September 6, 2021
At a time of increasing conflict, the laws of international war have never been more important as a restraint on the use of force in armed conflict.  Because of this, we’re giving you the opportunity to talk directly to our Tasmanian...
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September 6, 2021
Former Senator Scott Ludlam, ICAN Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dimity Hawkins and Dr Julie Kimber share their experiences changing the world In this public lecture, Scott Ludlam will discuss learnings from his book, ‘Full Circle: A search for the world...
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September 7, 2021
Talk 1: Community engagement, hope, forgiveness and relationship: A social work, sociological and theological conversation by Dr Monica Short, Charles Sturt University ‘Seeking to address barriers and build the capacity and confidence of people to participate in, and negotiate and...
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September 6, 2021
The University of Newcastle will kick off Social Science week with a thunderous celebration of the emerging social science scholarship and the rich diversity of inquiry happening within the disciplines of anthropology, sociology and criminology. We welcome you to a...
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September 6, 2021
Ethnography. Ethno-graphy. Culture-writing. What may this have to do with the Hunter Valley and human and environmental change? Since 2015, Hedda Askland has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork with mining affected communities in the Hunter Valley. She is one of many...
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September 7, 2021
‘What is anthropology?’, we ask our first-year students as they embark on their first week of studies with us at the University of Newcastle. The answers we get is normally manifold, ranging from ‘the study of ants’ and ‘the study...
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September 10, 2021
What might the different types of memorials around Stockton have in common with a junkyard of cars in the Northern Territory? Join Associate Professor Kate Senior and colleagues from The University of Newcastle for a journey across and between places...
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September 8, 2021
Managing Culture, Climate Change and Industry: a two-way conversation on the deep history and future of Murujuga (Dampier Archipelago) The rock art of Murujuga (the Dampier Archipelago) tells the story of extreme climate change over the course of human history...
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September 8, 2021
Ahead of the forthcoming 75th anniversary of the proclamation of Albury as a City, Associate Professor Bruce Pennay, from Charles Sturt University, presents a short, richly illustrated historical overview of how Albury has been imagined, planned, represented and experienced from...
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September 7, 2021
Humans have disagreed about the idea of justice for millennia. But as we confront a world of uncertainty and disruption, with rising inequality, anger and polarisation, it has become difficult to talk about big questions like justice and fairness, or...
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September 9, 2021
The University of Wollongong, in partnership with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC), is excited to announce they are hosting the Second biannual Tony Vinson Memorial Lecture as part of Social Sciences Week 2021. The Tony Vinson...
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September 8, 2021
On the dangers of law without social context Date: September 8, 2021 Time: 6 pm – 7 pm followed by light refreshments Zoom event: Zoom details will be sent to all participants closer to the date of the event Brief synopsis: In...
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Do you want to know more about how our social lives work? How human relationships and issues of class, gender, race are present in everyday interactions? In this podcast, we talk to experts from rural and regional Australia on everything...
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September 10, 2020
Join us with international Guest speaker A/Prof Naomi Nichols, followed by Q&A about using institutional ethnography for positive social change  From Associate Professor Naomi Nichols: “Most of my research has emerged from the problems young people experience in their everyday...
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2020 Paul Bourke Award Presentation: Press Freedom and National Security Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh in Conversation with Professor Peter Greste In 2019, following successive police raids on journalists, Australia dropped 5 places (to 26) in the World Press Freedom Index. Once...
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September 10, 2020
2020 Paul Bourke Award Lecture: Non-pharmacological treatments for chronic pain Research has demonstrated that the perception of pain involves a complex network of brain regions associated not only with somatosensory processing, but also with regions associated with emotional, cognitive, and...
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2020 Paul Bourke Award Lecture: On the Use and History of Monte Carlo Methods In this talk, I give a gentle (non-technical) introduction to the topic of modern (computer-based) Monte Carlo (MC) methods, their origins, and current uses. Monte Carlo...
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2020 Paul Bourke Award Lecture: On care, welfare conditionality and free riding Care is essential to all life – we need it, we feel it, we desire it and none of us can live without it. It underpins so many...
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Collaboration is vital in NRM space, as no one person or organisation can successfully address all the complex socio-ecological issues facing NRM in Australia. Research institutes and NRM practitioner agencies bring complementary expertise, experience and resources to complex – and...
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