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Displaying from Wednesday, April 18, 2018
 April 2018
Wednesday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Unravelling the Early History of the Earth Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Jeffrey Vervoort, Professor of Isotope Geochemistry, Washington State University and 2018 UWA Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellow.

Earth scientists have long been interested in the nature of Earth’s earliest continents. There are several (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Seeing without Light: how people with disability are embracing emerging technologies : A public lecture by Dr. Scott Hollier, digital access specialist, lecturer, and author Website | More Information
The rapid evolution of computers and mobile devices has had a significant impact on how we engage online and with each other. Yet for people with disabilities, including visual impairment, such technologies represent far more than just the sum of their parts - it is ultimately a gateway for (...)
Thursday 19
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Revitalising Indigenous Language and Law Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor John Borrows, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law, University of Victoria Law School, British Columbia and 2018 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Despite centuries of colonialism, Indigenous peoples around the world are rebuilding their (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Secret of Cultured Pearls Revealed- from the Water to your Necklace Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Marie-Lise Schläppy, Research Associate at The University of Western Australia and the Australian Institute of Marine Science.

Pearls have been used as jewels for centuries and pearl aquaculture has helped make pearls more readily available. How are these pearls (...)

 May 2018
Tuesday 01
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Collective Power and Potential of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women and girls: recognising their human rights in achieving gender equity : The 2018 Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture by June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. Website | More Information
In April 2017, June Oscar AO became the first woman to be appointed as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC). Commissioner Oscar has made the human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls a (...)
Thursday 03
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Ageing and Care in Mediterranean Countries: the case of Italy Website | More Information
A public lecture by Giuliana Costa, Associate Professor of Sociology, Politecnico di Milano, Italy and 2018 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

A great many of us will be in need of care during our lifetime, mainly when we grow old. It is likely we will have to gather together (...)
Tuesday 08
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Youth in Wartime: medievalist fictions for Victorian children. Website | More Information
A public lecture by Andrew Lynch, Professor of English and Cultural Studies, UWA.

The middle ages acquired a higher cultural prestige in nineteenth-century ideas of English national heritage. Literature exemplifying the spirit of medieval ‘chivalry’ was called on to offer behavioural (...)
Wednesday 09
13:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Talking Allowed: Talking Aloud about Head Coverings, with Krishna Sen Website | More Information
Krishna Sen FAHA, Professor Emerita, Social Sciences, UWA asks the question, "Is there something particular about the hijab in our time or is ‘to cover or not to cover’ always a central political question?" in Talking Allowed an event series, in collaboration with UWA Institute of (...)
Wednesday 16
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Savonarola and Botticelli: the visionary prophet and the penitent painter Website | More Information
A public lecture by Arvi Wattel, School of Design, The University of Western Australia.

After the French invasion in 1494, the Florentine people revolted against its de facto rulers and exiled the Medici family from Florence. Subsequently, the followers of the Dominican preacher Girolamo (...)
Thursday 17
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Fish Must Breathe! Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Daniel Pauly, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

One of the expected responses of marine fishes to ocean warming is decrease in body size, as supported by (...)
Wednesday 23
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Duties to One's Own Population and Combatants in War: is there an "Internal" Humanitarian Law? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Frédéric Mégret, Associate Professor of Law and Dawson Scholar, Faculty of Law, McGill University and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

International humanitarian law is traditionally about the "other" side in the war, whether (...)
Thursday 24
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - How to Treat Persons: two anchors of moral judgement Website | More Information
A public lecture by Robert Audi, John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame (Indiana, US) and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

If we do what we morally ought to do, does that suffice for being a moral person? It would not for Aristotle, since (...)
Thursday 31
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Antarctica Homeward Bound Voyage 2018 Website | More Information
A public lecture by Veronique Florec, Research Associate, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy, The University of Western Australia.

Plastic pollution in the ocean has become one of the most challenging environmental issues of our time. In 30 years, there will be more plastic in (...)

 June 2018
Tuesday 05
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Triumphant Entries during the Italian Wars 1494-1559: celebrating alliances and displaying cultural prowess in the face of unsteady peace Website | More Information
A public lecture by Elizabeth Reid, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UWA.

Between 1494 and 1559 two major European powers, the French Valois and the Austro-Spanish Habsburg fought a series of wars in a competitive bid to expand their territory into the Italian Peninsula. This period was (...)
Thursday 07
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Towards Zero Hunger (SDG2) in Africa Website | More Information
A public lecture by Frans Swanepoel, Research Professor, Centre for Advancement of Scholarship, University of Pretoria, South Africa and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Currently there are 1.3 billion people in Africa; more than five times the population in 1950 (...)
Tuesday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Babylon, the Bible and the Australian Aborigines: missionary networks and theories of racial origin in the nineteenth century Website | More Information
A public lecture by Hilary Carey, Professor of Imperial & Religious History, University of Bristol; Conjoint Professor of History, University of Newcastle, NSW and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

[God] hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on (...)

 July 2018
Tuesday 17
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Nameless Artist in the Theatre of Memory: the challenges of writing on the artworking of Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943) Website | More Information
A public lecture by Griselda Pollock, Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History (CentreCATH), University of Leeds.

It took Griselda Pollock sixteen years to complete the monograph on an artist whose single (...)
Thursday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Belonging and Displacement: experiences of people seeking asylum in Australia Website | More Information
A public panel presented by the Limina 13th Annual Conference and the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies.

There are 65.6 million people in the world displaced by war, poverty, and environmental disaster, who have been forced to give up their homes in search of safety and hope for (...)

 August 2018
Thursday 02
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Finding our Place in the Universe : The 2018 George Seddon Memorial Lecture by Professor David Blair Website | More Information
The 2018 George Seddon Memorial Lecture by David Blair, Emeritus Professor, ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery.

Over less than two human lifetimes, discoveries in physics transformed the world and our sense of place in the universe. We harnessed electromagnetic (...)
Wednesday 08
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Three Kinds of Clay, Three Kinds of Antiquity? : The 2018 Tom Stannage Memorial Lecture Website | More Information
The 2018 Tom Stannage Memorial Lecture by Ann McGrath AM, the Kathleen Fitzpatrick ARC Laureate Fellow and Distinguished Professor, School of History, Australian National University

In this memorial lecture, Professor McGrath will focus upon the story of how ‘Terra Australis’ or ‘Sydneia’ (...)


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