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 JulBridging the Measurement Scale Gap in Seismic and Rock Physics Characterization of Unconventional Plays Kyle Spikes, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas, Austin and 2016 UWA Gledden Visiting Fellow
26 Jul Evolution at the End of the World - stories of plant resilience in the southwest Australian biodiversity hotspot Kingsley Dixon, Director, ARC Centre for Mine Restoration, Department of Environment and Agriculture, Curtin University 
28 JulOut of Bounds? Photographing Australian Border Crossings
Jane Lydon, Wesfarmers Chair of Australian History at The University of Western Australia
2 Aug Reading and Interpreting Brecht - Q&A with the Director of The Caucasian Chalk Circle, presented by Black Swan State Theatre CompanyWang Xiaoying, Vice President, National Theatre of China
3 AugThe German army in World War II: Its moral and military failureBen H. Shepherd, 2016 Fred Alexander Fellow and reader in History at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
10 AugShape Shifters: journeys across terrains of race and identityPaul Spickard, University of California, Santa Barbara
17 Aug The Art of Observation Heather Gaunt, Curator of Academic Programs (Research), at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne 
18 Aug SELF MADE CITY: New Urban Development Strategies and Housing TypologiesKristien Ring, architect, curator and author 
22 Aug Sleep Deprivation and its Health ConsequencesMatthew Naughton, sleep physician and researcher
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
5 Sep The Songs of the Universe - Detecting Gravitational Waves - A UWA Research Week EventDavid Blair, Director of the Australian International Gravitational Research Centre (AIGRC), UWA and Professor Hyung Mok Lee, Seoul National University and UWA IAS Visiting Fellow 
6 Sep Star Yarning- Listening to the Stars - A UWA Research Week Event Charmaine Green, Yamaji Art Centre, with Professor Lister Staveley-Smith, Director of Science at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)   
8 Sep The Future of Data Science - A UWA Research Week Event Panel 
14 Sep2016 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