2012 Event Archive
9th International Conference On Oceanic Linguistics – COOL9
4-8 February 2013
The 9th Conference On Oceanic Linguistics will be hosted by the Faculty of Education and Arts, and the Endangered Languages Documentation, Theory and Application Research Group, University of Newcastle, Australia, from February 4 – February 8, 2013.
The Oceanic branch of the Austronesian language family includes more than 500 languages. The region in which they are spoken includes Island Melanesia, much of coastal Papua New Guinea, Polynesia and most of Micronesia. These languages show a high degree of linguistic diversity and are of considerable scientific significance, and many are highly endangered. The COOL conference series is dedicated to research on Oceanic languages, and their multifaceted linguistic, social, cultural and historical contexts.
- Professor Maria Polinsky, Harvard University, 'Deriving ergativity in Oceanic languages'
- Dr Michael Dunn, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, topic TBA
Abstracts are invited on all aspects of Oceanic linguistics; and on other languages of the Oceanic area, including pidgins, creoles and koine; Papuan languages of the Oceanic area; and Pacific varieties of metropolitan languages. Paper presentations will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes discussion time.
2012 Inaugural Tutor Symposium
30 November 2012
Our tutors provide a significant function in the academic life of the University of Newcastle. The Centre for Teaching and Learning is committed to providing you with relevant and constructive professional development opportunities to support your teaching.
We are pleased to announce we will be holding the inaugural Tutor Symposium on 30 November 2012. This half day event will include:
- Panel discussion
- Information on CTL programs and support for tutors in 2013
- Introduction to new digital teaching tools
The Symposium will commence with a light lunch from 12pm and finish with drinks at 4pm. Tutors attending from Port Macquarie and Ourimbah will be provided with transport on request. Registration is free for all tutors and a certificate of completion will be provided.
Click here to download the event invitation - Tutors can register directly by clicking here
This promises to be an engaging and valuable event which will provide all tutors with professional development and information that will allow you to experience both success and enjoyment while fulfilling your critical role in our students' educational experience. We would be delighted if you can join us for the afternoon!
Should you have any questions regarding the symposium, please direct your enquiries to Alison Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
John Turner Lecture - '"Clinging to Guns and God": Political Conservatism in the Age of Obama' presented by Dr Michael Ondaatje
Thursday 20 September 2012
The John Turner Memorial Lecture is held in memory of Dr John Turner, a former history lecturer at the University of Newcastle and WEA Hunter. Dr Turner was one of the foremost historians in the Hunter Valley with a keen interest in local convict history. Dr Turner died in July 1998.
The John Turner Memorial History Lecture is a joint initiative of the University of Newcastle and WEA Hunter.
When: Thursday 20 September, 5.45pm for 6pm at Newcastle City Hall
RSVP: Please register your interest via email: email@example.com or phone WEA on (02) 49254200
'Threads': History Week Lecture and Costume Pageant
Monday 10 September 2012
Long before fashion became fashionable people defined themselves by how they looked and dressed. This event will combine a lecture from Dr Nancy Cushing, Program Coordinator of the Bachelor of Arts, with an historical fashion parade by student artists taught by Dr Ibtihal Samarayi in the Central Coast's Open Foundation. Come and enjoy a glimpse of historical fashion and costume and a stimulating lecture about the significance of fashion in Australian history. All welcome and light refreshments to follow.
When: Monday 10 September 2012, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Drama 1, Fine Art Building, Ourimbah Campus, University of Newcastle
Book Launch: 'Early Modern Women's Writing and the Rhetoric of Modesty,' by Dr Patricia Pender
Saturday 8 September 2012
To be introduced by Rosalind Smith & launched by Kate Lilley
Early Modern Women's Writing and the Rhetoric of Modesty revisits the classic, even clichéd trope of the woman writer's humility, rereading this familiar pose of abjection through the lenses of early modern rhetorical practice, protocols of early modern printed publication, and debates in contemporary feminist theory. In the process, the book provides provocative new readings of five now-prominent women writers – Anne Askew, Katherine Parr, Mary Sidney Herbert, Aemilia Lanyer, and
Anne Bradstreet – revealing the surprisingly assertive and ambitious subtexts of their conventional expressions of modesty.
Where: Longworth House, 129 Scott Street Newcastle
When: 7–8.30pm, Saturday September 8, 2012.
Click here to download invitational flyer
University of Newcastle 2012 Human Rights and Social Justice Lecture
Friday 31 August 2012
'Her Rights at Work? The Political Persecution of Australia's First Female Prime Minister' to be delivered by Ms Anne Summers AO on Friday 31 August from1.00 pm - 2.00 pm in the Griffith Duncan Theatre.
- Click here to download flyer
- Click here for further information on the lecture
- Click here to register your attendance
New directions in the archaeology of Greek islands - Free Archaeology lecture: All Welcome
Monday 13 August 2012
Public lecture sponsored by the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens and the discipline of Classics and the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle
Speaker: Professor Catherine Morgan
Title: Nothing to do with Odysseus: Archaeology in the Central Ionian Islands.
When: Monday 13th August. 6 pm Drinks; 6.30 Lecture
Where: University House (formerly NESCA house), Corner King and Auckland Street, Newcastle. Room UNH241
Ancient & Modern History HSC Study Day
Friday 1 June 2012
Students and teachers are invited to join the academic staff of the Disciplines of Ancient History and Modern History, and other invited specialists, for an HSC Study Day at the Callaghan Campus of the University of Newcastle on Friday 1 June 2012.
There will be papers given by experts in the field, including Paul Kiem and Denis Mootz. The former has been a Chief Examiner of HSC Modern History and a marker for 20 years, and the latter has also marked Ancient History HSC papers for more than 20 years. Together they are editors of 'Teaching History' and authors of the 'HTA HSC Study Guides'. Their talks will be directed at the core for the HSC syllabus (Ancient and Modern History) and how to prepare for the exam.
Click here to download Programme
Click here to download Registration Form
History Special Event - 'Assessing Obama’s First Term Legacies, Controversies and Consequences for Reelection' presented by Professor Kenneth R. Mayer (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Monday 28 May 2012
As the first African American president in U.S history, Barack Obama promised to remake politics, change the nature of dialogue, end partisan bickering, and shift the country’s direction (especially regarding national security and diplomacy).
Professor Mayer will discuss Obama’s performance thus far, his proposed policies for re-election and their implications, and presidential nomination process.
He is the author of several published works, including With the Stroke of a Pen: Executive Orders and Presidential Power (Princeton University Press, 2001) and The Dysfunctional Congress? The Individual Roots of an Institutional Dilemma (Westview Press, 1999, with David T. Canon). His research has also appeared in several journals on political science, election law and legislative studies.
Professor Mayer has served on the editorial board of the American Political Science Review, was book review editor for Congress & The Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies and was the inaugural Fulbright ANU Distinguished Chair in American Political Science at the Australian National University in 2006.
His current research focuses on election administration in the U.S, and the effectiveness of recent state-level campaign finance reforms.
WHERE Held in the Cultural Collections (near the Information Desk) - Level 2, Auchmuty Library, Callaghan Campus
WHEN Monday 28 May, 1pm-2.30pm
The Co-op Bookshop invites you to the launch of Tasmanian Aborigines: A History Since 1803 by Lyndall Ryan
Friday 4 May 2012
Tasmanian Aborigines were driven off their land so white settlers could produce fine wool for the English textile mills. By the time Truganini died in 1876, they were considered to be extinct. Yet like so many other claims about them, this was wrong. Far from disappearing, the Tasmanian Aborigines actively resisted settler colonialism from the outset and have consistently campaigned for their rights and recognition as a distinct people through to the present.
To be launched by Professor Hugh Craig.
WHERE The Co-op Bookshop, Shortland Building, Callaghan Campus
WHEN Friday 4th May 2012, 4.00pm.
RSVP Wednesday 2nd May: firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 4967 1850.
Author Talk: Kim Cheng Boey - 2012 Hurstville Chinese New Year
Friday 3 February 2012
Join us for an insightful evening with Kim Cheng Boey. Born in Singapore, Kim Cheng was an award winning poet before migrating to Australia in 1997. Author of four collections of poems his book "Between Stations" traces his year long travels through India, China, Egypt and Morocco between his departure from Singapore to his arrival in Australia.
Now an Australian citizen, Kim Cheng teaches creative writing at the University of Newcastle. He will share with us his ideas of home, belonging and the challenges facing a migrant writer, with readings from "Between Stations" and his poetry.
Location: Hurstville City Library, cnr Queens Rd & Dora St, Hurstville
Contact: (02) 9330 6142
Linguistics Seminar Series - Semester Two
Tuesday 4 September
Rachel Hendery (ANU) presenting - 'We're the beachfellas and they're the bush people': The relationship between linguistic variation, history and identity in a small isolated community.
Venue: Senta Taft Hendery Museum, the Gallery
Time: Tuesdays 4-5pm - All welcome
Click here to download the Semester Two Seminar Series Program
History Seminar Series
Friday 2 November
'On Fortune's Cap: The Legacy of the Almost Forgotten Australian, Frederic Manning' presented by Malcolm St Hill (PhD Candidate, University of Newcastle)
The seminar will be in the Cultural Collections (near the Information Desk), Level 2, Auchmuty Library, Callaghan Campus, beginning at 10am and followed by morning tea.
Click here to download seminar flier with abstract
Click here to download the Semester Two History Seminar Series timetable
Sociology & Anthropology Seminar Series
RESCHEDULED - Thursday 8 November
'Borderworks: from Land Rights to Neoliberalism in Indigenous NSW' presented by Dr Barry Morris, University of Newcastle
All seminars are held on Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30pm in Room W301a in the Behavioural Sciences building, Callaghan.
Click here to download the Semester Two Seminar Series Program
GRIT Semester Two 2012 Seminar Series - Religion in Political Life
Wednesday 19 September
Dr. Holly Randell-Moon, University of Macquarie - “The Secular Contract: The British Monarchy and White Diasporic Sovereignty”
Venue: Auchmuty Library Cultural Collections
Time: Wednesdays 3-4.30pm, All welcome for tea, coffee and nibbles
Click here to download the Semester Two Program of Events flyer
Click here for more information @ GRIT
Tuesday 12 June & Wednesday 7 November, 2012
Each semester the School of Humanities and Social Science conducts a symposium for Research Higher Degree (RHD) candidates. This takes the form of presentations by RHD candidates during the first year of their full-time enrolment (or equivalent) as part of the confirmation process required by the University. In addition, continuing RHD candidates are welcome to hone their presentation skills and seek audience feedback on their work, by regularly presenting on their progress throughout their candidature.
NUPSA Dinner is currently planned for Friday 16 November.