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 April 2014
Tuesday 08
11:00 - EXPO - Study Abroad & Exchange Fair : A festival of international study opportunities for UWA students More Information
There will be presentations by international visitors, games, prizes, a photo booth, treats on offer and lots and lots of information about exchange and study abroad opportunities for UWA students.
Friday 11
15:00 - EVENT - Evolution of Human Communities: A Primatologist’s Perspective : Public talk with Cyril Grueter Website | More Information
One of the universal features of human sociality is the fact that our social networks are highly integrated: human societies exhibit several nested social layers including families, bands and communities. Several factors have been identified as creating disincentives for hostile intergroup (...)
Saturday 12
12:10 - SYMPOSIUM - Creative Expressions of Muslim Identity through Contemporary Art : Presented by The Centre for Muslim States and Societies and Alif Arts Hub Website | More Information
In recent years there has been an international boom of contemporary arts by Muslims living in and outside the West. This global eruption of creative expression defies traditional boundaries by melding histories, lived experiences and artistic practices in an effort to express multiple Muslim (...)
Tuesday 22
12:00 - SYMPOSIUM - Invisible Difference: Interrogating ‘frictionless’ migration Symposium Website | More Information
Mobility brings with it the likelihood of interactions between people who are culturally and physically different. This is particularly the case as people move across national borders, often to countries geographically and culturally distant from their own. Research on the notion of ‘visible (...)
Wednesday 30
16:00 - SEMINAR - 'School of Social Sciences Event Series - Professor David Trigger : Indigeneity, identity and representation in north Australia’s Gulf Country (co authors: Richard Martin, Philip Mead) More Information
The Aboriginal author Alexis Wright’s novels Plains of Promise (1997), Carpentaria (2006) and The Swan Book (2013) have prompted scholars and critics towards enthusiastic comparisons with the ground breaking work of a range of international writers. With her novels all set partly in the remote Gulf (...)

17:00 - LECTURE - Public Lecture by Dr Khalid Zaheer: Women's Rights and Duties in Islam : This CMSS lecture explores the topic of women's rights in Islam Website | More Information
Dr Khalid Zaheer is the Scholar at Understanding Islam UK (UIUK) since May 2012. UIUK is a non-political organization established in UK as a registered charity since 2001 for spreading a non-sectarian, peace-promoting, and moderate message of Islam based on the two authentic sources of Qur'an and (...)

 May 2014
Thursday 01
17:00 - LECTURE - Public Lecture by Dr Khalid Zaheer: Interfaith Dialogue in the Contemporary World : This CMSS lecture explores the merits and promotion of interfaith dialogue today. Website | More Information
Dr Khalid Zaheer is the Scholar at Understanding Islam UK (UIUK) since May 2012. UIUK is a non-political organization established in UK as a registered charity since 2001 for spreading a non-sectarian, peace-promoting, and moderate message of Islam based on the two authentic sources of Qur'an and (...)
Friday 02
18:00 - EXHIBITION OPENING - p a n o r a m a + Transcending Borders + Worldwide Backyard Website | More Information
Winthrop Professor Ted Snell, Director of the UWA Cultural Precinct, invites you to the opening of three new exhibitions: p a n o r a m a + Transcending Borders + Worldwide Backyard at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

Visit the gallery website for more information on the event and (...)
Thursday 08
16:00 - SEMINAR - Desert Rock Art: A Tale of Two Continents - Winthrop Professor Jo McDonald : Archaeology Seminar Series 2014 More Information
Occupation of the Australian arid zone started soon after 50,000 years ago. Since this time, hunter-gatherers across this driest continent on earth have demonstrated all of the modern-human hallmarks: resilience and aesthetics. People’s movement into an ecologically diverse continent and the (...)
Friday 09
13:30 - SEMINAR - Typhoon: Climate, history and society in The Philippines - Professor James Warren, Murdoch University : Asian Studies Seminar Series More Information
Typhoons have been largely ignored in Philippine historiography until quite recently. Cyclonic storms have helped shape the character —physically, economically, socially and culturally— of particular areas in the Philippines, especially the northern and southern extremities of Luzon, the Visayas (...)
Friday 16
11:00 - SEMINAR - Tourism and Theatre: performing and consuming Indigeneity in an Australian Wildlife Sanctuary : Anthropology/Sociology Seminar Series More Information
The article explores the social and cultural production of Indigeneity in a wildlife sanctuary on the Australian Gold Coast. We note that the human and animal characters that form the displays of the sanctuary work toward the assemblage of a largely consistent underlying theme. The latter (...)
Saturday 17
10:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Excavating the Future: Archaeology and Technology : UWA Archaeology Department celebrates National Archaeology Week on 17 May Website | More Information
The UWA Archaeology Department invites you to join us to celebrate National Archaeology Week on Saturday, 17 May.

What do archaeologists actually do? How do archaeologists use cutting-edge technology in their research? What kind of archaeological research goes on at UWA? How can you even (...)
Tuesday 20
13:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - India-Pakistan Relations: An Overview : CMSS Presents: A Public Lecture by Dr. Sanu Kainikara Website | More Information
Ever since the birth of Pakistan and India as independent nations after the partition of the Indian sub-continent in 1947, Indo-Pak relations have been vexed to say the least. The nations have fought three accepted wars; two unacknowledged wars; and is still in the throes of insurgency and counter-i (...)
Thursday 22
16:00 - SEMINAR - Anarchaeology of Graffiti - Sven Ouzman, UWA : Archaeology Seminar Series 2014 More Information
Is Archaeology a tool – or even pathology – of European colonisation? Does it have liberatory potential? Can there be an archaeology of today and of tomorrow?

Increasingly, archaeologists are becoming aware of the discipline’s history and the need to de-colonise much of its theory and (...)
Friday 23
11:00 - SEMINAR - ‘Belonging’ in the land down-under: insights from three methodologies - Professor Farida Fozdar Professor/Future Fellow Anthropology and Sociology : Anthropology Seminar Series 2014 More Information
This seminar is a trial run for paper to be presented at the International Sociological Association conference in July. The paper considers differences in articulations of belonging in Australia generated using three different methodologies among different populations. Results from face to face (...)
Thursday 29
16:00 - SEMINAR - Virtual diving: analysis of the archaeological value in image-based three-dimensional digital reconstructions of underwater shipwreck sites in Western Australia : Archaeology Seminar Series 2014 More Information
This study proposes to contribute to techniques and methods for recording underwater archaeological sites by testing and refining a methodology for accurate and affordable image-based 3D modelling of shipwrecks in Western Australia (WA). Ultimately, providing a detailed, accurate and informative (...)

18:00 - PRESENTATION - What's Christianity Ever Done for Education? : This WXED talk will trace several pillars of today's Education system that arose from an adventurous Christianity. More Information
It began with chimney sweeps and is now publicly funded universal education. In this and other stories, this WXED talk will trace several pillars of today's Education system that arose from an adventurous Christianity. Is there today a potential for teachers and students in a new ongoing (...)
Friday 30
11:00 - SEMINAR - Manwurrk narriwurlhkemen (we have to light bushfires): How White people have come to understand the way Arnhemlanders use fire in the landscape : Anthropology Seminar Series 2014 More Information
In the penultimate chapter of The politics of suffering, Peter Sutton offers some examples of what he considers to be true reconciliation between Aboriginal and White Australians, sharing experiences and entering into the life worlds of each other. His examples are of anthropologists and key (...)

12:00 - SEMINAR - Bridging oral and literary modes in recent Indigenous Australian film and television’ : Social Sciences Seminar Series More Information
Reconciliation is “a journey”. The destination is a state of being where “understanding, unity, trust and respect” between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is the norm (https://www.icv.com.au/). Reaching this state, however, is hampered by many things including the widespread belief among (...)

 June 2014
Tuesday 24
12:00 - SEMINAR - Sarah Knuckey, Columbia University, Law, Drones, and Targeted Killing More Information
Sarah Knuckey (incoming director of the Human Rights Clinic at Columbia University, New York) will speak on “Law, Drones, and Targeted Killing” at 12 noon on Tuesday 24 June, in room 294 in the Old Econ and Commerce Building. All welcome.


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