Further Information

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


22 FebOne Hundred Prisoners and a LightbulbHans van Ditmarsch, Senior Researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France


1 Mar
Panel - An Evening of DeathDr Brooke Davis, Dr Fiona Jenkins and Dr Jennifer Rodger
7 MarFifty Years of Writing Australian History from the Periphery - The Inaugural Tom Stannage Memorial Lecture

Henry Reynolds, University of Tasmania
9 MarThe Price We Pay for Straight Line Thinking and the Battle for BeeliarCarmen Lawrence, Director, Centre for the Study of Social Change, The University of Western Australia.
14 Mar‘Hardly any women at all’? Literary landscapes at the time of Jane AustenKatrina O’Loughlin, The University of Western Australia
15 MarFamilies Still Seeking Asylum: Political Impacts and Community Responses in Australia - The 2017 Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture

Caroline Fleay, Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University
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 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 


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