6 April 2017
7.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Adelaide Town Hall

Yidaki (didjeridu) virtuoso William Barton returns to Adelaide for one night only, in celebration of the South Australian Museum’s exhibition Yidaki: Didjeridu and the Sound of Australia.

The yidaki is the iconic sound of Australia. From the stringy bark scrub of its birthplace in Arnhem Land, to the concert halls of Europe, the sound of the yidaki speaks of the landscapes and culture of Australia and its First People.

William Barton is internationally renowned for his unique fusion of traditional yidaki performance with classical forms, which has opened pathways for the understanding of his traditional culture across the world. His performance with the ASO will feature music which evokes the Australian landscape and highlights the rich musical culture of Aboriginal Australia.

This unique collaboration between the South Australian Museum and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will bring the sounds of the Museum’s Yidaki exhibition to life, alongside a stunning display in the Town Hall’s Mankurri-api Kuu (reconciliation room), a warm welcome onto Kaurna Country and a series of specially commissioned digital projections, bringing the song of the yidaki to life. The South Australian Museum and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra are proud to celebrate Adelaide’s designation as a UNESCO City of Music and this concert will support one of UNESCO’s main themes: protecting our heritage and fostering creativity.

Buy tickets: http://www.aso.com.au/products/2017/special-events/the-sound-of-australia-william-barton-with-the-aso

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The J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice presents a public lecture with Professor Alan Lelchuck.

Wednesday 5 April
6.00 pm – 8.30 pm
715, Ingkarni Wardli

This public lecture with Professor Alan Lelchuk (Dartmouth College) will focus on the special importance of reading great works of literature in our digital age. Professor Lelchuk will discuss the powers and pleasures of reading serious works of literature, be they short stories, novels or poetry, and their subsequent aesthetic and moral rewards. It is through such habits of read-ing that the inner life of the individual can be cultivated and preserved in all its richness.

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The Department of Politics and International Studies invites you to their next seminar.

Friday 31 March
4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Stretton Room
Level 4, Napier Building
All welcome: No registration required

In Australia and the USA, conservative politicians exhibit far lower levels of belief in anthropogenic climate change than do their progressive party counterparts, and this is reflected among the general public. As is currently obvious in relation to electricity supply security in Australia, this polarisation and the consequent inconsistency of policy make effective response to climate change difficult. Relying on Australian public opinion, the psychological foundations of political orientation, cognitive science, and the psychology of decision making, this paper will argue that climate contrarianism has willy-nilly become a primary defining issue for the conservative political elite, an important part of what it means to be a conservative and its value in that role has displaced the need to do anything effective about it.

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Thursday 30 March 10.10 am – 11.00 am Ingkarni Wardli B18 Register to secure your seat today. This event is co-hosted by the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Adelaide and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Join Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely as she provides some observations on political and economic […]

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This opportunity is available to students studying in the Arts Internship, particularly students studying Philosophy and Anthropology. Two concurrent internships are available. One for a student from Anthropology and one for a student from Philosophy. The topic is the history and philosophy of the Aboriginal people who are indigenous to the Nagambie region in Victoria. The internship […]

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This opportunity is open to English Literature students in their second and third year. Students will spend three weeks (July – August) living and working in beautiful Exeter College, one of Oxford’s oldest colleges, and there is an exciting programme of extra-curricular events and activities. The program provides a unique opportunity for experienced creative writers […]

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The Writing Centre will host a one hour session every Tuesday: Communicate with Confidence Join them to practice your English speaking skills. Download the flyer. Tuesdays 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm in the Hub Central Seminar Room

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The Department of Politics and International Studies Invites you to the screening of SHOCK ROOM A film by Kathryn Millard The University of Adelaide | Friday, 17 March 4:30-­6:00 pm, LG 29, Lower Napier Building Download the event poster. In the early 1960s psychologist Stanley Milgram, in seeking to understand the Holocaust, ran a series of […]

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aaron corn

The South Australian Museum brings you the Sprigg lecture series: The Didjeridu: an Australian icon Tuesday 28 March 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm South Australian Museum North Terrace, Adelaide Professor Aaron Corn is Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM) and National Centre for Aboriginal Language and Music Studies (NCALMS) at the University […]

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project everest

Project Everest is currently seeking applications from students in the Faculty of Arts, in their second or third year to partake in our social venture internship, while gaining accreditation for a third year elective. Project Everest is an organisation that believes in harnessing the power of business and enterprise to help solve social issues in […]

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