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Displaying from Tuesday, December 04, 2018
 December 2018
Tuesday 04
18:15 - PUBLIC TALK - Bob Brown and Paul Thomas on 'Green Nomads, Wild Places' Website | More Information
The Institute of Advanced Studies, City of Perth Library and Boffins Books present Bob Brown and Paul Thomas on 'Green Nomads, Wild Places'.

Join us for this talk by Bob Brown and Paul Thomas as they discuss 'Green Nomads, Wild Places' - a companion to 'Green Nomads', the book of their (...)
Wednesday 05
17:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Joseph Gentilli Memorial Lecture : Global Suburbanisms and Governance Website | More Information
The majority of the world's population now live in urban areas. Prof. Brendan Gleeson, University of Melbourne, has suggested that we are living in an era of homo urbanis. However, it is arguably more accurate to describe the human species as homo suburbanis, since it is the suburbs where most city (...)
Tuesday 11
17:45 - PUBLIC TALK - Photons & Gravitational Waves : A public talk by Professor Markus Aspelmeyer, Professor of Physics and Professor Rainer Weiss, Nobel Laureate. Website | More Information
You are invited to join us at UWA’s Octagon Theatre for a free double bill event featuring two outstanding physics communicators addressing two of the deepest questions of physics.

Professor Markus Aspelmeyer, Professor of Physics at the University of Vienna will address the question, “Wh (...)
Friday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Promise of Quantum Computing (and how we’re going to get there!) Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jeremy O’Brien, Co-founder and CEO, PsiQuantum and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Quantum computing promises to transform almost every aspect of our lives, society and economy. However, despite more than quarter of a century of effort, useful (...)

 February 2019
Tuesday 19
18:00 - EVENT - How to achieve a sustainable blue economy Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Rashid Sumaila, Director, Fisheries Economics Research Unit, University of British Columbia and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

A crucial question still facing humanity is how to successfully manage the ocean to ensure long term (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Overcoming the challenges of making high quality cross-national comparisons. The example of the European Social Survey Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Rory Fitzgerald, Director, European Social Survey, City, University of London and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

In this public lecture Professor Rory Fitzgerald will first outline the challenges of cross-national measurement using social (...)
Wednesday 20
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Mining Waste Environments: globally significant and growing biogeochemical hotspots Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Lesley A. Warren, Director, Lassonde Institute of Mining, University of Toronto and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Globally, extractive industries are estimated to produce 7.2 billion tons of waste and use 7-9 billion cubic metres of (...)
Monday 25
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Sunburnt Country: The History and Future of Climate Change in Australia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Joëlle Gergis, Lecturer, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, University of Melbourne.

What was Australia’s climate like before official weather records began? How do scientists use tree-rings, ice cores and tropical corals to retrace the past? What do (...)

 March 2019
Thursday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Law in the Shadow of Empire: Imperial Ideology and Indigenous Agency in the Roman World Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Kimberley Czajkowski, Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Edinburgh and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

The Roman Empire was “an empire of laws”. Or was it? If it was, whose laws and what would the functions of such laws be? The Roman (...)
Wednesday 20
17:30 - EVENT - Panel: Migrant and Refugee Health : Harmoney Week Event - Panel discussion of health issues for migrants and refugees in WA focussing on social aspects of health. Website | More Information
Migrants to Australia often experience diverse health and mental health needs which may not be met by mainstream services. Addressing such needs involves understanding complex social and cultural specifics. Instead of treating people as generic bodies, a social approach to health recognises that (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Italians in 19th century Western Australia, and, how a Venetian industrial chemist came from Kalgoorlie to teach Italian at The University of Western Australia : Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Italian Studies at UWA Website | More Information
Speaker: Associate Professor John Kinder, Italian Studies, UWA

Italians migrated to Western Australia from the earliest days of European settlement. They were a fascinating and mixed assortment of individuals who contributed to the dynamic cultural diversity of early Western Australia (...)
Thursday 21
12:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - ‘So what do we mean by multiculturalism anyway?’ : Harmony Week Event - Panel discussion about Multiculturalism Website | More Information
Panel discussion on multiculturalism theory, multiculturalism in Australia vs the rest of the world and discussing how successful multiculturalism is in 21st Century Australia. The conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A. Snacks provided. With the support of: UWA Alumni, the UWA CaLD (...)
Monday 25
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Unorthodox and exciting applications of solar energy Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Jeffrey Gordon, Department of Solar Energy & Environmental Physics, Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and 2019 UWA Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellow.

In this public lecture, Professor Gordon will (...)
Wednesday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - MindTrails: Using technology to change anxious thinking in the real world Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Bethany Teachman Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Anxious individuals of all ages tend to interpret situations in threatening ways - a racing heart doesn't (...)
Thursday 28
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - *CANCELLED* Why do we Need to Decentre Modernism? Art History and Avant-Garde Art from the Periphery Website | More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

 April 2019
Tuesday 02
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Will the Earth become too hot for your grandchildren to handle? The science and politics of carbon emissions and storage. Website | More Information
The Australian Academy of Sciences Selby Lecture by Herbert Huppert, Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Geophysics, University of Cambridge.

This talk will describe the background of atmospheric temperatures in both the distant and recent past. It will explain the definite connection (...)
Thursday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Onset of Plate Tectonics on Earth Website | More Information
A public lecture by Chris Hawkesworth, School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol and 2019 UWA Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellow.

The Earth is the only known planet on which there is plate tectonics, and on which there is life as we know it. It was not always that way (...)
Thursday 11
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Stilled Life: the art of Isabella Kirkland Website | More Information
A public lecture held in conjunction with the Holmes à Court Gallery.

Isabella Kirkland is a fine art painter specializing in Natural History. Fusing the style of the 17th Century Dutch Masters with the more classical naturalistic tradition, Kirkland’s art addresses the ecological (...)
Tuesday 16
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Glass Houses: the Internet of Things and its encroachment on intimacy Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Gilad Rosner, founder, Internet of Things Privacy Forum and Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

How many cameras do you have in your home? How many microphones? The Internet of Things, smart homes and connected devices are becoming commonplace concepts (...)
Wednesday 17
18:00 - EVENT - Shaping the Invisible: images reflected in music : Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Italian Studies at UWA Website | More Information
A public talk by Mr Robert Hollingworth, Reader in Music, University of York and Director, I Fagiolini.

Robert Hollingworth will present a new CD of choral music from his much acclaimed vocal ensemble ‘I Fagiolini’. With Leonardo Da Vinci expert Professor Martin Kemp, Robert has selected (...)


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