Expand your mind with the Institute of Advanced Studies.

Each year the Institute hosts or co-hosts public talks and other events by distinguished visiting and local scholars, artists, writers and public intellectuals. These events contribute to our goal of sharing current research, new ideas and encouraging discussion and debate within the broader community.

Public Talks in 2022

27 October 2022 | 5pm

PUBLIC SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series, UWA | Institute for Advanced Studies | Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Going East: Dutch archaeological research on shipwrecks of the East India Company (VOC)
Speaker: Professor Martijn Manders, Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands & Leiden University.

Lectures held in 2022

Dirt-poor soils, pesky parasites and friendly fungi shape plant diversity in south-western Australia
The 2022 George Seddon Memorial Lecture by Professor Hans Lambers FAA FRNAS, UWA School of Biological Sciences

Climate Anxiety in Young People: Curse or Cure?
The 2022 Robin Winkler Lecture by Carmen Lawrence, Senior Honorary Research Fellow and Professor Emerita, School of Psychological Science, UWA.


Public Talks in 2021

13 October

Plague, Pestilence and Art
A public lecture by Dr Clarissa Ball, Head, the History of Art, UWA School of Design, and Director, UWA Institute of Advanced Studies.

20 October

Dante's Divine Comedy: the journey of a lifetime

3 November

Shooting Dada: The Afterlife of Official Photography from Idi Amin’s Uganda
A public lecture by Richard Vokes, Associate Professor in Anthropology at The University of Western Australia.

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