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
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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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).

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).

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.
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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.