Institute of Advanced Studies

Public lectures


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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 2015 Lectures page to listen to our stellar line up of local and visiting scholars discussing their research.

2016 Public Lectures

19 May

A Short History of Images in Islamic ArtPart of the 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' lecture series

Stefano Carboni, Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Adjunct Professor of Islamic Art, UWA
24 May “The same mistakes again and again” Intergenerational Violence, Intergenerational Trauma, Intergenerational Incarceration - a privileged view from the inside.Judy Atkinson, Emeritus Professor, researcher in violence and relational trauma.
26 MayFrom ‘Subject’ to ‘Partner’: the changing role of patients and the public in health researchSimon Denegri, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) National Director for Patients and the Public in Research and Chair, INVOLVE
13 June Sea-level Changes During Past Centuries: The 2016 Joseph Gentilli Memorial LectureRoland Gehrels, Chair, Physical Geography, University of York
28 Jul
Out of Bounds? Photographing Australian Border Crossings
Jane Lydon, Wesfarmers Chair of Australian History at The University of Western Australia
17 AugThe Art of ObservationHeather Gaunt, Curator of Academic Programs (Research), at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne
23 AugThe use of the term “freedom” in diplomatic discourse of the Renaissance Dubrovnik: Part of the 'What's new in the Medieval?' lecture seriesValentina Zovko, Australian Government Endeavour Fellow, based at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, UWA
14 Sept2016 ATSE Eminent Speaker: Water for Western Australia’s FutureSue Murphy, CEO, Water Corporation of Western Australia
11 OctHistories of gender, families and children: what do we still want to know?: Part of the 'What's new in the Medieval?' lecture seriesStephanie Tarbin, School of Humanities and Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence ofor the History of Emotions, UWA