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.
Cities have become hubs in an international sexual economy that is increasingly important as a driver of global economic change, according to a Professor of Urban Social Geography who will give a lecture on the topic at The University of Western Australia today.