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Displaying from Thursday, May 25, 2017
 May 2017
Thursday 25
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Livelihoods, Fire Regimes, and Novel Ecosystems in Indigenous Australia and Investigating Dingaal Seascapes on the Great Barrier Reef, Far North Queensland More Information
Livelihoods, Fire Regimes, and Novel Ecosystems in Indigenous Australia

We are currently experiencing what Elizabeth Kolbert calls the planet's sixth great extinction. Australia represents the largest contributor to the mammalian component of this catastrophe. This presentation explores (...)
Friday 26
12:00 - EVENT - Linguistics Seminar Semester one 2017 : Expressing compassion with intonation in languages of central Arnhem Land More Information
Join Maïa Ponsonnet, from the University of Sydney, as she explores compassion in Indigenous languages. A number of Indigenous languages in the Top End display a highly conventionalised intonation contour that is used in emotionally tinted contexts relating in particular to compassion.

15:00 - SEMINAR - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES, SEMESTER 1, 2017 : Rethinking Altered States of Consciousness in a Transforming World: Could Psychedelics be Vehicles for Change? More Information
Rethinking Altered States of Consciousness in a Transforming World: Could Psychedelics be Vehicles for Change? by Alicia Wheatley

The recent renaissance into the study of psychedelic substances raises interesting and conceptually important issues for anthropologists and other academics (...)
Tuesday 30
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - Sufi Songs from the Pankisi Valley by the Ensemble Aznash Lamaan Website | More Information
Denmark Arts and the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, UWA, invite you to Sufi Songs from the Pankisi Valley by the Ensemble Aznash Lamaan.

The Ensemble Aznash Laaman are a collective of ethnic Chechen musicians from Georgia. For the Aznash Laaman there is the root, the vibration (...)

 June 2017
Thursday 01
9:30 - FREE LECTURE - Legal responses to domestic and family violence: Gendered aspirations and racialised realities : A public lecture by Dr Heather Nancarrow CEO, Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS). Website | More Information
In this public lecture, Dr Heather Nancarrow will examine the data on domestic and family violence through a legal lense. The lack of an intersectional policy analysis, which would consider race, class and gender, has resulted in unintended negative consequences of civil domestic violence laws in (...)
Friday 02
14:30 - SEMINAR - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES, SEMESTER 1, 2017 : Micro-Minorities: The Emergence of New Sexual Subjectivities, Taxonomies and Languages of Gender and Sexuality; social and theoretical implications More Information
Co-creative digital practices are recently playing a central role in fostering opportunities for youth and young adults to participate in the production of new, emergent discourses that define, label and categorise new norms and counter-norms for gender and sexuality. Through digital cultural (...)
Wednesday 07
16:00 - STAFF EVENT - Easy, Effective, Exciting: Virtual Reality in Teaching and Learning : Presentation followed by a demonstration and networking Website | More Information
The release of a series of new consumer-grade virtual reality devices in 2016 opened up exciting new worlds of experiential and multimedia learning and teaching. Using these devices, students are free to move beyond the confines of the two-dimensional page and screen by walking through digital (...)
Monday 12
17:15 - FREE LECTURE - Public Panel Discussion - Sustainable Oceans and Security: Global Perspectives on the Indian Ocean Rim : Public Panel Discussion Website | More Information
The Perth USAsia Centre, the UWA Oceans Institute and the School of Biological Sciences invite you to join us for a panel discussion on the sustainability of the Indian Ocean and the future prosperity and peace of the Indian Ocean Rim nations. The Indian Ocean contains biodiversity and resources (...)
Monday 19
14:00 - EVENT - Articulating the relationship between “graduate attributes” and employability : An interactive workshop for UWA staff Website | More Information
This interactive workshop is based on the argument that to separate employability from the academic aims of university programmes is a false dichotomy. Both are vitally concerned with the development of a critically empowered learner. The workshop will encourage participants to consider the (...)
Tuesday 27
9:00 - EVENT - Introductory Statistics Website | More Information
The aim of this course is to introduce you to basic statistics. It will cover descriptive statistics (means and standard deviations); data exploration; basic categorical data analysis; simple linear regression and basic analysis of variance (ANOVA). The statistical package SPSS will be used to (...)

 July 2017
Tuesday 04
9:00 - EVENT - R Basics Website | More Information
R is a free and extremely powerful language and software environment for statistical computing, data analysis, and graphics. The course is designed for those who have no experience with R, but have a basic understanding of statistics. Those without this experience are encouraged to attend the (...)
Tuesday 11
17:15 - LAUNCH - Book Launch: China Story Yearbook 2016: Control : The Perth USAsia Centre and the Australian Centre on China in the World are delighted to invite you to celebrate the launch of the Australian Centre on China in the World's premier annual publication, the China Story Yearbook 2016: Control. Website | More Information
During this launch event, our panellists will discuss pivotal moments for China in 2016 and the implications these events have on today's Indo-Pacific relations. This panel discussion will be moderated by Professor Kent Anderson. Senator Dean Smith will be delivering a vote of thanks.

‘Mo (...)
Friday 21
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Living in a 'High Arctic Oasis': Inuit Subsistence Hunting and Settlement around the North Water, Greenland, in a Long Term Perspective More Information
Abstract: The impacts on Inuit life conditions of global warming - resulting in severe reduction of the Arctic sea ice and thus changing potentials for hunting marine mammals – in concert with external political developments are strong these years. The interdisciplinary NOW Project, where researcher (...)
Thursday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Challenging justice – changing lives : The 2017 Limina Conference Public Lecture by Estelle Blackburn OAM Website | More Information
It is generally agreed that 1% of the prison population are innocent inmates who are the victims of injustice. This presentation will detail two wrongful convictions in 1961 and 1963 and how a Perth journalist with no legal training could succeed in gaining the innocent men’s exonerations 40 years (...)

 August 2017
Tuesday 01
12:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : The Australian Palaeodiet 50,000 years in the making More Information
We know very little about the role of fauna in Australian archaeology, particularly what species people hunted, and how they were butchered and cooked. The majority of our understanding comes from archaeological assemblages and ethnography. However animal . Previously, such studies were restricted (...)
Thursday 03
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Rock art of Omatepe Island, Nicaragua: a search for identity, significance, and interpretation More Information
Nicaragua contains an enormous quantity of rock art, which is virtually unknown, and little formal rock art research or analysis has been carried out there. Her data consists of the largest body of formally recorded rock art in Lower Central America, collected during the course of the Ometepe (...)
Friday 04
11:00 - SEMINAR - Buzzers, Self-Promotion and Politics in Contemporary Indonesia : Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 2 2017 More Information
Rhein Sirait will present his work ”Buzzers, Self-Promotion and Politics in Contemporary Indonesia.”

14:30 - SEMINAR - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES, SEMESTER 1, 2017 : Hunting, foraging and the pursuit of animal ontologies in rural Victoria More Information
Hunting, foraging and the pursuit of animal ontologies in Victoria, Australia Dr Catie Gressier Disenchantment with the industrial food complex—and recognition of its detrimental impacts on ecosystems, animal welfare and human health—has led to growing numbers of Australians endeavouring to reduce (...)
Tuesday 08
13:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations Seminar Series Semester 2 2017 : African Resistance to the International Criminal Court: implications for the “anti-impunity” norm More Information
Abstract: about two-thirds of African states are members of the International Criminal Court (ICC), and before 2008 they generally cooperated with it unproblematically. But in July 2008 the ICC’s Prosecutor issued an arrest warrant for Sudan’s sitting President Omar al-Bashir for war crimes and (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Luther’s Reformation at 500: Luther’s Image and the First Media War : This is an Institute of Advanced Studies and Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies series of lectures. Website | More Information
Martin Luther was the media superstar of his time. Thousands of painted and printed portraits of Luther were issued particularly during the early years of the Reformation. Some were even signed by Luther in the first recorded instance of a celebrity sending out autographed portraits. These (...)


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