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 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 : 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 (...)

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 (...)
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 : From Argentina to Australia: A Multi-Scale Ethnographic Study of Argentines Residing in Perth More Information
Abstract

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 (...)

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 (...)
Friday 29
13:30 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar Series- Zoom Edition : Ngalimi bidagu yan.guwa furnace-di “From the quiet, into The Furnace”: Translating a sleeping language for a feature film More Information
Abstract:

This presentation will discuss the process of translating scenes for a feature film “The Furnace” into Badimaya language. Badimaya is a language of the Midwest, belonging to the area around the town of Mt Magnet. We will discuss the many facets of this project, from the (...)

14:30 - SEMINAR - SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES ANTHROPOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES SEMESTER 1, 2020- Zoom Edition : MARITIME POWER POLITICS IN THE INDO PACIFIC: THE REDISCOVERY OF SOUTH PACIFIC ISLANDS IN THE 21st CENTURY More Information
Infrastructure hubs, such as ports are crucial sites for exploring new political geographies created by dynamic power relations. Infrastructures have long been taken as an indicator for state authority, border security, mobility and the possibility of becoming modern, of having a future, and of (...)

 June 2020
Thursday 04
15:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series- Zoom Edition : Bodies in Motion: Telling Social Stories of Mobility with Scientific Data More Information
The last several decades have seen a revolution in methods for understanding human mobility. Between the increasing precision of isotopic data and the obvious power of ancient genetic information, we are seeing major narrative shifts in how we talk about the movement of people, ideas and (...)

 August 2020
Friday 14
14:30 - EVENT - School of Social Sciences and Anthropology & Sociology Seminar : METAPHORS OF MIGRATION: A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF THE INTERSECTIONS BETWEEN IMMIGRATION, RACE AND THE AUSTRALIAN NATION More Information
Post Fieldwork Presentation - My thesis argues that the construction of immigrant Otherness is, and historically has been, foundational to ethno-nationalist discourses of Australian national identity. Whether as invasions, floods or swarms, the metaphoric construction of racialized immigrant (...)


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