Mixed Race in Australia and the region - 8-10 June 2015, call for abstracts

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Mobilities and Belonging Initiative are calling for abstracts for their Mixed Race in Australia and the region symposium being held 8-10 June 2015 at UWA.

David Mickler

David Mickler and Mark Beeson write for The Conversation

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Political Science and International Relations lecturers David Mickler and Mark Beeson both have articles in The Conversation this week.

Professor Philip Mead

UWA takes Australian literature to the world with its latest free online course offering

Monday, 23 February 2015

Literature lovers around the world will be able to take advantage of a resurgence of interest in Australian literature thanks to The University of Western Australia's newest online course.

Mark Beeson

Can democracy cope? - Mark Beeson writes for The Conversation

Monday, 16 February 2015

Professor Mark Beeson from Political Science and International Relations  regularly contributes to The Conversation. This week he considers whether democracies are facing multiple challenges from globalisation and a loss of legitimacy that may mean that they can no longer be able to deal with contemporary problems: Can democracy cope?

 

National Experimental Arts Forum comes to Perth in 2015

Friday, 13 February 2015

The Australia Council for the Arts has announced the second National Experimental Arts Forum
will be held in Perth in October 2015.

Australia Council Director Emerging and Experimental Arts Dr David Sudmalis said the two day event would
be held from Monday, 5 October to Tuesday, 6 October at the Perth Cultural Centre. It will be organised by
SymbioticA, The Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts, based at the University of Western Australia.
“The Australia Council is pleased to support the second National Experimental Arts Forum, which will be led

Noelene Bloomfield awarded another French honour

Friday, 13 February 2015

The University of Western Australia's Honorary Research Fellow Noelene Bloomfield today joined the ranks of Dirk Bogarde, Rudolf Nureyev, George Clooney and fellow Australians Kylie Minogue and Cate Blanchett after being awarded the Chevalier dans L'Ordre des Arts et Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French Government.

Associate Professor Martin Porr

Associate Professor Martin Porr wins Humboldt Fellowship

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Associate Professor Martin Porr has won an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship.  The fellowship, which will commence in August 2015 will see Martin based in Germany for 18 months working at the Senckenberg Museum and Research Institute in Frankfurt and the University of Tuebingen.

Associate Professor David Bourchier

Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia - A new book by Associate Professor David Bourchier

Monday, 9 February 2015

Asian Studies' David Bourchier has published a new book with Routledge, 'Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia'.

Gates Foundation is too big to ignore the politics of poverty - Professor Graham Brown writes for The Conversation

Monday, 9 February 2015

Graham Brown, the School of Social Sciences' new Professor of International Development, has published an article in The Conversation on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the politics of development assistance.  In the article, Prof Brown argues that the Gates Foundation has grown to big to ignore the political issues surrounding poverty.  He suggests that while their massive financial commitment to finding solutions for major public health challenges is admirable, they should start engaging more with political issues in order to reach those most in need of their assistance

The intellectual Premier League - Mark Beeson writes for The Conversation

Monday, 9 February 2015

Professor Mark Beeson from Political Science and International Relations  regularly contributes to The Conversation. This week he explores what it takes to have a major intellectual impact in the social sciences and offers an original way of ranking the some of the all time greats and not so greats: The intellectual Premier League.