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Today's date is Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Academic Events
 August 2019
Friday 09
11:00 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar Series : Linguistics in High School: Building the curriculum More Information
This talk investigates the process of creating a 24-lesson syllabus for a secondary school linguistics course. Doing this has required a fine balance between student needs, student interest, availability of existing materials, teacher skillset, and the requirements of the language curriculum.

Initially, materials from the yearly OzCLO competition — the Australian Computational and Linguistic Olympiad — were selected for their wide availability and appeal. This appeal, while evident in a competitive situation, has not translated to the classroom. Speedy analysis is one useful skill in linguistics, but other skills have taken precedence in this curriculum, including knowledge about language, code-switching, and the ability of students to analyse their own language behaviour.

Daniel is working on this project with Amy Ward, a teacher at Scotch College.

13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Lunchtime Concert | Christmas Comes Early! Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from with the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

This week Conservatorium Voice students present 'Christmas Comes Early' – an eclectic concoction of Christmas favourites across the ages, with a sprinkling of the unexpected.

Free entry, no bookings required.

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series : Rich universities, poor education and the growing precarious academic class More Information
This paper deals with causes and impacts of casual teaching staff exploitation at Australian Universities, with a case study from UWA. Casualisation of employment relations is a measure of improving economic efficiency and profitability of businesses. The number of unstable jobs has been increasing globally across industries for the last ten years and resulted in a new socio-economic class, precariat (Standing 2011). At the same time the pressure on the remaining permanent staff to perform increases without any guarantees of continuing job security. Ironically, top management and a growing class of technocrats are the main beneficiaries of this organisational restructuring with seven figures salaries at the VC level becoming the standard. The impact of these new employment arrangements for the precariat is often devastating at various levels: financial, professional, social, personal and health-related. Paradoxically, the long-term impact of growing work casualization has a negative effect on the restructuring organisation: high employee turnover, loss of knowledge and skills, and poor consumer (students) satisfaction.

Dr Andrzej Gwizdalski is an independent researcher and multi-award winning ‘freelance’ lecturer who explores global issues related to the impact of emerging technologies and politics on work, economy and society. Andrzej has been involved in supporting and representing casual teaching staff at various levels of industrial dispute resolution at UWA since 2013.

16:00 - EVENT - Dr Alan Jamieson Seminar: Deep Sea Exploration : Hear from world-leader in deep sea biology Dr Alan Jamieson. Website | More Information
Join us at this 1 hour free public talk to hear from world-leader in deep sea biology, Dr Alan Jamieson from the Five Deeps Expedition and Newcastle University UK. Dr Jamieson will talk on exploring the deepest points on planet Earth and the amazing discoveries made.

Refreshments will be served following the presentation.
Monday 12
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Jose Franch-Ballester in Recital More Information
The multiple award-winning Spanish clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester has been hailed for his “technical wizardry and tireless enthusiasm” (The New York Times), his “rich, resonant tone” (Birmingham News), and his “subtle and consummate artistry” (Santa Barbara Independent). Recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2008, and winner of both the Young Concert Artists and Astral Artists auditions, he is a solo artist and chamber musician in great demand.

UWA Music and Backun Musical Services invite you to enjoy a free recital with Jose and guest artist Gladys Chua (piano)

Program: BASSI Rigoletto Fantasy | KOVACS Shalem Alekhem v. Feidman | POULENC Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

Free entry - no bookings required

Additional free activities during Jose's visit include:

Monday 12 August

Backun Showroom – 2pm - 6pm | Tunley Lecture Theatre

Tuesday 13 August

Backun Showroom – 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm | Tunley Lecture Theatre

Free Masterclass – 4pm – 6pm | Eileen Joyce Studio

Backun Showroom – 6-7pm | G12 | All welcome
Tuesday 13
7:30 - TALK - “The Atlantis of the North: unique records from ‘drowned landscapes’ off northern Australia” : Friends of the Library Talk Website | More Information
One of the defining attributes of modern humans is their ability to cross, navigate and systematically exploit maritime landscapes and resources. Some of the earliest indirect evidence for the maritime capabilities of people comes from the settling of the Wallacean Islands and Sahul (Australia, PNG, Tasmania). Direct evidence includes early dated occupation sites in northern Australia, fishing technologies and marine dietary assemblages from Timor Leste and Borneo, and midden and shell artefacts from North West Australia dated from 50,000 years ago. In this lecture Peter will profile research that he and his colleagues have carried out on the North West Shelf and the islands and interior of northern Australia.

Professor Peter Veth has carried out multi-decadal research on the archaeology of Aboriginal societies and their evolving land and seascapes. He has held academic positions at JCU, the ANU and UWA and been on the Executive Leadership team at AIATSIS. He has recently finished as the inaugural Chair of Kimberley Rock Art and is now the Director of the UWA Oceans Institute.

Special Collections – special viewing for members

Special Collections will be open on Tuesday 13th August 6.30pm – 7.15pm for members to view a selection of maps of the Indian and Pacific oceans held in Special Collections before the start of the talk by Peter Veth.

Future Events

“Translating a classic French novel: the problems posed by Emile Zola’s The Dream” by Dr Paul Gibbard, Lecturer European Languages and Studies is the topic for the 10th September talk.

October 8th is a special event, the presentation of the Clérambault 1710 edition from David Tunley to the Special Collections, with a performance of the work by the Conservatorium of Music Irwin Street Collective. The venue will be the Eileen Joyce Studio Conservatorium of Music.

Our final speaker for the year is Jill Benn, University Librarian and her presentation is “Library Place for Learning Space: Reflections in the Changing Nature of the Academic Library. Drinks and nibbles will be provided by the Friends of the Library after the 12th November talk.

Friends of the Grounds

Friends of the Library may be interested in events organised by the Friends of the Grounds. The film “The Making of Gardens by the Bay” on Sunday 28th July, see details below and the Annual Seddon Lecture on Thursday 1 August in the Ross Lecture Theatre, Physics Building from 6 pm to 7 pm. Tickets are free at Eventbrite or contact UWA Institute of Advanced Studies, [email protected] A small donation for wine and cheese after for those attending.

10:00 - WORKSHOP - Echo 360 Essentials : A professional development workshop for UWA staff with a teaching support role. Website | More Information
Explore the active learning potential and video management options within the Lecture Capture system; from capture sharing to student features and analytics.

13:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations Seminar Series 2019 : Changing approaches to development aid in Africa More Information
This presentation will consider some of the emerging challenges for official development assistance (ODA) in Africa. After a brief overview of three bilateral donor programs (Australia, Denmark and UK), the new frameworks for supporting economic development will be presented. These frameworks present new challenges to donors, development partners and recipient countries, which will be discussed.

Simon White obtained his PhD from the UWA School of Political Science and International Relations in 2005. For the last 30 years he has worked as an independent consultant in economic and business development in Australia and throughout Africa and Asia.


14:00 - WORKSHOP - Echo 360 Essentials : A professional development workshop for UWA staff with a teaching support role. Website | More Information
Explore the active learning potential and video management options within the Lecture Capture system; from capture sharing to student features and analytics.

17:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Music presents: Callaway Centre Research Seminar Series - Margaret Seares : Funding the Arts in Australia: the theory and the practice More Information
The Conservatorium of Music is a vibrant centre for research in music and music education. A thriving community of scholars is engaged in exploring the frontiers of knowledge, working on a wide range of research projects with diverse outputs.

This week, Margaret Seares discusses 'Funding the Arts in Australia: the theory and the practice'

Abstract: In 1996 American academic Mark J Schuster published an article entitled ‘Questions to Ask of a Cultural Policy: Who Should Pay? Who Should Decide?’ in the journal Culture and Policy.

This is a perennial discussion, not only in Australia, and the conclusions he reached in 1996 have changed in relevance over time. This talk will look at Schuster’s original discussion, and the realities of cultural policy and decisions over arts funding as they exist in Australia today.

This is an issue that, in one way or another, is likely to confront almost all music graduates and can also provide insights into how research funding is managed in Australia.

Bio: Emeritus Professor Margaret Seares is a former Head of the (then) School of Music, CEO of the (then) Western Australian Department for the Arts, and Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts. She has also served on the Advisory Board of the Australian Research Council and the Education Investment Fund.

Free entry - no bookings required

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Italy and the Invention of Luxury Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Catherine Kovesi, History, University of Melbourne.

That Italy and Luxury go hand in hand seems hardly noteworthy. It is a pairing at once both obvious and nebulously evocative. However Luxury has a long history, one with a rather sordid past, from which it has never entirely freed itself. And Italy is there, at the heart of the concept – from its fifteenth-century definition and first articulations, to its broader manifestations into present-day luxury brands and the untrammelled consumption of our globalized age. This lecture positions Luxury as one of the key words of our time; but a concept with paradoxes at its core and a chequered history and origins.

This lecture is part of the lecture series celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Italian Studies at UWA.

2019 marks the 90th anniversary of the teaching of Italian language and culture at The University of Western Australia. In 1929, Francesco Vanzetti, an idiosyncratic and popular Venetian, offered the first courses in Italian. This was the first appointment of a lecturer in Italian in any Australian university.

This lecture series, supported by the Institute of Advanced Studies and by Italian Studies in the UWA School of Humanities, celebrates aspects of Italian language and culture, past and present.
Wednesday 14
10:00 - WORKSHOP - Giving Effective Student Feedback : A professional development workshop for UWA staff with a teaching support role. Website | More Information
For students to learn feedback needs to be timely, tangible and targeted. This workshop will consider the nature of formative and summative feedback and consider University policy on feedback and expectations. Register through the link provided.
Thursday 15
12:00 - CANCELLED - SEMINAR - Bayliss Seminar Series More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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Molecular Phenotyping in Precision and Preventive Medicine

15:00 - SEMINAR - Centre for Muslim States and Societies Seminar Series 2019 : India's Gamble in Kashmir: Implications for Stability and Militancy More Information
On 5 August 2019, in a highly controversial decision, the Indian government revoked the special status given to the Indian-administered, Muslim-majority Kashmir. This move brought an end to the internal autonomy given to this disputed region under the Indian Constitution, sparking fears of increased instability, if not confrontations, in the region. This seminar by Professor Samina Yasmeen, Director at the Centre for the Muslim States and Societies, will assess the implications of revoking special status for Kashmir for regional and global stability as well as militancy in the region.

Professor Samina Yasmeen AM is a teacher and researcher in UWA’s School of Social Sciences, and director and founder of the University’s Centre for the Muslim States and Societies. She focuses on understanding perceptions of and by Muslims and Islam around the world and seeks to make an impact on Australian and global politics. She is a specialist in political and strategic development in South Asia and the role of Islam in World Politics. She has published articles on the position of Pakistani and Middle Eastern women, the role of Muslims in Australia and India_Pakistan relations.

ENTRY: Free, but please RSVP to [email protected]

16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : The future of archaeology and heritage politics in an era of Belt and Road More Information
Incorporating two thirds of the world's population and more than 70 countries, the Belt and Road Initiative has been described as the most significant and far-reaching initiative that China has ever put forward. Framed as a 'revival' of the Silk Roads for the 21st century, Belt and Road rests on a compelling, romanticised idea of pre-modern globalisation; a story of peaceful trade, of East meets West and of civilisations in harmonious dialogue. Such Silk Road themes were fashioned by explorers and scholars in Central Asia in the late 19th century, and in the aftermath of World War II and Cold War the Silk Road emerged as a platform for fostering intercultural dialogue, peace and tolerance. Today Beijing takes up such themes for its own strategic purposes and to link continents and partners by land and sea. This presentation explores how the political economy of Belt and Road connectivity is transforming long-standing ideas about culture and history, reframing and displacing discourses of archaeology and heritage rooted in national and ethnic categories with a language of routes and shared pasts. Belt and Road is creating new ways of imagining Eurasia's past, giving visibility to much neglected themes and regions; but, in doing so, it is also transforming the politics of the past, entangling academics and cultural policy institutions in new, unfamiliar forces. The talk considers such issues and the degree to which GIS, world heritage and archaeological collaborations are unwitting agents in the accumulation of new forms of state power.

Bio: Tim Winter is a Professor of Critical Heritage Studies and Australian Research Council Fellow at UWA. He is the former President of the Association of Critical Heritage STudies and has conducted research across a number of countries, primarily in Asia. Interdisciplinary in nature, his work addresses how the past comes to be mobilised in the present for political and economic purposes.

Friday 16
11:00 - SEMINAR - Construction and Infrastructure in the Philippines at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century More Information
Infrastructure and construction are the two physical aspects of village life discussed in this seminar. Roads and trails, where they existed, were located near or within towns since the lack of wheeled vehicles and the availability of waterways for easy travel by boat made these unsuited and undesirable for long distance travel. For towns to be viable, they needed supplies of fresh water for drinking and clean water for cooking. A location near natural springs or shallow sources of water for access by wells was essential. Construction required both wood and tools and those with the expertise to use them. The wood of magnificent trees supplied the material for posts and beams, and the grasses, palms and bamboo the material for cladding. Temporary structures were built in the fields or in the forest to provide shelter, and in the trees for defense, but it was the house which provided a permanent home. Discussed are the parts of the house and its construction from planning and measurement to completion. Emphasis will also be on the sources which provided the needed information, and on an explanation of the linguistic changes needed to relate terms across languages.

13:00 - EVENT - Activist Writing: Balancing Risk and Safety : What risks do academics, activists and artists take in their work? NTEU Bluestocking Week panel discussion More Information
Bluestocking Week (12 - 16 August) is an initiative recognising women in the workplace. The UWA NTEU Branch will host a panel discussion on the risks academics, activists and artists take with their writing.

Panelists:

Zainab Syed (poet, producer, educator)

Dr Liana Joy Christensen (writer, editor, academic)

Dr Sally Knowles (activist, artist, academic)

with a message from Renée Pettitt-Schipp, winner of the WA Premier's Book Award for an Emerging Writer.

Facilitator: Dr Sanna Peden (NTEU UWA Branch President)

13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Lunchtime Concert | UWA Guitar Studio Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from with the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

This week the UWA Guitar Studio will present a free concert of solo and chamber repertoire, featuring some very special works including Bill Kannengieser’s rarely performed 'Gongan' for prepared guitar quartet.

UWA's guitar students take the stage this week to present a beautiful program of solo and chamber works for the guitar.

Free entry, no bookings required.

16:30 - COURSE - UWA Music presents: Accelerate! Guitars More Information
Accelerate is UWA's elite performance-training program for students in Years 10 to 12 who are looking to take their playing to the next level. Students will participate in weekly workshops, masterclasses and rehearsals culminating in a performance on 12 September.

The program runs on Friday afternoons 4.30 to 6.30 from August 16.

Further information at music.uwa.edu.au

17:00 - Masterclass - UWA Music presents: Open Percussion Masterclass by Emmanuel Séjourné More Information
French musician Emmanuel Séjourné is one of the world’s most influential percussion performers, composers and pedagogues. Head of Percussion at the Strasbourg Academy of Music/ Conservatory, he has delivered masterclasses on six continents, specialising in mallet instrument technique.

Percussionists and percussion teachers are invited to join Séjourné for an illuminating masterclass on mallet instrument pedagogy, pedalling techniques on vibraphone and sight-reading on mallet instruments.

Free entry - bookings essential

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