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 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|
|4 Apr||‘The everyday stuff of life’: Jane Austen and the law||Kieran Dolin, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia|
|4 Apr||Offshore 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 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|
|2 May||Mining-Induced Seismicity: the importance of tiny (and not so tiny) earthquakes||Margaret Boettcher, Associate Professor of Geophysics, University of New Hampshire|
|16 May||Bite-Sized Austen: New interpretations in doctoral research||Colin Yeo, Doctoral student, English and Cultural Studies, UWA and Peta Beasley, English and Cultural Studies, UWA|
|17 May||Time capsules from deep within the Himalayan Mountains: how tiny crystals record the evolution of Earth’s largest mountain belt||Stacia Gordon, Associate Professor, University of Nevada-Reno.|
|20 June||Sense and Sensibility and Jane Austen's lexicon of emotions||Professor Bob White, English and Cultural Studies, UWA|
|18 July||Jane Austen and the Promotion of Virtue||Ned Curthoys, English and Cultural Studies, UWA|