Winthrop Professor Peter Veth

New landmark TV series reveals untold story of world's oldest living culture

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

A ground-breaking new TV series about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities working closely with leading archaeologists to reveal more than 50,000 years of continuous occupation is expected to dramatically raise the profile of Indigenous heritage in Australia.

Space archaeologist Dr Alice Gorman with Sputnik

From earth to the stars: archaeologists dig more than dirt

Friday, 17 May 2013

When you picture an archaeologist, you're most likely to imagine them looking down - digging into history, unearthing and sifting through evidence of previous life on Earth.

From left: Colin Hamlett, Vivienne Browne and Honours student Antje Nol

UWA archaeologists help traditional owners protect vital cultural treasures

Monday, 8 April 2013

Sites of extraordinary cultural and archaeological significance in WA's remote Weld Range will be investigated and documented in a partnership involving Wajarri Traditional Owners and two archaeologists from The University of Western Australia.

Digital recreation of a Hindu Chaturmukha, by Paul Bourke (iVEC@UWA)

Archaeologists cross space and time via advanced technology

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

The world's most advanced conference to discuss the use of cutting edge computer technology to model and interpret past societies is due to attract hundreds of archaeologists internationally to The University of Western Australia next month.

Akram Azimi

UWA student named 2013 Young Australian of the Year

Friday, 25 January 2013

A refugee from war-torn Afghanistan who is studying law, science and arts at The University of Western Australia has been named 2013 Young Australian of the Year.

Professor Samina Yasmeen

UWA Islam expert honoured for international human rights

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Professor Samina Yasmeen, Director of The University of Western Australia's Centre for Muslim States and Societies, has been named a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs.

Image of guests at the showcase screening

UWA Students Light Up the Silver Screen

Thursday, 6 December 2012

On Thursday 22 November 2012 the University of Western Australia’s Communications and Media Studies department hosted the ‘Stories from the Silver Screen’ Showcase Screening. Representing the culmination of three years hard work, the gala event displayed what the most creative and talented Communications and Media Studies students at the University accomplished.
This year the event was held at the art-deco Astor Theatre in Mount Lawley. Guests were invited to spend the night watching short movies that have been produced, directed, filmed and edited by the students.

Dr Michael Chaney, JT Macfarlane, Dr David Gruen, Paul Kelly

The economies of the Asian century will continue to flourish

Monday, 26 November 2012

Opportunities for Australia in the Asian century will not be limited to the economic powerhouses of China and India, with strength in the ASEAN (Association of South East Nations) countries increasingly providing growth prospects.

UWA people make finals of Australian of Year for WA

Monday, 19 November 2012

Graduates, staff members and students from The University of Western Australia have been recognised as finalists in this year's Australian of the Year Awards for WA, which will be announced on Saturday 24 November.

Prof Alan Robson (left), Prof Dr Boediono and UWA Chancellor Dr Michael Chaney

New Indonesian scholarships prepare for Asian century

Monday, 19 November 2012

Indonesian culture and language studies in the ‘Asian Century' have been boosted at The University of Western Australia, which from 2013 will offer new scholarships in honour of the Vice-President of Indonesia, His Excellency Professor Dr Boediono.

Professor Peter Veth with Western Desert rock art

World-leading archaeologist appointed Kimberley rock art Chair

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

A leading world expert in Indigenous archaeology has been appointed as the inaugural Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art at The University of Western Australia.

Professor Peter Veth inspects Barrow Island aerial photo

Barrow Island time-capsule to unlock early Australian history

Monday, 12 November 2012

An international research team led by The University of Western Australia is about to unlock an unprecedented 45,000-year history from the unique archaeological time capsule that is Barrow Island, one of the largest islands lying off Australia's north-west coast.

Kimberley rock art, Mitchell River National Park

Inaugural Kimberley rock art Chair to be announced

Monday, 12 November 2012

The appointment of the inaugural Kimberley Foundation Ian Potter Chair in Rock Art at The University of Western Australia will be announced at a formal ceremony at UWA on Wednesday.

Adjunct Associate Professor June Ross

Kimberley rock art mysteries explained

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Rock Art archaeologist, Adjunct Associate Professor June Ross from The University of Western Australia, will reveal the findings of a three-year archaeological project in the northwest Kimberley at a public lecture on Thursday 15 November 2012.

UWA wins big share of national research funding

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The University of Western Australia strengthened its reputation as the state's leading research institution with the announcement of a total of $21.7 million in Federal Government major grants awarded by the Australian Research Council.

Strategic need seen to learn Chinese language and culture

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

An education forum backed by The University of Western Australia will discuss how to boost Chinese language and cultural competency in WA as a way to strengthen bilateral ties with Australia's biggest trading partner.

Strawberry Hill farm

Archaeologists to excavate historic Albany sites

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

An ancient meeting place dating back almost 20,000 years is being excavated by staff and students from The University of Western Australia at Albany, 390km south of Perth.

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.

Kim Scott

Scott wins second Miles Franklin award

Thursday, 23 June 2011

A PhD graduate from The University of Western Australia, Kim Scott, has won Australia's most illustrious literary prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, for the second time.

Dr Shalmalee Palekar

Lecturer of the Year embraces Indian cinema

Thursday, 3 March 2011

An academic at The University of Western Australia whose research interests include Indian cinema has been recognised ahead of more than 4000 nominees as the 2010 UniJobs Lecturer of the Year.