Activities and Events 2010
The Faculty of Education and Arts will be officially Launch the three Research Institute
Humanities Research Institute
Educational Research Institute Newcastle (ERIN)
Research Institute for Social Inclusion and Wellbeing (RISIW)
WHAT Research Institutes' Launch followed by Seminar program
WHEN Friday 3 December 2010 10:30am - 3:30pm
WHERE Crowne Plaza, Cnr Merewether St & Wharf Rd, Newcastle
RSVP By Friday 26 November to Kristy Rocavert ext.15341
Please visit FEDUA Research Events for more details
Celebration of Notable Journal Publication
Please join us for a glass of champagne at 4pm on Wednesday December 1st to celebrate the acceptance of an essay by Trish Pender for Huntington Library Quarterly.
This is the first of what we hope will be a stream of similar events as essays get placed in A* journals in the humanities. If you have had one accepted recently, or when you have one, we would be delighted to know.
WHERE: General Purpose Building GP128
WHEN: 4pm, Wednesday 1st December 2010
RSVP: 30 November to Kristy or Linda ext. 17915
ENDANGERED LANGUAGES DOCUMENTATION, THEORY AND APPLICATION RESEARCH GROUP
Presented by Professor Nick Evans
WHERE: McMullin Building MC117, Callaghan Campus,
WHEN: 5pm, 10 November 2010
RSVP: 8 November to Kristy Atkins ext. 17915
Every fortnight, somewhere in the world a language dies. With globalisation, indigenous languages are succumbing to unprecedented pressure, and estimates predict that up to 90% of the world’s 7,000 languages will disappear within a century. Click here for more information.
FAKING IT IN AUSSIE ENGLISH:
WHY IT'S SO HARD TO LEARN ANOTHER DIALECT
Presented by Professor Jeff Siegel
WHERE: Isabella's Upstairs
WHEN: Tuesday 26 October 2010 4:00pm - 5:30pm
RSVP: Linda Hutchinson ext. 17915
Why is it so hard for an American or Scot to pick up an Australian accent? Drawing on his recent book Second Dialect Acquisition, and enlivened by anecdotes of his own experiences as an American in Australia, Professor Siegel explores why it’s easier to learn a foreign language than another dialect of your own language. click here for more information.
Workshop on Australian Methodism
A Workshop on the History of Australian Methodism is to be held at Wesley College, University of Sydney, on Friday December 3, 2010. The purpose of the Workshop, which is being convened by Professor Hilary Carey of the University of Newcastle and Dr Glen O'Brien of the Sydney College of Divinity, is to discuss the production of a collaborative national history of Australian Methodism. It is intended that this will be the first of three workshop with the aim of producing working papers and a final volume in time for the 2015 Bicentenary of the arrival of the Reverend Samuel Leigh and the creation of the first Methodist preaching circuit in Australia.
The December 3 Workshop will bring together scholars to consider key developments within Methodism as well as its place in Australian society. Participants in the workshop include Glen O'Brien (Sydney College of Divinity), Hilary Carey (Newcastle), Ian Breward (Melbourne), Daryl Lightfoot, Renate Howe (Deakin), Brian Howe (Melbourne), Garry Trompf (Sydney), Marion Maddox (Macquarie), David Roberts (New England), Jennifer Clark (New England) and Troy Duncan (Newcastle).
WHERE: Wesley College, University of Sydney
WHEN: December 3, 2010
RSVP Could those interested in attending please contact Troy Duncan: firstname.lastname@example.org
DO YOU HAVE A BOOK CHAPTER CLOSE TO
BEING FINISHED AND DON’T HAVE THE TIME?
NEED TO DO FINAL EDITING ON THAT A* JOURNAL
ARTICLE OR ARC DP APPLICATION?
THIS IS THE DAY FOR YOU
Humanities Research Institute are seeking expressions of Interest to attend a Writing Day.
This is an opportunity for you to have a whole day of writing undisturbed by phones, students or other distractions. All you need to do is turn up at Bella Vista, bring your laptop and focus.
The maximum number of participants is 12. If we receive more than 12 EOIs selection will be based on those who have progressed the furthest in their particular piece of writing. Download Invitation
WHERE: Bella Vista Crebert St & Church St, Mayfield, to view map click here
WHEN:Thursday 25th November 9:00am- 5:00pm
RSVP: send expressions of interest outlining your proposed activity for the day to Linda.Hutchinson@newcastle.edu.au by 22nd October.
Presented by Professor Willard McCarty
WHEN:Friday 17th September 2pm - 3:30pm
RSVP: 13 September to Kristy Atkins ext17915
Today few of us will question the usefulness of computing to scholarship, though it is often difficult for the individual to see what it can do for his or her research in particular. Beyond the raw material it brings to the desktop what else can it do? click here for more information.
Writing ARC Discovery Projects: A 5 Workshop Series
WHERE Isabella’s (upstairs)
WHEN Fridays: 2/7, 6/8, 3/9, 15/10 & 5/11 at 3pm
RSVP by 31 May to Kristy Atkins ext 17915
The Humanities Research Institute in conjunction with the School of Humanities and Social Science will be conducting a series of five 2-hour workshops to assist HaSS researchers with drafting an application for the ARC Discovery Projects (DP) scheme. Click here for further information.
CFP: War Stories: The War Memoir in History and Literature
22-24 November, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Prof Jay Winter (Yale)
This conference, will be by the held by the Social and Cultural Conflict Research Group in conjunction with the Writing Cultures Group, is an inter-disciplinary approach looking at the war memoir from ancient times to the present, and will be held at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
It is anticipated that the focus of this conference on the military memoir will result in an edited collection of refereed, original, contributions to the field. Click here for further information.
Papers are invited from scholars from across the disciplines working on any aspect of the memoir in relation to military conflicts in any locale, from the early modern period to the present day. Please send a 300 word abstract and a short bio to:
Associate Professor Philip Dwyer
Dr Roger Markwick
Click here to download the War Stories Programme (Pdf 197KB)