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 May 2016
Thursday 05
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Homo cantans; Reverse-engineering the evolution of the human singing voice More Information
Developments in several disciplines over the last few decades have initiated a re-examination of Darwin’s conjecture, arising from both his theories of natural and sexual selection, that a capacity for vocal music evolved in humans prior to language and, indeed, presented the articulatory and aural (...)
Friday 06
13:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : The (Re)Construction of Western Conceptions of Outdoor Leisure in Post-Mao Urban China More Information
Drawing on three months of fieldwork in the cities of Guangzhou, Chengdu and Xuchang, this presentation explores a Chinese version of outdoor leisure called huwai xiuxian. Outdoor leisure has been booming over the last three decades, not only as a new form of holiday making among the urban middle-cl (...)
Thursday 12
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Rock Art Use and Abuse in South Africa Today More Information
South Africa is unique in the contemporary world in that it uses indigenous rock art images in its major national symbols. For example rock art appears at the heart of the national coat-of-arms and on all banknotes. One can judge whether a banknote is genuine by folding it and seeing whether the (...)
Thursday 19
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Gallop House / Nanulgarup Uncovering Perth’s Multi-Cultural Past More Information
Notionally, Gallop House, Dalkeith, WA is a heritage-listed colonial house built c. 1873on the banks of Derbarl Yerrigan (Swan River).However, the house is just one extant part of a wider, multi-ethnic colonial landscape. Settled by Adam Armstrong in 1831 CE, the property has had multiple owners (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - PUBLIC TALK : China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: A Game Changer in the Region?" More Information
CMSS and AIIA WA public talk by Mr Anwaar Ul Haq, Spokesperson for Balochistan government, Pakistan, on "China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: A Game Changer in the Region?"
Friday 20
13:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : Understanding Academic Cheating in Senior Secondary Schools in Indonesia and Its Relation to Corruption More Information
Academic cheating is a serious problem for many countries, with the highest prevalence of the misconduct found in the senior secondary level of school (Craig & Evans, 1990; Schab, 1991; Anderman & Midgley, 2004; Finn & Frone, 2004). In Indonesia, academic cheating is mainly spotted in (...)
Thursday 26
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Investigating 50,000 years of Aboriginal Maritime Adaptations from the Carnarvon Bioregion More Information
My thesis will focus on long-term marine assemblages from the Carnarvon Bioregion of north-west Australia and is part of the larger ARC Barrow Island Archaeology Project (BIAP). Dating of archaeological record on Barrow Island positions early shellfish and faunal assemblages as some of the earliest (...)
Friday 27
13:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : Critical Thinking’ and Pedagogical Implications for Higher Education More Information
Global higher education is now situated in an open information environment in which national borders are routinely crossed and cultural identities are constantly shaped through encounters with diverse others. With over 4.5 million students on the move, pedagogical implications are potentially (...)

15:30 - FESTIVAL - Africa Day 2016 : The Origins and Future of African Unity More Information
AFRICA DAY is celebrated internationally each year on 25 May in commemoration of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963. Among the OAU's key purposes was to promote Pan-Africanism, integration and unity between Africa's newly independent states during the era of (...)

 June 2016
Friday 03
14:30 - EVENT - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES : Counselling and psychotherapy for people that present with physical symptoms: charting sense making and experiential change over time More Information
Presenting ideas on the lived experience of people suffering with symptoms that are medically unexplained or diagnostically uncertain, based on practice experience, patient consultations and reviews of the literature. Particular issues that loom large include not feeling understood, relationship (...)
Tuesday 21
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - A public lecture : The Deep History of Sea Country: colonisation, submerged landscapes and the archaeology of Australia’s coasts More Information
The sea is central to the lives of contemporary coastal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia. Indigenous histories and archaeologies show the sea to be a vital source of subsistence, raw materials, spirituality and connection with other peoples. Coasts, and especially (...)

 August 2016
Friday 12
13:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : The Notion of Creativity in Chinese History More Information
A wide perception about China is that the Chinese only imitate foreign creativity. The notion of creativity is not heavily studied by sinologists and deserves a better discussion from an inter-disciplinary view. This presentation will examine how renowned individuals in Chinese history viewed (...)
Thursday 25
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : How dare our Prehistoric have a Prehistory of its own?’ First insights from the historiography of (Francophone) archaeology in the Pacific. More Information
The CBAP (Collective History of Archaeology in the Pacific) project is a 5 years research program led by Matthew Spriggs that aims to develop a systematic historiography of archaeology in the Pacific. In this seminar I will present a general overview of the project, before detailing my particular (...)
Friday 26
13:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : Night(mare) and the City: The Transnational Context of Film Noir and Modernity in Korea and Japan More Information
In recent decades, numerous films from Japan and Korea have been produced using characteristics associated with film noir. Much of the scholarly discussion of this body of ‘East Asian noir’ has tended to merely focus on the extent to which, through their use of aesthetic, they fit the genre (...)

 September 2016
Thursday 01
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : UMR PACEA, CNRS - Université de Bordeaux, France Rock Art Research Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa More Information
The spatial distribution of chemical species on and within a rock art panel can help to better understand the relations between paint materials, deposits and alteration products and catch a glimpse of events related to the making, alteration and use of the paintings. Analyses of micro samples with (...)
Friday 02
13:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : Peripheral sites of intimacy in Japan: Ba and the Café More Information
Trends in marriage, divorce and longevity mean that Japanese people are spending less of their adult lives married. In Japan, as in other countries, this delay and decline in marriage and the correlated decline in fertility, has been variously construed as proof of social crisis, the triumph of (...)
Thursday 08
16:00 - EVENT - Archaeology Seminar Series : Murujuga: Dynamics of the Dreaming More Information
For Research Week at UWA, Traditional Owners from Murujuga (Burrup Peninsula) are visiting UWA to learn about university research and to co-present findings from the first 13 months of an ARC Linkage project, Murujuga: Dynamics of the Dreaming. This project is a partnership between Murujuga (...)
Friday 09
14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology / Sociology Seminar Series : Transnational therapeutic encounters: Understanding the health-seeking behaviour of Indian-Australians and Anglo-Australians with depression More Information
In this paper I draw on ethnographic data from Melbourne, Australia to explore how Indian and Anglo-Australians with depression procure medicines transnationally. From young Australians who buy (via e-pharmacies) American proteins and Chinese pills for ‘wellbeing’ to Indians who bring in (...)
Thursday 15
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Contextualising the Stone Arrangements of the Dampier Archipelago and Murujuga More Information
The modification of the landscape through the construction of stone arrangements at Murujuga and across the Dampier Archipelago is a clear example of humans engaging with and impacting upon their environment. Some of the densest concentrations of stone arrangements in Australia are found in this (...)
Wednesday 21
16:30 - FREE LECTURE - Australia-China Relations in an Era of Global Uncertainty Free panel discussion : Free panel discussion More Information
The Perth USAsia Centre and China Matters invite you to a panel discussion on Australia's relations with China examining the nature of the relationship in the context of a global system that is becoming evermore uncertain and complex. Please join us for this event to hear about how issues like the (...)

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