Events April 2014

23
Apr
2014

A world of waste in the interstices of Hong Kong street life

Trang X. Ta

This public lecture examines the resourcefulness of the elderly poor and working class in Hong Kong's commercial neighborhoods.

23
Apr
2014

Reading Dickens

Professor Lydia Wevers

In this public lecture, Lydia Wevers explores the ways in which communal identity is formed around a writer's works. Particular reference is made to evidence of reding Dickens across New Zealand in the nineteenth century.

23
Apr
2014

The industrial revolution of the book: cheap print and new readers

Professor James Raven

This public lecture explores the industrial revolution in book production that was experienced worldwide in the nineteenth century. Professor James Raven will highlight the impact of this revolution on the reading public.

24
Apr
2014

Global public goods and coalition formation under matching mechanisms

Larry Liu, PhD student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School, ANU.

In this seminar Larry Liu will provide an overview of his recent paper, Global Public Goods and Coalition Formation under Matching Mechanisms. Larry investigates coalition formation under matching mechanisms with multiple players who have the

24
Apr
2014

Print and the transformation of religion in colonial India

Rick Weiss, Senior Lecturer of South Asian Religions, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

In this public lecture, Rick Weiss examines how print offered a new avenue for religious leaders and their followers to make claims for textual authority or even canonicity.

24
Apr
2014

Global reality through films: Highway (2012)

Dr Sameer Mani Dixit, film producer, Highway (2012).

For the first official event of 2014, the Crawford School Student’s Association (CSSA) will be hosting a movie night to screen the 2012 Nepalese drama Highway.

28
Apr
2014

Micronesia in Focus

Various speakers

The Micronesian and Australian Friends Association (MAFA) is hosting an interdisciplinary symposium on 28 – 29 April 2014 at the ANU.

29
Apr
2014

Wattle bites

Grazia Scotellaro

Come along to see Grazia with everyday Wattle questions, or to discuss other technological innovations in teaching. (i. e. iPad, Smartboard)

29
Apr
2014

Money politics: a report from the Indonesian elections

Professor Edward Aspinall

In this presentation, Professor Edward Aspinall illustrates the variety of ‘money politics’ found in Indonesia today, as well as the challenges such strategies pose for political candidates and voters alike.

29
Apr
2014

The transformations of the 'Métis Question' in New Caledonia (1853-2009)

Benoît Trépied

In light of the unprecedented emergence in 2009 of census categories allowing the identification of 'métis', this seminar outlines how the 'métis' have been problematised and represented in New Caledonia since the beginning of the colonial era.

29
Apr
2014

Colonial origins of the informal economy on the Gazelle Peninsula

Dr John Conroy, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

This paper is concerned with the accommodation of Tolai people, indigenous to the Gazelle Peninsula in the hinterland of Rabaul, to the market economy.

29
Apr
2014

The rise of China and America's Asian allies

Professor Stephen M Walt, Harvard University.

In this seminar, Professor Walt will explain why China’s rise will lead to increased security competition in Asia and explore the implications of this trend for United States alliance relations in this region.

30
Apr
2014

The 2014 parliamentary elections in Indonesia: patterns and consequences

Associate Professor Greg Fealy, Professor Ed Aspinall, Dr Marcus Mietzner, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

At this special Indonesia Study Group panel, experts from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, will discuss the results of the 2014 parliamentary elections in Indonesia, and what they mean for the upcoming presidential polls.

30
Apr
2014

An archaeological and palaeoenvironmental investigation into the pre-European history of the Namadgi Ranges

Fenja Theden-Ringl

Aboriginal people have lived in the southeast uplands of Australia for thousands of years, leaving numerous reminders of a long-continuing culture.

30
Apr
2014

Nobi (Fires on the Plain)

One of the most harrowing (and brilliant) war films ever made. Nobi follows a company of Japanese soldiers virtually abandoned without supplies on the island of Leyte during the final stages of WWII.

30
Apr
2014

The emergence of informal health care practices in North Korea

Dr Eun Jeong Soh, Australian National University

The study examines the emergence of private health care practices in North Korea. It is based on in-depth interviews with North Korean resettlers in South Korea.

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