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 February 2016
Thursday 18
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Ochre pigments and symbolic artefacts in the Swabian Jura More Information
One of the most significant questions in archaeology asks when hominins started to exhibit characteristics of "modern" behaviour, such as complex syntactical language, abstract thinking, planning depth, behavioral, technological and economical innovativeness, and symbolic behavior. This (...)
Friday 19
18:00 - EXHIBITION OPENING - Exhibition Opening - Bharti Kher: In Her Own Language Website | More Information
Join us for the opening of our first exhibition for 2016, Bharti Kher: In Her Own Language, presented as part of the Perth International Arts Festival.

The exhibition will be opened by author, novelist and social commentator Jane Caro in the presence of the artist.

FREE to (...)
Thursday 25
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar : Walking through words and images Writing and Art at Saibai Island, Torres Strait More Information
This presentation examines publicly visible writing, painting and carved images at Saibai Island, Torres Strait, a border area of Australia. They have flourished since Papua New Guinea established its sovereignty in 1975 and in them we can see processes of social differentiation mobilised around (...)

 March 2016
Thursday 03
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Kimberley Visions - Rock Art, Plant Depictions, Style Provinces More Information
In this discursive-style presentation we discuss interrelated and current research issues and projects from the Kimberley region. These cover topics such as: -Why are potentially earlier dates for figurative art in the Kimberley significant? -Are multi-phase depictions of plants such as yams (...)
Friday 04
14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series : Choosing International: a Case Study of Globally Mobile Parents More Information
We start from the notion of Ball&Nikita (2014) who ask for considering “the educational choices and choice making contexts of a burgeoning, mobile, post-national middle class who operate on a global scale, or perhaps more precisely, who act locally and think globally.” Our data basis consists (...)
Tuesday 08
13:00 - EVENT - UWA Staff & Student Lecture with Associate Professor Tetsuya Toyoda : "East Asian Territorial Disputes and International Law" Website | More Information
Mr Tetsuya Toyoda is the Deputy Director and Associate Professor of the Institute for Asian Studies and Regional Collaboration at Akita International University (AIU) in Japan. He has taught International Law and International Organisations at AIU since 2007. Mr Toyoda was a project researcher at (...)
Thursday 10
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar : Did the Tasmanian Aborigines eat fish? More Information
The presence or absence of fish in the Tasmanian archaeological record has long been a lightening rod for the broader debates about the level of social and technological impacts within isolated human populations. The narrative has largely been driven by data derived from the Rocky Cape caves, dug (...)
Friday 11
14:30 - SEMINAR - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES : Human Sentience and Ideas of Empathy: A Neuroanthropological Study of the Sensory Life Worlds of Women With Fibromyalgia and/or Autism Spectrum Condition More Information
Human Sentience and Ideas of Empathy: A Neuroanthropological Study of the Sensory Life Worlds of Women With Fibromyalgia and/or Autism Spectrum Condition

This proposed ethnographic study poses the question: How are biomedical interpretations of fibromyalgia (FM) and autism spectrum (...)
Thursday 17
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar/Earth Sciences : The record of past climates in tsunami deposits More Information
Professor Christophe Lécuyer received his PhD in petrology and geochemistry from the University of Rennes France) in 1989, and also obtained a position at CNRS. He has worked as a Research Associate at the University of Michigan (1990-1991) where his research began on past global climate change. In (...)
Friday 18
2:30 - SEMINAR - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES : Governmental Discipline and the Limits of Agency: Singapore’s Developing National Identity, New Media, and its Generation Y More Information
The People’s Action Party, Singapore’s governing political party, has since independence in 1965,imposed strict restrictions on the Singaporean populace. Using direct and indirect measures to manage the city-state, the resultant climate of fear has developed widespread use of out-of-bound markers (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : ‘Not-so Anglo’: Representations of Australianness and Migrant Cultural Identities in Contemporary Australian Women’s Fiction More Information
This presentation will offer an overview of my doctoral research project, which focuses on representations of migrant cultural identities in selected fictional works by second-generation Australian women writers of Asian and Middle-Eastern backgrounds.

My research focuses on an emerging (...)
Wednesday 23
17:00 - PRESENTATION - Perth USAsia Centre - Election Watch 2016 - Book Presentation by Dr David Smith : "Religious Persecution and Political Order in the United States" Website | More Information
The Perth USAsia Centre in collaboration with the United States Studies Centre is proud to welcome Dr David Smith to Perth for our inaugural Election Watch 2016 event with a special book presentation. His book, Religious Persecution and Political Order in the United States, examines why the state (...)
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 - 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 (...)

 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 (...)

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 (...)
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 (...)

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 (...)
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 (...)
Friday 08
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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