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


29 MarChallenges in Training and Educating 21st-Century InterpretersMarc Orlando, Director of Translation and Interpreting Studies program, Monash University
30 MarThe Immediate Dangers of Nuclear War: consequences for, and responsibilities of the health professionsSue Wareham, Medical Association for Prevention of War
30 MarItaly’s Fragile Unity. The North & the South: Yesterday, Today & TomorrowJohn Davis, the Emiliana Pasca Noether Professor of Modern Italian History, University of Connecticut and 2017 UWA Fred Alexander Fellow


4 Apr‘The everyday stuff of life’: Jane Austen and the lawKieran Dolin, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia
4 AprOffshore Safety in the Wake of the Macondo Disaster: business as usual or sea change?Jacqueline L. Weaver, the A.A. White Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center and Terence Daintith, Professorial Fellow, University of London’s Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
6 AprChina 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


2 MayMining-Induced Seismicity: the importance of tiny (and not so tiny) earthquakesMargaret Boettcher, Associate Professor of Geophysics, University of New Hampshire
16 MayBite-Sized Austen: New interpretations in doctoral researchColin Yeo, Doctoral student, English and Cultural Studies, UWA and Peta Beasley, English and Cultural Studies, UWA
17 MayTime capsules from deep within the Himalayan Mountains: how tiny crystals record the evolution of Earth’s largest mountain beltStacia Gordon, Associate Professor, University of Nevada-Reno.


20 JuneSense and Sensibility and Jane Austen's lexicon of emotionsProfessor Bob White, English and Cultural Studies, UWA


18 JulyJane Austen and the Promotion of VirtueNed Curthoys, English and Cultural Studies, UWA