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Displaying from Thursday, March 21, 2019
 March 2019
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 - 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 (...)

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 (...)
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 (...)
Friday 12
11:00 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar Series : Maintenance of Identity in an Adopted Language: Development and Use of Aboriginal English More Information
The phenomenon of the maintenance of Aboriginal English despite significant counter-pressures in the wider society, shows an unwillingness, on the part of its speakers, to allow themselves to be linguistically identified with Australian English.

This presentation explores elements in (...)

11:00 - SEMINAR - The Green Schools Movement around the World: Stories of success and frustration More Information
The green school movement under various names (Eco Schools, Enviroschools, Green Schools, Sustainable Schools, ResourceSmart Schools etc) began as a response to needs identified at the 1992 United Nations (UN) Conference on Environment and Development, or even longer ago if the schools that (...)
Thursday 18
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Reducing Risks to Heritage in Times of Crisis More Information
To communities heavily impacted by natural and man-made hazard induced events, cultural heritage provides a sense of identity and continuity in the aftermath of a disaster. Often a source of revenue and livelihood for communities, cultural heritage and its associated industries are vulnerable to (...)
Friday 26
11:00 - EVENT - Linguistics Seminar Series : Debunking urban myths Language and conceptions of time in Aboriginal Australia More Information
The idea that ‘for Aboriginal people in Australia, time is cyclic’ has been floating around for a long time, mostly as a folk commonplace, but also occasionally in scholarly contributions. Reference is regularly made in these contexts to the concept of ‘Dreamtime’, which is supposed to encapsulate (...)
Tuesday 30
15:00 - SEMINAR - Media and Communication Studies Seminar Series : PhD Proposal and Honours Research Project More Information
In this seminar Juliana La Pegna will be presenting on her PhD Proposal (abstract below) and Nina Savic will also be outlining her Honours research project.

Juliana’s presentation:

Title: Beyond ‘Dullsville’: An Interpretive Policy Analysis of Culture and Arts based Policy (...)

 May 2019
Thursday 02
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series : Path of Pain – Truth telling, Acknowledgement and The Bernier and Dorre Island Lock Hospitals More Information
Let us tell you about one of the stories that has been swept under the Australian carpet for far too long……. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were removed from their homelands and interned in medical and government facilities. Within (...)
Friday 03
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series : The Religious Entrepreneurship of Humanistic Buddhism Theo Stapleton More Information
The Religious Entrepreneurship of Humanistic Buddhism

This dissertation explores the concept of religious entrepreneurship in the context of the Humanistic Buddhist movement. Religious entrepreneurship as a theoretical framework facilitates a focus on the production of religious capital (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES : What is policy assemblage? More Information
Assemblage thinking has exploded in policy research, especially among scholars working in the policy mobilities field who are seeking to harness the potential of an assemblage approach to understand how policies move, mutate and manifest in increasingly transnational contexts. The ubiquity of (...)
Tuesday 07
13:00 - SEMINAR - The pervasive force of academics bureaucratizatio : An analysis of the use of ‘key selection criteria’ at Australian universities More Information
Over recent decades, tensions in the ways universities are organized and operate have become increasingly apparent. On the one hand, universities have ostensibly endeavoured to move away from traditional bureaucratic modes of governance, aiming to reduce ‘red tape’ in the process. Yet over the same (...)


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