arts Student : Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to be an Arts student at UWA? Website | More Information
"A Day in the Life of an Arts Student" gives year 10-12 students the opportunity to explore some Arts majors currently available at UWA, particularly Archaeology and Anthropology.

Students will participate in a wide range of hands-on activities that will be interactive, fun and very rewarding.

Please head to the webpage listed below to download the brochure and application form. Applications close on Wednesday, 19 September.

Note: times shown are a guide only and are subject to change. Refer to the event brochure/application form for detailed information.

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