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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.