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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Acclaimed poet Emily Ballou has been shortlisted for the 2010 NSW Premier's Literary Award for her book, The Darwin Poems.
Ballou won the Wesley Michael Wright Prize for Poetry earlier this year and has been shortlisted and highly commended for a number of other poetry awards. Published by UWA Publishing, The Darwin Poems is Ballou's sensitive and beautifully imagined verse-portrait of Charles Darwin's life.
Emeritus Professor Margaret Seares AO was presented with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters at The University of Western Australia last night during the autumn series of graduation ceremonies in Winthrop Hall.
Shakespeare's Macbeth has often been described as a ‘winter' play, but in The University of Western Australia's Grads' new production, director Garreth Bradshaw will make Perth's autumn heat work in his favour.
UWA Music graduate Lorenzo di Paola has moved from the blue skies of Perth to the Black Forest in Germany to do a Masters in Music at the prestigious Freiburg Musikhochschule in Germany after winning the Friends of UWA Music Travelling Scholarship.
In focussing on the life of the prolific and courageous writer Ismail Kadare, a Professor of European Studies at The University of Western Australia has written the first full-length study in English of the battle for survival of literature in the hard-line Stalinist state of Albania.