Literature and Culture in the Asia-Pacific Region - Registrations Open

Monday, 28 February 2011

The theme for The Fourteenth Biennial Symposium on Literature and Culture in the Asia-Pacific Region is the Era of the Digital Revolution.

The Symposium will be held from 4 to 7 December, 2011 at The University of Western Australia.

The Registration Form and Information Sheet is now available here.

Shaun Tan's short film wins Oscar

Monday, 28 February 2011

Artist, author and film-maker Shaun Tan has become the first graduate of The University of Western Australia to win an Oscar, Hollywood's highest accolade.

Google Earth opens window to ancient landscape

Friday, 11 February 2011

A researcher at The University of Western Australia has used Google Earth imagery to identify almost 2,000 archaeological remains in Saudi Arabia that may lead to better understanding of the pre-Islamic human landscape.

Winthrop Professor Dennis Haskell

Symposium to mark Dennis Haskell's brilliant career

Monday, 31 January 2011

A symposium marking the retirement of a champion of Australian literature in schools and universities throughout the world will be held at The University of Western Australia on February 17 and 18.

Shaun Tan's "The lost thing" shortlisted for an Oscar

Friday, 17 December 2010

UWA graduate Shaun Tan's animated feature "The Lost Thing" has been shortlisted for an Oscar.

Noongar History book wins 2010 Human Rights Literature Award

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Staff member John Host and PH.D student Chris Owen have been awarded the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission's 2010 Human Rights, Literature Non-Fiction Award for their new book “It's Still In My Heart, This Is My Country:” The Single Noongar Claim History.

Tom Higham

UWA music makers off to Melbourne

Monday, 15 November 2010

Three graduates from The University of Western Australia's School of Music have won prestigious scholarships to the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne.

The Rock-Art Centre's archaeologists

Rock-art: the world's longest-running artistic tradition

Monday, 15 November 2010

The public campaign to protect precious Indigenous rock-art in the Pilbara and Kimberley could be somewhat of a double-edged sword.

Australasian Association for European History conference in Perth

Thursday, 11 November 2010

The School of Humanities at the University of Western Australia, in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Studies and the Faculty of Arts at Murdoch University, will hold the 22nd Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association for European History in early July 2011. 

Talented UWA School of Music graduates win Australian National Academy of Music Scholarship

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

School of Music graduates Tom Higham (Viola), Julie Igglesden (Oboe) and Kiran Phatak (Flute) have recently won scholarships to the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne. 

Thomas Williams

Scholarship caps golden year for UWA 'golden boy'

Friday, 5 November 2010

An Arts/Law Fogarty scholar from The University of Western Australia who is undertaking a major in Chinese has won one of 20 national undergraduate prizes in the Prime Minister's Australia Asia Endeavour Awards.

School of Music students succeed with recent collaborative performances

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

A number of students from the School of Music have excelled with prize winning collaborative work and highly regarded participation in an international inter-cultural collaborative music performance.

WA's spectacular rock-art takes centre stage

Friday, 15 October 2010

With WA recognised internationally as home to some of the most spectacular rock-art in the world, a new Centre for Rock-Art Studies was opened at The University of Western Australia today.

The School of Music excels with a recent range of achievements

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Congratulations are in order for a number of students and staff from the School of Music, with award winners, praised performances, scholarship auditions and an acceptance into a national music program.

2010 Vose Memorial Prize is awarded to violinist Sophie Edelman

UWA second year Law/Arts student wins first prize in the international Hayek Essay Contest for 2010

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

UWA second year Law/Arts student Toby Evans has received first prize in the 2010 Hayek Essay contest, an international contest run by the Mont Pelerin Society.

UWA elections website rockets during recent federal election

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

The recent federal election prompted a huge increase in visits to the Australian Politics and Elections Database website

Senator Kim Carr

"Emotional" celebrations for humanities coup

Friday, 1 October 2010

Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr today visited The University of Western Australia to celebrate the awarding of one of the largest grants ever made to a centre in the area of humanities.

Winthrop Professor Brenda Walker

The 'right book' scoops Victorian Premier's Award

Thursday, 30 September 2010

A book that celebrates the power of literature has won its author - The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Professor Brenda Walker - a Victorian Premier's Literary Award.

The world is your oyster as a UWA Arts graduate

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

The UWA Arts Union are inviting Arts students of 2010 to a mind opening experience - a careers evening featuring a panel of informative and inspirational graduates and guest speakers.

Emeritus Professor Laksiri Jayasuriya

Former World Bank president praises UWA book

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

A former president of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn, has praised a new book about Sri Lanka written by an academic from The University of Western Australia.