Times: 9:00am -6:30pm on the Tuesday 19th July and 9:00am -5:00pm on Wednesday 20th July
What prompts a young, educated woman brought up in the West to run away to join a fundamentalist society where the role of women is highly circumscribed?
Dr Philip Butterss will talk about C.J. Dennis, whose best-selling books The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke and The Moods of Ginger Mick made him a literary celebrity during the First World War and beyond, and are credited by some as helping to shape the ANZAC legend. He will give some attention to Dennis’s careful crafting of his own public profile, and to the more private C.J.
Research Bytes provides an opportunity to to hear our Early Career Academic Fellows talk briefly about their work, followed by a chance to network and mingle.
A diverse panel of ECAFs will showcase their research interests during 4-5 short talks.
The speakers are Elena Martin Avila (Biology, CMBE), Gemma Betros (History, CASS), Deborah Apthorp (Psychology, CMBE), Sorin Daniliuc (Accounting & Business, CBE) and Claire O’Brien (Medicine, CMBE).
The talk will be followed by informal drinks & networking from 6pm to 6.30pm.
Monday July 18, 10:30 am - 6:00 pm, and Tuesday July 19, 2:30 - 6:00 pm
Rachael Briggs (Stanford University)
Weng Hong Tang (National University of Singapore) Hlynur Orri Stefánsson (Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm) Katie Steele (London School of Economics/Australian National University)
Aidan Lyon (University of Maryland, College Park/Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy)
James Franklin (University of New South Wales) Peter Forrest (University of New England)
Women’s gender role attitudes and fertility intentions of having a second child: Survey findings from Shaanxi Province of China
To be Launched by Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno
Please RSVP by Tuesday 19th July to firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 9486 0288
In this lecture Dr Yaqoob Khan Bangash will discuss the internal developments of Pakistan in the last decade. He will make an assessment of the trajectory of the country under the elected governments of Presidents Asif Ali Zardari (2008-2013) and Nawaz Sharif (2013-). He will also look at what might be in store for Pakistan in the medium to long run.
Those of us who are risk averse with respect to our own wellbeing are attracted to options which promise less variance over the enjoyment of prudential goods. Whilst there is an ongoing debate over whether (and in what circumstances) preferences for security (i.e. less variance) are rational, a secondary thought is whether (and in what circumstances) we have reason to value security. In this paper I discuss three reasons one might believe that security contributes to the value of an option. First, it might fulfil a desire to avoid “pure risk”.
The metaphysics of necessity and possibility has flourished in the last half-century, but much less attention has been paid to the question of how we know what can be the case and what must be the case. Many friends of modal metaphysics and many enemies of modal metaphysics have agreed that while empirical discoveries can tell us what is the case, they cannot shed much light on what must be the case or on what non-actual possibilities there are.
Reflexive Theories of Consciousness: A Cross-Cultural Workshop aims to initiate a cross-cultural dialogue between leading philosophers of mind working in Eastern and Western philosophical traditions.
True Biographies of Nations? Exploring the Cultural Journeys of Dictionaries of National Biography Canberra
Stephen Baxter, The Australian Crowd, 2014
Following on from the success of last year’s event, we will be holding a second Emerging Scholars, New Research: Labour History in Canberra seminar in conjunction with the School of History, Research School of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Social Sciences, at the Australian National University. The seminar will bring together new and emerging scholars currently working on various aspects of labour history.
The following papers will be presented:
Presently there are two very lively debates ongoing in normative ethics: the Actualism/Possibilism debate and the Subjectivism/Objectivism debate. In this talk I argue that the correct moral theory is an Objectivist Possibilist one. First, I argue that Subjectivism entails Actualism; in particular, I argue that the only plausible way of constructing a version of Possibilist Subjectivism yields results no Subjectivist could find plausible.
One of the most powerful arguments against hate speech is that it is dangerous: it increases the likelihood that listeners will engage in violence and discrimination against targeted groups. Banning hate speech, then, is justified as a strategy for crime prevention. Among the most important objections to this argument is that it is incompatible with a view of listeners as autonomous.