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Displaying from Thursday, March 07, 2019
 March 2019
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 - 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 (...)

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 (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series : Torres Strait Islander Cultural Dance: Research, ethics and protocols More Information
Research into Torres Strait Islander cultural dance has traditionally focused on the music and songs of Islanders and rarely on the movements themselves or the cultural protocols of dance. This seminar presents a new Torres Strait Islander perspective on the ethics of research as well as the (...)
Tuesday 19
15:00 - EVENT - Unveiling of Aboriginal artwork : Harmony Week Event - Pharmacy Division More Information
Pharmacy has purchased a number of Aboriginal art works to be displayed in its building. This Harmony Week event is an unveiling of these paintings, followed by afternoon tea.
Wednesday 20
17:30 - EVENT - Panel: Migrant and Refugee Health : Harmony Week Event - Panel discussion of health issues for migrants and refugees in WA focussing on social aspects of health. Website | More Information
Migrants to Australia often experience diverse health and mental health needs which may not be met by mainstream services. Addressing such needs involves understanding complex social and cultural specifics. Instead of treating people as generic bodies, a social approach to health recognises that (...)
Thursday 21
12:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - ‘So what do we mean by multiculturalism anyway?’ : Harmony Week Event - Panel discussion about Multiculturalism Website | More Information
Panel discussion on multiculturalism theory, multiculturalism in Australia vs the rest of the world and discussing how successful multiculturalism is in 21st Century Australia. The conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A. Snacks provided. With the support of: UWA Alumni, the UWA CaLD (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Geoarchaelogical investigation of prehistoric site use, occupation intensity and settlement patterns in Blombos Cave, South Africa More Information
The archaeological assemblage recovered from the Middle Stone Age (MSA) levels in Blombos Cave (BBC, c. 101–70 ka BP), South Africa, is central to our current understanding of the technological and cultural development of early modern humans in southern Africa during the Late Pleistocene. In this (...)

17:00 - SEMINAR - Discussion forum: Responding to Islamophobia post-Christchurch attacks More Information
Responding to Islamophobia post-Christchurch terror attacks

On 15 March 2019, what Prime Minister Jacinda Arden described as ‘one of the darkest days’ of New Zealand’s history, a man in his 20’s stormed into Al-Noor Mosque and later a second nearby mosque in Christchurch and killed 50 (...)
Thursday 28
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Identifying diachronic changes in ochre behaviours throughout the Upper Palaeolithic (ca. 40-12.5 kya) of Southwestern Germany More Information
Though many European Upper Palaeolithic (ca. 40-12.5 kya)sites boast early examples of symbolic expression in the form of “artistic” materials (e.g. cave art, personal ornaments,figurines), comparatively little research has been conducted on the intricacies surrounding the use of ochre materials (...)
Friday 29
14:30 - EVENT - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES : Planetary (and post-planetary) futures in the ‘shit soup’ of Antarctica More Information
The Antarctic Treaty System – which came into force in 1959 – has relatively little to say about sewage. It states only that (to paraphrase): effluent from any Antarctic research station with 30 or more occupants must be macerated before disposal, and discharged at sea in a location in which it is (...)

 April 2019
Thursday 04
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : BHP Minerals Australia Heritage Strategy – Case Studies from WA Iron Ore More Information
BHP first presented on its Sustainable Heritage Strategy at Toowoomba AAA 2011. This presentation outlined how BHP was applying Bunting’s “Sustainability Model” as an important, viable, and value-adding framework for heritage practice in its Iron Ore operations. Eight years later this model has (...)

17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - CMSS Public Lecture : Domestic Violence and Islam More Information
Domestic violence is a global issue considered to be a heritage of the patriarchal system. While domestic violence is not a new problem, it has only started attracting attention comparatively recently. Even with women being more powerful than ever, the modern world is still faces this issue. In (...)
Friday 05
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : Looking Back to the Future: Some Reflections on Researching and Writing an Urban Social History of Singapore More Information
James F. Warren is the author of two critically acclaimed social histories of the city: Rickshaw Coolie: A People's History of Singapore, 1880-1940 (1986) and Ah Ku and Karayuki-san: Prostitution in Singapore, 1870-1940 (1992). In this seminar, Warren considers the two books’ reception in Singapore (...)

11:00 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar Series : Revisiting the language-culture nexus: Difference and repetition in language shift to a creole More Information
It has become commonplace to state that language and culture are intimately interwoven, and that therefore losing one’s language – as it happens in situations of colonization for instance – implies losing one’s culture. However, few scientific studies have tackled the consequences of language shift (...)
Thursday 11
11:00 - SEMINAR - Moving public service motivation research two steps forward and on step back : A review of past research, current issues and future strategies for explaining individual behavior in public institutions More Information
Public service motivation refers to the motivation of individuals to contribute to society. Since its inception almost 30 years ago, a lot of research has been done. In fact, it has proven to be one of the most studied topics in public administration and management research. However, despite its (...)

16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Fire and Fauna: Holocene Aboriginal land management in the northern Swan Coastal Plain, Western Australia More Information
The Holocene was a time of substantial environmental and cultural change across Australia, due to the combined effects of post-glacial sea level rise and climatic shifts. However, not all observed environmental changes can be explained by climatic variation. Ethnographic and historical records (...)


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