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Displaying from Monday, March 17, 2014
 March 2014
Monday 17
13:00 - SYMPOSIUM - SYMPOSIUM - Shadow Land: Memory and Colonialism Website | More Information
Since 1995, artist Anne Ferran has been examining and rediscovering Australia’s colonial history, through museum collections, photographic archives and archaeological sites.

Her investigation into Australia’s colonial past, especially its lost histories of incarceration, offers a rich (...)

16:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Perth USAsia Centre presents a public lecture from New York Times Editorial Board Member Carol Giacomo Website | More Information
Visting New York Times editorial board member Carol Giacomo will be at UWA and talking with students on covering the world from home and abroad; looking at the challenges facing journalists covering foreign policy issues. An established commentator on US foreign policy, Ms Giacomo also discusses (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Public Lecture Series 2 - Understanding Chinese Economy, Investment and Business More Information
As Australia's future is so bound up with that of China, it is important that we understand the ongoing changes in China, especially its economy. The Confucius Institute at The University of Western Australia is inviting you to join the second lecture series on “Understanding China --- China's (...)
Tuesday 18
9:00 - WORKSHOP - The #altac Track: Strategies to imagine and build alternative academic careers Website | More Information
#Altac careers have been described as off the tenure track, but within the academic orbit. These positions are serviced by “hybrid humanities scholars” who work in a diverse range of institutions including universities, cultural heritage bodies, libraries, museums, academic publishing, and the (...)

9:00 - WORKSHOP - A Taste of HuNI: Using the HuNI Virtual Laboratory Website | More Information
This FREE workshop is designed to introduce humanities researchers to the HuNI Virtual Laboratory.

Researchers will be given an introduction to the contents and capabilities of the HuNI VL, and its relationship to the various contributing datasets. They will learn how to create their (...)

14:00 - CONFERENCE - Digital Humanities Australasia 2014 Conference Website | More Information
The biennial conference of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH). aaDH was formed to strengthen the digital humanities research community and is a member of the international Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO).

Join us from 18th – 21st March 2014, on (...)

16:30 - FREE LECTURE - School of Music Presents: Research Seminar Series - Jon Prince Website | More Information
Jon Prince

How melodic contour, rhythm, tonality, and metre affect musical similarity and expectancy
Wednesday 19
7:30 - EVENT - UWA Nedlands Bike Breakfast : Celebrate cycling as a great way to travel to UWA. Website | More Information
Cycle to UWA and enjoy a free, full breakfast. Get a free bike check with our bike doctor. See the State Minister for Sport and Recreation launch CycleWest's Strategic Framework for Cycling.

Registrations are essential and will go into the draw to win a $700 spending spree at the winner' (...)

13:00 - FREE LECTURE - Public Lecture by Hanifa Deen: Taslima Nasreen, the Female Rushdie: Freedom of Speech and Islamophobia : CMSS presents: A Public Lecture by Hanifa Deen Website | More Information
Hanifa Deen explores the domestic and international responses to dissident Bangladeshi writer-in-exile, Taslima Nasreen. Following a newspaper interview the author gave in neighbouring India, violent demonstrations broke out in 1994 and she was accused of blasphemy. This led to an international (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - The Enchantment of Remote Islands and Their Peoples : This seminar is part of the Centre for Water Research seminar series. Website | More Information
In part, this seminar is a travelogue and, in part, it is an amateur study in comparative anthropology. While exploring many small, remote and near-isolated islands around the world I became fascinated by the history and sociology of the small human communities that occupied those corners of the (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - How nature makes materials Website | More Information
A lecture by Professor Ullrich Steiner, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge and Australian Academy of Science 2014 Selby Fellow.

Biological organisms have rather limited resources they can use to build the materials they are made of. Given these limitations, the range of (...)
Friday 21
12:30 - EVENT - Harmony Day : An annual event celebrating cultural, linguistic and religious diversity More Information
Harmony Day is an annual event in the UWA calendar that provides an opportunity to affirm and celebrate cultural, linguistic and religious diversity in the campus community.

The Vice-Chancellor, Winthrop Professor Paul Johnson, invites you to join him in the Tropical Grove to hear guest (...)

18:00 - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - First Ordinary Meeting of Convocation for 2014 : First Ordinary Meeting of Convocation for 2014 Website | More Information
Ordinary Meetings of Convocation were originally the general meetings of The University of Western Australia. These meetings of Convocation still provide the opportunity to receive an update on the operations of your University and current issues in tertiary education from the Vice-Chancellor, the (...)
Saturday 22
13:30 - FREE LECTURE - 2 FREE PUBLIC LECTURES : Roman Archaeology Group presents 2 free lectures: Baths of Caracalla & Rome, Renewed : 2 FREE PUBLIC LECTURES - Roman Archaeology Group Website | More Information
2 FREE Lectures - All are welcome! 1:30pm - "Building the Baths of Caracalla" by W/Prof. David Kennedy. 2:30pm - Afternoon Tea. 3pm "Rome, Renewed - the Archaeology of Appropriation" by Rebecca Norman.

N.B. Lectures are FREE, however there is a small charge for the (...)
Tuesday 25
11:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs : Public Lecture on the Role of the Royal Australian Navy in the Indian Ocean Website | More Information
FREE - but registration is essential. The Perth USAsia Centre is pleased to host the Australian Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO CSC to share his views on the mission, challenges and opportunities facing the Royal Australian Navy in the Indian Ocean.

16:30 - FREE LECTURE - School of Music Presents: Research Seminar Series - Jane Ginsborg Website | More Information
Jane Ginsborg

Practice-led research in music-making: What it can tell us about learning

17:00 - FREE LECTURE - 'Want to be a better lover?' : Join Stuart Fenner for a short talk and experience of Christian Meditation. Website | More Information
This session will introduce an approach to meditation which originates from the third century desert monks of Egypt. Because 'God is love', communion with God's Spirit transforms one's life and relationships. Many people who mediate report greater clarity and compassion, for both self and others (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Science fact or fiction? "Doctors can see into our living cells" Website | More Information
An Inquiring Minds lecture by Winthrop Professor David Sampson, Head, Optical+Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (OBEL) and Director, Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation & Analysis (CMCA) at The University of Western Australia.

In this talk, Professor Sampson will tease apart fact (...)
Wednesday 26
16:00 - SEMINAR - What does the Study of Older Men Teach us? Website | More Information
Having trained clinically and in research in Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne, Leon became the inaugural Professor of Geriatric Medicine at The University of Western Australia in 1998. He has established a productive research unit aimed at translational issues focusing on the health needs of older (...)

17:30 - FREE LECTURE - Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture : Annual lecture on a topic related to transgender inclusion More Information
The 2014 Isabelle Lake Memorial Lecture is entitled "Making History: All the places we've been and are still yet to go in the fight for Transgender and Intersex Rights".

The lecture will be deliverd by Aram Hosie, a queer identified transgender man from Perth, Western Australia (...)


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