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 April 2016
Wednesday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Beginning of String : Part of the 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' lecture series Website | More Information
A public lecture by Associate Professor Jane Balme, Archaeology Discipline Chair, UWA.

String may have its antecedents in the behaviour of our ancestors, however subsequent use by our own species (Homo sapiens sapiens) to create complex tools, symbolic items and to colonise new (...)
Tuesday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - How useful are Bioinoculants? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Miranda Hart, School of Biology, University of British Columbia and 2016 UWA Gledden Visiting Fellow.

The use of bioinoculants (bacteria or fungi) is a common practice in many managed systems. In some cases, this practice is essential and plants will not grow (...)
Thursday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Holocaust History and Survivor Testimony : the case of the Starachowice factory slave labour camps Website | More Information
A public lecture by Christopher Browning, Frank Porter Graham Professor of History Emeritus, University of North Carolina.

This lecture will examine three issues: the problems involved in using survivor testimony as the sole or primary source to write on otherwise undocumented aspects of (...)
Monday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Medieval War in Modern Memory Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Andrew Lynch, Director, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence of the History of Emotions, The University of Western Australia.

War is perhaps the predominant theme in what is called 'medievalism' – the imaginative reception and reconstruction of (...)
Tuesday 26
18:00 - EVENT - Shakespeare - 400 - Emotions Website | More Information
In the 400 years since his death in 1616, Shakespeare has stirred at least as many emotions among his publics. This event will present highlights from the research of scholars working in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (1100-1800), exploring some of (...)
Wednesday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Whatever it Takes: legal and sport science perspectives on the 'Essendon Saga' Website | More Information
The Essendon Football Club doping scandal involves a biochemist, a high performance manager, a club doctor, a favourite son of the club as coach, elite footballers, the Australian Crime Commission, politicians, AFL and club administrators, the Australian Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), the World (...)
Thursday 28
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Large-N and Large-T data are the Future of Seismology Website | More Information
A public lecture by Norimitsu Nakata, Department of Geophysics, Stanford University and 2016 Gledden Short-Stay Visiting Fellow.

In this lecture, Dr Nakata will discuss data mining techniques that he uses to retrieve subsurface information, the discovery of post-earthquakes relaxation (...)

 May 2016
Tuesday 03
16:00 - EVENT - Psychology Colloquium: Prof Richard Ryan (U Rochester and ACU) More Information
Psychology colloquium

Tuesday 3rd May in Bayliss MCS G.33, with post-talk drinks in the Psychology Courtyard (or in bad weather, the Psychology Common Room on the 2nd floor of the main psychology bldg.)

Presenter: Prof Richard Ryan

Richard M. Ryan is a clinical (...)
Wednesday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Marine Renewable Energy: Technology, Opportunities and Challenges Website | More Information
A public lecture by Guy Houlsby, Professor of Civil Engineering, Oxford University.

Wind, wave and tide are all potential sources of renewable energy, and the industries to exploit them are at different stages of maturity. Offshore wind is already well developed, with the UK for instance (...)
Wednesday 11
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Limits of Tolerance: arguments for and against religious violence in the High Middle Ages Website | More Information
Public lecture by Michael Barbezat, Postdoctoral Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

In this presentation, Michael Barbezat will argue that medieval calls for divinely sanctioned murder relied heavily upon a discourse of love. He will follow the use of the (...)
Thursday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Motivation in Learning, Work and Wellbeing: research and practice from the perspective of self-determination theory Website | More Information
Public lecture by Professor Richard M. Ryan, Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University and 2016 IAS Short-Stay Visiting Fellow.

Dr Ryan will present research based on self-determination theory (SDT) concerning how managers, teachers, coaches (...)
Tuesday 17
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Hearing the Unheard, Seeing the Unseen. A Man’s Journey to Better Understanding the Challenges Facing Australia in the 21st Century. : The 2016 Sir Wallace Kyle Oration by Lieutenant General David Lindsay Morrison AO (Retd). Website | More Information
David Morrison will ask the question 'are we the best we can be?' If we are not the best we can be, what do we have to do to make us so?

As Chief of Army, David was forced to ask these questions of the Australian Army and it has set him on a course to urge reform not only for the (...)
Tuesday 24
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - “The same mistakes again and again” - Intergenerational Violence, Intergenerational Trauma, Intergenerational Incarceration - a privileged view from the inside. Website | More Information
In this lecture Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson will reflect on her experiences working with Indigenous women to heal the pain and disorders that arise from the experience of intergenerational violence and trauma.

Judy Atkinson identifies as a Jiman/Bundjalung (Aboriginal Australian) (...)
Thursday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - From 'Subject' to 'Partner': the changing role of patients and the public in health research Website | More Information
Public lecture by Simon Denegri, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) National Director for Patients and the Public in Research and Chair, INVOLVE

The role of patients, carers and the public in medical and health research is changing fast. What are the challenges and (...)

 June 2016
Monday 13
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Sea-level Changes During Past Centuries : The 2016 Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture Website | More Information
The 2016 Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture by Professor Roland Gehrels, Chair in Physical Geography at the University of York.

In this lecture Professor Gehrels will explain how salt marshes are capable of recording small sea-level variations and will outline the range of methods that are (...)
Tuesday 21
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Deep History of Sea Country: colonisation, submerged landscapes and the archaeology of Australia’s coasts Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Sean Ulm, Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Director of the Tropical Archaeology Research Laboratory at James Cook University.

The sea is central to the lives of contemporary coastal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia (...)
Thursday 23
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Inevitable Patterns of Rivers, Landscapes, and People Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Kyungrock Paik, Associate Professor School of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, Korea University and 2016 UWA Gledden Short Stay Fellow.

Rivers, landscapes and people are deeply connected. Landscapes continuously evolve their form over time (...)

 July 2016
Tuesday 19
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Bridging the Measurement Scale Gap in Seismic and Rock Physics Characterization of Unconventional Plays Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Kyle Spikes, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas, Austin and 2016 UWA Gledden Visiting Fellow.

Seismic and rock physics characterization of unconventional oil and gas plays requires the integration of data from nanometer and micron scales to (...)
Tuesday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Evolution at the End of the World - stories of plant resilience in the southwest Australian biodiversity hotspot Website | More Information
The 2016 George Seddon Memorial Lecture by Professor Kingsley Dixon, Director, ARC Centre for Mine Restoration, Department of Environment and Agriculture, Curtin University.

Western Australia and the southwest in particular is blessed with one of the richest floras on earth - in fact we (...)
Thursday 28
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Out of Bounds? Photographing Australian Border Crossings Website | More Information
Public lecture by Professor Jane Lydon, Wesfarmers Chair of Australian History at The University of Western Australia.

Conceptions of Australian national identity have emphasized the nation’s collective youth and innocence, federated only in 1901. The Australian national anthem reminds (...)


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