School of Humanities

Community

Further information

Adeste Humaniores

 

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Members of our School participate in a number of community forums that encourage discussions and the development of knowledge beyond formal studying.

  1. The Classical Association of Western Australia
  2. Adeste Humaniores
  3. Ancient History Association of Western Australia
  4. The Western Australian Friends of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens
  5. Roman Archaeology Group (RAG)
  6. UWA Philosophy Society

The Classical Association of Western Australia

This association has been running for many years. Its members are students past and present, as well as other interested people in the community.

The topics cover Greek, Latin, Ancient History, the Roman Empire, Myths and Legends, Archaeology, Roman Britain, and the Rise of Christianity.

Activities normally take the form of public lectures that are given by visiting academics or by members of staff. Supper afterwards provides a chance to meet the lecturer and chat with other members.

Contact: Dr Neil O'Sullivan

Adeste Humaniores

Adeste Humaniores is a community-based group created to coordinate the interests of organisations that support the study of the Ancient World.

Adeste Humaniores has the support of The University of Western Australia through the Office of Development, and was officially launched in October 1999.

Contact: Dr Neil O'Sullivan

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Ancient History Association of Western Australia

This organisation promotes the study of ancient history in secondary schools.

Most members teach upper school Ancient History, and in addition, have firm links with Classics and Ancient History at UWA.

Events include an annual competition in ancient drama for schools; an annual seminar for WACE students; professional development days, hosted by UWA, for those teaching ancient history at secondary school level; participation in major conferences; and other social evenings.

Contact: Dr Neil O'Sullivan

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The Western Australian Friends of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens

Founded in 1989, this organisation (WAFAAIA) has established strong links with Classics and Ancient History in this state and with the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA) which has administrative offices in Sydney and Athens.

The WAFAAIA aims to support the work of the AAIA by encouraging research into Greek history, literature and archaeology. It seeks to facilitate projects and discussions among university staff and students, and to promote such interests in the community at large.

The WAFAAIA provides financial assistance for young scholars to travel to and to work in Greece; it has given considerable support to our research ventures; it has donated a multimedia computer for use of our research students; and is a strong participant in the mounting of public lectures.

The current President is W/Prof John Melville-Jones.

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Roman Archaeology Group (RAG)

RAG was established in 2004 to develop and promote Roman archaeology through the dissemination of information on the subject and to generally raise awareness of Roman archaeology in our community.

Members receive our regular newsletter, "The RAG", and can attend our regular lectures and other activities.

The current Chair is Prof David Kennedy.

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UWA Philosophy Society

The University of Western Australia Philosophy Society is the University's main forum for philosophical discussion outside the context of instruction. The regular flow of visitors to Perth also ensures that there is a steady supply of presentations from interstate and overseas.

Want to discuss philosophical topics with other in an informal setting? Try a philosophy cafe! These are run by the Association for Philosophy in Schools.

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