Edgar Metcalfe

Metcalfe bids 'friendly' farewell

Friday, 11 June 2010

One of the driving forces behind Australian theatre for nearly half a century is about to retire to England - but not before treating local audiences one last time.

UWA establishes religion and globalisation initiative

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

The University of Western Australia will contribute to global discussion on the role of religion in the world through a new initiative.

Winthrop Professor Dennis Haskell

Winthrop Professor Dennis Haskell on UWA graduate Randolph Stow

Thursday, 3 June 2010

One of Randolph Stow's poems is titled "The Land's Meaning", and all his work might be interpreted as searching for this, suggests Winthrop Professor Dennis Haskell, of UWA's School of English and Cultural Studies. Professor Haskell is also Chair of the Australia Council Literature Board.

Winthrop tower

UWA architecture competition designed to aid international crisis areas

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Graduate architects and designers are invited to create an innovative, easily constructed shelter for remote communities affected by natural disaster as part of The University of Western Australia's 2010 Pavilion Project Design Competition.

Madeline Bates

Perth International Arts Festival appoints new film program manager

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

The Perth International Arts Festival is delighted to announce the appointment of Madeline Bates to the highly sought-after role of Program Manager:  Film.

UWA's virtual project shortlisted for US$10,000 prize

Monday, 24 May 2010

The University of Western Australia's presence in the virtual world of Second Life is one of 10 entrants from more than 130 nominations worldwide to be shortlisted for an international competition.

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?

The Darwin Poems by Emily Ballou

Award-winning poetry shortlisted for NSW award

Friday, 9 April 2010

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.

Stirring, soothing images at UWA

Friday, 19 March 2010

Award-winning Western Australian photographer Jennifer Schulz's latest exhibition, Finding Places, opens at The University Club of Western Australia Gallery on Monday.

Arts and education champion lauded

Thursday, 11 March 2010

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.

UWA publishing shortlisted for national book design awards

Friday, 26 February 2010

In-house designer at UWA Publishing, Anna Maley-Fadgyas, has made the shortlist for this year's Australian Publishing Association's Book Design Awards.

Two UWA publishing authors shortlisted for 2010 Adelaide Literature Awards

Monday, 22 February 2010

Ross Gibson's The Summer Exercises and Martin Harrison's collection of poetry, Wild Bees, have been shortlisted for this year's Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.