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Faculty of Arts

Professor Kai Brodersen Braine Fellow

German classicist wins inaugural fellowship

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

A German classicist professor with an interest in inscriptions, oracles, miracle texts and interpreting the classical world for children will hold the inaugural Margaret Braine Fellowship in Classics and Ancient History at The University of Western Australia.

Nadia Okis

Police-worker credits UWA

Monday, 3 February 2014

Little did graduate Nadia Okis know that the Japanese language lessons she took at The University of Western Australia would come in handy occasionally to help her with Police work.

Iago

Spotlight on Iago: the man, the devil and emotion

Friday, 31 January 2014

One of Shakespeare's more notorious and mysterious villains will be the focus of a special free event to be held at The University of Western Australia's Callaway Auditorium.

The political power of carrots

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Retro purple or white carrots might be all the rage at the moment but in 17th century Europe it was fashionable - and politically correct - to eat orange ones.

Fremantle Prison

UWA joins ‘The Establishment’ on journey of discovery

Monday, 16 December 2013

Much more will be discovered about Fremantle Prison - one of the State's most fascinating archaeological sites - thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding signed this week by what was known as ‘the Establishment' and The University of Western Australia.

Professor Jane Lydon

Jane Lydon appointed Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Award-winning author and historian Professor Jane Lydon has been appointed inaugural Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History at The University of Western Australia.

UWA leads international research teams on climate change

Monday, 9 December 2013

Two climate change projects led by The University of Western Australia - one a study into reporting on climate change in the media and another focusing on the challenge of ancient soils under modern land use - have been chosen for funding by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).

Art by Glen Stewart

Arts beat sport for healthier living

Friday, 25 October 2013

The arts are a great way to promote healthy living, according to researchers from The University of Western Australia.

Vale prolific Emeritus history Professor Frank Crowley (1924-2013)

Friday, 18 October 2013

A prolific historian and former history lecturer at The University of Western Australia whose work for many years shaped the way Western Australians viewed their State has died.

New Master of Translation to deliver multilingual professionals

Thursday, 26 September 2013

The University of Western Australia is introducing a new Master of Translation Studies course in 2014 to give postgraduate students a world-class, accredited program of study in contemporary translation studies between English and Chinese, French, German and Italian.

Cambridge draws UWA students

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Two students from one of the world's most scenic universities will soon begin studying at one of the world's oldest.

Balinese drummers by Matt Galligan

World-beating drumming to echo around campus

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

One of the leading Balinese drummers of his generation - Made Indra Sadguna - will lead a free public performance of exciting music next week with 10 staff and students from the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) in Denpasar, Bali.

A song for every big moment of your life

Monday, 16 September 2013

An innovative new project enabling music lovers to create and curate a soundtrack for their life was launched today by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Dr Andrew Lawrence-King

Harp virtuoso wins Helpmann Award

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

A baroque harp virtuoso and research fellow from The University of Western Australia who won a Grammy Award for his work with renowned Catalan artist Jordi Savall has added a prestigious Helpmann Award to his collection of accolades.

Early civilisation sleeping giant waits off north west coast

Thursday, 1 August 2013

The untold story of how ancient Australians once walked a vast submerged sand plain dissected by rivers and rugged outcrops awaits discovery off WA's north-west coast, according to a leading expert from The University of Western Australia.

Kim Mahood (second left) with people from Paruku (Lake Gregory)

Desert Writings win coveted grant for UWA Publishing

Friday, 26 July 2013

UWA Publishing, with the Northern Territory Writers' Centre and the South Australia Writers' Centre, has been announced as the recipient of the Australia Council's Special Publishing Grant for their collaborative Desert Writing project, worth nearly $50,000.

Winthrop Professor Peter Veth

New landmark TV series reveals untold story of world's oldest living culture

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

A ground-breaking new TV series about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities working closely with leading archaeologists to reveal more than 50,000 years of continuous occupation is expected to dramatically raise the profile of Indigenous heritage in Australia.

GRADS rehearsing "The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea"

WA war-time story brought to life on stage

Friday, 5 July 2013

It's 1941, Australian soldiers are fighting overseas and Geraldton locals dig air-raid trenches in their backyards, just in case.

David Blenkinsop

David Blenkinsop wins National Entertainment Award

Friday, 28 June 2013

A former long-serving artistic director of the UWA-founded Perth International Arts Festival has been jointly awarded the Australian entertainment industry's most prestigious award.

Anthropologist Catherine Berndt (left) records Goulburn Islanders in 1964

Entrancing 'Gossip Songs' tell big stories

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Unique Indigenous songs recorded more than half a century ago by renowned husband and wife anthropology team Ronald and Catherine Berndt feature in the latest exhibition by the museum established in the couple's honour.