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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
 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.

17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - CMSS lecture on Pakistan-Us Relations : Where are they heading? Visiting Fellow from Deakin University Dr Claude Rakisits More Information
Bilateral relations between Pakistan and the US have never been easy at best of times. However, in recent times these have become tense and difficult. Given Pakistan’s critical role in the lead up to 2014, when the Coalition forces will be leaving Afghanistan, what sort of bilateral Pakistan-US relationship can we expect until then and beyond?

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Looking at Japan through Masculinity: From Salarymen to Herbivores Website | More Information
A lecture by Romit Dasgupta, Assistant Professor, Asian Studies, UWA.

This public lecture looks at the tremendous social, cultural, and economic changes Japan has undergone over the six decades since the end of World War Two, not through conventional frameworks, but through a lens of gender, specifically masculinity. It draws upon Dr Dasgupta’s recently published book, 'Re-reading the Salaryman in Japan: Crafting Masculinity' (Routledge, 2012) to look at the ways in which the salaryman came to embody Japanese national identity from the 1950s until the 1990s, and how, even in the recessionary post-1990s context, the discourse of salaryman masculinity continues to be a visible presence on the social landscape.

Book a seat online (unreserved):https://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/dasgupta
Thursday 11
12:00 - EVENT - Arts Broadening Units Information Session : For students studying the Bachelors of Commerce, Design and Science Website | More Information
Come along and find out about the interesting and diverse range of Arts broadening units you can study as part of your degree.

You can learn a language (there are nine to choose from), gain an understanding of the politics of the Asian region, enhance your creative writing, revel in your favourite part of history or play in a musical ensemble. All this can be done as part of your degree!

Enhance your study and career prospects and study an Arts broadening unit.

13:10 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Free Lunchtime Concert: Highlights of Graduating Students 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.

18:30 - FREE LECTURE - School of Music & ARC Centre for the History of Emotions presents: 2012 Callaway Lecture: Richard Egarr Website | More Information
The Callaway Lecture is one of the most prestigious events on the School of Music calendar. Over the last two decades, a host of distinguished speakers have taken the podium to deliver their thoughts on subjects as broad ranging as the effects of music on the mind, and the place of music in the arts.

In 2012 the lecture will be presented by Artistic Director of The Academy of Ancient Music.

Richard Egarr

HIP: The Next Generation

After 60 years of the most recent movement in music scholarship and performance concerned with Historically Informed Performance (HIP), this talk explores where has such research brought us and where is it going? The continuing mission seems to be to seek out new sources, new information: 'to boldly go' where no HIP has gone before. In order to trace these achievements, an exploration of early sound recordings perhaps offers us some insights?

The evening is co-sponsored by ARC Centre for the History of Emotions.

To reserve your seat: Email: [email protected] Telephone: 08 6488 7836
Tuesday 16
10:00 - PRESENTATION - Study In Asia (Exchange Program) : An information session about exchange in Asia More Information
Want to go on exchange to Asia? Come along to the info session to hear specific details on studying in Asia. Meet UWA students who have studied there as well as students studying at UWA from Asia.
Thursday 18
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Free Lunchtime Concert: Lachlan Skipworths 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.

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - 2012 Salek Minc Lecture : With Occasional Political Overtones: Art and Feminism 1966-1973 Website | More Information
As Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Catherine Morris has organized several exhibitions that explored issues related to feminism and its impact as a social, political, and intellectual construct on the development of visual culture. In this lecture she will focus on her most recent project, 'Materializing Six Years: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of the Conceptual Art Movement'.

This lecture is co-presented by the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery and the Institute of Advanced Studies.
Friday 19
11:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - CMSS Presents: Islamic Finance: The law of which land ? : Anne-Sophie Gintzburger will discuss initial research on financial product structures and contract preferences across key regional hubs for Islamic finance, offering insight into the dynamics currently shaping the Islamic financial services industry. More Information
Anne-Sophie has a Research Masters in Islamic finance (2010) from the Australian National University where she focused on the sources of variation in the application of Shariah compliant finance contracts between the Arab states of the GCC and Southeast Asia, both regional epicenters for Islamic finance. She is a PhD candidate in emerging economic thought at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in France.

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Artistry! Four: Culmination Website | More Information
Every year, the outstanding ability and youthful passion of the emerging artists and their mentors combine to celebrate the culmination of a yearlong collaboration. In this special concert, three young artists perform a movement of their chosen concerto onstage with orchestra in the finals of the prestigious VOSE competition. In the interval, vote in the people’s choice award for your favourite performance before immersing in the magnificence of Rachmaninov.

Program includes: Vose Concerto Competition: Sibelius- Violin Concerto, Korngold - Violin Concerto and Elgar - Cello Concerto, Berlioz - Le Carnival Romaine, Rachmaninov - Second Symphony

As part of the School of Music Outreach Program, we are pleased to extend an invitation for you and a guest to join us at this culmination concert. To claim your complimentary tickets email: [email protected]
Thursday 25
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Free Lunchtime Concert: UWA String Orchestra led by Paul Wright 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.

18:00 - EVENT - SOLD OUT *** Is Australia going west? Will Perth be the capital of Australia by 2050? Website | More Information
A public forum with Professors Geoffrey Blainey AC and Geoffrey Bolton AO, presented by the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and Faculty of Arts.

The discussion will be chaired by renowned Australian journalist and broadcaster, Geraldine Doogue.

Two of Australia’s most eminent historians, Professors Geoff Bolton and Geoff Blainey, long-time sparring partners, discuss Perth’s increasing significance on the national scene. Today Western Australia’s booming economy bankrolls the nation. Are there parallels with the past? Were there similar trends during the Western Australian gold boom of the 1890s, when the population of the colony quadrupled and thousands of the unemployed, professionals and labourers alike, fled depressed conditions in the eastern colonies. In the 1890s the vast majority of new West Australians were male. Is this the case today? And what does it mean for the future? By 2050 will Western Australia’s natural resources — its iron ore and natural gas — have generated such vast increases in population and wealth that the economic centre of the nation will have shifted west? Or will our riches have all run out?
Tuesday 30
16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Islamisation Phenomenon in Malaysia : Mr Bob Olivier will be discussing the Islamisation phenomenon that has been occurring around the world in recent decades that has had a significant impact on Muslim communities. More Information
The Islamisation phenomenon that has been occurring around the world in recent decades has had a significant impact on Muslim communities, whether they are in Muslim-majority countries, or as immigrant communities in host countries such as Europe, the US and Australia. It has also had an indirect impact on the non-Muslim communities of the above- mentioned countries. Both types of impact have at times been negative.

Malaysia has also been affected by this phenomenon, and over the last forty years or so has seen some significant changes as a consequence. The question arises if the generally modern professional Muslim classes of Malaysia are comfortable with this phenomenon, or not? The lecture sets out the context for exploring their reactions by discussing the extent and nature of the Islamisation phenomenon in Malaysia.

Bob Olivier is a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, and Political Science and International Relations at the University of Western Australia. He is undertaking research into the nature and extent of the Islamisation phenomenon in Malaysia, why and how it occurred, and probes with a selection of the “professional classes” their response to what is happening. Bob founded an executive search company, ASPAC, in Kuala Lumpur. ASPAC grew very rapidly, at its peak having about 60 employees, mostly in Kuala Lumpar, but about 7 in Singapore. Offered services to all sectors, but particularly strong in Financial Services, and Technology. Bob now divides his time equally between Kuala Lumpur and Perth.

 November 2012
Thursday 01
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Presents: Free Lunchtime Concert: UWA Flute Choir and Wind & Brass Ensembles 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.

17:30 - VISITING SPEAKER - From Convicts to Carrollup: a history of Fremantle Prison art : Guest Lecture - Fremantle Prison Curators More Information
In the late 1970s pioneering art teacher Steve Culley transformed the Fremantle Prison art program from traditional watercolour painting into a course where ‘ideas unfold in the mind and lock into the creator’s hands, as each pursues his own style of art.’ (Shackles prison newsletter, Spring 1984). Jimmy Pike developed his unique style as a pupil of Steve Cully’s whilst serving time at Fremantle Prison. In this evening talk, Fremantle Prison’s curatorial staff will speak about the history of the prison art program at Fremantle and explore the richness and diversity of the Fremantle Prison art collection, which encompasses graffiti, murals, painted furniture, and more traditional works on paper and canvas.
Friday 02
16:00 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music presents: Music Ensembles Concert More Information
The School of Music invites you and your guests to join us as we celebrate the musical achievements of students from across UWA, who have chosen to broaden and enrich their degrees with music!

In a concert that will take you on journey from the heady lights of Broadway, to the carnival beats of Brazil and beyond. Under the direction of Lee Stanley and Aaron Hales, the Percussion Ensemble and Show Choir will entertain you in a performance showcasing their semester’s work.

Friday 2 November - 4:00- 5:00pm Callaway Music Auditorium Entry is Free

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang : A sensational story of lust, politics, and betrayal that challenges ideas of gender, culture and sexuality. Website | More Information
This imaginative and at times shocking play is one of the most celebrated of recent American plays, and the first by an Asian-American to win universal acclaim.

Bored with his routine posting in Beijing, and awkward with women, French diplomat Rene Gallimard is easy prey for the subtle, delicate charms of Song Liling, a Chinese opera star who personifies Gallimard’s fantasy vision of submissive, exotic oriental sexuality. She is to him, the ‘perfect woman,’ yet this Chinese butterfly of his passions is ultimately revealed to be far more than she seems. Gallimard begins a twenty-year affair with ‘her,’ during which time he passes along diplomatic secrets, an act which brings on his downfall and imprisonment.

Weaving into the play many parallels with, and ultimately ironic reversals of, Puccini’s opera, Madame Butterfly, Hwang explores the stereotypes that underlie, distort and threaten relations between Eastern and Western culture, and between men and women. It is powerful metaphor for the exploration of deep themes; the perception of Eastern culture by the West, and the persistent romanticism which clouds and inhibits that perception.

The multi-award-winning play is a brilliant theatrical tour de force, which, in its Broadway production, became an immediate critical and popular success.

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