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 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.
Friday 27
18:00 - CONCERT - CMSS Musical Evening: with Salamat Ali Khan : A Musical Evening hosted by the CMSS and PAWA Website | More Information
Salamat Ali Khan is one of the leading exponents of the genres of Ghazal and Thumri. Primarily trained by his father Ustad Sharif Khan at the age of 14, Salamat Ali Khan has been able to carve an independent identity in light classical singing.

He has remained for years a dedicated (...)

 July 2014
Tuesday 22
16:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - CMSS Public Lecture: Canadian Muslim Youth and Perceptions of Political Participation : A Public Lecture by Katherine Bullock Website | More Information
News media often portray Canadian Muslim youth as alienated from society and prone to radicalisation. This lecture focuses on a more complex reality of alienation and engagement, seen through the lens of perceptions of political participation. Using qualitative interview data from 30 Muslim youth (...)
Saturday 26
14:00 - TALK - Curator in Conversation Website | More Information
Join in the conversation with exhibition curator Barbara Bynder as she discusses the exhibition Wildflower Dreaming: Shirley Corunna and the Coolbaroo League 1952-1962.

The exhibition presents a snapshot of Shirley’s personal journey, following a move from her home in Three Springs in (...)
Tuesday 29
13:20 - EVENT - The UWA Institute of Agriculture 2014 Industry Forum : Potential for Food Production in northern Western Australia Website | More Information
New agriculture is believed to play a crucial role in the regional transformation of northern Western Australia. There is significant potential for Asia-focused food production and industry to diversify northern Australia’s economy, trade and sustainable use of natural resources over the long term; (...)
Thursday 31
12:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations Seminar Series - Matthew Sawyers and Andrew Chubb : Political Science and International Relations Seminar Series More Information
Matthew Sawyers, UWA: Constraining cyber-warfare: prospects for a normative prescription

Andrew Chubb, UWA: Chinese nationalism, CCP legitimacy and maritime disputes in the Internet era

 August 2014
Tuesday 05
17:00 - FREE LECTURE - Gender and Social Choice in Saudi Arabia: Rights versus the Optimal Social Choice : CMSS Presents: A Public Lecture by Dr. Sean Foley Website | More Information
Although the women’s driving movement in Saudi Arabia has gained tremendous visibility in recent years, it has failed to meet its basic objective: winning women the right to drive. While there is no question that the movement has encountered sustained resistance to its agenda, resistance alone does (...)

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