UWA seeks new artistic director for Perth International Arts Festival 2012

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

The University of Western Australia has begun an international search for a new Artistic Director for the Perth International Arts Festival, the oldest international arts festival in Australia and Western Australia's premier cultural event.

Winthrop Professor Philip Mead

UWA expert wins NSW literary prize

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Professor Philip Mead has won the New South Wales Premier's Literary Prize for Literary Scholarship for his book, Networked Language: Culture and History in Australian Poetry.

Pompeii street

Graffiti among the gold

Monday, 17 May 2010

The stunning art and magnificent artefacts found preserved in ash at Pompeii in the first century AD give the impression of a sophisticated and cultured society. But archaeologists who have worked at one of the most popular ancient sites in the world have also found evidence of a life that would make many of us squirm.

UWA experts to reveal life in Pompeii

Friday, 14 May 2010

The University of Western Australia is supporting the WA Museum's A Day In Pompeii exhibition (May 21 - Sept 5) and will have four experts presenting insights into the ancient civilisation of Pompeii famously preserved in time by hot ash from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

Chitra Palekar

Beyond Bollywood - Indian Film maker visits UWA

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Renowned Indian producer, writer and director, Chitra Palekar will visit UWA next week for a special free screening of her award winning film Maati Maay (A Grave-keeper's Tale).

Following the screening the audience will have a unique opportunity to discuss the film with the director.

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.