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)

Film Showing to start the Classics Conference – The 50th Anniversary of Fellini Satyricon (1969-2019)

4 October 2019 4:45pm7:15pm
A conference on the originality and importance of Federico Fellini’s film, Fellini Satyricon (1969)

Memory Rewritten: Exploring the Agency in the Late Antique East of Narratives of Past Resistance, Violence and Desecration

27 September 2019 4:00pm6:00pm
This paper is concerned with how particular ways of remembering the past are both produced and in themselves productive. Focusing on the language of pollution and disgust that permeates the emperor Julian’s writings on the topic of the worship by Christians of corpses, this paper appeals to Moral Foundations Theory and other recent research in cognition. Presented by Prof. Wendy Mayer (Australian Lutheran College).

Inter-disciplinary Dialogue between Theology and Philosophy: Buber's Contribution to the Conversation

27 September 2019 3:00pm4:00pm
Interdisciplinary dialogue between Religion and Philosophy in academic contexts is often assumed to be both desirable and achievable. However, Martin Buber’s understanding of dialogue and key elements in his theological stance seriously challenge these assumptions. Presented by Dr Ray Reddicliffe.

Moral Character, the Aesthetics of Humour, and the Ethical Criticism of Stand-Up Comedy. Or, Why Dave Chappelle Is Still Funny, but Louis C.K. (Mostly) Isn’t

27 September 2019 3:00pm4:30pm
This talk explores the nature and warrant of the ethical criticism of stand-up comedy with reference to a number of contemporary cases. Presented by Ted Nannicelli (University of Queensland).
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A Spirit-Word-Community Hermeneutic for Brueggemann’s “Preaching as Reimagination” Model

27 September 2019 2:00pm3:00pm
A Spirit-Word-Community hermeneutic for preaching is proposed. It provides the foundation for a Spirit-led redescription of the world. It is Word and community that establish the parameters for responsible preaching. Presented by Associate Professor Neil Pembroke.
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False Conceptions, Molas and the Making of the Human Foetus in English and European Medicine and Society, 1600-1800

20 September 2019 2:00pm2:30pm
Presenter: PhD candidate Paige Donaghy
This is an HDR milestone presentation. All are welcome to attend.

The Invention, Reinvention and Recontextualization of Amalie Dietrich: Eine Rezeptionsgeschichte ( or - The unexpected consequences of research)

20 September 2019 1:00pm2:00pm
The naturalist Amalie Dietrich was sent to colonial Queensland from 1863 to 1872 to collect specimens for the private Godeffroy Museum of Hamburg. Her skilled and extensive collections represent an enormous contribution to Australian science – in botany, herpetology, ornithology, bryology, arachnology, entomology, lepidoptery, and in an undervalued collection of early ethnographic items. This seminar will trace the various interpretations of Dietrich from the nineteenth century to the present. Presented by Professor Ray Sumner (Long Beach City College).

Stefan Weinert - 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

17 September 2019 6:00pm9:00pm
This is a series of events celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Film clips from the director / speaker Stefan Weinert will be shown, which will be presented by him in person and subsequently there will be time for Q&A which will guide the rest of the lecture. In addition, Jens Hoch, Head of the Culture and Press Section of the German Embassy, ​​will accompany the event.

Islam Uncut: Films on Society and Muslim Life - Sacred Journeys: Hajj

17 September 2019 2:00pm4:00pm
Join us for pizza and a series of films exploring society and Muslim life. This weeks film is Sacred Journeys: Hajj.

Re-evaluating Spartiate Life: A Grassroots Perspective

13 September 2019 4:00pm6:00pm
Focusing on the diverse range of groups and gatherings in which Spartiates spent their daily lives, I will challenge the standard view that the activities of adult Spartiates were closely controlled. I will argue that Spartiate life included large amounts of time to conduct one’s private affairs; that the multiplicity of groups led to a diffusion of official control; and that the self-regulating character of many groups provided citizens, especially wealthy ones, with considerable scope to shape the precise character of their everyday lives. Presented by Em. Prof. Stephen Hodkinson (Nottingham).

History/IASH Documentary Series 2019: Westall ’66: A Suburban UFO Mystery

3 September 2019 4:00pm6:00pm
On the morning of 6 April 1966, in the suburb of Westall in Melbourne’s inner east, hundreds of school students witnessed a strange object hovering above their school, before landing in a nearby nature reserve. The Westall incident should have caused a sensation. But the film taken by news crews was never aired; the newspaper articles never published. Was there a conspiracy?

From Homo Faber To Post Human: How material practices design psychosocial agency

30 August 2019 3:00pm4:30pm
This talk is about the loss of making skills, their connection to thinking, learning and doing and why we need to re-imagine them in order to adapt (or become androids). Presented by Eleni Kalantidou (Griffith University).

The Patronage of Greek Art and Architecture in Magna Graecia and Sicily

23 August 2019 4:00pm6:00pm
It is remarkable that until recently, with the notable exception of painted pottery, there has been little discussion about the patronage of Greek art and architecture in Magna Graecia and Sicily. My presentation starts with some general theoretical and methodological reflections about patronage as a line of inquiry in the field of art history, followed by historiographic consideration of the study of Greek art and architecture in Magna Graecia and Sicily. Presented by AAIA Visiting Professor Clemente Marconi.

The Reception of Paul in Athenagoras' Presbeia Peri Christianōn'

23 August 2019 3:00pm4:00pm
In this paper, I will examine the quotations of and allusions to the writings of the Apostle Paul in the second century apologetic text “A Plea for the Christians” (Presbeia Peri Christianōn) by the Athenian apologist Athenagoras. The apologist’s references to the Athenian narrative of Acts 17 will also be considered as a source of Pauline tradition. It will be seen that Athenagoras, independent of his contemporaries, was significantly influenced by Pauline thought. Presented by Dr David Evan.

Jesus and the ‘Egyptian’ Other in Matthew 2

23 August 2019 2:00pm3:00pm
The narration of the flight of the infant Jesus to Egypt—found only in Matthew’s gospel (Matthew 2:13-23)—clearly resembles Old Testament narratives of Moses and of the exodus in both content and design. Misinterpretations of the placement of Hosea 11:1, however, have prevented a clear understanding of Matthew’s purpose for this story. A social-identity hermeneutic will add insight into both the placement of the fulfillment citation and the function of the account. Presented by Dr Linda Stargel.