The Institute of Advanced Studies hosts a selection of public lectures by prominent local, national and international speakers.
Many of our lectures are recorded, visit our Past Lectures page to listen to our stellar line up of local and visiting scholars discussing their research.
2017 Public Lectures
|22 Feb||One Hundred Prisoners and a Lightbulb||Hans van Ditmarsch, Senior Researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France|
|1 Mar||Panel - An Evening of Death||Dr Brooke Davis, Dr Fiona Jenkins and Dr Jennifer Rodger|
|7 Mar||Fifty Years of Writing Australian History from the Periphery - The Inaugural Tom Stannage Memorial Lecture||Henry Reynolds, University of Tasmania|
|9 Mar||The Price We Pay for Straight Line Thinking and the Battle for Beeliar||Carmen Lawrence, Director, Centre for the Study of Social Change, The University of Western Australia.|
|14 Mar||‘Hardly any women at all’? Literary landscapes at the time of Jane Austen||Katrina O’Loughlin, The University of Western Australia|
|15 Mar||Families Still Seeking Asylum: Political Impacts and Community Responses in Australia - The 2017 Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture||Caroline Fleay, Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University|
|29 Mar||Challenges in Training and Educating 21st-Century Interpreters||Marc Orlando, Director of Translation and Interpreting Studies program, Monash University|
|30 Mar||The Immediate Dangers of Nuclear War: consequences for, and responsibilities of the health professions||Sue Wareham, Medical Association for Prevention of War|
|30 Mar||Italy’s Fragile Unity. The North & the South: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow||John Davis, the Emiliana Pasca Noether Professor of Modern Italian History, University of Connecticut and 2017 UWA Fred Alexander Fellow|
|6 Apr||China in Conversation Series - Chinese Literature and World Literature: Views from the South|
Wang Jinghui, Deputy Director, Australian Studies Centre, Tsinghua University and Nicholas Jose, Professor of English and Creative Writing, The University of Adelaide