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Displaying from Saturday, May 12, 2018
 May 2018
Wednesday 16
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Savonarola and Botticelli: the visionary prophet and the penitent painter Website | More Information
A public lecture by Arvi Wattel, School of Design, The University of Western Australia.

After the French invasion in 1494, the Florentine people revolted against its de facto rulers and exiled the Medici family from Florence. Subsequently, the followers of the Dominican preacher Girolamo (...)
Thursday 17
16:00 - Moved Reading - 'The Tempest', by William Shakespeare : 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 (...)
Monday 21
15:30 - SEMINAR - Calvin’s Sixteenth-Century Critics: Jerome Bolsec and Sebastian Castellio : A CMEMS/Lund University Seminar More Information
In this seminar I’ll present on two of John Calvin’s sixteenth-century critics: Jerome Bolsec and Sebastian Castellio. Both were vehement critics of Calvin’s doctrine of predestination, and Castellio became widely respected among later proponents of religious toleration (e.g., Locke, Bayle, and (...)

 June 2018
Tuesday 05
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Triumphant Entries during the Italian Wars 1494-1559: celebrating alliances and displaying cultural prowess in the face of unsteady peace Website | More Information
A public lecture by Elizabeth Reid, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UWA.

Between 1494 and 1559 two major European powers, the French Valois and the Austro-Spanish Habsburg fought a series of wars in a competitive bid to expand their territory into the Italian Peninsula. This period was (...)
Wednesday 13
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Emotions and Place : A CHE Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminar Website | More Information
This Postgraduate Advanced Training Seminar (PATS) will bring established scholars in this field together with postgraduates to explore issues between emotions, the non-human world, the environment, space and place.

Students and early career scholars will have the opportunity to discuss (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Finding Ourselves in the World: Emotion, Orientation, Place : A CHE Public Lecture Website | More Information
‘We must above all see that here it is not a matter for psychology, nor even for a psychology undergirded by physiology and biology. It is a matter of the basic modes that constitute Dasein, a matter of the ways man confronts the Da, the openness and concealment of beings, in which he stands’ – (...)
Thursday 14
9:00 - CONFERENCE - The Future of Emotions: Conversations Without Borders : Third International CHE Conference Website | More Information
Scholarship on the history of emotions is now rich and varied, and informed by multiple disciplinary perspectives from the humanities. This conference celebrates the many achievements of humanities emotions research and looks to new horizons in which it can be applied.

Registration (...)
Friday 15
19:30 - EVENT - Wizards Fantastic Feast : An Immersive Wizard School & Feast for all Academics and students Website | More Information
• Introduction to Wizards Fantastic Feast

• As an immersive theatre/Dinner experience - Patrons will enter a truly magical ' Harry Potter' inspired great hall in which they will interact with a host of magical characters. • All Patrons are invited to express their Wizarding Fantasy (...)
Saturday 16
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Digital Humanities : A CHE/CMEMS Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Workshop Website | More Information
This full-day workshop for postgraduates and ECRs provides an opportunity to explore and gain familiarity with some of the key techniques and methodologies of computational research in the humanities, with a focus on the needs of medievalists and early modernists. It is structured around a (...)

 August 2018
Friday 31
18:30 - EVENT - Perth Medieval and Renaissance (PMRG) Quiz Night Website | More Information
PMRG Annual Quiz Night and Fundraiser - Friday August 31st at 6:30pm, UWA Tavern.

Come one, come all to this annual night of fun! Only a couple of weeks to go until our annual quiz night to raise money for the events which you all love.

This year we have a new General (...)

 September 2018
Tuesday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Can Bede Explain the Great Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial? Georgina Pitt / PMRG : More Information
The sumptuous ship-burial at Sutton Hoo has long been associated with pagan cosmology and the heroic Anglo-Saxon poem, Beowulf. Press coverage of the 1939 Sutton Hoo treasure trove inquest cited the burials described in Beowulf; scholarly works on Sutton Hoo continue to invoke Beowulf as an analogy (...)

 October 2018
Thursday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - A Scandalous Empire : The 2018 Fred Alexander Lecture by Professor Kirsten McKenzie Website | More Information
The 2018 Fred Alexander Lecture by Kirsten McKenzie, Professor of History, University of Sydney.

A serial imposter swindles his way through the colony of New South Wales claiming to be a British lord. An activist lawyer is lauded for exposing illegal slave dealing – until he is revealed (...)
Thursday 11
16:00 - EVENT - 'King Lear', by William Shakespeare : 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 (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Living Flesh: splendour, sex and sickness on the surface of the skin : Presented by the UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, the Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group, the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, and the IAS. Website | More Information
A public lecture by Lisa Beaven, Lecturer in Art History, La Trobe University and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Presented by the UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, the Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group, the ARC Centre of Excellence for the (...)
Monday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Apocalyptic Skies and the Decay of Public Symbolism : A CMEMS/PMRG/CHE Public Lecture Website | More Information
Do representations of clouds in Western art and architecture bear out Foucault’s claim of a split in the stable relations of words and images after the seventeenth century with drastic consequences to shared public meanings? This talk offers an answer to this question through an environmentalist (...)
Wednesday 24
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Dante, an iconoclast in his age, a model for our own Website | More Information
A public lecture by Rodney Lokaj, Chair of Italian Philology, University of Enna “Kore”, Sicily.

The lecture will seek to promote understanding of Dante’s Comedy (ca.1307-1321) as an attempt at reconciliation. A poetic text largely conceived and written in exile, reconciliation was a (...)

 November 2018
Saturday 03
9:30 - SEMINAR - The Insider's Guide to: Renaissance Rome : Artists giving shape to papal ambitions in Renaissance Rome Website | More Information
After an Imperial age of splendor, Rome went through centuries of decline. While the Renaissance took off in Florence, the Eternal City was nothing more than a provincial backwater in the fifteenth century. Successive popes tried to turn the tide by heavily investing in ambitious monuments, but it (...)

 March 2019
Saturday 09
9:30 - EVENT - The Insider's Guide to: Sinful pleasures in the work of Hieronymus Bosch : The dark wit and wild imagination of the 'devil’s painter' Website | More Information
The art of Hieronymus Bosch is populated with many sinners and few saints, lots of devils and little angels, and strawberries. What to make of this topsy-turvy world? The Garden of Earthly Delights is probably one of the most enigmatic artworks ever produced: can we unlock its meaning? And what is (...)

 April 2019
Friday 05
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group (PMRG) Conference Masterclass : Join us for our free inaugural PMRG conference masterclass! Website | More Information
The Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group (PMRG) was founded in 1981, and welcomes all who have an interest in the culture, life and history of medieval and early modern Europe. PMRG offers a forum to showcase local, national and international scholarship in the field by hosting seminar papers and (...)
Thursday 11
16:00 - PERFORMANCE - Moved Reading: King Lear : All welcome for a participatory performance on the New Fortune stage More Information
The new season of moved readings is upon us and we are delighted to present our offerings for the first semester of 2019.Overseen by Bríd Phillips (project director) and Steve Chinna (staging director and much else!) with educational input from Kathryn Prince, the Renaissance Moved Readings Project (...)


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