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The WA Humanities Symposium is a three day interdisciplinary conference showcasing the diverse nature of research and scholarship in the humanities in Western Australia. We hope you will join us in the renewal of this historic and fruitful event.

2 Musical Performances

Dom Robert Nixon OSB, and The Winthrop Singers

8 Keynote Speakers

Speakers from around the state on a diverse number of research fields

Historic Regional Setting

Set in the peaceful surrounds of WA’s historic monastic town, New Norcia

SPEAKERS

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Robert Bower

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Joan Wardrop

Notre Dame Australia /Curtin University

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Greg Moore

University of Notre Dame Australia

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David Blair

University of Western Australia

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Laura D’Olimpio

University of Notre Dame Australia

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Chris Wortham

University of Notre Dame Australia

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Tijana Vujosevic

University of Western Australia

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Richard Read

University of Western Australia

PROGRAM

Dinner in St Gertrude’s Dining Hall

45mins

St Gertrude's Dining Ha;;

Paper and discussion

45mins

St Joseph's Hall

Dom Robert Nixon OSB

Musical Offering

NOTE ON THE PROGRAMME The Keyboard Music of Jean-Baptise Loeillet (Lully). The keyboard music attributed to Jean-Baptise Loeillet epitomises the French Baroque ideal of stylized extravagance. The harpsichord, for which they were originally written, matches perfectly this aesthetic, its non-sustaining and dynamically uniform tone matched by its facility of ornamentation. There were, in fact, no less than three composers in the 17th Century who bore than name ‘Jean-Baptiste Loeillet’ (or ‘Lully’), so the precise authorship of these works is not entirely clear. A composition by Rosendo Salvado will also be included in the programme. Programme

  1. Jean-Baptise Loeillet, Suite in E minor
  2. Almand
  3. Slow Air
            iii. Corant
  1. Minuet
  2. Gigue
 Interlude: Rosendo Salvado, Salve Regina  III.  I. Jean-Baptise Loeillet, Suite in G minor
  1. Almand
  2. Corant
            iii. Sarabande
  1. Air
  2. Gigue
   

45mins

St Gertrude's Hall

Dom Robert Nixon OSB

Dom Robert Nixon, osb, DMus, MEd, MTh, FTCL, FLCM, is a monk of New Norcia. He fills the role of Liturgy Co-ordinator and Organist for the monastic community, and often plays the music of Rosendo Salvado for tour groups. Born in North Queensland, he was a musician and music teacher before entering religious life.

Breakfast

 

45mins

St Gertrude's Dining Hall

Paper and Discussion

 

60mins

St Joseph's Hall

Morning Tea

30mins

St Gertrude's Dining Hall

Paper and Discussion

45mins

St Joseph's Dining Hall

Paper and Discussion

45mins

St Joseph's Hall

Lunch

45mins

St Gertrude's Dining Hall

Paper and Discussion

45mins

St Joseph's Hall

Afternoon Tea

45mins

St Gertrude's Dining Hall

Conference Dinner

1hr45mins

New Norcia Hotel

Winthrop Singers

Musical Offering

45mins

St Ildephonsus Chapel

Winthrop Singers

Breakfast

45mins

St Gertrude's

Mass (Optional)

All are welcome to join the monks and local community in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the Abbey Church

45mins

Abbey Church

Beginner

Paper and Discussion

45mins

St Joseph's Hall

Morning Tea

45mins

St Gertrude's Dining Hall

Paper and Discussion

45mins

St Joseph's Hall

Lunch

45mins

St Gertrude's Dining Hall

Paper and Discussion

45mins

St Jospeh's Hall

Closing Address

15mins

venue

The WA Humanities Symposium will be held in its former home, the historic monastic town of New Norcia

New Norcia

New Norcia Benedictine Community
Great Northern Highway
New Norcia WA 6509

more information

Accommodation

Attendees of the WAHS are invited to arrange their own accommodation through the New Norcia bookings office

Please contact Toni to book your accommodation: 

groups@newnorcia.wa.edu.au

REGISTER

Spaces are strictly limited, register online now to avoid disappointment

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