Events - 19 Sep 19


Pragda’s 2019 Spanish Film Festival

13 August 2019 - 30 September 2019

Our 2019 Spanish Film Festival aims to screen the most recent and remarkable movies making their mark in the Hispanic world. The films portray current issues such as class struggles, political unrest, civil war, and the effects of media in contemporary society, among others. Screenings will be in Spanish with English subtitles and will be accompanied with a brief introduction to the topic at hand, and/or a Q&A with experts on the topic whenever possible.

We would like to thank the Pragda Spanish Film Club Grant, as well as the International Studies Department, for their support in this festival.

Below you will find the list of screenings, dates, times and also a trailer for each movie.

Movie: The Candidate / El candidato (Argentina, Uruguay, 2017)

Date: Thursday, 15 August

Time: 5:30-9pm

Venue: 1.200 Lecture Theatre AHH

Speaker: Dr Gerardo Pigniatello, Binghamton University – SUNY



Movie: Giants Don’t Exist / Los gigantes no existen (Guatemala, 2017)

Date: Thursday, 22 August

Time: 5:30-9pm

Venue: 1.200 Lecture Theatre AHH



Movie: El amparo / El amparo (Colombia, Venezuela, 2016)

Date: Thursday, 29 August

Time: 5:30-9pm

Venue: 1.200 Lecture Theatre AHH

Speaker: Dr Luis Angosto Fernández, The University of Sydney



Movie: Everybody Leaves / Todos se van (Colombia, Cuba, 2015)

Date: Thursday, 5 September

Time: 5:30-9pm

Venue: 1.200 Lecture Theatre AHH

Speaker: Dr Karo Moret Miranda, The Australian National University



Staff Wellbeing Month

12 September 2019 - 9 October 2019

Be proactive about your health.

This year we are extending our wellbeing week to a month to encourage greater participation and a more sustained focus on your health and wellbeing. It is also an opportunity for you to think about what you can do to proactively look after yourself.

During the month there will be a range of seminars and activities including informative lunchtime sessions, campus walks, exercise classes, indoor plant workshops, massages and an art class for staff to attend.

There will also be a number of lucky draw prizes up for grabs so be sure to read more about how to enter the draws.

Staff Wellbeing Month is a collaborative effort brought to you by Human Resources, Campus Life – Sport and Aquatic Centre, MQ Health, Student Wellbeing, Sustainability, Risk and Assurance and The Australian Hearing Hub.

Register now!

Croatia and Croatians in past and present networks conference

19 September 2019 - 21 September 2019

Join us and participate in an international conference and celebrating 35 years of Croatian Studies at Macquarie University.

Deviant Expertise and Malicious Thievery: Markets, Makers, and Illicit Artefacts on the Move

19 September 2019

Every interpretation of the past involves some creative imposition and, yet, folk understandings of the historian’s task admit no room for this rich dynamic between known and unknown, us and them. The idea that the past is made and made through our engagement with it seems to threaten the integrity of our sense of where we come from and who we are.

The stakes are even higher when it comes to antiquity understood as material remains, as object of art or inquiry. Particular ire is reserved for those who compromise the guarantee of truth and immediacy offered by the physical reality of the material by adjustment, appropriation, or downright fabrication. Looted or forged artefacts packaged up with false declarations of authenticity and fictional accounts of provenance speak to the criminal underbelly of our engagement with the ancient world. These objects exploit the vanity of our confidence in scientific technique and expertise. Deviant artefacts upset traditional assumptions about the protection afforded the past by the academy. They open up the past to contributions made by marginalised groups and to creative interventions which demonstrate how porous, how live, and how important the past is today.

From Thucydides to the New Testament, Zoroaster to hieroglyphs, from Egypt to e-Bay, this showcase will highlight research undertaken as part of the Australian Research Council-funded Project ‘Forging Antiquity: Authenticity, forgery, and fake papyri’, featuring presentations from Macquarie staff and students, and our overseas partners.

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