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Holding, Thoughts on Body and Country, in Place: A Conversation with Mary Graham and Ariel Salleh

6 March 2020 3:00pm5:00pm
A philosophical discussion with two of Australia’s leading critical theorists, Mary Graham and Ariel Salleh. Salleh’s work on “Holding” – the labour that supports living processes to thrive – frames the initial discussion which goes on to explore concepts such as embodied natures, wide green natures, mothering, and indigenous care of land. Philosopher Mary Graham and sociologist Ariel Salleh talk about ecological politics, indigenous ways of being, workers, women, and life regenerating labours.
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I am not your Negro

11 March 2020 12:00pm1:30pm
Movie Screening: I am not your Negro - Samuel L. Jackson 2016
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Irishness on Parade: St Patrick’s Day in Brisbane 1885-2019

11 March 2020 12:30pm1:30pm
This presentation surveys St Patrick’s Day parades in Brisbane from their origin in 1885 to 2019. Some attention will be paid to fluctuations in the relative importance attached to events in Ireland and Australia. The processions show how Irishness was portrayed and changed over time. They responded to changing national and international contexts. St Patrick’s Day marchers, floats and symbols reflected the changing priorities of participants over the decades.
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Learning from the Other: Levinas on Ethics, Discourse and Language

13 March 2020 3:00pm4:30pm
This talk explores the role of language and discourse in Levinas’s ethical theory, arguing that ethical relations depend not so much on linguistic capacities, as our ability to learn deeply and authentically from the other.
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WHAT'S MY NAME: Muhammad Ali - Part 1

18 March 2020 12:00pm1:30pm
Movie screening - HBO 2019

Confirmation Seminar for Elizabeth Culhane

20 March 2020 2:00pm3:00pm
Thesis Title: Dynamic Tension: Knowledge, Being, and Time between Theological Metaphysics and Continental Philosophy

WHAT'S MY NAME: Muhammad Ali - Part 2

25 March 2020 12:00pm1:30pm
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Three Mistakes about Semantic Intentions

27 March 2020 3:00pm4:30pm
Philosophers of language make three mistakes about speakers’ intentions and their alleged role in explaining meaning.
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Autonomy and Choices

19 February 2020 2:00pm2:30pm
This is an HDR milestone presentation. All are welcome.

Kas nende kodu on ka Eestimaa [Is Estonia also their home]? The Russian Minority in Estonia

2 December 2019 2:00pm2:30pm

This is an HDR milestone presentation. All are welcome.
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Analogy and Reflective Reasoning

29 November 2019 1:00pm1:30pm
This is an HDR milestone presentation. All are welcome.
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Descent of Morality: Charles Darwin and the Making of a Moral Sensation

26 November 2019 10:00am10:30am
This is an HDR milestone presentation. All are welcome.

ASEMP 2019 - Transformations in Early Modern Philosophy

25 November 2019 4:00pm5:30pm
The University of Queensland is delighted to host the second Australasian Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy (ASEMP), in Brisbane, Australia, from November 25th to 27th, 2019.

Self-representation, national heritage, and identity in the Hungarian diaspora - the case of Szekler Gate Down Under

25 November 2019 2:00pm2:30pm
This is an HDR milestone presentation. All are welcome.
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Rereading Scripture and Healing Trauma

22 November 2019 3:00pm4:00pm
Cecily Jensen-Clayton
This presentation puts forward the potential of scripture in tracing two ways the same biblical narrative shaped a woman’s experiences during her life. The presentation describes the initial reading as shaping her experience of oppression as a young woman, while describing later in her life a re-reading of the same biblical narrative enacted the healing of her trauma that came from the initial surface reading.

Celebrating the Liturgy on “National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday” in the Australian Catholic Church

22 November 2019 2:00pm3:00pm
John Fitz-Herbert
On the first Sunday of July every year, Australian Roman Catholic parishes commemorate National Aboriginal and TSI Sunday. This paper explores issues pertaining to this celebration especially: (ii) the norms of liturgical inculturation for the celebration of Roman Catholic liturgy since 1963; (ii) the recently established special celebration on this Sunday; (iii) pope John Paul II’s address in Blatherskite Park, Alice Springs, 1986, to indigenous Australian peoples; (iv) an evaluation of a selection of specially produced liturgical resources for parishes to celebrate this Sunday; and (v) final questions and possibilities for future celebrations.

World Philosophy Day: Peace and Stability Dialogue Symposium

21 November 2019 1:30pm5:00pm
The afternoon workshops, running from 1.30pm–5pm, are by invitation. To participate in the afternoon workshop you are invited to submit a 150 - 200 word EOI outlining why you wish to attend, what you hope to learn, and some of your initial ideas to contribute to discussion.

World Philosophy Day: Peace and Stability Dialogue Symposium

21 November 2019 9:30am12:30pm
The morning symposium includes a panel of speakers and runs from 9.30am–12.30pm. Bookings are essential.

Ordinary Theology and Film: An investigation Drawing on Unconventional Depictions of God in Western Cinema

20 November 2019 2:00pm2:30pm
HDR Confirmation seminar in Studies in Religion. All are welcome.

HPI School Research Seminar: Humanities and the Environment

1 November 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Climate and Agriculture in Roman Italy by Duncan Keenan-Jones, Imagination in a crisis or a crisis of imagination? by Simone Thornton.

The Will to Death: Philipp Mainländer’s Philosophy of Redemption and its pretensions to Schopenhauer’s legacy

25 October 2019 3:00pm4:30pm
The philosophical relationship between Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), the atheistic philosopher of the ‘will to life’, and Philipp Mainländer (1841-1876), the deicidal philosopher of the ‘will to death’.

Honours Information Session, semester 2 2019

25 October 2019 11:00am12:00pm
If you have enjoyed your University studies and would like to pursue topics and research at a more in-depth and challenging level, and meet the following requirements:
● have a single major or extended major in one of the areas listed below
● have a GPA of 5.5 or above in this major (or something comparable from another institution)
you are invited to meet with Academic Staff and Honours students to discover the advantages of our one year (full-time) or two years (part-time) BA Honours programme.


Morning tea will be provided

To confirm your attendance, please email admin-hapi@uq.edu.au
RSVP DEADLINE: 5pm Monday 21st October 2019

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HISTORY@UQ Seminar Series: Queensland government Aboriginal policy failure and resistance 1890s to 1960s

18 October 2019 1:00pm2:00pm
The impact of colonisation on Aboriginal people throughout Queensland created concerns amongst settlers.  By the 1880s the need to ameliorate the condition of Aboriginal people saw settlers apply pressure on government resulting in an investigation which led to the passing of the 1897 Aboriginal Protection and Restriction of the Sale of Opium Act.

Compliance, reliance and defiance: The rule of law and the question of substantive content

11 October 2019 3:00pm4:30pm
I argue that the ‘rule of law’ doesn’t only apply to formal qualities of laws (e.g., clarity and publicity), but also requires substantive protections of persons and their property.

A Sunshine State? Remembering Queensland's 1980s Public Symposium and Film Screening

9 October 2019 4:00pm7:30pm
This public event looks back, with a quizzical eye, on Queensland’s culture and politics during the 1980s. Through an exhibition, film screening and panel discussion with three key writers and commentators, Quirky Queensland: Remembering the 1980s reflects on the volatile culture and politics of Australia’s ‘Deep North’ during this pivotal era.
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History/IASH Documentary Series 2019: Prisoners and Pups (2017, 59 mins)

8 October 2019 4:00pm5:00pm
In the Adelaide Women’s Prison a small group of prisoners sign up to foster retired racing greyhounds to get them ready for adoption. The dogs were born into kennels, never knowing the sights and sounds of life beyond the track. Trained only to chase, many of them don’t know their names or how to take food from someone’s hand.
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Islam Uncut: Films on Society and Muslim Life - My Brother the Islamist

8 October 2019 2:00pm4:00pm
Join us for pizza and a series of films exploring society and Muslim life. This week's film is My Brother the Islamist.
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Alex Macdonald. The role of the Communist Party of Australia in Queensland Industrial Relations from the 1930s to the 1960s

8 October 2019 11:00am11:30am
Presenter: HDR candidate Dean Wharton
This is an HDR milestone presentation. All are welcome to attend.

Day of Papers for the Classics Conference – The 50th Anniversary of Fellini Satyricon (1969-2019)

5 October 2019 10:15am5:00pm
A conference on the originality and importance of Federico Fellini’s film, Fellini Satyricon (1969)