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
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