Free Uni In The Pub series

This is not an official CASS series, although members are involved!

You are invited to the fourth Free Uni in the Pub, Alternatives to Western Civilisation series:

WHAT’S WESTERN CIVILIZATION DOING IN AUSTRALIA?

Speaker: Ika Willis

Respondents:
Greg Melleuish, Jennifer Newman, Paul Sharrad

5:30 for 6pm Thursday 29th August 2019
Illawarra Brewery, Small Function Room
(East side of the Entertainment Centre, Crown St. Wollongong)

Associate Professor Ika Willis (English Literatures, UOW) will trace the history of the term “Western Civilization”. How and why did twentieth-century thinkers in Britain and the US cobble together a bunch of texts from wildly diverse linguistic, ethnic, geographical and historical contexts into a thing called “Western Civilization”? And what does it have to do with us here in Australia?

This will be followed by responses from Professor Greg Melleuish (Politics/History, UOW), Jennifer Newman (ACU/Wiradjuri) and Hon. Fellow Paul Sharrad (English Literatures, UOW).

ALL WELCOME!

To join the email list for this series write to: uow.cass@gmail.com

 

For coverage of the views of some of the Ramsay lecture series speakers see:

Ramsay Centre under fire for speakers, Sydney Morning Herald, 20 March 2019
https://www.smh.com.au/education/everything-tarrant-identifies-is-true-ramsay-centre-under-fire-for-speakers-20190318-p5157y.html

The alt-right and the Ramsay Centre, Honi Soit
https://honisoit.com/2019/05/the-alt-right-and-the-ramsay-centre

 

Nearly 100 people turned up for our First discussion!
FIRST NATIONS PERSPECTIVES ON WESTERN CIVILISATION
Tuesday 21 May 2019, panel of Local Indigenous Experts and Community Leaders

Aunty Dr Barbara Nicholson, Wadi Wadi Elder and Dr Marlene Longbottom

Lou Glover, PhD Student                

For coverage of the event see:

Illawarra Mercury
https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/6130646/wollongong-pub-hosts-alternatives-to-western-civilisation-series

‘You don’t matter’, National Indigenous Times
https://nit.com.au/you-dont-matter-first-nations-outrage-over-uow-degree-in-western-civilisation/

UOW Indigenous Student blog
https://dakotafeirer.wixsite.com/stillcoffee/blog/resistance-work-tips-for-the-blak-allied-uow-community

FREE UNI IN THE PUB!
Alternatives to ‘Western Civilisation’ series

Friendly discussions with leading experts and inspiring lecturers.

No fees! No $27,000 scholarships! All welcome!

Staff and Students and Friends of the University of Wollongong bring the Uni to the People.

  • INDIGENOUS CULTURES (caring for country!)
  • THE (MIS)USES OF HISTORY (no more crusades!)
  • WHITE SUPREMACY (and how to overcome it!)

These are just some of the topics we will cover in coming months.