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Displaying from Thursday, November 22, 2012
 November 2012
Thursday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Re-Reading Christina Stead Website | More Information
A Public Lecture by Louise Adler, CEO and Publisher-in-Chief, Melbourne University Publishing.

In 2010, Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) acquired the rights to a collection of titles by one of Australia’s most outstanding novelists, Christina Stead, including her masterpiece, 'The (...)
Friday 23
9:30 - SYMPOSIUM - Christina Stead and literary ownership - a research symposium Website | More Information
The Institute of Advanced Studies at UWA and the Chair of Australian Literature are pleased to present this research symposium.

Starting out from Sydney, Christina Stead lived and worked across Europe, England and the United States, only returning to Australia at the end of her long life (...)

 December 2012
Tuesday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Wade Davis public lecture Website | More Information
Presented by: The State Library of WA

Dr Wade Davis (Canada) is a best-selling author, intellectual, photographer, Explorer-in-Residence for the National Geographic as well as a noted two-time TED Talk speaker.

Described as “A rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet and (...)

 February 2013
Friday 08
9:30 - SEMINAR - Illuminating Thoughts - 1913, 2013, 2113 : Manning Clark House Day of Ideas Website | More Information
The celebration of The University of Western Australia’s centenary in 2013 gives pause to think about the luminous ideas that shaped the contemporary world and the possibilities for tomorrow. The focus of this symposium will be on moving from ideas of modernism to post-modernism to an increasingly (...)
Tuesday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Friendly for Whom? Rethinking Age-Friendly Communities Website | More Information
A lecture by Professor Norah Keating, Director, The Global Social Initiative on Ageing.

In this presentation, Professor Keating speaks about her journey toward answering the question, ‘age-friendly for whom’? To illustrate the tremendous diversity in both people and place, she draws on (...)
Thursday 21
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Public Welfare vs Private Charity: Some Lessons from Medieval and Early Modern Europe Website | More Information
In this talk, Sharon Farmer, Professor of History at University of California Santa Barbara will use examples from Medieval and Early Modern Europe to challenge the major tenet of twenty-first century conservatism that, when it comes to taking care of those who cannot take provide for themselves (...)
Friday 22
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Shakespearean Ontogeny : Public talk with Dr. Richard Paul Hamilton Website | More Information
There is a popular view of biological development which goes something like this. Biological form is the cumulative result of internal genetic forces and external environmental ones. Like all models in biology this rather neat view had the advantage of allowing researchers to navigate a path (...)
Tuesday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Reading and writing historical novels in the age of instant messaging Website | More Information
A trillion text messages are sent and received every hour. Every minute 48 hours of video is uploaded on YouTube alone. The “present” has never been as ever-present as it is now. Institute of Advanced Studies Writer-in-Residence Kunal Basu will discuss whether such a high premium on the (...)

 March 2013
Monday 04
10:00 - EVENT - UWA Historical Society March 4th Convocation Centenary: Photo Shoot at 10am : All welcome on the steps of the old St George's Hall 500 Hay St Perth to celebrate 100 years to the day of the first meeting of UWA's Convocation. Website | More Information
You are invited to join us mark the 100th anniversary of the first meeting of the University of Western Australia’s Convocation.

The First meeting was held on March 4th 1913 in St George’s Hall, Hay St near the corner of Irwin Street. The historic façade including the portico, steps and (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Cooling of Planets and Extra Terrestrial Life Website | More Information
As a planetary body ages, its internal heat gradually escapes to the surface. In Earth-like bodies, this slow cooling may lead to solidification of iron-rich cores and provide energy sources for magnetic dynamos. In giant planets’ icy moons, this slow cooling may result in freezing of their sub-surf (...)
Tuesday 05
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Fire Website | More Information
A Lecture by Director and Playwright, David Milroy.

In being commissioned to contribute to this anthology I was intrigued by the theme that had been chosen. Given the recent traumatic events caused by bushfires in the South West and other parts of Australia, it is a topical theme. While (...)
Wednesday 13
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Abrupt Climate Change in the Arctic: Why should we care? Website | More Information
An Inquiring Minds Lecture by Professor Carlos M. Duarte, Director, UWA Oceans Institute.

The Arctic is the least studied of all regions of the planet, but also that which has warmed fastest to-date and which is predicted to continue to do so along the 21 st century. While the Antarctic (...)
Wednesday 20
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Unplanned Development: The hidden geometries of change in Southeast Asia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jonathan Rigg, Geography Department, Durham University.

This public lecture emerges from a puzzle: why are our explanations for the patterns of the world so often incomplete and far from universal in their application? Look across the development experience of (...)
Thursday 21
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Shaky Ground or Firm Foundation? When women's equality depends on a business case : 2013 Grace Vaughan Lecture Website | More Information
A lecture by Dr Jacquie Hutchinson, UWA Business School.

It’s 2013 and Australian women workers are still being significantly under-recognised and under-valued for their skills, knowledge and contribution to the nation’s economic and social well-being. In response to this ongoing (...)
Wednesday 27
17:45 - EVENT - Stephenson-Hepburn Oration 2013 : Being Hot but Staying Cool: Complexities in Delivering the Dream of Density Website | More Information
The WAPC and planning academia agree furiously that we need increased density in our city. The planning profession agrees that we need to shift the balance from the suburban towards the urban in order to contain the economic and ecological hazards of sprawl in our rapidly growing city. Socially, we (...)

 April 2013
Friday 05
15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Engineering and Ethics with Neural Culture : Public talk with SymbioticA resident researcher Riley Zeller-Townson Website | More Information
New media artworks that feature living neural networks, such as “MEArt” and “Silent Barrage,” suggest that humans have ethical obligations to these hybrid neuro-robotic entities. These entities are interesting from an ethics perspective, as interaction between the entity and it's environment is (...)
Monday 08
12:00 - Art Exhibition - The Art of Zhen Shan Ren : (Free admission) Website | More Information
In a confused world still tainted by a gross abuse of humanity, 18 artists have found a peaceful yet powerful way to express their wish for the end to the largest humanitarian concern in the world today through a return to traditional culture and values.

The artists in this exhibition (...)
Tuesday 09
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Are Seagrasses Drowning or Being Poisoned? Worldwide diebacks of seagrass ecosystems Website | More Information
A public lecture by Ole Pedersen, University of Copengagen and 2013 IAS Professor-at-Large.

Seagrasses suffer worldwide and we are not sure why. Should we care about it? This lecture will argue that we should indeed care, as seagrasses also protect against coastal erosion, they promote (...)

18:00 - SCREENING - Pre-release Screening : Free China, the Courage to Believe Website | More Information
“INTENSELY COMPELLING…EXTRAORDINARY.” Karen Curry- Former CNN Bureau Chief New York

The fates of a woman living in Beijing and a man living in New York become inextricably linked because of a common conviction…

The multi-award winning “Free China: The Courage To Believe” tells (...)
Thursday 11
17:00 - SCREENING - Pre-release Screening : Free China, the Courage to Believe Website | More Information
“INTENSELY COMPELLING…EXTRAORDINARY.” Karen Curry- Former CNN Bureau Chief New York

The fates of a woman living in Beijing and a man living in New York become inextricably linked because of a common conviction…

The multi-award winning “Free China: The Courage To Believe” tells (...)


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