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Displaying from Thursday, March 16, 2017
 March 2017
Wednesday 29
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Challenges in Training and Educating 21st-Century Interpreters Website | More Information
A public lecture by Marc Orlando, Director of Translation and Interpreting Studies program, Monash University, Melbourne and 2017 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Working in a globalised and digitised world, and having to adapt to many different working environments, twenty- (...)
Thursday 30
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Immediate Dangers of Nuclear War: consequences for, and responsibilities of the health professions Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Sue Wareham, Medical Association for Prevention of War

Many consider that the danger of nuclear conflict is as high now as it has ever been; worse, current simulations indicate that even a ’small’ nuclear conflict will produce not only catastrophic humanitarian (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Italy’s Fragile Unity. The North & the South: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Website | More Information
A public lecture by John Davis, the Emiliana Pasca Noether Professor of Modern Italian History, University of Connecticut and 2017 UWA Fred Alexander Fellow.

Ever since Unification in the mid 19th century, the differences between the north and the south - the ‘Southern Question’ - have (...)

 April 2017
Tuesday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - 'The everyday stuff of life': Jane Austen and the law Website | More Information
A public lecture by Associate Professor Kieran Dolin, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia.

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 (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Offshore Safety in the Wake of the Macondo Disaster: business as usual or sea change? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jacqueline L. Weaver, the A.A. White Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center and Terence Daintith, Professorial Fellow, University of London’s Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Easter Sunday will mark the seventh anniversary of the incident in the deep (...)
Thursday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Chinese Literature and World Literature: Views from the South : This China in Conversation teases out from an Australian and Chinese perspective the issues surrounding interpreting and reading world literature. Website | More Information
Join in a literature themed China in Conversation - a free public event with refreshments. World literature was long defined in the English speaking world as an established canon of European masterpieces, but an emerging global perspective has challenged this European focus. Now it is better (...)
Tuesday 11
13:00 - EVENT - The Arts, the Law, and Freedom of Expression (with one eye on that cartoon) : Talking Allowed Series Website | More Information
In 2016, Bill Leak’s controversial cartoon generated widespread debate about free speech and racism in Australia. Following Leak’s death on March 10, and in light of proposed amendments to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, those debates have resurfaced and intensified.

Jani (...)

 May 2017
Tuesday 16
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 (...)
Wednesday 17
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Time capsules from deep within the Himalayan Mountains: how tiny crystals record the evolution of Earth's largest mountain belt Website | More Information
A public lecture by Stacia Gordon, Associate Professor, University of Nevada-Reno.

The Himalayan mountain belt began to form as a result of the collision of India with Asia ~50 million years ago. This mountain belt continues to grow today, and has resulted in the largest mountains on (...)
Thursday 18
17:30 - PUBLIC TALK - The Global Rise of Populism : A public forum and Q&A with academics from the School of Humanities and the School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia Website | More Information
Nigel Farage’s Brexit, Donald Trump’s presidency and Pauline Hanson’s comeback to Australian politics have all been labelled examples of populism. What was unthinkable a few years ago has become a reality. The revival of nationalism, xenophobia, economic and political isolationism and the mistrust (...)
Thursday 25
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Fisheries and Global Warming: Impacts on marine ecosystems : Professor Daniel Pauly takes a historical look at fisheries, and comments on the current challenges of global food security Website | More Information
The period following the Second World War saw a massive increase in fishing effort, particularly in the 1960s. However, crashes due to this overfishing began to be reflected in global catch trends in the 1970s, and intensified in the 1980s and 1990s. In response, the industrialised countries of the (...)

 June 2017
Thursday 01
9:30 - FREE LECTURE - Legal responses to domestic and family violence: Gendered aspirations and racialised realities : A public lecture by Dr Heather Nancarrow CEO, Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS). Website | More Information
In this public lecture, Dr Heather Nancarrow will examine the data on domestic and family violence through a legal lense. The lack of an intersectional policy analysis, which would consider race, class and gender, has resulted in unintended negative consequences of civil domestic violence laws in (...)
Tuesday 06
18:00 - EVENT - Return to Moscow : Tony Kevin, a former Australian career diplomat (1968-1998), will discuss his latest book Return to Moscow (UWA Publishing 2017). Website | More Information
Forty-eight years ago, a young and apprehensive Tony Kevin set off on his first diplomatic posting to Moscow at the height of the Cold War. In the Russian winter of 2016 he returns alone, a private citizen aged 73.

Tony Kevin had a successful and challenging diplomatic career, ending (...)
Tuesday 13
13:00 - PRESENTATION - Talking Allowed: Culture Jamming the Perth Modern School Relocation Proposal : This presentation examines a new way for law and visualization to intersect Website | More Information
Culture Jamming is defined as a movement that mixes politics with graffiti, and satire with paint. Said by some to scramble “... the signal, injects the unexpected, and spurs audiences to think critically and challenge the status quo”, this presentation examines a new way for law and visualization (...)

13:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Talking Allowed: Visual Influences on Legislation : Culture Jamming the Perth Modern School relocation proposal Website | More Information
Culture Jamming is defined as a movement that mixes politics with graffiti, and satire with paint. Said by some to scramble "... the signal, injects the unexpected, and spurs audiences to think critically and challenge the status quo", this presentation, by Professor Camilla Baasch (...)
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 (...)
Thursday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Mining-Induced Seismicity: the importance of tiny (and not so tiny) earthquakes Website | More Information
A public lecture by Margaret Boettcher, Associate Professor of Geophysics, University of New Hampshire.

Mining-induced seismicity poses significant risks to local communities and to resource production. Yet, these earthquakes also provide the unique scientific opportunity to access (...)

 July 2017
Tuesday 04
18:15 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Unconscious Bias: What is it and how can we deal with it? : A public lecture by Yassmin Abdel-Magied Website | More Information
Frank, fearless, funny, articulate and inspiring, Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a dynamo, a young Muslim dynamo offering a bracing breath of fresh air - and hope. At 21, Yassmin found herself working on a remote Australian oil and gas rig; she was the only woman and certainly the only Sudanese-Egyptian-Au (...)
Wednesday 05
9:00 - Masterclass - Numerical methods for forward and inverse problems in geophysics : A masterclass with Dr. Roland Martin, senior research scientist at the National Centre for Scientific Research, Université Paul Sabatier – Toulouse 3, France. Website | More Information
In the last twenty years, many improvements have been made in earth imaging at different scales using different technologies such as active/passive seismics, electromagnetism, potentials (gravity, magnetism, electric potentials),….

The wide variety of data to be inverted to retrieve the (...)
Thursday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - NOT JUST HOT WATER: THE SCIENCE, STORIES AND IMPORTANCE OF PERTH’S GROUND WATER RESOURCES : The 2017 George Seddon Memorial Lecture by Dr Megan Clark AC. Website | More Information
Perth has long relied on its ground water resources. Today just under half of Perth’s water supply comes from ground water. The science of our water resources is a fascinating story of different aquifers and how they interact with the landscape around Perth. The story of how we have tapped into (...)


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