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Displaying from Tuesday, August 14, 2018
 August 2018
Tuesday 14
13:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations Seminar : Donald Trump and the ANZUS Alliance: Strategic culture and the politics of path dependence More Information
An enduring feature of Australia’s strategic policy is the alliance with the United States. Australian policymakers have made major material contributions in support of this relationship over the years, despite an absence of direct strategic threats and the fact that its economic relationship with (...)
Thursday 16
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar : Collecting the West: The Captain Matthew McVicker-Smyth Collection More Information
‘Collecting the West’ is an ARC funded research project that looks at what’s been collected from Western Australia with a particular focus on collecting practices. This focus enables exploration of the role of collections in identity formation, place making and the production of knowledge. The (...)
Friday 17
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar : Kishi Nobusuke, Moral Re-armament, and Asian Regionalism, 1945-1962 More Information
The origins of political conservatism in Japan are mired in Occupation history, with scholars emphasizing its emergence as a postwar development determined by the alliance between Washington and Japanese elites. This paper re-examines Japanese conservatism as a transwar and transnational project (...)

11:00 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar : Working with communities on language revitalisation: Some Australian experiences More Information
In this seminar I will discuss issues and challenges around the concepts of language reclamation and language revitalization, especially their relationship to language documentation and description. Discussion will draw on current work with the Dieri Aboriginal Corporation (South Australia) and (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar : Extraplanetary Effect : Humans, Technologies and Environments beyond Earth More Information
The momentum of technological progress has been steadily reaching outside the planet. Grounded in media infrastructure and practices, our conquest of outer space has been absorbing its inhuman expanses into human mores, entangling them into the circuits of capital, knowledge, ideas and affects and (...)
Thursday 23
12:00 - EVENT - Archaeology Honours Info Session : Experimenting with Archaeology More Information
Archaeology Honours Info Session

Thursday 23rd August 12-1 pm Social Sciences 1.93 (the ‘FishBowl’) All welcome! Brownies and muffins will be served!

Come hear from Staff, current and past Honours students about exciting research projects, skills training, career pathways (...)

14:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar : Aerial Archaeology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia More Information
Abstract n July 2017, King Salman bin Abdulaziz of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia established the Royal Commission for Al-Ula, a broad ranging directive designed to help develop the region around the desert oasis Al-Ula and to document and preserve its rich archaeology. One aspect of this commission (...)
Friday 24
11:00 - SEMINAR - Public Seminar: Women’s representation in Asian parliaments More Information
Women’s representation in Asian parliaments

The presentation will examine the relationship between socioeconomic development, corruption, the level of democracy, and women’s parliamentary representation in contemporary Asia. Previous studies have argued that economic development offers (...)

14:30 - CANCELLED - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar : Refugees in Europe (and Australia): Encounters, Memories and Emotions More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.



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Respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, and the rule of law are inscribed in the Treaty on the European Union. The current refugee crisis touches upon these moral values on which the EU (...)
Tuesday 28
13:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations Seminar : "If it walks like a duck”: Policy responses to recognising Incel as violent extremism More Information
Incel is an international online movement of ‘involuntary celibate’ men. In recent years, sexually and socially frustrated Incels have committed terrorist attacks, killing strangers of both sexes in North America. In this seminar we provocatively advocate a securitisation strategy against the (...)
Thursday 30
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar : Precious Metals and the Rise of Two Macedonian “Greats”: Philip II and Alexander III More Information
This presentation highlights the remarkable reign of the Macedonian king, Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, and emphasises the key role of precious metals in underpinning the rise of Macedonia under Philip and its capacity to embark on conquest of the Persian Empire under Alexander III. From (...)
Friday 31
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar : Charting Vietnamese mobility from Vietnamese to New Caledonia to Australia More Information
Since the mid-1980s, historians have recognised that the close geographic proximity between Australia (a British colony) and New Caledonia (a French colony) has seen a proximity in the methods of settler colonisation of both sites. They have, however, paid less attention to the connections of these (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar : Johann Gottfried Herder and the History of Cultural Relativism More Information
A popular view in the history of anthropology identifies Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803) as a primary source of the idea of cultural relativism. More recent scholarship notes Herder’s deployment of Kultur in the singular, along with very conventional Enlightenment assumptions, including (...)

 September 2018
Tuesday 04
12:30 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations Seminar : Is Australia (and the world) becoming ungovernable? More Information
Australia has recently appointed its 6th prime minister in ten years, causing many international commentators to make unfavourable comparisons with banana republics and unstable governments in less ‘developed’ countries. This special roundtable considers whether the recent political turmoil is a (...)
Wednesday 05
14:00 - SEMINAR - CMSS Public Seminar: Blasphemy in Pakistan More Information
Blasphemy in Pakistan: a spectacle of piety Sana Ashraf, PhD candidate, Australian National University

Blasphemy allegations in Pakistan in recent years have led to a student getting lynched on a university campus, neighborhoods getting burnt down by angry mobs, and a governor getting (...)
Friday 07
11:00 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar : Unbalanced comparative patterns in historical linguistics: implications for reconstrution and explanatory mechanisms for their development More Information
Linguistic lineages are reconstructed on the basis of comparative linguistic patterns assumed to reflect the social process of language transmission over time. In this seminar I introduce the notion of balance as a central element in the interpretation of such patterns.

I argue that the (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar : Between National Rootedness and Cosmopolitan Openness: Investigating the Politics of Belonging as an Overseas Filipino in Australia More Information
Cosmopolitanism is generally understood as a moral ideal whereby the individual transcends particular solidarities to see themselves as belonging to humanity as a whole. This ideal is seen as increasingly relevant due to processes of globalisation. Social scientists have turned to the concept of (...)
Tuesday 11
13:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations Seminar : Governing Asian International students’ Mobility in Australia More Information
Over the past two decades, Asian international mobility has literally changed the face of Australian campus, altered the socio-political dynamics of higher education, and posed many challenges for policy makers, managements, academics and students caught up in the torrents of globalization. This (...)

18:00 - EVENT - The UWA School of Social Sciences Annual Social Sciences Week Public Lecture : Is Democracy Dying? Thoughts on the Present Crisis of Representative Democracy and the Importance of Hope in Dark Times Website | More Information
Democracy urgently needs reimagining if it is to address the dangers and opportunities posed by current global realities, argues leading political thinker John Keane. He offers an imaginative, radically new interpretation of the twenty-first century fate of democracy. In this talk Professor Keane (...)
Wednesday 12
16:00 - EVENT - Combating Populism? : A Social Sciences Research, Community and Engagement Discussion Website | More Information
In an era marked by Brexit, Pauline Hanson One Nation, the election of US President Donald Trump, and many years of problematic governance in parts South East Asia and South America, we are beginning to learn what right-wing populism is, how it comes about, and puts at risk some of the core (...)


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