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Seminar Wk 4: Seeing the Wonder Trick in Histories of the Moving Image

School of History - events - Tue, 2017-08-15 11:43
Date and time:  Wed, 16/08/2017 - 16:15 - 17:30 School of History Hist seminar_Wk4_MHW.jpg Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU Speakers:  Prof. Marnie Hughes-Warrington Contact Person:  School of History Contact email:

A train rushes towards you. Do you dodge in fear? Or do you dodge in knowing, performing an act of fear because that is what people do when they watch the film The Arrival of a Train at Le Ciotat Station (1895)? Whether the first film audiences were astonished or in on the act with what they saw is one of the core questions posed in film histories. That we do not have a definitive answer to this question is partly a reflection of the sheer technical difficulty of writing film viewers into history.

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Centre for Philosophy of the Sciences seminar: Altruistic moves inside spiteful games: The ecology and evolution of bacterial toxins

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-08-15 11:27
Date and time:  Fri, 18/08/2017 - 12:30 - 13:30 Seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Slatyer Seminar Room, DA Brown Building (#47), Daley Road, Acton speakers:  Professor Benjamin Kerr, University of Washington Organiser / Contact person:  Rachael Brown Contact email:

Nearly every major bacterial lineage studied to date possesses strains that produce protein-based toxins that are thought to function as anti-competitor compounds. Toxin production occurs stochastically and often involves lysis of the producing cell. Such lysis can be seen as a form of indirect altruism because while the producer dies, its latent clones are immune to the released toxin and benefit from having other susceptible competitors killed. As with other forms of altruism, free riders exist in this system as well—cells that are resistant to the toxin, but do not produce it.

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Analysing Decision Making: a seminar in two parts

RSSS - events - Mon, 2017-08-14 14:09
Date and time:  Wednesday, 23rd August 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm ann seminar.jpg Location or Venue:  Haydon Allen Building Room 1207 Presenter:  Honorary Associate Professor Ann Nevile Contact Person:  CSRM Contact email: Contact phone:  61259269

While there has been a resurgence of interest in policy implementation studies over the last ten years, there is still a lack of attention to process in governance theory and practice and the appropriateness of different conceptualisations of policy-action relationships.  The first part of this seminar reports on research which explored the effect of politics on the value choices of senior public servants involved in the design and implementation of Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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Demography - events - Mon, 2017-08-14 09:39
Date and time:  Fri, 29th Sep 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm School of Demography Presenter:  Nicole Steele

Probabilistic forecasting of subnational population change in England

Demography - events - Mon, 2017-08-07 10:08
Date and time:  Fri, 18th Aug 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Seminar School of Demography Presenter:  Arek Wisniowski

In this article, we extend the well-known multiregional population projection model developed by Andrei Rogers and colleagues to be fully probabilistic. The projections are based on time series forecasts of age- and sex-specific fertility, mortality, interregional migration, immigration and emigration for five regions in England. Bilinear and log-linear models are implemented to deal with the high dimensionality of the demographic components. Bayesian inference is then applied to produce probability distributions of all quantities of interest, including forecasts of population.

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SRC SSC/AMSRS; Seminar Improving inferences from poor quality samples

RSSS - events - Mon, 2017-08-07 09:06
Date and time:  Wednesday, 16th August 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm Location or Venue:  The Street Theatre 15 Childers Street Canberra, ACT 2601 Presenter:  Dr Dina Neiger (Chief Statistician), Dr Paul Lavrakas (Senior Methodological Adviser) and Darren Penny (Founder and CEO) Contact Person:  CSRM Contact email: About this Seminar Background:

Simple random sampling has traditional been the mainstay of market and social research surveys. Obtaining a simple random sample has become even more elusive in an on-line world where community panels and convenience sampling prevail.

Moreover, there continues to be increasing difficulty in accessing sampling frames for the population of interest as well as a continuing decline in response rates. Nonetheless, survey research has proven to be resilient and adaptable in the face of these challenges.

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International Research Partnerships in Indigenous Economic Development: Context, Opportunities and Challenges, Future Possibilities

CAEPR events - Mon, 2017-07-17 17:17
21 Jul 17 Seminar Professor Robert Anderson Contact person:  Tracy Deasey Contact email: Contact phone:  02 61250587

In his presentation, Professor Anderson will explore possibilities for international Research Partnerships exploring Indigenous economic development activities. The central thrust of the argument will be the increasing relevance of such work beyond the particular Indigenous context, to the broader task facing all people as they respond to society's 'Grand Challenges'. He will do so in three sections, encouraging discussion through-out.

The three sections are:

Context: Three Paradigm Shifts:

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Awesome Workshop in Moral Philosophy

Philosophy - events - Thu, 2017-07-13 21:27
Date and time:  Mon, 24/07/2017 - 09:30 - Tue, 25/07/2017 - 17:30 Conference & symposium Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory Location:  RC Mills Room, Chancelry Organiser / Contact person:  Seth Lazar and Katie Steele Contact email:

Awesome Moral Philosophy Workshop

Date: 24-25 July
Times: 0930-1730
Location: RC Mills Room, Chancelry

Register by emailing


Monday 24th

Session 1 0930-1100 Anne Barnhill - What is manipulation and why does it matter?
Morning Tea 1100-1130
Session 2 1130-1300 Connie Rosati - Title TBA
Lunch  1300-1400
Session 3 1400-1530 Boris Babic - Adaptive Burdens of Proof
Afternoon Tea 1530-1600
Session 4 1600-1730 Julia Driver - Schadenfreude

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Public Lecture: Animal Bodies & Animal Minds - Launching the Centre for Philosophy of Sciences

Philosophy - events - Thu, 2017-07-13 12:15
Date and time:  Wed, 09/08/2017 - 16:00 - 18:00 Public lecture Special event Octo Close Up.jpg Location:  The Shine Dome, Gordon Street, Acton speakers:  Peter Godfrey-Smith Organiser / Contact person:  School of Philosophy Contact email:

Abstract: The brains, and hence minds, of animals evolved to complement their bodies. The diversity of those bodies, and their histories, tell us something about the nature and origins of the mind. This lecture will discuss a range of cases, with special attention to the octopus.

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History Honours Information Session

School of History - events - Thu, 2017-07-13 10:26
Date and time:  Thu, 27/07/2017 - 13:00 - 14:00 School of History Venue:  Ann Curthoys Room 2108, Coombs Building Contact Person:  School of History Contact email:

Come to our honours information session to hear from current honours students and have your questions answered.

For further details or to register your attendance, please contact Maria Nugent.

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ANU Workshop: Some Recent Stuff on the Imagination

Philosophy - events - Mon, 2017-07-10 11:37
Date and time:  Mon, 17/07/2017 - 09:30 - 17:45 Training & workshop Workshop / conference School of Philosophy Location:  Meeting Room 1064 L1, LF Crisp Building 26 speakers:  Jennifer Windt (Monash) speakers:  Daniel Stoljar (ANU) speakers:  Talia Morag (Deakin) speakers:  Amy Kind (Claremont) Organiser / Contact person:  Daniel Gregory Contact email:


9.30: Coffee and Welcome
10.00-11.30: Jennifer Windt (Monash): “Mental simulation in sleep: Towards an integrative theory of dream imagery formation”
11.45-1.15: Daniel Stoljar (ANU): “Imagining-how”
2.30-4.00: Talia Morag (Deakin): “Towards a New Associationism”
4.15—5.45: Amy Kind (Claremont): “The Myth of Imaginative Resistance”

7.30: Workshop dinner.  Restaurant TBA

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Can we be Rational and Fair Under Risk and Uncertainty? - 2017 Passmore Lecture

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-07-04 12:00
Date and time:  Tue, 01/08/2017 - 16:00 - 18:00 Public lecture John Passmore lecture School of Philosophy eventbrite banner.jpeg Location:  Sir Roland Wilson Building 1.02 speakers:  Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton) Contact email:

The Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory and the School of Philosophy at ANU present the 2017 Passmore Lecture with Speaker Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton).

Materialism, Subjectivity and Evolution: 2017 Jack Smart Lecture

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-07-04 11:57
Date and time:  Wed, 12/07/2017 - 16:00 - 18:00 Public lecture Jack Smart lecture School of Philosophy Eventbrite banner image.png Location:  Coombs Seminar Room B speakers:  Peter Godfrey-Smith Contact email:

This lecture begins with a sketch of the first versions of 'Australian materialism' and then looks at how the landscape of debate changed. Godfrey-Smith will criticize some of the later developments (including versions of functionalism and representationalism) and begin to present a positive view. The last part of the talk will look at the evolutionary history of subjectivity.

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Maintaining Māori identity and governance - observations from the land of hot springs and mud pools

CAEPR events - Thu, 2017-06-29 17:02
28 Jul 17 Seminar Tamara Mutu Contact person:  Tracy Deasey Contact email: Contact phone:  02 61250587

Māori of New Zealand have had varied experiences of colonisation which are often viewed from a large tribal (iwi) perspective.  However the hapū (sub-tribe) is the key cultural and economic group within Māori society.  This presentation will explore the history and contemporary experiences of one hapū from the central North Island.

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Reframing the ecosystem: how targeting the needs of the whole community can reshape the approach to indigenous development

CAEPR events - Thu, 2017-06-29 16:51
02 Aug 17 Seminar Jonathan Kilgour Contact person:  Tracy Deasey Contact email: Contact phone:  02 61250587

This seminar will present a case study about the Ruapehu Whānau Transformation Project (RWT), based in the rural interior of the North Island of Aotearoa (New Zealand).   The RWT began as an iwi-focused project. Over six years later it has become an exemplar of whole-of-community development, led by a local iwi, utilising collective impact and design thinking to regenerate three small towns (Ohakune, Raetihi and Waiouru).

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Demography - events - Thu, 2017-06-29 10:29
Date and time:  Fri, 1st Sep 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm School of Demography Location:  Jean Martin Room, Level 3. Beryl Rawson Building (Building 13) Presenter:  Meg Kingsley


Demography - events - Thu, 2017-06-29 10:27
Date and time:  Fri, 8th Sep 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm School of Demography Location:  Jean Martin Room, Level 3. Beryl Rawson Building (Building 13) Presenter:  Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan

"It's your rights, ok?": Explaining the 'right to silence' to Aboriginal suspects in the NT

CAEPR events - Mon, 2017-06-26 17:05
19 Jul 17 Seminar Alex Bowen Contact person:  Tracy Deasey Contact email: Contact phone:  02 61250587

The requirement to tell suspects about their right to avoid self-incrimination ideally puts all suspects in an equal position at the start of a police interview. However explaining the right to silence to some Aboriginal suspects is notoriously difficult, and lack of understanding may further disadvantage some Aboriginal people who are already over-represented in the criminal justice process. A number of rules and policies attempt to regulate the way NT police communicate the right to silence.

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"It's your rights, ok?": Explaining the 'right to silence' to Aboriginal suspects in the NT

CAEPR events - Mon, 2017-06-26 16:58
19 Jul 17 Seminar Alex Bowen Contact person:  Tracy Deasey Contact email: Contact phone:  02 61250587

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Demography - events - Sun, 2017-06-25 19:02
Date and time:  Fri, 22nd Sep 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm School of Demography Location:  Jean Martin Room, Level 3. Beryl Rawson Building (Building 13) Presenter:  Qing Guan

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