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 February 2018
Monday 26
18:15 - BOOK LAUNCH - Book Launch: Our Time has Come by Alyssa Ayres : Free Event Website | More Information
Please join AIIA WA and the Perth USAsia Centre with Alyssa Ayres to launch her new book Our Time has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World. In Our Time Has Come, Alyssa Ayres considers the role India will play internationally, the obstacles it continues to face, and the implications of (...)

 March 2018
Thursday 01
16:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Archaeology Seminar Series : Archaeology Seminar Thursday 1 March More Information
In this seminar Martin Porr will discuss a range of aspects of an ongoing project that is aimed at developing a systematic and collaborative assessment of the materials related to the German ethnographic expeditions to the Northwest Kimberley
Friday 09
14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series Semester One 2018 : GENDER FLUIDITY AT WORK: EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE NON-BINARY More Information
Using an experimental research design and a visual methodology, this study examines the extent of employment discrimination against non-binary job applicants whom identify and present as neither male, nor female. It employs social identity theory to investigate the way in which recruiters tend to (...)
Thursday 15
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar : Stylistic Changes and Chronological Sequences in Tibetan Rock Art More Information
Whilst the major concentrations of Chinese rock art are becoming increasingly well-researched, the rock art of the Tibetan Autonomous Region remains under-explored. Surveys by Yushu Museum staff from 2013 to 2016 have revealed a large number of new rock art sites, particularly along the Tongtianhe (...)
Friday 16
11:00 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar : Developments in the grammatical analysis of Central Australian languages 1890-1910 More Information
A number of grammatical descriptions of Arandic varieties from Central Australia appeared between 1890 and 1910. These reflect a variety of theoretical approaches to grammar which were emerging from German philology and linguistics in the early twentieth century. Far from being ahistorical (...)

11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar : Asia’s dramatically changing demography: some implications More Information
The Asian region has moved rapidly through the demographic transition since the 1970s, but demographic prospects are very different for East Asia (facing shrinking populations), South Asia (facing substantial further increases) and Southeast Asia (in between). Individual country situations vary (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar : Peopling Antarctica: Towards an anthropology of the southern continent More Information
Anthropologists have long demonstrated how the concepts and practices of kinship are fundamental to social life. However, the way in which these concepts are expressed, and practices enacted, varies greatly from context to context. This paper begins from the question: if kinship really is (...)
Tuesday 20
12:30 - DISTINGUISHED VISITOR - Media and Communication Discipline Seminar : Professor John Hartley, FAHA, Curtin University, joins us as a guest presenter More Information
Within the theme of culture and technology, and in the context of planetary-scale and population-wide digital connectivity, the paper discusses ‘open knowledge’ from the perspective of semiotic history and the history of ideas. I distinguish between two kinds of knowledge, which I trace back to pre- (...)
Friday 23
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar : Framing Disaster: The Commodification of Suffering In Indonesian Newspapers More Information
This study aims to analyse the media coverage of disaster in Indonesia by looking at how two daily print newspapers (Kedaulatan Rakyat and Kompas) reported on two different types of disasters: the Mt. Merapi eruption of 2010 and forest fires in 2015. It will focus on the images used in the (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology/Sociology Seminar Series : Anthropology & Sociology Seminar Series More Information
Special Seminar: Three PhD Students' Introductory Seminars

18:15 - SCREENING - In Pursuit Of Harmony: Premier Screening of the first ever Documentary Film, Exploring the Ancient Game of Go “The Surrounding Game” : The W.A. Migration Research Network Harmony Week event More Information
All are welcome to the premier screening of the first ever documentary film, exploring the ancient game of Go “The Surrounding Game”, followed by a panel discussion with academics, students and practitioners with interest in applying lessons from Go to social science, IT, education and ways of (...)
Tuesday 27
18:00 - BOOK LAUNCH - Free Event: North Korea's Missile Stand-off: Prepare For War : The Perth USAsia Centre and Black Inc. will be launching the second issue of Australian Foreign Affairs - Trump in Asia: The New World Order. Website | More Information
This second issue brings together some of this country's best minds to examine the United States' sudden shift from the "Asia Pivot" to "America First". It provides insights into Donald Trump's White House and explores how his unpredictable approach to international affairs is (...)
Thursday 29
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar : The Application of 2D Morphometrics on Ceramic Assemblages: An Example from Călineşti-Oaş, an Early Neolithic Site in Northwest Romania More Information
The present study is centred on the analysis of ceramic breakage and alteration approached through 2D morphometric computational techniques. Just like sediment particles, the size and shape of a fragment is altered under conditions of abrasion and breakage. While some of these conditions can occur (...)

 April 2018
Friday 06
7:15 - PUBLIC TALK - Business Strategies for the Indo-Pacific Era : This exclusive breakfast will focus on assisting Western Australian businesses to develop a comprehensive business strategy to be a part of the unprecedented economic rise of ASEAN, India and the wider Indo-Pacific region. Website | More Information
In collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Perth USAsia Centre and the Australian Institute of International Affairs WA, please join us to hear from senior policy, business and industry leaders, for a business breakfast focused on the opportunities for Western Australia to (...)
Thursday 12
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Archaeology Seminar More Information
Archaeologies of enslavement in eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean, c. AD 500 – 1900: analytical and interpretive challenges. Paul Lane is a specialist in the later Holocene archaeology of sub-Saharan Africa. His interests include landscape historical ecology, the archaeology of colonial (...)
Friday 13
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar : Status and social conflict in the Philippines at the turn of the sixteenth century More Information
The social structure of the Philippines at the turn of the sixteenth century comprised three distinct groups. These were the rulers and their families who obtained their position through skill or force, and held it by dint of power and wealth; the slaves who came about their status after defaults (...)

11:00 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar : Linguistics, PARADISEC, and the national digital research roadmap More Information
In this talk I will show how the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC) works as a digital platform to support linguistic research, and to provide access to recordings in more than 1100 languages. It is part of the broader project of language (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology/Sociology Seminar Series : Cosmetic Matters: The Relational Body and the Ethics of Beauty in South Korea More Information
This presentation discusses the social meanings attached to beauty work and cosmetic aesthetic technologies of the body in Korea. Drawing on extensive archival media resources, contemporary self-help and professional literature written by cosmetic surgeons and beauty professionals and interviews (...)
Thursday 19
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar : Public Archaeology in Western Australia: Kings Square Archaeological Excavation More Information
In mid-January 2018 archaeologists from Archae-aus commenced excavating the remains of 19th and 20th Century buildings that once sat in Kings Square. The work was conducted on behalf of the City of Fremantle as preparatory works for the Kings Square Renewal Project which includes the demolition of (...)
Friday 20
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar : Transnational Islam Globally and in Indonesia More Information
To understand the importance of the impact of transnational Islam on peacebuilding and the narratives and activities of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) branch in Papua, it is necessary to locate the discussion within the literature. This presentation discusses the concepts of transnationalism (...)

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