Public Lectures

The Institute of Advanced Studies hosts free public lectures by prominent local, national and international speakers throughout the year.

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Throughout the year we host regular masterclasses by leading Australian and visiting scholars who discuss their own research and broader topics of interest.

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Talking Allowed

On the second Tuesday of every month, the IAS and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery present a thought provoking topic from the world of arts and culture to be discussed by an expert UWA researcher, which is then opened to the audience for discussion.

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The Institute of Advanced Studies brings researchers from all over the world to The University of Western Australia, with the aim of further enhancing UWA’s global research profile.

13 August

Black Bodies, White Gold: cotton, art and the materiality of race
A public lecture by Anna Arabindan-Kesson,Assistant Professor of Black Diasporic Art, Princeton University.

16 August

Permittitur tamen. It’s Ok to Grow Artichokes There. The ‘Civitas Pia’ of Pope Pius IV (1561-1565).
A public lecture by Roger Vella Bonavita, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia

16 August

Water for Chocolate - becoming a food and water literate consumer
An All at Sea public lecture by Professor Anas Ghadouani, Head, Aquatic Ecology and Ecosystems Studies and Programme Chair, Environmental Engineering, The University of Western Australia.


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