Kings Park Honour Avenues: Bringing local history to life

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

An ambitious project will add a new dimension to the memorial plaques which line Kings Parks' Honour Avenues, with a smart device app to be created which will share the personal stories of Anzac soldiers commemorated by the plaques.

Migrant ship Oceania

'The forgotten migrants' keen to share their stories

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have been flooded with calls from British migrants - young and old - keen to share their stories about their move to Australia.

Assistant Professor David Wacey

$3.4 Million for UWA Future Fellows

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Four researchers from The University of Western Australia will receive more than $3 million from the Australian Research Council Future Fellowship scheme to fund a diverse range of projects - from the origin of life on Earth and a history of Soviet war experiences to the future of crops in a phosphorus-scarce world, and 3D optical microscopy expected to facilitate unprecedented insights into the structure of tissue.

Dr Toby Burrows

Medieval manuscripts go digital via prestigious European fellowship

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

A huge collection of about 60,000 medieval and early modern manuscripts - and the people and events they record - will come alive digitally to scholars around the world thanks to a 21st century scholar winning a prestigious award.

UWA ranked in world top 40 for three subjects

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The University of Western Australia's subject areas of Psychology, Education and Earth and Marine Sciences have been ranked in the world's top 40 institutions according to this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Iago

Spotlight on Iago: the man, the devil and emotion

Friday, 31 January 2014

One of Shakespeare's more notorious and mysterious villains will be the focus of a special free event to be held at The University of Western Australia's Callaway Auditorium.

The political power of carrots

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Retro purple or white carrots might be all the rage at the moment but in 17th century Europe it was fashionable - and politically correct - to eat orange ones.

UWA Professor Anas Ghadouani and Monash University Professor Tony Wong

Researchers to tap ideas for water sensitive cities

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

The impact of stormwater management on local wetlands and urban design will be the main focus for review as State and local governments, business, industry and The University of Western Australia prepares to launch new research that will guide water management reform in Western Australia.

Professor Geoff Meyer

Projects to further teaching and learning

Friday, 2 September 2011

Projects involving six researchers form The University of Western Australia have been successful in receiving support from the Australian and Learning Teaching Council's final round of funding.

New look at Caesar's mistress wins international acclaim

Friday, 18 February 2011

A unique interpretation of the role played by Julius Caesar's mistress, Servilia, in his assassination has won international acclaim for a PhD student at The University of Western Australia.

Google Earth opens window to ancient landscape

Friday, 11 February 2011

A researcher at The University of Western Australia has used Google Earth imagery to identify almost 2,000 archaeological remains in Saudi Arabia that may lead to better understanding of the pre-Islamic human landscape.

UWA awarded largest ever research grant to Humanities

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

The French Revolution, the end of World War II, the death of Princess Diana - all events in history characterised by towering emotion.  Are the same emotions felt by people across the globe and across the centuries? How do emotions change over time? To what extent do emotions influence social, political and economic development?

Australasian Association for European History conference in Perth

Thursday, 11 November 2010

The School of Humanities at the University of Western Australia, in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Studies and the Faculty of Arts at Murdoch University, will hold the 22nd Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association for European History in early July 2011. 

Senator Kim Carr

"Emotional" celebrations for humanities coup

Friday, 1 October 2010

Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr today visited The University of Western Australia to celebrate the awarding of one of the largest grants ever made to a centre in the area of humanities.

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 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.

Dennis Haskell

UWA poet to chair literature board

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Dennis Haskell, English and Cultural Studies Professor at The University of Western Australia, is the new Chair of the Australia Council Literature Board.

Vive la France - almost everywhere!

Thursday, 6 August 2009

A language professor from The University of Western Australia is researching remnants of French culture in ex-colonies throughout the world - and in the process, sampling croissants and coffee in unlikely places.