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

Date Lecture Speaker
9 Mar Looking Back To Go Forward: why marine management needs lessons from the past Kathleen Schwerdtner Máñez, Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology
10 Mar Taking a Shortcut Through the Long Grass: The 2016 Grace Vaughan Memorial lecture
Dorinda Cox, Project Officer, Keeping Kids Safe Project, Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services WA
17 Mar Critically Engaged Medical Humanities: the model of Life of Breath Jane Macnaughton, Professor of Medical Humanities, Durham University, UK
21 March Where Do We Find Hope When Facing A Terminal Illness? Päivi Hietanen, oncologist and psychotherapist, Helsinki
22 Mar What Egyptian Mummies tell us about the History of the Nile Christophe Lécuyer, Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon - Terre Planètes, Environnement, Université Claude Bernard Lyon, France and 2016 UWA Gledden Visiting Fellow.
6 April

The Beginning of StringPart of the 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' lecture series

Jane Balme, Associate Dean (Research) Faculty of Arts and Archaeology Discipline Chair, UWA
5 May

A History of Emotions in 100 ObjectsPart of the 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' lecture series

Susan Broomhall, ARC Future Fellow, Centre for the History of Emotions, UWA
19 May

A Short History of Images in Islamic ArtPart of the 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' lecture series

Stefano Carboni, Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Adjunct Professor of Islamic Art, UWA