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Displaying from Thursday, May 01, 2014
 May 2014
Thursday 01
18:00 - PRESENTATION - What's Christianity Ever Done For Science? : Taking a leaf out of "Life of Brian", this WXED talk will present the key players and principles of faith which pioneered modern science. More Information
Science and Faith seem to be arguing a lot lately, so is their long term marriage over? The accusations are not pretty, not even true. Can we afford for them to split? Taking a leaf out of "Life of Brian", this talk will present the key players and principles of faith which pioneered (...)
Wednesday 07
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Australia's National Curriculum: A jump to the left and a jump to the right? Website | More Information
The Institute of Advanced Studies is pleased to announce a new series for 2014. ‘On the Edge’ will provide lectures, forums and debates on a variety of topics. This inaugural ‘On the Edge’ lecture will be given by Emeritus Professor Bill Louden.

The review of the national curriculum (...)
Monday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Coral reefs in a stressed world: synergies, resilience and refugia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Emily Darling, the David H Smith Conservation Research Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina.

Coral reefs are increasingly threatened by local and global stressors and there is mounting evidence that reefs are shifting into new species and communities (...)
Tuesday 13
17:00 - BOOK LAUNCH - Launch of "Personalities & Places" : Full Title: Personalities & Places on the Crawley Campus Website | More Information
This book was funded by a University Centenary Grant with detailed vignettes of 71 places named after personalities on the Crawley Campus. An initiative of the UWA Historical Society, it includes a fold-out map showing each location. Join the authors and their many supporters for the launch.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - **Sold Out** Stigma of Mental Illness Website | More Information
A lecture by Professor Norman Sartorius, President, Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes & former director of the World Health Organization’s Division of Mental Health.

Stigma attached to mental illness is the main obstacle to progress in the field of mental (...)
Thursday 15
18:00 - PRESENTATION - What's Christianity Ever Done for Arts and Architecture? : This WXED talk presents stunning visuals of soaring and uplifting Christian art and some stories of iconclasm and censorship in order to draw a picture of Christianity's contribution to our current artistic culture. More Information
'Verily it is by beauty that we come at wisdom,'so it says at Winthrop Hall, so what are all the 'words' for? This WXED talk presents stunning visuals of soaring and uplifting Christian art and some stories of iconclasm and censorship in order to draw a picture of Christianity's contribution to (...)
Monday 19
18:00 - EVENT - *Sold Out* UWA 2014 Research Tasting Night - An Intellectual Tapas *Sold Out* Website | More Information
An Inquiring Minds event co-sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Studies, Research Services and the Centre for Software Practice at UWA.

After the success of our first Intellectual Tapas in 2013, we are pleased to host another research tasting night. In this special event, guests will (...)
Thursday 22
14:00 - SEMINAR - 'O, that this too, too pixelated flesh would melt' : The Decade in Digital Shakespeare Studies Website | More Information
A Digital Humanities Research Seminar with Dr Brett D. Hirsch, ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow in English and Cultural Studies, UWA.

How has the field of Shakespeare Studies responded to the emergence of exciting new technologies, innovative computational and quantitative (...)
Monday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Shadows of Success: A critical development geography of Southeast Asia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jonathan Rigg, Professor of Geography, National University of Singapore and 2014 IAS Professor-at-Large.

We have become so used to Asia’s rapid economic expansion and the idea that the world’s future lies with the East rather than the West that the continuing and (...)

 June 2014
Thursday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Trials of Joan of Arc Website | More Information
A public lecture by Craig Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of York.

This lecture will explore the two great trials of the celebrated French heroine, firstly at Rouen in 1431 while in the hands of her enemies and then between 1455 and 1456, when a posthumous (...)

 July 2014
Tuesday 08
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Advancing Cross-Cultural Understanding through Experimental Literary Translation Website | More Information
A public lecture by Congrong Dai, Fudan University, Shanghai and Chinese translator of 'Finnegans Wake'.

A fertile ground is needed for a work to be translated and accepted in the target culture, which entails an in depth understanding of the cultural and ideological background of the (...)
Thursday 24
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Afghan Culture in an Era of Globalisation : Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures Series Website | More Information
The Institute of Advanced Studies is pleased to be a co-sponsor of a series of events as part of the 'Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul' exhibition, presented by the WA Museum.

This lecture by Professor William Maley, AM FASSA, Professor and Director of the (...)
Monday 28
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Making Marine Protected Areas More Effective: resilience through diversity Website | More Information
A public lecture by Peter Jones, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography, University College London.

There are growing societal concerns about the health of our seas and increasing interest in the potential of marine protected areas (MPAs) to help address these concerns. However (...)

 August 2014
Monday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Living and Working Underwater: The Aquarius Reef Base underwater laboratory and residence Website | More Information
A public lecture by James W. Fourqurean, Director, Marine Education and Research Initiative at Florida International University and 2014 Institute of Advanced Studies Professor-at-Large.

Humans are limited in their ability to study the health of the coastal ocean. While robots, cameras (...)
Tuesday 05
18:30 - EVENT - Water for Society Website | More Information
The 2014 George Seddon Memorial Lecture by Anas Ghadouani, Professor of Environmental Engineering at The University of Western Australia.

Throughout the history of humanity there has always been a strong link between water and society. The most successful of our past civilisations are (...)
Wednesday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The many lives of the Bodleian First Folio of Shakespeare's plays Website | More Information
A public lecture by Pip Willcox, Curator of Digital Special Collections, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.

A copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio arrived at the Bodleian Library in 1623. Why and when did it leave? What chance brought it back in 1905? What had happened to it in the (...)
Thursday 07
18:00 - EVENT - Listening to Images, Hearing the Text : New Music that Engages the Visual and the Literary Website | More Information
A public talk and performance by Martin Bresnick, Professor of Composition, Yale School of Music.

The art of music has always had an unusual ability to be united with other arts - poetry, dance, theater and cinema. In our own time, the association of music, words and images has been (...)
Saturday 09
14:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Hazara Exodus -The Unseen Road to Asylum : Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures Series Website | More Information
In this lecture, photographer Barat Ali Batoor will discuss his journey and the persecution of the Hazaras in Afghanistan and Pakistan, including their migration to Australia.

Barat Ali Batoor and his family were driven out of Afghanistan during the civil war when most of his people were (...)
Tuesday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Wonders and Challenges of the Great African Lakes Website | More Information
A public talk by Sergei Katsev, Associate Professor, Large Lakes Observatory, University of Minnesota and 2014 UWA Gledden Visiting Fellow.

The string of large lakes held by the East African Rift is a true marvel of the World. These lakes contain a quarter of all the fresh water on the (...)
Wednesday 13
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Keeping Australia prosperous Website | More Information
The 2014 ATSE lecture by Dr Rob Hough, Australian Resources Research Centre, CSIRO.

In this talk, Rob will describe the ways that science and innovation are helping to find the resources that can provide a prosperous future for Australia.

Just a small proportion of Australia's (...)


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