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Today's date is Thursday, November 26, 2020
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
 April 2015
Thursday 23
18:00 - CONCERT - Voice! The Winthrop Singers - ANZAC Commemoration Service Website | More Information
Wednesday 29
15:00 - EVENT - Postgrad Info Fair : Find out about the benefits of a UWA postgraduate qualification Website | More Information
Find out about the benefits of a UWA postgraduate course, how a postgraduate degree can help you to advance your career, gain a promotion or change your career path.

Prospective Student Advisers, faculty staff, academics and current postgraduate students will be on hand to answer your questions, talk you through how you can fit postgraduate studies into your life and discuss entry requirements, the application process and scholarships.

 May 2015
Friday 01
13:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : Ramen Makeover: Connoisseurship of Everyday Culture in Japan More Information
This presentation focuses on the transformation of everyday food into a connoisseurial object in contemporary Japan. Ramen (noodle soup) as a case study, I analyze various methods and styles to transform this everyday food into a "gourmet" food. Ramen was mostly inexpensive and peripheral food until the emerging contemporary ramen culture in Japan in the 1990s. Today, it is no longer consumed solely for physical sustenance and offers the aesthetics of food in terms of quality and consummative environment. I emphasizes that the aesthetics are heavily influenced by producer's and consumer's kodawari (peculiar taste and obsession), which is complex and vary depending on individuals. Producer's main concern of kodawari is distinctiveness rather than appeal to a universal standard of aesthetics. Distinctiveness can be attained through stories of histories, unique presentation, terroir, and the personality of producers. Producer's kodawari may manipulate consumer's choice of products and shops, yet consumers know how to be please with the kodawari in their own ways and form one for themselves through the graduate accumulation of cultural capital and repetitive consumption. In the processes of exchanging food, producers and consumers influence each other's taste and create aesthetics of food. I argue that it is not producers who craft products, but the rapport among producers, consumers and their kodawari creates connoisseurship of a commonplace commodity.
Sunday 03
16:00 - CONCERT - Artistry and Keyed Up! Together Website | More Information
The School of Music in collaboration with the Government House Foundation concert series, Music on the Terrace, we celebrate the opening of our 2015 season with an Artistry & Keyed Up spectacular in the sublime Government House Ballroom, as pianist Mark Coughlan leads the UWA Symphony Orchestra in a program of classical favourites.

Beethoven - Egmont Overture, Piano Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 7

All tickets - $35 - Bookings: www.ticketmaster.com.au
Thursday 07
13:10 - CONCERT - Lunchtime Concerts : Be transported from the everyday every Thursday in our free lunchtime concert series. Website | More Information
School of Music is proud to present: UWA Strings:

Tickets: Entry is free, no bookings required.

16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Beyond the fence: an exploration of non-indigenous people's relationships with Aboriginal heritage on Yorke Peninsula, South Australia More Information
This research explores non-indigenous peoples affective responses to Aboriginal heritage within settler colonial landscapes. The study is set on Yorke Peninsula, an agricultural district that yields some of the state's highest wool and grain harvests. The non-indigenous farming community have deep intergenerational ties to the farming land and their settler histories. The Peninsula is also the ancestral country of Narungga people, who have their own profound and ongoing connections to the landscape, seascape, and farming histories.

Despite these similarities, the Narungga and farming community are often perceived as being on opposing sides of a proverbial fence. Historical legacies of racial segregation between the two communities, imposed since European colonisation, result in geographical and social separations that often continue into the present. Underlying this estrangement, the landscape itself contains an assemblage of Narungga and farmers' archaeological cultural heritage, entangling the two communities in complex ways. Using an auto-ethnographic approach, I explore this contemporary 'contact zone', by considering the ways that local Yorke Peninsula residents interact with, and are affected by, Narungga cultural heritage. I reveal some of ways in which Aboriginal sites, objects and sacred places are re-assembled within the social and material networks of rural non-indigenous life, entangled in processes of forgetting and remembering local Aboriginal people's histories, lived experiences, and ongoing struggles for land recognition.

18:00 - SCREENING - Film and Discussion: Macassans in Australia - Australians in Macassar Website | More Information
Below the Wind, Sea Nomads of Indonesia is a film that opens our eyes to the struggle of the Indonesian sea gypsies to continue their traditional fishing and customs in Australian waters.Their interaction with Yolngu people is highlighted in the exhibition Yirrkala Drawings: Works on Paper, Barks, Sculptures.

Join us to view the film and listen to historian Professor Jane Lydon, Wesfarmers Chair of Australian History and archaeologist Emeritus Professor Sandra Bowdler of the School of Social and Cultural Studies and School of Music, as they discuss their own research in this context.

Produced by Andrew Ogilvie, Directed by John Darling, Australia, 1994, 55 mins, Rated G

This FREE screening is part of the Public Program of events accompanying the exhibitions at the gallery. RSVP is essential due to limited seating.
Friday 08
14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology & Sociology Seminar Series : Walking Through Words: An Ecological Approach to Writing In Torres Strait More Information
This paper focuses on public writing on the island of Saibai, Torres Strait. Public writing includes housenames, memorials, t-shirts and tombstone epitaphs, all of which are accompanied by extensive visual material. Read in isolation, the housenames, epitaphs, monuments and t-shirts yield thematically distinctive accounts of how Saibai Islanders have constructed social and historical ideas about themselves. Even though each genre expresses different themes and each text is self-contained, these public writings are constantly open to self-directed interconnected readings. That is to say they are read in an ecological manner, in the sense of each piece of public writing having the potential to be read in relationship to other pieces of public writing, as well as the sense of their physical emplacement in a socially constructed village space. Through an examination of public writing on Saibai, a number of issues are made apparent. One issue is the challenge they pose to a view of indigenous writing that routinely sees it as largely defined by its post- or anti-colonial position. Associated with this is a concern with what constitutes indigenous, citizen and migrant in this region of Australia. A further issue concerns literacy and the personal and socio-economic transformational weight put on literacy competency. Lastly, this paper offers a model of writing that utilises ideas of ecology and ecosystems to help in understanding how different texts relate to each other and other expressive materials.
Saturday 09
12:30 - EVENT - Confucius Institute Culture Events Invitation : The Chinese Bridge Competition for University Students and Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto More Information
Dear friends, We are happily presenting two cultural events and we hope to invite you to 1. The Chinese Bridge Competition for University Students on 9th May between 12.30-4pm

The Chinese Bridge Competition for Foreign University Students is the largest international Chinese language competition in the world. The Confucius Institute at The University of Western Australia will host this year's Australian Finals for WA, SA, ACT and NT, which will take place at the Confucius Institute at Claremont on Saturday 9 May. It is a great opportunity to promote WA's education and other aspects of its relations with China. Bookings are essential. Please RSVP your attendance to [email protected] or phone 6488 6888 2. Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto on 10th May at 7pm Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto on 10th May is to celebrate the annual Youth Day Festival. Highlights of this year s concert will include The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto and The Yellow River Piano Concerto [movements II and III]. Raymond Yong as conductor and soloists Riley Skevington - violin, Krista Low -cello and Aidan Boase -piano supported by an orchestra of young musicians. A cultural festival will be held at 7.00 pm. Bookings are essential. Please RSVP your attendance to stgeorges.epicevent.com or phone 9449 5555
Sunday 10
15:30 - CONCERT - Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto : The College is very excited to host our second Annual Chinese Youth Day Festival. Website | More Information
The College is very excited to host our second Annual Youth Day Festival in partnership with the UWA Confucius Institute. Highlights of this year's concert will include The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto and The Yellow River Piano Concerto (movements II & III). Raymond Yong as conductor and soloists Riley Skevington (violin), Krista Low (cello) and Aidan Boase (piano) supported by an orchestra of young musicians.

A cultural festival will be held between the two concerts which are repeats. First concert is at 3.30 pm and the second concert is at 7.00 pm.
Thursday 14
13:10 - CONCERT - Lunchtime Concerts : Be transported from the everyday every Thursday in our free lunchtime concert series. Website | More Information
School of Music is proud to present: Vocal Consort

Tickets: Entry is free, no bookings required.

16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Ninghan Pastoral Lease: Developing the History and Managing the Future and Well, Well, Well: The Water Management System of the Benedictines in Colonial Western Australia More Information
Ninghan Pastoral Lease: Developing the History and Managing the Future - Stephen Wells

This research proposal examines the links between oral history, archival research and material culture and how these sources of information can be used to "tell the story" of Ninghan Pastoral Lease, and to develop a plan for its future protection. To that end, this research will focus on the European and Aboriginal history of the area dating only from the 1840s through to the present. Pre-European Aboriginal sites are currently under protection as a restricted area, and are far too sensitive to incorporate in the interpretive history or archaeology. My research objectives are to develop a strategy that can identify and link the archival accounts, oral histories, and diagnostic material remains into a single publicly-accessible narrative. A methodological analysis of the outcomes will help define the common threads and develop a product that maximises the benefits for all stakeholders. Arising from these actions, recommendations for managing the known archaeological and historical sites in the context of increasing economic sustainability and ecotourism will be developed forthe Pindiddy Aboriginal Corporation.

Well,Well,Well:The Water Management System of the Benedictines in Colonial Western Australia - Ross Bertinshaw

The ability to find and manage water and grassland was a critical element in the development of the early Western Australian pastoral industry which from the 1850s to 1890s provided more than 50% of the colony's exports. This project aims at investigating the water management strategies of the Benedictine monks who were based at New Norcia. They were one of the early pastoral giants of the Colony and in 1885 held almost a million acres of leasehold running from Gingin in the south to Dongara in the north. This water management system developed over a period of 40 years and consisted of over two hundred wells, tanks and pools. I intend using multiple datasets gathered from archaeology, archives, GIS and geohydrology together with the model of landscape learning to provide a understanding how early Western Australia pastoralists came to grips with the new environments into which they were thrust.

18:00 - EVENT - HERE&NOW15 - Music in Space : HERE&NOW is a series of annual exhibitions presented at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery aimed at showcasing the outstanding work of contemporary Western Australian artists. Website | More Information
Like its predecessors in the series, 2 HERE&NOW15 aims to set a new benchmark of exemplary creativity and provide a snapshot of the most interesting and challenging artists working here and now. In the twentieth century, the conception of sculptural practice expanded to include architectural intervention and land art. Featured work: David Brophy, high line, 2014, two man tent, fixings, Copyright courtesy of the artist.

18:00 - CONCERT - Concert: Music In Space Website | More Information
The UWA School of Music Guitar Ensemble is the premier guitar group in Western Australia, receiving the highest awards at the 2014 WA Classical Guitar Festival.

This special concert, performed within the beautiful acoustics of the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery to accompany the HERE&NOW15 exhibition, will feature contemporary classical works by predominantly Australian composers. The ensemble will be joined by student soloists and duos in this special intimate performance.

FREE event! Bookings essential.
Sunday 17
17:00 - CONCERT - Special Events: TURA : Friedrich Gauwerky - Solo Violincello Website | More Information
German born and based Friedrich Gauwerky is a masterly interpreter of new music. At seventeen he won the Preis des Philharmonischen Staatsorchesters Hamburg. He was the principal cellist in the Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt and member of the Australian Elision Ensemble. This programme including works by Henze, Reiner, Werder, Hindemith and Stockhausen/Gauwerky reflects the intercultural ties between the two countries Germany and Australia.

Tickets Standard $30 Concession $20

Bookings: Trybooking.com.au/130247
Thursday 21
13:10 - CONCERT - Lunchtime Concerts : Be transported from the everyday every Thursday in our free lunchtime concert series. Website | More Information
School of Music is proud to present: UWA Guitar Ensemble

Tickets: Entry is free, no bookings required.

16:00 - EVENT - Strategic Forecasting in the Middle East:ISIS : Each of the speakers are experts in their flied of work and will provide an interesting and engaging presentation on their perspective of the current situation in the Middle East and it's political future. More Information
Professor Samina Yasmeen is the Director of Centre for Muslim States and Societies. Dr. Leila Mcharek is a honorary fellow at the Centre for Muslim States and Societies at UWA with an impressive background working in Tunisia as a professor, British Embassy Officer and UN Human Rights Officer. Her research is currently focussed on extremist groups in Libya and Tunisia. Amro Ali is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney's Department of Government and International Relations, with many publications on the contemporary developments of the Middle East.

16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Tibradden Station: An Archaeological Investigation More Information
This project aims to investigate the historical functions associated with the structures present at the site of Tibradden Station. Founded in 1852 by John S. Davis, Tibradden was one of the earliest pastoral settlements in the Champion Bay District (modern day Geraldton), and is an exemplary example of rural practices of the mid-19th Century in the region. While most of the original buildings still remain on the site, there are a handful of structures which are either no longer existent, or whose original functions have been lost after having been repurposed over time. Using a combination of historical photos and documentation, structural remains, and analyses of the artefacts recovered during excavations, this project aims to identify what structures were present on the site during its earlier years, and what their purposes were. The information recovered during this process will not only add directly to the body of knowledge relating to the history of this recently state listed heritage site, but will also be helpful in assessing its archaeological potential and providing guidance for future works.
Sunday 24
15:30 - CONCERT - Chopin Spree Concert (postponed from 19 April to 24 May) : An afternoon of Chopin's greatest solo piano hits. Website | More Information
An afternoon of Chopin's greatest solo piano hits performed by Resident Music Fellow Raymond Yong and Emerging Artists Anastasia Buettner-Moore and Yiannis Maxwell.

Admission is free, bookings required as there is limited space.

17:00 - CONCERT - Special Events: Time Alone : Presented in collaboration with Tura Music as part of the 12th Totally Huge New Music Festival Website | More Information
Sydney percussion sensation Claire Edwardes and local stars Ashley Smith and Louise Devenish feature in a program that pits some of the bigger compositional names of the 20th and 21st century (Gyorgy Ligeti, Magnus Lindberg and Nico Muhly) against Australian masters of our time (Christopher Tonkin, Michael Smetanin and Damien Ricketson).

Tickets Standard $30 Concession $20

Bookings: Trybooking.com.au/130250

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