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 March 2017
Tuesday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - ‘Hardly any women at all’? Literary landscapes at the time of Jane Austen : A Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies/Institute of Advanced Studies Public Lecture Website | More Information
In a famous scene in Northanger Abbey, Catherine Morland confesses to Henry Tilney that she rarely reads history, finding it ‘tiresome’. ‘I read it a little as a duty’, she admits, ‘but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars or (...)
Friday 24
14:00 - WORKSHOP - Emotions and Law : A Cross-Disciplinary CHE/LAW Workshop Website | More Information
In the last two decades there has been an ever-increasing volume of academic work by legal and social historians, literary scholars, philosophers, social scientists, criminologists and legal practitioners that investigates the relation between law and the emotions, both in historical and (...)
Monday 27
13:00 - SEMINAR - CMEMS Outreach : A Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies 'how-to' semianr More Information
A seminar for postgraduate students and early career researchers offering practical advice on impact and engagement, disseminating research, how to deal with the media and creating a web presence.

This is a free event, but please RSVP to [email protected]
Tuesday 28
18:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Love in a Time of War: Correspondence of the French Court in the Last Days of the Italian Wars : A CMEMS/PMRG Public Lecture More Information
In the last campaigns of the Italian Wars, a conflict that had divided European states for more than fifty years, four key political protagonists in France exchanged letters. French campaigns against Habsburg forces in the north had separated the king, Henri II, from his queen, Catherine de’ Medici (...)

 April 2017
Tuesday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - 'The everyday stuff of life’: Jane Austen and the law : A Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies/Institute of Advanced Studies Public Lecture Website | More Information
Jane Austen’s novels are celebrated for their irony and wit and their sharply observant account of the social life of gentry families in Regency England. Underlying the vivid immediacy of her fictional world is an awareness of prevailing social structures. Legal concepts and rules were important (...)
Monday 10
9:00 - CONFERENCE - Hamlet and Emotions: Then and Now : An ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions Conference Website | More Information
Ian McEwan’s recent novel Nutshell (2016), in which Hamlet is an unborn foetus, is only the latest in a line of appropriations of Shakespeare’s plays stretching back to 1600. Hamlet itself stretches beyond the seventeenth century, drawing on sources that date back to twelfth-century Denmark, and (...)

 May 2017
Tuesday 16
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - 'Bite-Sized Austen: New interpretations in doctoral research' : A UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies/Institute of Advanced Studies Public Lecture Website | More Information
This event consists of two lectures:

1) Parody and Prejudice: Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and the Literary Gothic Tradition

A public lecture by Colin Yeo, Doctoral student, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia.

"Novels are so (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Bite-Sized Austen: New interpretations in doctoral research Website | More Information
Parody and Prejudice: Jane Austen's 'Northanger Abbey' and the Literary Gothic Tradition by Colin Yeo, Doctoral student, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia.

The late eighteenth century saw a proliferation of popular women writers of Gothic fiction. In the (...)

 June 2017
Wednesday 07
16:00 - STAFF EVENT - Easy, Effective, Exciting: Virtual Reality in Teaching and Learning : Presentation followed by a demonstration and networking Website | More Information
The release of a series of new consumer-grade virtual reality devices in 2016 opened up exciting new worlds of experiential and multimedia learning and teaching. Using these devices, students are free to move beyond the confines of the two-dimensional page and screen by walking through digital (...)
Tuesday 20
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - 'Sense and Sensibility' and Jane Austen's lexicon of emotions Website | More Information
A public lecture by Robert White, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia

Jane Austen's 'Sense and Sensibility' reflects different attitudes to reason and emotion running through the century preceding its publication in 1811. The eighteenth century is sometimes (...)

 July 2017
Tuesday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Jane Austen and the Promotion of Virtue Website | More Information
A public lecture by Ned Curthoys, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia.

In a famous and enduringly influential reading of Jane Austen’s novels, the moral philospher Alasdair MacIntyre argues in his germinal work of moral philosophy After Virtue (1981) that (...)

 August 2017
Tuesday 01
13:00 - SEMINAR - ‘Monasticism and Asceticism: the Monasteries of Mount Athos’ : A CMEMS Seminar More Information
This seminar will focus on Athos, a peninsula in the north of Greece which contains nothing but twenty monasteries and some associated establishments. The first monks began to settle there about A.D. 800, and many of the current buildings were constructed nearly a thousand years ago. Because of the (...)
Friday 04
12:00 - SEMINAR - ‘The Histories of Heritage and Emotion: Heritage that Hurts and Heritage that Heals’ : A seminar jointly hosted by CMEMS and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions More Information
Alicia Marchant is the Project Officer (Heritage) for the 'Rivers of Emotion' project with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100–1800 (CHE) at The University of Western Australia (UWA), and the recipient of a CHE Project-to-Publication Fellowship. She completed her (...)
Tuesday 08
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Luther’s Reformation at 500: Luther’s Image and the First Media War : This is an Institute of Advanced Studies and Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies series of lectures. Website | More Information
Martin Luther was the media superstar of his time. Thousands of painted and printed portraits of Luther were issued particularly during the early years of the Reformation. Some were even signed by Luther in the first recorded instance of a celebrity sending out autographed portraits. These (...)
Thursday 10
16:00 - Moved Reading - Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe : Play 1, CMEMS Moved Reading Project Website | More Information
As part of the 'Moved Readings Project', the play will be read on the New Fortune stage with the help of willing students, staff, friends and family. No experience is required, as the readings will take place with script in hand! We hope to provide a dynamic learning space that creates a fun and (...)
Thursday 17
13:00 - SEMINAR - ‘Was America a Mistake? The Académie de Lyon ponders on the consequences of the discovery of the New World in the 1780s’ : A CMEMS Seminar More Information
Professor Bertrand Van Ruymbeke, Université Paris-8 Bertrand Van Ruymbeke (Ph.D. 1995; Habilitation, 2003) is Professor of American history and civilization at the Université de Paris VIII, senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France, and Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques. He is (...)
Saturday 19
9:30 - SEMINAR - Emotional Lives of Pre-Modern Children : Talk by Dr Steph Tarbin Website | More Information
Discover children’s attitudes to children and childrearing methods from the perspective of children who lived during the tumultuous centuries of change from the Black Death until the eighteenth century. Explore historical books and toys for children and how children were educated, how children (...)

 September 2017
Tuesday 05
13:00 - SEMINAR - A Modern Seminary? Spenser’s The Faerie Queene Shaping the Modern : An ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions Seminar Website | More Information
In this talk Simon Palfrey will explore how Spenser's hallucinogenic renaissance epic, The Faerie Queene, might provide the dark model for modern life, secretly repeating throughout personal and national histories.

Simon Palfrey grew up in Hobart before going to the Australian National (...)
Wednesday 06
16:00 - MOVED READING - Demon's Land (A Modern Adaptation of The Faerie Queene), by Simon Palfrey : Play 2, CMEMS Moved Readings Project Website | More Information
As part of the 'Moved Readings Project', the play will be read on the New Fortune stage with the help of willing students, staff, friends and family. No experience is required, as the readings will take place with script in hand! We hope to provide a dynamic learning space that creates a fun and (...)
Tuesday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Luther’s Reformation at 500: Luther and the Devil : This is an Institute of Advanced Studies and Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies series of lectures. Website | More Information
“If the Devil says to you “Do not drink”, you should reply to him “On this occasion I shall drink and what is more, I shall drink a generous amount.” (Martin Luther). To Martin Luther and most of his contemporaries the devil was a theological and material reality – to be confronted every day and (...)


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