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 October 2018
Monday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Apocalyptic Skies and the Decay of Public Symbolism : A CMEMS/PMRG/CHE Public Lecture Website | More Information
Do representations of clouds in Western art and architecture bear out Foucault’s claim of a split in the stable relations of words and images after the seventeenth century with drastic consequences to shared public meanings? This talk offers an answer to this question through an environmentalist (...)
Tuesday 23
13:00 - SEMINAR - Political Science and International Relations : ‘The invisible man': H. G. Wells and the interwar push for human rights More Information
H.G. Wells is best known as ‘the father of science fiction’. However, the bulk of his writing is both non-fiction, and concerned with social justice. While it is widely held that his The Rights of Man (1940) helped shape the drafting of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this article (...)
Wednesday 24
18:00 - PRESENTATION - Master of Ocean Leadership Information Session : Learn the multi-disciplinary skills to become a leader in ocean sustainability Website | More Information
Ocean sustainability is a complex challenge facing humanity, requiring a multi-disciplinary approach to understand and tackle. The Master of Ocean Leadership brings together expertise from engineering, science, law and environmental management to equip graduates with the skills to lead teams who (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Dante, an iconoclast in his age, a model for our own Website | More Information
A public lecture by Rodney Lokaj, Chair of Italian Philology, University of Enna “Kore”, Sicily.

The lecture will seek to promote understanding of Dante’s Comedy (ca.1307-1321) as an attempt at reconciliation. A poetic text largely conceived and written in exile, reconciliation was a (...)
Thursday 25
9:30 - STAFF EVENT - Unit Design Workshop (25/10/2018) Website | More Information
Facilitated by experienced Learning Designers, this one-day workshop is a great practical opportunity for new and current teaching staff at UWA to experience the unit design process.

You and your colleagues can participate in a number of sequential collaborative tasks which will allow (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Blue Energy: South West WA’s future as a marine renewables hub Website | More Information
An 'All at Sea' public lecture by Professor Christophe Gaudin, Head of Oceans Graduate School and Director Wave Energy Research Centre.

Energy security is a critical issue in the 21st century and marine renewable energy resources are an important component of the blue economy agenda in (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Creeping Concepts: our expanding ideas of harm and pathology Website | More Information
A public lecture by Nick Haslam, Professor of Psychology, University of Melbourne and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Concept meanings refuse to stand still. They move around over time reflecting changes in culture and society. In this talk, Professor Haslam will (...)
Sunday 28
11:00 - FESTIVAL - Spring Fair : Spring Fair at St George's College Website | More Information
Spring Fair is back again for 2018. Enjoy the entertainment, sample produce from our vendors and sit back and soak in the atmosphere. Lots of activities to keep the kids happy and plenty of stalls to pick up gifts or something to snack.
Monday 29
9:30 - STAFF EVENT - Unit Design Workshop (29/10/2018) Website | More Information
Facilitated by experienced Learning Designers, this one-day workshop is a great practical opportunity for new and current teaching staff at UWA to experience the unit design process.

You and your colleagues can participate in a number of sequential collaborative tasks which will allow (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Mobile Museum: botanical exchanges between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Australia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Mark Nesbitt, Curator and Senior Research Leader in economic botany at Kew Gardens.

The Museum of Economic Botany opened at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 1847. As a display of useful plants and their products, it met two very Victorian aims: to be a bridge between (...)
Tuesday 30
8:00 - CONFERENCE - 2018 Western Australian Indo-Pacific Defence Conference : Conference Website | More Information
While the trend toward an increasingly integrated Indo-Pacific was initially viewed from the perspective of economics, trade and energy flows, it is increasingly apparent that the rise of the Indo-Pacific era also has major implications for national defence and regional security. The 2018 Western (...)

9:30 - STAFF EVENT - Unit Design Workshop (30/10/2018) Website | More Information
Facilitated by experienced Learning Designers, this one-day workshop is a great practical opportunity for new and current teaching staff at UWA to experience the unit design process.

You and your colleagues can participate in a number of sequential collaborative tasks which will allow (...)

18:00 - SCREENING - Gurrumul - film screening and panel Q&A Website | More Information
A film screening followed by a panel Q&A with Professor Carmen Lawrence (UWA School of Psychological Science), Professor Dawn Bessarab (UWA Medical School), Professor Patricia Dudgeon (UWA School of Indigenous Studies), and Dr Nicholas Bannan (UWA Conservatorium of Music)

Paul (...)

 November 2018
Thursday 01
18:00 - CONCERT - Sufi Qawwali Night Website | More Information
USTAD FAREED AYYAZ AND USTAD ABU MOHAMMAD AND BROTHERS

Sufi Qawwali Night

Brought to you by the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, UWA, in collaboration with SelamFest

DATE: 1 November 2018

TIME: 6pm to 10pm

TICKETS: $40 to $60 via: (...)
Friday 02
17:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Peacebuilding in the Middle East More Information
PEACEBUILDING IN THE MIDDLE EAST

by Sheikh Mazen Ahram, Imam and Monitor of all Jerusalem Mosques and teacher at Majidul Aqsa

The Centre for Muslim States and Societies, The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with SalamFest is pleased to invite you to a special (...)
Saturday 03
9:30 - SEMINAR - The Insider's Guide to: Renaissance Rome : Artists giving shape to papal ambitions in Renaissance Rome Website | More Information
After an Imperial age of splendor, Rome went through centuries of decline. While the Renaissance took off in Florence, the Eternal City was nothing more than a provincial backwater in the fifteenth century. Successive popes tried to turn the tide by heavily investing in ambitious monuments, but it (...)
Thursday 08
18:15 - PUBLIC TALK - Kerry O'Brien on 'A Memoir' Website | More Information
The Institute of Advanced Studies, City of Perth Library and Boffins Books are delighted to present Kerry O'Brien on his recent book 'A Memoir'.

Join us for this talk with Walkley award winning ABC journalist, Kerry O'Brien, who will reflect on the social and political upheavals he has (...)
Friday 09
7:00 - EVENT - A Diamond in the Dust : Turning outback dust into a diamond empire Website | More Information
A tale of love and loss, hardship and heartache, but ultimately the inspiring story of how a young girl from Germany overcame tragedy to pioneer a diamond empire in one of the most unforgiving terrains on earth. Hear first-hand the powerful true story of how one woman turned outback dust into a (...)
Tuesday 13
19:30 - EVENT - The story of King Eddies - and ‘considerable travail’ : Friends of the Library Website | More Information
A great step forward for the women and babies of W.A. was the founding, over a hundred years ago, of the King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women. The need for a dedicated maternity hospital for poor women and a specialist women’s hospital was vigorously supported by leading women activists (...)
Wednesday 21
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Happily Single? It May Depend on Where You Live: how families shape single women’s well-being in three East Asian cities Website | More Information
This talk will examine why the experience of singlehood differs in the three cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. Professor Nakano will argue that as the state has stepped back from control over the intimate spaces of family life, families have become the primary medium through which singlehood (...)


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