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 Australian Bonhoeffer Conference - "Religionless Christianity in Australia"
15-16 November 2012
The 8th Annual Australian Bonhoeffer Conference will be held at St Joseph's Spirituality and Education Centre, Kincumber NSW, on 15 and 16 November 2012. This year's theme is: Religionless Christianity in Australia
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