Susan Broomhall and Jacqueline Van Gent

Marmalade and letters preserve dynastic power

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Males from the house of Nassau-Orange, the dynastic family influential throughout Europe and the colonies from the 1580s to the late 18th century - and the ancestors of the present Dutch royal family - are well-known to historians.

York, terrace and festival music man turns 80

Monday, 3 May 2010

Friends, colleagues and former students of well-known and highly respected musician Emeritus Professor David Tunley will gather at The University of Western Australia tomorrow to celebrate his 80th birthday.

UWA graduate wins award for upending views of Medieval Europe

Thursday, 29 April 2010

An honours graduate from The University of Western Australia has won prestigious recognition - the 2010 Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (RNAAS) Heineken Prize for History, awarded in Amsterdam to five internationally acclaimed scientists and scholars.

Book Cover - The Female Eunuch

Eunuchs Still? Commemorating Forty Years of 'The Female Eunuch'.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Germaine Greer seems to have been a trigger for outbursts of acrimony ever since the publication of The Female Eunuch forty years ago, but what was the book actually about, and why has it entrenched such violent reactions in Australia since 1970?

How reading saved the life of a noted Australian writer

Thursday, 22 April 2010

After being diagnosed with breast cancer, a Professor of English and Cultural Studies at The University of Western Australia sought solace in books - and ended up writing an inspirational account of how reading helped her survive.

Educator on song for new Early Education course

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

A bass baritone who trained at London's Royal Academy of Music and who has spent 20 years in kindergarten and tertiary education wants to put song back into early childhood education.

Revitalising languages in higher education

Thursday, 15 April 2010

The decline of language learning in schools and universities is the focus of a lecture at The University of Western Australia.

Asst/Prof Mark Pegrum

From Socrates to the Digital Education Revolution

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

One school of thought says internet-enhanced learning is the best thing since Socrates. Another says today’s students are so obsessed with virtual friends, virtual networks and virtual worlds that they have no idea who Socrates is. Some, according to Assistant Professor Mark Pegrum of UWA’s Graduate School of Education, say it doesn’t matter anyway, because they can Google him. Ah, say others, but how can they judge the value of the information that turns up in the popularity contest that is the world wide web?

International experts tackle political apathy

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Widespread political apathy in many societies is the focus of an international workshop to be held at The University of Western Australia on Thursday and Friday (April 8 and 9).

Dennis Haskell

Celebration - Symposium to honour Professor Dennis Haskell - 17 - 18 February 2011

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

The Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL) and the Westerly Centre are to honour the work of Winthrop Professor Dennis Haskell with a symposium entitled Creative writing and its contexts.