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 March 2020
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- (...)
Friday 27
11:00 - SEMINAR - Understanding the Role of Transnational Intellectual Networks within the South Korean Pro-democracy Movement – A case study of the Letters from South Korea Project More Information
What role did transnational intellectual networks play in South Korea’s pro-democracy movement? The political turmoil in post-war Korea that culminated in the proclamation of martial law on 17 October 1972 and the promulgation of the Yushin Constitution on 27 December 1972 resulted in a fracture in (...)

 April 2020
Friday 03
11:00 - SEMINAR - The Practice of Environmental Education in Franciscan Schools in Jakarta and Bekasi, Indonesia Website | More Information
This presentation discusses the draft of paper on Franciscan senior high schools in Indonesia to see how Franciscan philosophy regarding the environment is transformed into practice in Franciscan schools. Using mainly qualitative data gained from participant observation in two Franciscan senior high (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - On the Dearth of Ethnography in Higher Education Website | More Information
Abstract:

In the decade that just passed there were some notable lamentation about the lack of attention to ethnographic research in post-secondary education, or higher education (HE) as it is better known (Thrift 2011; Pabian 2014, Iloh & Tierney 2014; Gusterson 2017). To call the (...)
Tuesday 07
13:00 - SEMINAR - The Imperial Discipline: Race and the Founding of International Relations Website | More Information
Disciplinary history defines the identity of a field of research. IR has traditionally told itself that it started in 1919 with the goal of bringing about world peace. This ‘world peace’ though, was far from the utopia we think of when we hear the term today. For the past four years, I have been (...)
Thursday 23
16:00 - SEMINAR - Aboriginal archaeological case studies in Visible and Near Infrared – Shortwave Infrared Spectroscopy Website | More Information
Abstract

Visible and Near Infrared – Short Wave Infrared spectroscopy allows the identification of molecular bonds in samples by the absorption of energy at characteristic wavelengths. An introduction to the technology is provided. Two case studies in the application of non- destructive (...)
Friday 24
12:30 - SEMINAR - Aboriginal languages use in Darwin Website | More Information
Abstract

Research on Aboriginal languages is usually conducted in remote communities. But with increasing mobility of speakers, Aboriginal language can now be heard far beyond their homelands, with social orbits taking in urban centres such as Darwin and Alice Springs. As the speakers of (...)

13:00 - SEMINAR - A SOCIAL SCIENCE RESPONSE TO ISOLATION IN COVID-19 TIMES Website | More Information
The current COVID-19 crisis has created a situation in which suddenly many social researchers have found themselves isolated at home, unable to move freely among the community doing the work they normally do. Researchers have suddenly found doors closed to work internationally and unable to reach (...)
Thursday 30
16:00 - SEMINAR - Metal Burial: understanding caching behaviour and ‘contact’ material culture in the NE Kimberley : Archaeology Seminar Series 2020 More Information
This paper explores identity, and the impacts of cross-cultural encounters on individuals, material objects and cultural practices through a lens on cached modified metal objects and associated cultural materials from the NE Kimberley. These objects were wrapped in paperbark and weighed down within (...)

 May 2020
Friday 01
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar : The Origins of Urban Renewal in Singapore: A Transnational History Website | More Information
This paper examines the origins of urban renewal in Singapore through a transnational history lens. It focuses on the role in particular of two United Nations led teams of experts one headed by Erik Lorange and the other by Charles Abrams in the early 1960s and the impact these had on how urban (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology Seminar Series : Precarity and the Pandemic: Talking about Trauma Website | More Information
Following research into the conditions and experiences of academic precarity, the talk is in response to calls from Australian sociologists and universities to turn our attention to the COVID-19 crisis. This is done by taking seriously the idea, which stretches from experts in the news media to (...)
Thursday 07
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2020 : What we allow to dis-integrate: Ruins of development in South Asia More Information
Ruins are everywhere. In South Asia, socio-economic development has led to the rapid transformation of the environmental, social and economic landscape. Led by a diverse range of actors, these transformations have informed the creation of new forms of ruins and ruination, the disintegration of (...)
Friday 08
12:30 - EVENT - UWA Linguistics Seminar : Whither Evidentiality? More Information
In this talk I consider how the recent ‘epistemic turn’ in Conversation Analysis (e.g. Heritage 2012) is deepening our understanding of the ways in which language is utilised as a resource for knowledge management, and the utility of knowledge management for achieving broader social goals. This in (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series : RAISING RARE BREEDS: DOMESTICATION, EXTINCTION AND MEAT IN THE ANTHROPOCENE More Information
Over the past three decades, the intensive livestock industry’s dependence on a small number of high-productivity hybrids has resulted in the extinction of a domestic animal breed globally each month (FAO 2015). This poses a significant risk to food security, as the heritage breeds under threat (...)
Thursday 14
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series- Zoom Edition : Updates on the Structural Analysis of the Phanom-Surin Ship in Thailand More Information
This paper presents current results of my ongoing research on the 9th-century Phanom-Surin ship (PSN) in Thailand. It aims to understand the PNS site and its connections within the Indian Ocean World (IOW) in the 1st millennium CE. The PNS ship was constructed in the sewn-plank fashion in which the (...)


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