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UQ has made a decision to cancel all University events unless they are critical to teaching or research. This includes student, academic and public events on and off-campus until the end of June 2020.

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My Long Neck flyer

IASH/History Documentary Series 2019: My Long Neck

9 April 2019 4:00pm
This film explores themes about the objectification of bodies, particularly “exotic” bodies, and the effects that this has on those who are turned into tourist commodities.

The Lacuna in the Historia Augusta: A Reassessment

29 March 2019 4:00pm6:00pm
The Historia Augusta is a notoriously problematic text. It consists of a series of thirty biographies of emperors, Caesars and usurpers that cover the years from 117 to 285 AD.

Presented by Duncan Grey (UQ)

Spinning the Whorls of the Spindle: Marsilio Ficino on Plato’s Myth of Er

29 March 2019 4:00pm6:00pm
The story of how souls stood in ranks in front of Lachesis, Clotho and Atropos just before choosing the form of their next reincarnations is a place to which Plato’s readers kept going back throughout the centuries.

Presented by Anna Corrias (HPI)

The Reference of Proper Names: Testing Usage and Intuitions

29 March 2019 3:00pm4:30pm
Experiments on theories of reference have mostly tested referential intuitions. We think that experiments should rather be testing linguistic usage.

Like the Proverbial Boiling Frogs or the Master of Puppets? German business and the first years of the Third Reich 1932-36

29 March 2019 2:00pm2:30pm
Presented by Troy Gillan, PhD Candidate, History
This is an HDR confirmation seminar in History. All welcome.

IASH/History Documentary Series 2019: OUT In the Line-Up & Heaven

26 March 2019 4:00pm5:30pm
IASH/History Documentary Series 2019 OUT In the Line-Up (directed by Ian Thomson, 2016, 70m) & Heaven (directed by Tracey Moffat, 1997, 20m)

25th Annual Ancient History Day ‘Law and Order in Antiquity’

23 March 2019 9:00am4:00pm
The Friends of Antiquity in conjunction with the Discipline of Classics and Ancient History, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, present the 25th Annual Ancient History Day ‘Law and Order in Antiquity’

Work in Life and Death: Corduban Common Workers and Coppersmiths

22 March 2019 4:00pm6:00pm
During the Roman empire many occupational workers chose to represent themselves and others by their trade on Latin inscriptions in a variety of contexts. This practice is present not only in Italy, but, notably, also in the western provinces of Hispania and North Africa. It is important to analyse these provincial examples in order to gain a better understanding of both the social and the economic roles of working-class traders in the Roman provinces.

The Young and the Restless: Receptions of a Republican Caesar

22 March 2019 4:00pm6:00pm
Like many ancient figures, Julius Caesar is often used to promote or diminish political power in the present. Different images or tropes of Caesar have been employed by modern authors to convey a desired message on the uses or abuses of political power today. For example, an author will focus on one aspect of Caesar’s character and will often portray him either as a popular politician, a brilliant general or a ruthless dictator.

Feminism Reloaded? The Serial Debate on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence, or: What’s New about #MeToo?

22 March 2019 3:00pm4:30pm
Sexual harassment and sexual violence have been an issue of debate among social reformers and political activists long before the term feminism itself was coined. These serial discussions underscore how ubiquitous sexual violence remains in the power dynamic of human relations and social hierarchies and how, as a consequence, feminist critique has had to repeat its central arguments incessantly for centuries. The insistent return of the controversy also demonstrates, though, how feminist concerns mutate along with transforming social and cultural economies and media ecologies, which newly frame, channel, and absorb our attention.

Refocusing on Newcomb's Paradox: The Predictor as time traveller

8 March 2019 3:00pm4:30pm
The plethora of papers and chapters on Newcomb's Paradox is sometimes described as Necombmania. In our view Newcombmania is not phony as Bealtemania was once criticised as phony.

Moral Self-Defense without Omniscience

1 March 2019 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by Renee Bolinger (Australian National University)

Islam and the Qur'an

28 February 2019 4:00pm8:00pm
The Studies in Religion Program at the University of
Queensland in collaboration with St Thomas More College
will be hosting a Continuing Professional Development
seminar on Islam and the Qur’an. The seminar is aimed at secondary
school teachers working with the Studies of Religion
secondary school curriculum.

Unity of Thought and Constitution of Selfhood in Descartes

23 November 2018 3:00pm5:00pm
Presented by Vili Lähteenmäki (University of Helsinki)

Women's suffrage: A panel discussion to celebrate 125 years of women’s suffrage in NZ

15 November 2018 3:00pm4:30pm
with Emeritus Professor Carole Ferrier (School of Communication and Arts), Ms. Sameema Zahra (School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry), introduced by A/Prof Marguerite La Caze (School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry)

Science-Religion Narratives in the International Society for Krishna Consciousness

14 November 2018 2:00pm2:30pm
Presenter: Mr Oliver Zambon, PhD candidate, Studies in Religion

LOOKING FOR MITHRA IN MALTA

9 November 2018 4:00pm5:30pm
Presented by Dr. Claudia Sagona (Melbourne)

Can Robots Learn to Talk?

9 November 2018 3:00pm5:00pm
Presented by Lars Hertzberg (Åbo Akademi)

Aquinas and Whitehead: Metaphysics of Divine Power

9 November 2018 10:30am11:00am
Presenter: Mr Joseph Vu, PhD candidate, Philosophy

The Blood Votes: a new play by Michael Futcher, performed by the Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble

7 November 2018 7:30pm11 November 2018 4:00pm
Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble presents The Blood Votes, a play by Michael Futcher, directed by Associate Professor Rob Pensalfini.
World Premiere Season: 7-11 November 2018, 7.30 pm Wednesday – Saturday
Sunday Matinee, Remembrance Day 11 November, 2.00 pm

Epistemological issues in high resolution and long term climate modelling

2 November 2018 3:00pm5:00pm
Presented by Vincent Lam (University of Bern, Université Grenoble Alpes & University of Queensland)

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