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“We murder to dissect”: Culture Through Crime Fiction in L2 Classroom

CAIS - events - Mon, 2014-09-22 12:13
Event type:  Forum Date and time:  Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 16:15 - 17:15 Venue:  Al-Falasi Lecture Theatre, Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies, Building #127 Ellery Cres, ANU Speaker:  Dr Stewart King, Monash University

Since its inception, the detective genre has crossed borders and languages and everywhere it has gone it has been appropriated and rewritten to fit local concerns and taboos.
In this journey across cultures and languages the crime genre – through its exploration of death and life – provides insight into how different communities conceive crime.

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Intercultural language teaching and learning

CAIS - events - Wed, 2014-09-17 14:21
Event type:  Lecture Date and time:  Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 16:15 - 17:15 Venue:  CAIS Lecture Theatre, Building 127, Ellery Cres., ANU Speaker:  Professor Tony Liddicoat, University of South Australia

The need for language programs to attend to the development of intercultural understanding and intercultural communication has long been a commonplace in language education.
Recent thinking in language education has argued that language education needs to do more than make claims the contribution language education makes to the intercultural and to integrate the intercultural explicitly in language programs.

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Message from Mungo – a film viewing and discussion

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-09-11 10:26
Date and time:  Wed, 08/10/2014 - 16:00 - 17:45 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellows Road, ANU

Ann McGrath (ANU) and Andrew Pike (Ronin Films)

Turkey–Australia: From enmity to friendship and partnership

CAIS - events - Wed, 2014-09-10 14:14
Event type:  Lecture Date and time:  Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 18:00 - 19:00 Venue:  Australian Centre on China in the World, Seminar Room, Building 188, Fellows Lane, ANU Speaker:  His Excellency Mr Cemil Çiçek, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Turkey

Turkey and Australia are two nations sharing common values and ideals. The UN, G20, MIKTA (Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey, Australia) and NATO are a few examples of the international platforms where Turkey and Australia cooperate closely, with the objective of strengthening international peace and stability.

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Managing Political Imperatives in War Time: Strategic Responses of Philips in Australia, 1939–1945

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-09-04 13:51
Date and time:  Wed, 24/09/2014 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU

School of History Seminar Series
Speaker: Pierre van der Eng, Research School of Management, CBE, ANU

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‘A very timid start’?: The Sydney French Club, 1885–1893

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-08-28 14:03
Date and time:  Wed, 03/09/2014 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU

School of History Seminar Series
Speaker: Les Hetherington, PhD Candidate, School of History, ANU

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Linguists in the education space - ANU Language Teaching Forum

CAIS - events - Thu, 2014-08-28 13:17
Event type:  Forum Date and time:  Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 16:15 - 17:15 Venue:  Al-Falasi Theatre, CAIS, Building 127, Ellery Crescent, ANU Speaker:  Denise Angelo, ANU

At so many levels, schooling in Australia could benefit from linguistically informed advice, particularly where education is delivered in linguistically complex contexts. The question is whether linguists are prepared for the nature of the very particular “site” of schools which have their own culture, knowledge sets and practices. In this presentation, the school domain is viewed through the lens of the linguist to draw out the existing tensions.

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Remembering Camelot... Hal Foster's 'Prince Valiant'

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-08-21 13:23
Date and time:  Wed, 27/08/2014 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU Remembering Camelot… Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant:

As a body of work, Foster’s Prince Valiant celebrates the paradoxical. Essentially modernist in its oeuvre, the strip is set in the ‘days of King Arthur’.  Ostensibly American in its outlook, the setting is mostly European. Undeniably democratic in its politics, the principal character is, after all, a prince....

Wednesday 27 August 2014 4:15-5:30pm
Speaker: Chris Bishop, Classics and Ancient History, ANU, and History, University of Notre Dame, Sydney

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Education Reform in Qatar

CAIS - events - Wed, 2014-08-20 15:31
Event type:  Lecture Date and time:  Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 18:00 - 19:00 Venue:  Al-Falasi Lecture Theatre Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies Building #127 Ellery Cres, ANU Speaker:  Professor Al-Misnad

Qatar has witnessed an educational renaissance movement within the past decade with the strategic goal of comprehensively reforming the national educational system. The reform of publicly funded education in Qatar was entrusted to the Supreme Education Council formed in 2002.

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School of History Seminar Schedule Semester 2, 2014

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-08-14 13:50
Date and time:  Wed, 23/07/2014 - 16:15 - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU

Seminar Schedule Semester 2 2014

The Silken Cord: Contemporaneous Australian 20th-Century Political Biography and Its Meaning

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-08-14 13:18
Date and time:  Wed, 20/08/2014 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU

The Silken Cord: Contemporaneous Australian 20th-Century Political Biography & Its Meaning
Wednesday 20 August 2014 4:15-5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series
Speaker: Christine Wallace, PhD candidate, School of History, ANU

McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU

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The Activist and the Passivist: G. M. Trevelyan, Lytton Strachey and the Myth of the Great War

School of History - events - Fri, 2014-08-08 09:11
Date and time:  Wed, 13/08/2014 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU

Wednesday 13 August 2014 4:15-5:30pm

School of History Seminar Series
Speaker: Alastair MacLachlan, Humanities Research Centre, ANU

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Summer of Discontent: Does A Viable Iraq Exist in 2014?

CAIS - events - Thu, 2014-08-07 15:02
Event type:  Lecture Date and time:  Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 17:30 - 19:00 Venue:  Law Link Theatre, Building 5, Fellows Rd, ANU Speaker:  Feisal Amin Rasoul al-Istrabadi

Throughout its near century-long existence as a modern state, Iraq has repeatedly undergone forces threatening to undermine its territorial integrity. None, however, have truly shaken the foundations of the state as the events of 10 June 2014 and subsequently. This lecture will explore whether Iraq can be reorganized into a stable and viable democratic state, and, if not, what a post-Iraq dispensation might be.

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Persian Language Online - Obstacles and Opportunities

CAIS - events - Tue, 2014-08-05 11:08
Event type:  Forum Date and time:  Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 16:15 - 17:15 Venue:  Al Falasi Theatre, CAIS, Building 127, Ellery crescent, ANU Speaker:  Speakers: William Jenkins, Educational Developer; Robbie Coombs, Educational Technologist; Dr Zahra Taheri, Convenor of Persian Language and Iranian Studies

In 2013, the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (CAIS) began an ambitious project to teach Persian and Arabic online. The first course offering was Introductory Persian A in Semester 1, 2014; Introductory Persian B and an advanced course in Media Arabic followed in Semester 2, 2014.
Digital learning, whether online, offline, or a blend, has become a major debate for universities worldwide and challenged the traditional model of university instruction.

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The Appeal to Honour and the Decision for War

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-07-31 12:03
Date and time:  Tue, 12/08/2014 - 15:00 - 16:30 Venue:  Coombs Extension Lecture Theatre 1.04 (Bldg 9) ANU

Tuesday 12 August 3.00pm

Dr Robin Archer, London School of Economics

Coombs Extension Lecture Theatre 1.04 (Bldg 9) ANU

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Collaboration and Methods: Behind the Scenes in Researching the Long History of Drought Assistance in Australia

School of History - events - Thu, 2014-07-24 15:16
Date and time:  Wed, 06/08/2014 - 16:15 - 17:30 Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Fellowes Road, ANU

Rebecca Jones, Karen Downing and Blake Singley will pull the curtain on their recent forays into an interesting mix of methods and sources that together, they hope, will add new dimensions to the long history of government drought assistance in Australia. We have begun to chart monetary assistance through financial records in official Year Books; visualise the language of legislation and newspaper commentary; and correlate these findings with firsthand accounts of drought in personal writings and oral history interviews.

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Reducing incarceration using Justice Reinvestment: an exploratory case study

CAEPR events - Tue, 2014-07-22 16:42
22/10/2014 Jill Guthrie

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Jill Guthrie, National Centre for Indigenous Studies, ANU

A good idea that went wrong’: The rise and fall of two Aboriginal licensed clubs in northern Australia

CAEPR events - Tue, 2014-07-22 16:32
01/10/2014 Maggie Brady

Using interviews with protagonists and documentary sources, this seminar examines the development of two licensed social clubs that were designed to inculcate responsible drinking practices for their Aboriginal clientele. The Murrinh Patha Social Club at Wadeye was designed by well-meaning Catholic missionaries in the late 1970s, in a post-prohibition effort to teach moderation in a safe environment and the Tyeweretye Social Club in Alice Springs was established in the early 1990s for very similar reasons.

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The Vexed Link Between Social Capital and Social Mobility for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

CAEPR events - Tue, 2014-07-22 16:26
24/09/2014 Maggie Walter

Overcoming the vast socio-economic disparity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians is a long-standing social policy objective; one shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from around the nation. Goal achievement will require Indigenous individuals and households to be social mobile, a process integrally involved with social capital, existing and requisite. There is almost no research on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social mobility or its attendant social capital connections.

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