Institute of Advanced Studies

Postgraduate Masterclasses


The IAS Masterclass provides an opportunity for postgraduate students and early career researchers to meet and discuss their research with a distinguished scholar who is visiting UWA.

Participants will present short papers within the framework of the stated topic, which will then be opened for discussion by the group. Places are available for those who wish to attend and participate in the discussion, but do not wish to give a paper.

IAS Masterclasses are cross-disciplinary and submissions are welcome across all relevant disciplines. Interested postgraduate students, early career researchers and academics from all Perth universities are invited to attend, as well as those working in relevant fields.

Masterclasses are free, lunch is provided, and registration is essential. To register, select the masterclass listed below that you wish to attend.

Masterclasses in 2014

Date Topic Speaker
7 Aug Blue Carbon: Carbon storage in coastal marine ecosystems and its importance in climate change mitigation schemes James W. Fourqurean, Director, Marine Education and Research Initiative at Florida International University and 2014 IAS Professor-at-Large
11 Aug Exercising ourselves “in the Analysis of many examples” : corpora, collaboration, and communication Pip Willcox, Curator of Digital Special Collections at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
15 Aug Playing With Mud but Staying Clean: modeling of sediment geochemistry, from fundamentals to applications Sergei Katsev, Associate Professor Large Lakes Observatory and Department of Physics, University of Minnesota & 2014 UWA Gledden Visiting Fellow
21 Aug  Survival Skills for Science, Medicine and Engineering Workshop 
22 Aug Molecular Coal Chemistry Xian-Yong Wei, China University of Mining & Technology and 2014 IAS Short-Stay Visiting Fellow
4 Sept Researching Intimacy and Personal Life Sasha Roseneil, Professor of Sociology and Social Theory & Director of the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, University of London and 2014 IAS Professor-at-Large
9 Oct Law and Literature: New Developments in an Interdisciplinary Movement Klaus Stierstorfer, Professor of English and Chair, British Studies, University of Münster, Germany and 2014 IAS Short-Stay Visiting Fellow
13 Oct Invasive species management: a reassessment for the Anthropocene Eric Higgs, School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria and Tim Seastedt, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado
21 Oct Quantum Noise  Achim Kempf, Professor of Mathematical Physics, University Research Chair, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo and 2014 IAS Professor-at-Large
24 Oct Much More Than Silk: the broader implications of long distance Asian trade in antiquity Alison Betts, Professor of Silk Road Studies at the University of Sydney
27 Oct Ecophysiology of Seagrasses Ole Pedersen, University of Copenhagen and 2014 IAS Professor-at-Large
6 Nov An Introduction to Fuzzy Control: from Model-Free Design to Model-Based Analysis Hak-Keung Lam, Department of Informatics, King’s College London and 2014 IAS Short Stay Visitor
7 Nov Industrial Hazards to our Oceans Pere Masqué, Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and 2014 Gledden Visiting Fellow