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 November 2019
Thursday 21
15:00 - EVENT - Centre for Muslim States and Societies Seminar Series 2019 : Financial inclusion: Women-focused Islamic banking in Kenya More Information
Development theories see inclusion and access to finance as a critical factor in overcoming persistent income inequality and slower growth in economies. Well-functioning financial systems are not only significant for channelling funds to the most productive uses and help to boost economies, but (...)
Friday 22
11:00 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar Series 2019 : Yarnin’ the blackfella way: Quotation in urban Aboriginal English More Information
Metropolitan cities around the world have increasingly become global. Linguistically, this trend is linked to the ingress of linguistic variants readily taken up by metropolitan youth (Cukor-Avila, 2012). Quotative be like is one such variant and the quotative system of English worldwide has (...)
Saturday 23
8:30 - PUBLIC TALK - AfREC WA African Women’s Open Forum on Conflict Resolution : An public engagement session in the WA African Women’s Leadership, Empowerment & Development (A-LEAD) Program 2019-20, co-convened by the Organisation of African Communities in WA and UWA AfREC. More Information
“Together We Influence and Empower One Another”

Come along and engage with expert and high-profile speakers and community leaders as we address the issues, causes and remedies of conflicts in various places including the workplace, social setting and in the community. The session will (...)
Thursday 28
17:00 - SEMINAR - Centre for Muslim States and Societies Seminar Series 2019- Event Cancelled : Islamic Revivalism and Politics in Malaysia: Problems in Nation Building More Information
In this lecture, Dr Bob Olivier explains the Islamisation process that has unfolded in Malaysia over the last fifty years. Based on his forthcoming book published by Palgrave Macmillan, Dr Olivier will present the findings from in-depth interviews with 100 of Malaysia’s “educated classes”, or “elite (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series : The Unseen Archive of Idi Amin More Information
Over his eight years as president of Uganda, Idi Amin was the subject of hundreds of thousands of photographs. A team of photographers under the Ministry of Information followed Amin around, taking pictures of the many occasions when he appeared before the public. For decades it was thought that (...)
Friday 29
11:00 - EVENT - Linguistics Seminar Series 2019 : Does a Mixed Language always have only two souce languages? More Information
It is conventionally thought that one of the distinguishing characteristics of a mixed language is that this type of language is derived from a combination of only two source languages. Other distinguishing features include the ways in which the source language components are distributed in the (...)

12:00 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar Series 2019 : How to Take a Complement in the Eastern Caribbeans? More Information
In early creole studies, variation in the form of the complementiser was taken as a diagnostic of a speaker’s position on the (post-)creole continuum (e.g. Bickerton 1971; Washabaugh 1977). With the exception of relative clause markers, complementisers have received little attention since then (cf (...)

 December 2019
Tuesday 03
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Bazm-e-Sarfraz Annual Public Lecture : Muslim Youth in America More Information
The Centre for Muslim States and Societies invites you to Bazm-e-Sarfraz annual event commemorating the contributions made by Begum Sarfraz Iqbal (1939-2003) towards promoting Urdu literature and championing the cause of inter-communal harmony.

At this year’s event, Dr Ghazala Hayat (...)

 February 2020
Thursday 13
9:00 - CONFERENCE - The Fifth AP-PPN Annual Conference : Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education will be hosting The Fifth AP-PPN Annual Conference Website | More Information
Conference theme: Research, Evidence, and Public Policy in Asia-Pacific. The conference theme encourages papers that examine the changing dynamics of research, evidence and public policy. Call for papers and panels Proposals for both individual papers and thematic panels on all topics relevant to (...)
Friday 14
12:30 - SEMINAR - A preliminary typology of Australian interjections:results and methodological insights More Information
In this seminar I will present a preliminary typology of the interjections documented in 37 languages of diverse genetic affiliation across the Australian continent. I will spell out the results concerning Australian interjections themselves, which for most of them raise the question of whether (...)
Friday 28
11:00 - SEMINAR - Hearing the Voice of Chinese International Students at the National Library of Australia More Information
As a recipient of the prestigious Asian Studies Grant, Dr Tao spent four weeks at the National Library of Australia in January 2020, when he was able to explore and investigate into the memoirs published by Chinese international students who studied in Australia since the 1980s. In this talk, Dr (...)

12:30 - SEMINAR - Embedding variationist perspectives in undergraduate linguistics teaching More Information
Abstract

When I began my PhD research on complex language repertoires, I found my linguistic toolkit was pretty empty of the kinds of analytic approaches that would allow me to do justice to the linguistic dexterity of my participants. This is partly down to the luck of the draw; I had (...)

 March 2020
Friday 06
12:30 - SEMINAR - The End: how a language dies More Information
Abstract

What Tolstoy wrote about happy and unhappy families applies equally to languages: all living languages are alike; each dying language is dying in its own way. Because the death of a language is a particular death, the death of this language and not some other one, the story of (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - DISONANCE OF “NON-ALIGNED” POST WWII HERITAGE More Information
Abstract

As early as in the late 1940s, Yugoslavia developed its own brand of Socialism based on self-management. In the cultural sphere, the uniqueness of the Yugoslav context gave way to the official renunciation of Soviet Socialist Realism around 1948 and contributed to the rise of a (...)
Thursday 12
16:00 - SEMINAR - Swahili social landscapes: a case study from northern Zanzibar,1000-1400 CE More Information
Abstract

The large group of people commonly known as the Swahili occupied an expansive stretch of coastline between Somalia and Mozambique from the 6th and 7th centuries CE, with early villages being built with wattle and daub while later settlements also included stone structures such (...)
Friday 13
11:00 - SEMINAR - Somatic Experiences of Ageing and Beauty Work Among Older Korean and Chinese Migrants More Information
Over the past decade, a growing number of sociological research has sought to understand the role of beauty work in promoting positive ageing among older people. However, majority of these studies have been conducted in the Western context, and only a limited number of studies have focused on older (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - ‘Memoirs .. serve as excellent types’: C.R. Browne and the Ethnographical Survey of Ireland – Excluded Ancestor and Invisible Genealogy in the History of Anthropology More Information
Abstract

At various times in the 1890s and early 1900s the reports of Charles Robert Browne’s ethnographic studies undertaken in the West of Ireland were described as exemplary ethnography. Yet the Ethnographical Survey of Ireland on which Browne worked is largely forgotten in (...)
Tuesday 17
14:00 - SEMINAR - ‘Performing Bromance On and Offline: Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhall’, Presented by Jackie Raphael More Information
ABSTRACT: Bromances in Hollywood have become an increasingly useful form of promotion. Hugh Jackman in particular has utilised this technique in the X-Men franchise and crossed over into Deadpool. His friendship with Ryan Reynolds has even intersected into the films, as well as social media and (...)
Wednesday 18
14:00 - SEMINAR - A masterclass with Henriette Rødland, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University, Sweden. More Information
Connecting three continents and spanning a vast network of coastlines, the Indian Ocean has been an arena for commerce and interaction for at least 2,000 years. An integral part of this interaction was the movement of people, both voluntary and involuntary, or something in-between. Labourers (...)
Thursday 19
16:00 - EVENT - Archaeology Seminar Series 2020 : Archaeology Seminar More Information
Visible and Near Infrared - Short Wave Infrared spectroscopy allows the identification of molecular bonds in samples by the absorption of energy at chararacteristic wavelengths. An introduction to the technology is provided. Two case studies in the application of non-destructive, non-invasive VNIR- (...)


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