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Displaying from Saturday, October 20, 2018
 October 2018
Saturday 20
16:30 - FESTIVAL - Pingelly Astrofest : Pingelly Astrofest is a free family-friendly event to celebrate astronomy, science and the Western Australian night sky, and is hosted by UWA Farm Ridgefield and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR). Website | More Information
UWA Farm Ridgefield and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) are hosting a community based festival event to celebrate astronomy and Australian science on Saturday, 20 October 2018!

The event will feature fun and engaging activities in a beautiful rural setting (...)
Tuesday 23
13:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations : ‘The invisible man': H. G. Wells and the interwar push for human rights More Information
H.G. Wells is best known as ‘the father of science fiction’. However, the bulk of his writing is both non-fiction, and concerned with social justice. While it is widely held that his The Rights of Man (1940) helped shape the drafting of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this article (...)
Friday 26
14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology & Sociology Seminar Series : “I take it with a pinch of salt”: Discursive Responses to News Representations of Asylum Seekers among Western Australian Media Audiences. More Information
The media is a critical source of information on people seeking asylum and therefore, plays an important role in shaping and reinforcing how members of the public understand the issue. In Australia, few studies have investigated how media audiences respond to news discourses about asylum seekers (...)
Tuesday 30
8:00 - CONFERENCE - 2018 Western Australian Indo-Pacific Defence Conference : Conference Website | More Information
While the trend toward an increasingly integrated Indo-Pacific was initially viewed from the perspective of economics, trade and energy flows, it is increasingly apparent that the rise of the Indo-Pacific era also has major implications for national defence and regional security. The 2018 Western (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations Seminar Series : Is He Still Like the Great Helmsman? Xi Jinping compared to Mao Zedong, a year after the 19th Party Congress More Information
Xi Jinping’s first term as the leader of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has witnessed a centralisation of power unprecedented in the post-Mao political life. His constitutional amendments, persecution of political rivals and growing personality cult are just some features of Xi’s highly (...)

 November 2018
Friday 02
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : Rasa and the process of finding fitness in managing type 2 diabetes among Javanese women More Information
Studies show that cultural beliefs and practices influence how individuals make sense of illness and manage chronic disease. By examining Javanese women’s experiences with type 2 diabetes, this study locates communication about health in the realm of identities, norms and values, relationships and (...)
Tuesday 06
12:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar : The Current State of Archaeology and Heritage Studies in Ghana More Information
The Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana (DAHS) was established in 1951. It is now a member of the World Universities Network WUN). We have a Museum of Archaeology and the Leventis Digital Resource Centre to support our teaching and research. My talk will focus on the (...)
Friday 09
19:30 - CONCERT - CMSS Presents Pakistani Singer Nadeem Abbas Website | More Information
The Centre for Muslim States and Societies, the University of Western Australia, is pleased to present renowned Pakistani singer, Nadeem Abbas, in Perth.

DATE | Friday, 9 NOV 2018

TIME | 7.30pm to 10pm

VENUE | Kurrajong Hall, Claremont Campus, University of (...)
Saturday 17
15:00 - EVENT - Plastic, plastic everywhere! : Hear from a panel of UWA research and graduate experts on the scope of the problem Website | More Information
This unique panel discussion brings together UWA research and graduate experts, who are tackling what is arguably the most pressing issue facing our planet. Discover the latest advice and knowledge for understanding the problem and what you can do to help.

Then, join speakers and fellow (...)

 February 2019
Thursday 14
16:00 - EVENT - School of Social Sciences Archaeology Seminar : Technology – Architectural Finishes. History, Materials and Techniques More Information
Abstract: In an era when traditional structures are routinely painted with polymer paint in deep tones of grey it is important to understand authentic traditional relationships between the forms and materials of buildings and their applied surface treatments. This presentation covers the (...)
Thursday 28
16:00 - SEMINAR - Islands of History : Recent discoveries on Yaburara country (Dampier Archipelago) - historical inscriptions from pre-colonial visitors More Information
Research undertaken as part of the Murujuga: Dynamics of the Dreaming project across the Dampier Archipelago has discovered rock art that provides significant new evidence about historical visits before white settlement in 1861. These assist a better understanding of Yaburara life in the islands (...)

 March 2019
Friday 01
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : Negotiating difference through everyday encounter and its implications for life and relationship: Narratives of Thai-farang American interracial relationship. More Information
As the number of people involved in interracial relationships around the world has risen, scholars have increasingly paid attention to various aspects of interracial relationships, including identity development and challenges faced by these individuals. Despite this growing trend, little is known (...)

11:00 - SEMINAR - 'You gotta have a purpose' : Complex motivations for reinstating the intergenerational transmission of Australian Aboriginal Languages More Information
If, as argued by Joshua Fishman (1991), intergenerational language transmission within the family is the ‘unexpendable bulwark’ of language revitalization efforts, then what are the perspectives of learners and semi-speakers of Australian Aboriginal languages regarding the reinstatement of language (...)
Tuesday 05
13:00 - SEMINAR - The effect of drone strikes in Pakistan on terrorism and anti-US sentiment More Information
This paper analyzes the consequences of the 425 drone strikes the US has conducted in Pakistan from 2006 – 2016. The existing literature provides arguments both in favor of and against the use of drones in combatting terrorism: On the one hand, drones are lauded for being a low-risk, affordable (...)
Thursday 07
12:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Further explorations of the fossiliferous chert artefact record – building the links between the West Australian and South Australian archival records More Information
Eocene fossiliferous chert is a distinctive stone used in the manufacture of stone artefacts commonly found in archaeological sites in southwestern Western Australia (WA). Since disputing the ‘offshore source’ theory for this material, our research has focused on the characterisation and sourcing (...)
Friday 08
14:30 - SEMINAR - The Business of Becoming a Female Maintainer More Information
Women comprise only 3% of mechanical and electrical trades in the Australian workforce. In recent years, state and national governments have provided incentives for more women to partake in trades. Additionally, following studies that show the positive correlation between gender diversity in the (...)
Tuesday 12
13:00 - SEMINAR - China’s Marshall Plan : Neoclassical Realism, the European Recovery Program and the Belt and Road Initiative More Information
Since its advent in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been increasingly touted in media reports as ‘China’s Marshall Plan’. Despite these frequent references, there has yet to be an extensive comparative analysis of the BRI and the Marshall Plan. At its inception, the Marshall Plan was (...)
Thursday 14
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Fieldschool and Plague Grave Excavations on Lazzaretto Nuovo, Venice More Information
For the past five years the Centre for Forensic Anthropology has taken a group of keen participants to Venice for invaluable hands-on experience in excavating human remains. The 17th century plague-grave provides participants with an opportunity to excavate human burials and experience the (...)
Friday 15
11:00 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar Series : Facilitated but Avoided: Why bilinguals shun the easiest words More Information
There is substantial evidence that doppels - words in two or more languages sharing similar forms and meanings, such as English fish and German Fisch - are produced by bilinguals more quickly and easily than non-doppels like English duck and German Ente. Ellison & Miceli (2017) recently argued (...)

11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : Singapore’s Early Industrialisation and myths of openness (and borderedness) More Information
This paper discusses aspects of Singapore’s early industrialisation (1970s and 80s) and myths around notions of openness (and borderedness) with respects to migrant labour. The paper examines the often contradictory policies the Singapore state pursued in its efforts to rapidly industrialise its (...)


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