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Events for the public
 March 2016
Monday 28
19:00 - Pilates Short Course - Clinical Pilates - $30 for 30 days : Opportunity to trial group clinical Pilates on Crawley campus More Information
New client special at UWA Exercise & Performance Centre (EPC)! Machine and/or mat based Pilates classes with a focus on efficient and effective movement patterns. Classes designed to strengthen the body whilst building flexibility and mobility.

Sessions may incorporate elements of myofascial and muscle lengthening, contemporary Pilates method (mat and machine) and a variety of props including foam rollers, Fit Balls, Pilates ring, resistance bands, massage balls etc. Max 8 participants per class, and can be tailored for all levels.

Classes are run lunchtime and after work weekdays, plus Saturday mornings. Bookings essential (6488 3333 or [email protected]) UWA EPC is located within the School of Sport Science, Exercise & Health on the Crawley Campus - Parkway Entrance #4, near the pools! All sessions are conducted by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and private health rebates may apply.
Thursday 31
6:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - China In Conversation: Seeking Harmony - Common Diseases in Chinese and Western Medicine Website | More Information
Distinguished speakers from Australia and China sharing insight on the Common Diseases in Chinese and Western Medicine.

16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Pastoral livestock systems in France: managing productivity, landscapes and communities : The Art and Science of Shepherding. Dr Michel Meuret taps into the wisdom of French Herders Website | More Information
In this public lecture, editor of 2014 book The Art and Science of Shepherding: Tapping the Wisdom of French Herders, Dr Michel Meuret shares experience and scientific knowlegde about herding animals and optimising rangeland resources. He describes the essence of the engagement he has had with French shepherds and explains the French systems of grazing and herding techniques, focusing on the experiential know-how practices of the shepherds.

16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : The Archaeology of the Native Mounted Police in Queensland More Information
The ‘History Wars’ sparked a flurry of research into the nature and extent of Aboriginal-settler frontier violence. While vital, this research has been limited to written records largely excluding Indigenous voices. We argue that in order to attain a more holistic and sophisticated insight into the complexities of the frontier we should approach the debate through an entirely new lens: the material evidence for the Queensland Native Mounted Police (NMP) and their activities—both violent and mundane. Our recently commenced ARC project is undertaking the first broad-scale and systematic archaeological investigation of the NMP, including their activities, living and working conditions, the domestic and hierarchical arrangements in camps, and the oral histories of troopers, officers and conflict held by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. By investigating the material evidence for the range of responses to the presence and activities of the NMP, it explores the nexus between the force and local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people across three key areas (Cape York, Central Qld, NW Qld) in order to examine the evolution of the NMP system, and the unfolding of the frontiers it created across space and time. By comparing and contrasting material culture and memory we can we can better understand frontier conflict, the process of colonialism and its effects, settler society’s relationships with Aboriginal peoples both then and now, and how such complexities provide opportunities for ‘reflection upon the options we have ourselves’ (Lydon 1996:161).

18:00 - EVENT - China in Conversation : Seeking Harmony: Common Diseases in Chinese and Western Medicine Website | More Information
China in Conversation is a high-level public forum series presented by Confucius Institute at UWA on hot topics in various aspects of contemporary China, inviting experts from China and Australia to dialogue in order to exchange their views and thus to enhance mutual understanding of different cultures.

Medical experts of Xiamen University and University of Western Australia, will discuss common diseases from the perspectives of traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine.

 April 2016
Friday 01
2:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology / Sociology Seminar Series : Anthropology and Sociology in Australia: Asymmetries and Vexed Institutional Relationships More Information
The ambit of the social sciences stretches across traditional disciplines, such as anthropology and sociology, which are closed bound by internal academic cultures, and others that are more responsive to external links, such as education and law’ (Macintyre 2010, p. 4).

This presentation was first given in the World Council of Anthropological Associations roundtable entitled ‘Do Good Fences make Good Neighbours?: Perspectives on the Anthropology-Sociology Relationship from Plural Global Vantage Points’ as part of the IUAES intercongress in Bangkok in July 2015 with the conference theme ‘Re-imagining Anthropological and Sociological Boundaries’. It is intended not as a formal paper, but as a set of prefatory remarks to inspire a discussion which will hopefully take up most of the seminar time. These remarks trace the development of Anthropology and Sociology as disciplines in the Australian context from their quite different institutional origins, despite the expected overlaps that might be expected from the heritage of the British tradition of Social Anthropology. Based on consulting university websites, it summarises the relative presence of anthropology and sociology as departments and programs and as content in units taught across all Australian universities, building on Marginson’s (1999) classification of sandstone universities, red brick universities, unitechs, gumtree universities, new universities and private universities. In order to stimulate discussion, it suggests some tentative interpretations of why Sociology has gained a larger presence in most categories of universities (e.g. having far larger numbers of staff in the joint departments found in Gumtree universities) based on institutional trends related to audit culture and original specifications of the theoretical scope of the disciplines.

13:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : Mountain Changers: Lifestyle Migration in Southwest China More Information
In the early twenty-first century, the People's Republic of China continues its remarkable transformation that encompasses all facets of social life. One of the most significant, visible forms of such change is urbanization. Chinese cities are rapidly expanding and, according to some reports, will grow by a staggering 400 million people over the next several decades. In just under forty years China will have transformed from a predominantly rural to urban society, a pace of urbanization not matched in previous human experience.

Yet while migration in China has in recent decades been overwhelmingly of people moving from the countryside to the city, and to a lesser extent migration of more well educated urbanites and professionals between cities, there has been a small flow of people in the other direction, that is, of those leaving the metropolises of the eastern seaboard to seek out alternative lifestyles in the mountains of western China, and in particular to places like Yunnan in the southwest. These are akin to the "sea changers" and "tree changers" found in more affluent Western societies and can be included in the relatively new phenomenon of "lifestyle migration." This paper provides a preliminary overview of this phenomenon in the context of Dali, a prefectural city in Yunnan Province.

13:00 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music presents - Free Lunchtime Concert: School of Music Staff Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday in our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the finest musical talent locally, nationally and within the School.

This week School of Music Staff Ashley Smith (clarinet), Suzanne Wijsman (cello), Andrew Foote (voice), Adam Pinto (piano), Martina Leigat-Wilson (piano) and Tzvi Freidl (viola) present a program of works by Brahms and Schumann.

Free entry - no bookings required!

Free performances every Friday during semester at 1pm and at 5pm! Come and see our young emerging artists delight and inspire!

17:00 - Masterclass - School of Music presents - [email protected] Masterclass: Shaun Lee Chen (violin) Website | More Information
The ideal way to start your weekend, [email protected] offers unique musical experiences to delight all music lovers. See young artists be inspired through a variety of masterclasses, workshops, pre-concert talks, lectures and Q&A sessions. Delve deep into music or simply enjoy a free informal performance to kick-start your weekend.

Masterclass: Shaun Lee Chen (Violin). Shaun Lee Chen is Concertmaster of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and member of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. In 2016 he returns to UWA as our Artist in Residence (Strings) - in this Masterclass he will work with UWA and high school violinists on all aspects of technique and performance.

Fridays 5pm (Bar open) - event 5.30pm - 6.45pm Free entry - no bookings required
Monday 04
14:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Public Lecture : Now for the hard part: Building state capacity as the frontier development issue More Information
Michael Woolcock is Lead Social Development Specialist in the World Bank's Development Research Group, where he was worked since 1998. He is also a (part-time) Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. His current research focuses on strategies for enhancing state capability for implementation, on crafting more effective interaction between informal and formal justice systems, and on using mixed methods to assess 'complex' development interventions.

17:00 - PUBLIC TALK - International Development - Ways Forward : An open forum about International Development with speakers from industry and academia. Website | More Information
Join our lively discussion on International Development with Dr Michael Woolcock from The World Bank and Mrs Dibya Gurung from DeKMIS, as well as Dr Petra Tschakert (UWA), Dr Amin Mugera (UWA), and Dr Graham Brown (UWA).

17:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Public Forum : International Development – Ways Forward More Information
Discover the exciting possibilities and challenges of International Development at our event.

Join our lively discussion on International Development with Dr Michael Woolcock from The World Bank and Mrs Dibya Gurung from DeKMIS, as well as Dr Petra Tschakert, Dr Amin Mugera, and Dr Graham Brown (UWA).

TOPICS: International Development and the official launch of the Master of International Development program.
Tuesday 05
17:00 - SEMINAR - School of Music presents - Free Research Seminar: David Tunley Website | More Information
David Tunley: À l'’orient! Early 19th -century French glimpses of the exotic

Against the wider background of East-versus-West from the time of the Crusades this paper focuses upon early 19th-century French interest in eastern music and the attempts to incorporate it into some of the songs (mélodies) of the period. It pre-dates the music of Debussy, Ravel and others whose revolutionary musical techniques were able to absorb elements of the exotic to a far greater extent.

Free entry - all welcome!
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 continents demonstrates the importance of this technology for our deep history. This lecture covers the first 30,000 years of people's use of string and how they used it to change the world.

This lecture is the first in a series of talks that are part of the 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' exhibition, presented by the WA Museum. The exhibition will be on show from 13 Feb 2016 – 18 Jun 2016.

18:00 - BOOK LAUNCH - Book launch: Leaving Elvis and other stories by Michelle Michau-Crawford : Celebrate the release of Leaving Elvis, the debut collection of stories by award-winning local writer Michelle Michau-Crawford Website | More Information
UWA Publishing warmly invites you to celebrate the release of Leaving Elvis and other stories by Michelle Michau-Crawford.

Michelle is a Western Australian author whose debut collection of stories constitutes a significant contribution to Australian literature. The thirteen closely linked stories of one family and the rippling of consequences across three generations play out against the backdrop of a changing Australia.

Leaving Elvis and other stories will be launched by Julia Lawrinson, young adult and children's author.

When: Wednesday 6th April 6:00pm

Where: Love House courtyard, 28 Broadway (Corner Cooper St), Nedlands, 6009

Please RSVP by Monday 4th April for catering purposes.
Thursday 07
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Bright, Breezy, Bracing South Beach Fremantle’s Seaside Playground More Information
From the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth century, South Beach enjoyed a period of extraordinary popularity as a leisure destination, attracting an estimated 35,000 people to its opening ceremony in 1909. However, at the South Beach of today, little remains to indicate this vibrant past, prompting the consideration of reasons for its eventual decline and the dismantling of its facilities. Sea bathing and beach culture at South Beach constitute an important aspect of the social history and local identity of South Fremantle and surrounding area, making South Beach a useful case study to explore how archaeological method and theory helps us understand the recent past.

17:00 - Masterclass - School of Music presents - Masterclass: Tania Frazer (Double reeds) Website | More Information
Tania Frazer is the solo oboist and Creative Director of the Southern Cross Soloists, one of Australia’s leading chamber music ensembles. A dedicated teacher, Tania is also the oboe lecturer at the University of Queensland in Brisbane and Director of the Southern Cross Soloists Winter Music School.

This Masterclass is suitable for all wind students, but particularly oboists and bassoonists. Students, teachers and the general public all welcome!

Free Entry, no bookings required

17:00 - Masterclass - School of Music presents - Keyed Up! Masterclass: Alex Raineri (piano) Website | More Information
Alex Raineri, described by Limelight Magazine as ‘a soloist of superb skill and musicality’, is an active soloist and chamber musician, currently based in Brisbane.

His performance experience includes tours of California, South- East Asia, England, New Zealand, Germany and a vast amount of recital and chamber music engagements in Australia, including regular broadcasts on ABC Classic FM and the MBS Networks.

He has performed concertos with the Queensland, Tasmanian, Darwin and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, Queensland Pops Orchestra and the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2014, Alex was the winner of the Australian National Piano Award and Kerikeri International Piano Competition.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see Alex work with UWA and high-school pianists. All welcome!

Free Entry, no bookings required
Friday 08
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music presents - Free Lunchtime Concert: Southern Cross Soloists - Three's Company Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday in our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the finest musical talent locally, nationally and within the School

This week Southern Cross Soloists present 'Three’s Company'

Members of the Southern Cross Soloists: Tania Frazer (oboe), Ashley Smith (clarinet) and Alex Raineri (piano)

With guests from Ensemble Vagabond (UWA Ensemble in Residence): Adam Mikulicz (bassoon) and Julia Brooke (horn)

PROGRAM Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin (1917) (arr. P. Dean) Mendelssohn: Variations sérieuses Op. 54 (1841) Debussy: Première rhapsodie for clarinet and piano (1910) Mendelssohn: Konzertstück No. 2, Op. 114 (1833) Argell: Blues for D.D. (1997)

Free entry - no bookings required!

Free performances every Friday during semester at 1pm and at 5pm!

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology / Sociology Seminar Series : Dirty Little Freaks: The containment and remediation of adolescents with severe intellectual disabilities More Information

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