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Displaying from Friday, August 18, 2017
 August 2017
Friday 18
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017 : The “Zero” Subjectivity of the Modern Boy: Contesting the Meaning of Modern Masculinity in Interwar Japan More Information
This presentation provides an overview of my dissertation project, which explores a new discourse of masculinity in the visual and literary culture of Japan during the 1920s and 1930s – the Modern Boy (modan bōi), commonly shortened as the mobo. The mobo appeared at a time when what had (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES, SEMESTER 1, 2017 : “Violence is not part of our culture”: Ruminations about violence, culture and gender. More Information
Over the last 20 or so years in Fiji, the statements of iTaukei chiefs on gender violence have appeared to contradict the statements of gender activists who claim that Fiji sustains a rape culture. It is this contradiction and my involvement with development projects aiming to eliminate gender (...)
Monday 21
16:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017 : Affective citizenship and ‘multiculturalism’ in South Korea: Children’s inter-ethnic relations at South Korean elementary schools More Information
My paper examines how issues of citizenship and belonging within an emergent ‘multicultural’ South Korea are articulated through the experiences and perspectives of multi-ethnic and mono-ethnic Korean primary school children. Based on ethnographic and interview data and drawing on theories of ‘affec (...)
Thursday 24
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : People and animal interactions: A relational approach to the study of social identity in North-Eastern Kimberley rock art, Australia More Information
This proposal explores how Indigenous people from the Kimberley Region materially expressed their identities through rock art, by looking at three key rock art styles - Irregular Infill Animal, Gwion Gwion, and Elegant Action Figures (highly detailed and rich in human-animal depictions) - and the (...)
Friday 25
12:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : A genomic perspective on the origins of the first Australians More Information
Recent reports of archaeological evidence from Arnhem Land show that Aboriginal people occupied Australia by 65,000 years ago – consistent with the first comprehensive fullgenome study of Aboriginal people, published in 2016. High-coverage genomes for 83 Aboriginal Australians and 25 Papuans from th (...)
Wednesday 30
19:30 - FREE LECTURE - The Future of Murujuga Rock Art Website | More Information
Explosive new research findings will reveal the extent to which Burrup rock art is being destroyed rapidly by industrial pollution. Be there. Hear the news first. Join the fight to preserve Western Australia’s most significant cultural heritage site. The Burrup Peninsula and Murujuga National Park (...)
Thursday 31
16:00 - SEMINAR - Mining the data – surely there’s more to it than points and polygons? Right? More Information
With over 30 years of heritage surveys in the Pilbara, Rio Tinto holds an immense collection of heritage data including a large relational database of site and survey records. As is the case with many industry-based cultural heritage resources, this information is most often used to manage sites on (...)

 September 2017
Friday 01
11:00 - SEMINAR - Flexible non-citizens? Migrants from China and the citizenship dilemma More Information
Permanent residents from China living in Australia face a dilemma of citizenship. China does not permit dual nationality and so when Chinese citizens apply for naturalization elsewhere they must effectively renounce their Chinese citizenship and thereafter be treated as aliens under Chinese law. As (...)

14:30 - EVENT - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES, SEMESTER 1, 2017 : Transforming education: An ethnography of open online learning and its potential in the Global South More Information
This presentation investigates the avowed potential of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Open Education Resources (OERs) to improve educational opportunities for learners in the global South. Based on action research in Dili, Timor-Leste in June-July 2015, May-June 2016, and February-July (...)
Monday 04
9:00 - EVENT - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : UWA Research Week & CRAR+M Rock Art More Information
UWA Research Week & CRAR+M Rock Art - many events, all welcome (but booking essential)!

From 4-8 September UWA’s Centre for Rock Art Research + Management together with Murujuga and Balanggarra Traditional Owners, Partners and Collaborators is hosting a series of events (below).
Tuesday 05
13:00 - EVENT - Xinjiang: One Belt One Road, Mummies and Cultural-Technological Interchange between China and the West Website | More Information
China's new economic policy for the development of western China, in particular Xinjiang, now forms part of a national strategy to rejuvenate the old silk roads that have connected China with the rest of the world for thousands of years. Marika Vicziany, will report on her new work in western China (...)
Friday 08
14:30 - SEMINAR - The phantom national? Using an ‘assemblage analytic’ to understand national schooling reforms More Information
In this seminar, Dr. Glenn Savage will draw upon an emerging body of research on ‘policy assemblage’ within the fields of policy sociology, anthropology and critical geography, to consider how an assemblage analytic might help researchers better understand national schooling reforms in an era (...)
Tuesday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Luther’s Reformation at 500: Luther and the Devil : This is an Institute of Advanced Studies and Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies series of lectures. Website | More Information
“If the Devil says to you “Do not drink”, you should reply to him “On this occasion I shall drink and what is more, I shall drink a generous amount.” (Martin Luther). To Martin Luther and most of his contemporaries the devil was a theological and material reality – to be confronted every day and (...)
Thursday 14
16:00 - SEMINAR - Introduction to the Deep History of Sea Country project More Information
For most of the last 65,000 years of human occupation, sea level has been lower than present but we know very little about this submerged landscape. This project links with ongoing work in the Dampier Archipelago, and uses cutting edge marine and aerial survey techniques to identify potential (...)
Friday 15
11:00 - SEMINAR - Negotiating the Religious and the Secular in Indonesia: The Development of Contemporary Pesantren Leadership Auliya Ridwan More Information
A pesantren is a type of indigenous Islamic boarding school common across Indonesia. Traditionally, the main objectives of pesantren were to preserve religious teaching over generations as well as to cultivate morality within their students or disciples. Pesantren, which are commonly hierarchical (...)
Monday 25
18:00 - EVENT - UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Special Event : Post-Memory: You’ve Mistaken Me for a Butterfly More Information
Performance maker Mayu Kanamori and artist Terumi Narushima present a live performance of their work You’ve Mistaken Me for a Butterfly. A multi-media presentation with piano accompaniment, Butterfly tells the story of Okin, a Japanese prostitute who travelled to the goldfields in Western Australia (...)
Tuesday 26
0:00 - EVENT - Women in Asia Conference, September 26-28, 2017 : Women in the Asian Century: Challenges and Possibilities More Information
The Women in Asia (WIA) Conference continues a tradition started by the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Women’s Caucus (now Women’s Forum) in 1981.

This will be the first time this Conference has been held on the west coast, and it follows the UWA hosting of the Asian (...)
Thursday 28
13:00 - STAFF EVENT - PRESENTATION: Reflections on Flipping: A UWA Perspective : Event for mLearning Month - September 2017 Website | More Information
This will be a workshop based presentation drawing on Martin’s experience as “a flipper” and also on others from UWA that have been involved in a research project scoping student experiences in flipped classrooms. We will explore what the research shows as well as tips for shifting the focus from (...)

 October 2017
Monday 02
9:00 - CONFERENCE - In The Zone 2017 : The Blue Zone: Environment, Resources, and Security in the Indo-Pacific Maritime Realm Website | More Information
In collaboration with The University of Western Australia, the Perth USAsia Centre is pleased to announce that the 2017 In The Zone Conference – “The Blue Zone” will be held on Monday, 2 October 2017 in Perth, Western Australia. The conference will host a program of distinguished and expert (...)
Thursday 05
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Megafauna mass deaths at Lancefield Swamp, southeastern Australia: a case study in extinction processes? More Information
The deaths of thousands of giant kangaroos (Macropus giganteus titan) in one location make for an impressive palaeontological site. Deposition of macropod remains at Lancefield Swamp, Victoria (south-eastern Australia), spans the period of human arrival in Australia, although the site provides (...)


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