2017 Public Lectures and Events


22 AugustDarcy Lecture Series in Groundwater Science. The Critical Role of Trees in Critical Zone Science: an exploration of water fluxes in the Earth’s permeable skinKamini Singha, Associate Director, Hydrologic Science and Engineering Program, Colorado School of Mines

22 August

Shock Room: We do as we’re told. Or do we? A film screening followed by Q+A panel session *SOLD OUT*

Kathryn Millard, Director, with Carmen Lawrence and Nin Kirkham, UWA

23 AugustItalian Art, Mongol Asia and Cangrande's Silk SuitAnne Dunlop, Herald Chair of Fine Art at The University of Melbourne

29 August

In Absentia: the politics of cameraless photography

Geoffrey Batchen, School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies, Victoria University of Wellington and UWA IAS Visiting Fellow

30 August

Migrating ‘Ndrangheta: cultural bias and cultural differences in the policing of the Calabrian mafia between Italy and Australia

Anna Sergi, Lecturer in Criminology, Department of Sociology, University of Essex

31 AugustAll at Sea: Restoration and Recovery Series - Rigs, Reefs and Re-cycling: how offshore infrastructure can be re-used to benefit our oceansErika Techera, Director, UWA Oceans Institute



4 September

Ice-Age Visions: a window into the original conservators of WA heritageJo McDonald, Director, Centre for Rock Art Research + Management, UWA

6 September

Transforming the Lives of Children, Parents and Communities through Positive Parenting: myth or reality? The 2017 inaugural Robin Winkler LectureMatthew Sanders, Director, Parenting and Family Support Centre and Professor of Clinical Psychology, The University of Queensland
7 September

Democracy and Its Crisis

This event is presented by the City of Perth Library, UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and Boffins Books. Venue: City of Perth Library | Cost $10 

A. C. Grayling, Professor of Philosophy, New College of the Humanities, London
11 September Coping with Grief and Loss: ancient and modern perspectives Han Baltussen, the Walter Watson Hughes Professor of Classics, University of Adelaide and UWA IAS Visiting Fellow. 

12 September

Luther’s Reformation at 500: Luther and the DevilJacqueline Van Gent, School of Humanities, UWA


5 October

Charlie Veron on A Life Underwater. 

This event is presented by the City of Perth Library, UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and Boffins Books. Venue: City of Perth Library | Cost $10 

Charlie Veron, former Chief Scientist, Australian Institute of Marine Science 
7 OctoberSymposium - BATAVIA (1629): giving voice to the voiceless 

11 October

Genome Research Produces New Anti-Malarial Drug Targets - The 2017 Ian Constable lectureSimon Foote, Director, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University

31 October

Luther’s Reformation at 500: Myth, Memory, and the Making of HistoryKirk Essary, School of Humanities, UWA