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 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
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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
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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 (...)
Friday 15
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series 2020 : “Because Korean is cool” Adolescent learners’ vision, motivation and the study of the Korean language More Information
Despite Australia being a multicultural and multilingual country, the number of school leavers who have learnt a foreign language is extremely low. Previous research has pointed to the lack of understanding of what a language represents for its speaker and learners as the main reason for the (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series- Zoom Edition : Keeping Time: Work, Temporality and Subjectivity Among Independent Musicians in Perth More Information
In 2017 musicians not signed to major music labels, known as independent musicians, constituted the fastest growing sector of the global music industry. Technological shifts have radically altered the political economy of the music. This has impacted the labour process of independent musicians (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series- Zoom Edition : Towards Zero Waste: An Ethnographic Study of Infrastructure and Waste-Related Education in Sumbawa, Indonesia More Information
The overflowing landfills, clogged up rivers, filthy beaches, and the dangerous ways in which humans and non-humans alike interact with waste may be "the most visceral expression of the Anthropocene" (Eriksen 2018). Thus, as elsewhere in the world, people in Indonesia are now trying to (...)
Thursday 21
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2020- Zoom Edition : Missing figures in the history of archaeology. Why and how should we tell the story of the first women archaeologists in the Pacific? More Information
25 years ago, historian of science Margaret Rossiter described the ‘Matilda effect’: the historical process through which female scientists were written out of history. Although research in the history of science has been working to identify and rectify this bias for the past 40 years, such (...)
Friday 22
13:30 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar Series 2020- Zoom Edition : Understanding How Indigenous Language Programs Work More Information
As Indigenous language loss accelerates, language revitalisation has taken shape in different forms across the globe, engaging people in the task of supporting endangered languages with various language programs. Programs address diverse needs of local speech communities through methods such as (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series- Zoom Edition : Silk Road Geoculturalisms: Building Cultural Corridors of China’s Belt and Road Initiative More Information
Abstract

The presentation introduces the broad methodology of the study, which is oriented around developing the concept of geocultural in the context of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. In particular, it seeks to understand geoculturalism as a new approach; as a process of ‘re’drawing (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series- Zoom Edition : From Argentina to Australia: A Multi-Scale Ethnographic Study of Argentines Residing in Perth More Information
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This research project aims to contribute to the understanding of Argentinian migration in Australia. Using Castles’ concept of social transformation, the goal is to explore, from a single case study, how transformations are reflected in the narratives, and how this change (...)


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