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 2015

Date  Topic Speaker 
3 Mar Fluid Property Calculations in the 21st Century with Multiparameter Fundamental Equations of State Roland Span, Dean, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ruhr-University Bochum and 2015 IAS Short Stay Visiting Fellow
9 Mar Cultural Data Sculpting: narratives for heterogeneous archives A digital humanities seminar with Sarah Kenderdine, National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA) and Director, iGLAM Lab (Laboratory for Innovation in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums)
20 Mar

Masterclass with Hermann Nicolai

Hermann Nicolai, Director, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and 2015 IAS International Distinguished Visiting Fellow
26 Mar Architecture and Literature: Environmental Fictions Tijana Vujosevic, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts at The University of Western Australia
27 Mar Telling Time in Old Rocks: techniques for calibrating and interpreting the Proterozoic time scale Galen Halverson, T.H. Clark Chair of Sedimentology and Petroleum Geology, McGill University and 2015 UWA Gledden Visiting Fellow
30 Apr Curating Wonder A Conversation wth Lisa Slade, Project Curator, Art Gallery of South Australia 
1 May Are Our Suburbs Sustainable? David Gordon, Professor and Director Queen’s University School of Urban and Regional Planning, Canada and 2015 IAS International Distinguished Visiting Fellow