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 February 2020
Wednesday 05
18:00 - EVENT - Spanish for Beginners : Back by popular demand Website | More Information
Whether you’re enjoying some tapas in the middle of Madrid, or haggling at the markets in Buenos Aires, you’ll get to know the wonderful locals better with some basic Spanish language. Using a communicative approach, students practise language in real and recognisable situations in a cultural (...)
Friday 07
18:00 - LAUNCH - Opening Night: The Long Kiss Goodbye + Boomerang - A National Symbol Website | More Information
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery invites you to the launch of its Season 1 2020 program, featuring the opening of two new exhibitions: 'The Long Kiss Goodbye' and 'Boomerang - A National Symbol'.

Light refreshments will be served.

Presented in association with Perth Festival, 'The (...)
Saturday 08
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Introduction to Digital Photography : Learn from the Master Photographer himself! Website | More Information
Photography is one of the world’s most popular pastimes and yet many people don’t understand how to use and maximise the creative controls of their camera. Regardless of whether you use a compact; DSLR or a mirror-less camera; this workshop will explain the many creative choices you have in setting (...)

10:00 - FUNDRAISER - Summer Booksale! : Save the Children Booksale in Hackett Cafe Website | More Information
For over 50 years the University of Western Australia has held its annual book sale to raise funds for Save the Children. Thanks to the generosity of volunteers from the UWA branch and many others offering up their second hand goods, thousands of donated books are available at bargain prices with (...)
Monday 10
18:00 - EVENT - The Inaugural Laki Jayasuirya Oration : Democracy, Human Rights and Multiculturalism: Can there be consensus? Website | More Information
In honour of the life and rich legacy of Emeritus Professor Laksiri (Laki) Jayasuriya, the UWA Public Policy Institute invites you to attend the inaugural Laki Jayasuriya Oration. The Honourable Geoff Gallop, AC will be delivering the oration, speaking on democracy, human rights and (...)
Friday 14
12:30 - SEMINAR - A preliminary typology of Australian interjections:results and methodological insights More Information
In this seminar I will present a preliminary typology of the interjections documented in 37 languages of diverse genetic affiliation across the Australian continent. I will spell out the results concerning Australian interjections themselves, which for most of them raise the question of whether (...)
Tuesday 18
8:30 - FREE LECTURE - The Japan Symposium 2020 : Australia, Japan and India: Strengthening trilateral strategic relationships in the Indo-Pacific Website | More Information
In collaboration with Japanese Consulate in Perth, the Perth USAsia Centre will convene the Japan Symposium 2020 in February. This is the third annual iteration of a forum for policymakers, business and academic leaders to discuss issues of shared concern in the Indo-Pacific. This year’s Symposium (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Lethal Intersections: women, race and violence Website | More Information
A public lecture by Patricia Hill Collins, Distinguished University Professor Emerita, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland.

In this lecture, internationally renowned sociologist Patricia Hill Collins will consider the concept and practices of intersectionality, a term that (...)
Thursday 27
16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - From satellite imagery to electron microscopy: lessons learned about wildfire management in California : Part of the UWA Environment Seminar series More Information
In combination with recent drought, elevated temperatures, and extended fire seasons, the high fuel loads in fire suppressed forests are contributing to larger and more severe wildfires in the Western United States. Many of these fires occur in the forested montane watersheds that provide 60-90% of (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Public Lecture: Digging in the Desert: Unearthing the Prehistory of Arabia Website | More Information
For the past two years, a team from the University of Western Australia’s Classics and Ancient History Discipline Group has been undertaking archaeological fieldwork in the hinterland of the desert oasis town of AlUla, Saudi Arabia. Most of the 20,000 km2 hinterland is relatively inaccessible but (...)
Friday 28
11:00 - SEMINAR - Hearing the Voice of Chinese International Students at the National Library of Australia More Information
As a recipient of the prestigious Asian Studies Grant, Dr Tao spent four weeks at the National Library of Australia in January 2020, when he was able to explore and investigate into the memoirs published by Chinese international students who studied in Australia since the 1980s. In this talk, Dr (...)

12:30 - SEMINAR - Embedding variationist perspectives in undergraduate linguistics teaching More Information
Abstract

When I began my PhD research on complex language repertoires, I found my linguistic toolkit was pretty empty of the kinds of analytic approaches that would allow me to do justice to the linguistic dexterity of my participants. This is partly down to the luck of the draw; I had (...)

 March 2020
Wednesday 04
17:30 - EVENT - Close to Home: Discovering Female Indonesian Writers : This event will highlight the work of female Indonesian writers who have challenged dominant narratives. Website | More Information
Indonesia is our nearest international neighbour consisting of 17,000 islands. Home to multiple ethnic groups, languages and religions, Indonesia has a rich body of literature. Its complexity reflects the depth and breadth of diversity of its people.

This event, jointly hosted by the (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Trends and dangers in US philanthropy — are there implications for Australia? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Mark Sidel, Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In this lecture, Mark Sidel will discuss some important recent themes in US philanthropy – the role of philanthropy in an era of increasing wealth disparities; adaptations (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Reframing Human Rights: health, ‘dirt’ and ecologies of right-making Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Rosemary J. Jolly, Weiss Chair, Humanities in Literature and Human Rights, Pennsylvania State University and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

A central problem of the UNHR is its dependence on the state and citizenship as the (...)
Thursday 05
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Legal Humanism and the Automation of Everyday Life Website | More Information
A public lecture by Christophe Lazaro, Associate Professor of Law & Society, Centre for Philosophy of Law, University of Louvain and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

An entirely new fauna composed of entities, which are said to be smart and autonomous (...)
Friday 06
12:30 - SEMINAR - The End: how a language dies More Information
Abstract

What Tolstoy wrote about happy and unhappy families applies equally to languages: all living languages are alike; each dying language is dying in its own way. Because the death of a language is a particular death, the death of this language and not some other one, the story of (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - DISONANCE OF “NON-ALIGNED” POST WWII HERITAGE More Information
Abstract

As early as in the late 1940s, Yugoslavia developed its own brand of Socialism based on self-management. In the cultural sphere, the uniqueness of the Yugoslav context gave way to the official renunciation of Soviet Socialist Realism around 1948 and contributed to the rise of a (...)
Monday 09
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - When Animals Talk Back. Perspectives on human-animal communication. Website | More Information
A public lecture by Don Kulick, Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology, Uppsala University, Sweden and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

The past two decades have seen a seismic shift in our understanding of what animals are, what they perceive and think (...)
Tuesday 10
7:30 - EVENT - Friends of the Library : "Why politics?" by Diana Warnock Website | More Information
Diana Warnock, a former newspaper and radio journalist, went into politics at the age of 52 when she was elected as the State member of Parliament for Perth in 1993. Before entering politics, Diana was an activist for about 30 years for women’s rights and for minorities, and always belonged to many (...)


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