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Because Language Series: How Children Learn Language

By about three years old, every human has performed one of the most complex cognitive feats in the animal kingdom: learning a language. How do they do it, and when? What can adults do to encourage a child’s language learning? This session is an accessible look at child language acquisition and its implications for the human mind. There are also some adorable baby videos. What’s in this session Nature, nurture, and interaction: Ideas about child language acquisition. What do they... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST
Because Language Series: How Children Learn Language

<p>By about three years old, every human has performed one of the most complex cognitive feats in the animal kingdom: learning a language. <br/>How do they do it, and when? What can adults do to

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Because Language Series: Internet English

The internet is giving us more than just text abbreviations; it’s accelerating the pace of language change. New words are being created, emojis are being sent, memes are being fashioned, and communities are being formed. What does it all mean for English? It’s becoming more awesome, of course, and in this session, you’ll find out how. What’s in this session *English is fine: why the internet is not killing language. *More than LOL: The internet and word creation. What does an emoji... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST
Because Language Series: Internet English

<p>The internet is giving us more than just text abbreviations; it’s accelerating the pace of language change. <br/>New words are being created, emojis are being sent, memes are being fashioned, and

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The Insider's Guide to Horror in Baroque Art

Prepare to be horrified! Far from being the reserve of Stephen King’s novels or the movies, horror is one of the oldest genres of the literary and visual arts. In this class, we will explore what frightened seventeenth-century viewers about the works of artists like Caravaggio or the Neapolitan painter Jusepe Ribera. We will study how these paintings demanded attention by dissolving boundaries between the artwork and the external world of the viewer. Immersing ourselves in Baroque... [More]

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Politics, art and madness in Putin’s Russia

Russian artists have often deployed ostensibly ‘mad’ tactics to provoke public response, and provide commentary on social and political affairs. In turn, Russian authorities have turned to the label of madness to discredit, marginalise and institutionalise artists who dared to engage in such activities. In this fascinating public talk Dr Iva Glisic will explore historical and contemporary examples of the interplay between politics, art and madness in Russia, providing insight into... [More]

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The History of Avant-garde Art

The course explores the evolution and social significance of avant-garde art, from its inception in the early 20th century through to the present day. Beginning in Northern Italy – the birthplace of Futurism – the course will travel through time and space, visiting France, Germany, Russia, Japan and United States. Finally we return to present-day Perth, the home of one of the ground-breaking contemporary creative practice of Bio-art, to consider what exactly is meant by the... [More]

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The insider's guide to: Dutch Batavia

The city of Batavia (present-day Jakarta) was a key trading post of the Dutch maritime empire in Asia. Created on the ruins of Jayakarta, the new city boasted rows of step- and spout-gabled houses along its canals, inviting visitors to praise Batavia as a Dutch city in the tropics. From its foundations, the city was a melting pot of cultures. We will discuss the construction of Batavia and its social life: how did people from different cultural and religious backgrounds live... [More]

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Honey Bee High Tea

TIME: December 9, 2017 2.30 pm – 4.30pm LOCATION: University Club Restaurant PRICE: $45.00 per person ART: December 9, 2017 2:30 pm END: December 9, 2017 4:30 pm LOCATION: Club Restaurant PRICE: $45.00 per person The Bee industry is rapidly growing in Australia. In this event, held in conjunction with the Cooperative Research Centre for Honey Bee Products, you will be guided through the history of bee-keeping, the rare place Western Australia holds in the world of honey and future... [More]

History of Books

Biblio-enthusiast Alana Marshall is delighted to return to UWA Extension for 2018 with a light and interesting exploration of the history of the book! From clay tablets, papyrus, wax tablets, parchment, and codices through to the evolution of printing, we will treat the book, in a true bibliographic sense, as an object of physical glory and touch upon some of its fascinating cultural aspects. Additionally, we will traverse the development of paper and the printing press, with some... [More]

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Emotional Lives of Pre - Modern Children

Discover children’s attitudes to children and childrearing methods from the perspective of children who lived during the tumultuous centuries of change from the Black Death until the eighteenth century. Explore historical books and toys for children and how children were educated, how children played, and what difference the Reformation brought to the lives of children. [More]

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Laughing with Shakespeare - a humorous look at the comedies

From famous cross-dressing in Twelfth Night to magical misunderstandings in A Midsummer Night’s Dream how can we uncover the humour in comedies written hundreds of years ago? Take a journey with local Shakespearean scholar Bríd Phillips as she leads you on a journey through the iconic, the twisted, and the wonderful. Gain an understanding of how comedy functioned in Shakespeare’s England while enjoying a merry romp through his most famous comedic works. [More]

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