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Displaying from Thursday, August 16, 2018
 August 2018
Thursday 16
18:00 - EVENT - The ‘Civitas Pia’ of Pope Pius IV (1561-1565) Website | More Information
Permittitur tamen - It’s Ok to Grow Artichokes There. The ‘Civitas Pia’ of Pope Pius IV (1561-1565)

A public lecture by Roger Vella Bonavita, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia

The Medici Pope Pius IV (1559-1565) built the suburb now called (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Water for Chocolate - becoming a food and water literate consumer Website | More Information
An 'All at Sea' public lecture by Professor Anas Ghadouani, Head, Aquatic Ecology and Ecosystems Studies and Programme Chair, Environmental Engineering, The University of Western Australia.

Do you think you’re water literate? More than 80% of Australians know little about the most (...)
Wednesday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - How to Make a Revolutionary Object: the drawings of Gustavs Klucis Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Maria Gough, Joseph Pulitzer, Jr. Professor of Modern Art, Harvard University.

This talk focuses on a corpus of presentation drawings for new media-driven structures for the revolutionary street: radio-orators, projection screens, advertising stands, slogan (...)
Thursday 23
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Idea of Peace Parks in Africa Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Maano Ramutsindela, Department of Environmental and Geographical Science, University of Cape Town and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Peace parks are not unique to Africa but have a salient character in the continent as a result of (...)

 September 2018
Tuesday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Comparing the UK approach to exploiting offshore petroleum with Australia - does who dares win? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor John Paterson, Professor in Law, University of Aberdeen and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

The petroleum licensing regimes of the UK and Australia were created in the1960s at a time when the offshore petroleum potential of the North (...)
Wednesday 05
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - A Tale of Two Diseases: regulating immune responses in the retina : The 2018 Ian Constable Lecture Website | More Information
The 2018 Ian Constable Lecture by Professor Andrew Dick, Director, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

Our immune system does not operate solely to protect against infection, cancer and tissue damage. The immune system has evolved so that many cells, both of the immune system and non-immune (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Feeling of Eugenics Website | More Information
A public lecture by Rob Wilson, Professor of Philosophy, La Trobe University and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Familiarity with the eugenic past, particularly that associated with the Holocaust, has primed a wariness about the potential misuse of new ventures in (...)
Tuesday 11
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Is Democracy Dying? Thoughts on the Present Crisis of Representative Democracy and the Importance of Hope in Dark Times Website | More Information
The UWA School of Social Sciences Annual Social Sciences Week Public Lecture by John Keane, Professor of Politics, University of Sydney.

Democracy urgently needs reimagining if it is to address the dangers and opportunities posed by current global realities, argues leading political (...)
Wednesday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Novel and History in Australia: An uneasy friendship? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Jo Jones, Lecturer in Literary and Cultural Studies, Curtin University.

Questions of narrative and linguistic form have preoccupied novelists, historians and theorists for at least a century and, most particularly, since the 'Crisis of the Representation' in the (...)
Tuesday 18
13:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Talking Allowed - The Art of Surveillance Website | More Information
A 'Talking Allowed' event with Dr David Glance, Director of the UWA Centre for Software Practice.

The way in which artists have represented the nature of surveillance illustrates Art’s unique and powerful ability to explore, explain, and critique surveillance's role in society. This (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Young people’s mental health - the what, why and how of supporting young people with mental health problems : The 2018 Robin Winkler Memorial Lecture by Professor Debra Rickwood Website | More Information
The 2018 Robin Winkler Lecture by Debra Rickwood, Professor of Psychology at the University of Canberra.

Youth mental health is of growing concern in Australia and internationally. It is now well-recognised that most mental health problems first emerge before the age of 25, and often (...)
Wednesday 19
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Explorer’s Self-discovery: Matthew Flinders’ Correspondence with Mauritian friends during, and after, his imprisonment on Isle de France (1803-1814) Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Serge Rivière, 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Throughout seven years of exile, which was marked by frustration and hope, followed by disillusionment and anger born of an inability to influence events and an increasing sense of (...)
Thursday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Gillian Triggs on 'Speaking Up' Website | More Information
The City of Perth Library, UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and Boffins Books, are delighted to present Gillian Triggs on 'Speaking Up'.

As president of the Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs advocated for the disempowered, the disenfranchised, the marginalised. She withstood (...)

 October 2018
Monday 01
1:00 - SYMPOSIUM - Environmental Humanities Symposium Website | More Information
This symposium will highlight the potential of the environmental humanities in Western Australia today by bringing together a diverse group of scholars to exchange ideas about interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary ecological research in the Southwest region, the State and internationally.
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Tuesday 02
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Where did language come from? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Michael Corballis, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Auckland.

From the Bible to Chomsky, language is a miracle, unique to humans, and emerging as a single event, initially in a single individual, within the past 100,000 years.

In this lecture (...)
Thursday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - A Scandalous Empire : The 2018 Fred Alexander Lecture by Professor Kirsten McKenzie Website | More Information
The 2018 Fred Alexander Lecture by Kirsten McKenzie, Professor of History, University of Sydney.

A serial imposter swindles his way through the colony of New South Wales claiming to be a British lord. An activist lawyer is lauded for exposing illegal slave dealing – until he is revealed (...)
Friday 05
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Happily Single? It May Depend on Where You Live: how families shape single women’s well-being in three East Asian cities Website | More Information
A public lecture by Lynne Nakano, Professor, Japanese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

The age of first marriage has been rising around the world but nowhere more rapidly than in East Asia. In contrast to patterns of (...)
Wednesday 10
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - A day in the life of Sinead – how technology makes all the difference Website | More Information
A public lecture by Sinead Quinn, Occupational Therapist / Assistive Technology Consultant.

Come and listen to how Sinead, an Occupational Therapist and a person who has low vision, is using technology to make everyday life easier. When it comes to every day activities such as accessing (...)
Thursday 11
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Living Flesh: splendour, sex and sickness on the surface of the skin : Presented by the UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, the Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group, the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, and the IAS. Website | More Information
A public lecture by Lisa Beaven, Lecturer in Art History, La Trobe University and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Presented by the UWA Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, the Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group, the ARC Centre of Excellence for the (...)
Friday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Leigh Sales on 'Any Ordinary Day' Website | More Information
The City of Perth Library, UWA Institute of Advanced Studies, Perth Festival and Boffins Books, are delighted to present Leigh Sales on 'Any Ordinary Day'.

As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media (...)


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