IAS Masterclasses provide opportunities for advanced honours, postgraduate students and academic and professional researchers to meet and discuss their research with a distinguished visiting scholar. Masterclasses are designed to be cross-disciplinary and registrants are welcome across all relevant disciplines and from all WA Universities. Participants are encouraged to discuss their research within the framework of the stated topic.

The Graduate Research School is an excellent resource and includes a calendar of events designed for postgraduate students. Visit their webpage for details.

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


9 March
Decolonial/Postcolonial Narratives and the Critical Medical Humanities
A masterclass with Professor Rosemary J. Jolly, Weiss Chair, Humanities in Literature and Human Rights, Pennsylvania State University and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

10 March
Thermal Imaging Systems and Technology
Masterclass with Dr Duncan Hickman, Founder and Managing Director of Veiller Systems Ltd; Founder and Director of Textonex Ltd and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

18 March
Dreaming of the Past -Aboriginal history: a personal reflection
Masterclass with Professor John Maynard, Chair of Aboriginal History, University of Newcastle and Director, Purai Global Indigenous History Centre.

20 March
Indian Ocean Labour Histories
A masterclass with Henriette Rødland, Archaeologist, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University, Sweden.

8 April
The Closure of Epistemology and the ‘Ethical Turn’ in Archaeology
A masterclass with Oscar Moro Abadía, Associate Professor of Archaeology, Memorial University of Newfoundland and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.