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

2016 Public Lectures

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
19 Oct Dante at Auschwitz: the role of poetry in our worldLino Pertile, the Carl A. Pescosolido Professor of Romance Languages and Literature, Harvard University 
24 Oct2016 Day of Ideas -Framing the West
9 NovTheories of Art/Theories of Terror. Avant-garde, Totalitarianism, and Post-Structuralist Epilogue Anatoly Rykov, St Petersburg State University
30 NovThe central role of RNA in human evolution and development - 2016 Ian Constable LectureProfessor John Mattick, Executive Director, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney