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 October 2016
Tuesday 11
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Histories of Gender, Families and Children: what do we still want to know? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Stephanie Tarbin, School of Humanities and ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, UWA.

The lives of medieval people are far in the past and were often unrecorded. Nonetheless, in recent decades, gender and social historians have made enormous (...)
Wednesday 19
17:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Dante at Auschwitz: the role of poetry in our world Website | More Information
A public lecture by Lino Pertile, the Carl A. Pescosolido Professor of Romance Languages and Literature, Harvard University.

Is there a degree of suffering and degradation beyond which a man or a woman ceases to be a human being? A point beyond which our spirit dies and only pure (...)

18:15 - FREE LECTURE - School of Music presents - The 2016 Callaway Lecture: Martyn Evans : Music, embodiment and the imagination – for good or ill Website | More Information
The Callaway Lecture is one of the most prestigious events on the School of Music calendar. Over the last two decades, a host of distinguished speakers have taken to the podium to deliver their thoughts on subjects as broad ranging as the effects of music on the mind, and the place of music in the (...)
Monday 24
9:30 - SYMPOSIUM - Framing the West : The 2016 Manning Clark House Day of Ideas Website | More Information
The 2016 Manning Clark House Day of Ideas will focus on the theme ‘Framing the West’.

Hosted by the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies, ‘Framing the West’ will address the ways in which understandings, ideas and imaginings about Western Australia have been shaped and framed by its (...)
Wednesday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The How and the Why of Live Cells Imaging in the Retina : current trends in the clinical and basic research Website | More Information
A public lecture by Robert J. Zawadzki, Assistant Research Professor, Ophthalmology, University of California, Davis.

Routine imaging of live cells in the human eye is one of the great achievements of modern Optical Engineering that has been just recently accomplished in both clinical (...)

 November 2016
Wednesday 09
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Theories of Art/Theories of Terror. Avant-garde, Totalitarianism, and Post-Structuralist Epilogue. Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Anatoly Rykov, St Petersburg State University and 2016 Institute of Advanced Studies Short Stay Visiting Fellow.

In this public lecture Professor Anatoly Rykov will address the convergence between totalitarian (proto-fascist) discourses and early avant-garde (...)
Wednesday 16
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Lights, Camera, Action: optics for life Website | More Information
A public lecture by Kishan Dholakia, Professor of Physics, University of St Andrews and 2016 Institute of Advanced Studies Short Stay Visiting Fellow.

Light is incredible. It has formed the basis of so many advances in the world around us, including revolutionising the way we communicate (...)
Wednesday 23
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Australian Cities in the World City Network, 2000-2016 Website | More Information
A public lecture by Ben Derudder, Professor of Human Geography, Ghent University and 2016 Institute of Advanced Studies Short Stay Visiting Fellow.

In this public lecture, Dr Ben Derudder will use the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) research network’s state-of the-art methodology (...)
Thursday 24
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - A More Liveable Perth: how do we create more pedestrian-friendly, less car dependent and more socially inclusive cities? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jasper Schipperijn, Research Unit for Active Living, University of Southern Denmark and 2016 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

In this public lecture, international expert Dr Jasper Schipperijn will discuss how neighbourhoods provide opportunities (or (...)
Friday 25
8:45 - CONFERENCE - CHINA IN AUSTRALIA: Australia-China Transcultural Studies Symposium : Researchers from across disciplines and countries examine how Australia and China manage their complex, multifaceted relationship from economic, political, cultural, anthropological and pedagogical perspectives More Information
The Australian-China Centre for Transcultural Studies (ACTS), Beijing Foreign Studies University and The University of Western Australia invite you to engage in the critical issues and perspectives in a Globalised World at the China in Australia Symposium on the 25 November.

Scholars (...)

 December 2016
Thursday 01
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Central Role of RNA in Human Evolution and Development : The 2016 Ian Constable Lecture Website | More Information
The 2016 Ian Constable Lecture by Professor John Mattick, Executive Director, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney.

The genomic programming of human development has been misunderstood because of the initially reasonable, but ultimately incorrect, assumption that most genetic (...)

 February 2017
Wednesday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - One Hundred Prisoners and a Lightbulb Website | More Information
A public lecture by Hans van Ditmarsch, Senior Researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France.

Consider this riddle: "A group of 100 prisoners, all together in the prison dining area, are told that they will be all put in isolation cells and then will be (...)

 March 2017
Wednesday 01
18:00 - TALK - An Evening of Death Website | More Information
Death and grieving are essential aspects of human experience and imagining. And yet, discussion of both remains heavily circumscribed.

In this public forum we will lift the veil and peer into the unknown with special guests Dr Brooke Davis, Dr Fiona Jenkins and Dr Jennifer Rodger. We (...)
Tuesday 07
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Fifty Years of Writing Australian History from the Periphery : The Inaugural Tom Stannage Memorial Lecture Website | More Information
By Professor Henry Reynolds, University of Tasmania.

Henry Reynolds is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Humanities at the University of Tasmania. He grew up and was educated in Hobart and after a few years in Europe he took up a lectureship in history at the Townsville University (...)
Thursday 09
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Price We Pay for Straight Line Thinking and the Battle for Beeliar Website | More Information
A public lecture by Carmen Lawrence, Director of the Centre for the Study of Social Change, School of Psychology, The University of Western Australia.

Too often planning decisions are made without reference to their human impact, except in the narrowest sense of projected economic (...)
Wednesday 15
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Families Still Seeking Asylum: Political Impacts and Community Responses in Australia : The 2017 Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture Website | More Information
By Dr Caroline Fleay, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University.

The responses of most political leaders to people seeking asylum lie in contrast to growing numbers of others in Australia who are disturbed by the impacts of policies on asylum seekers and their (...)
Wednesday 29
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Challenges in Training and Educating 21st-Century Interpreters Website | More Information
A public lecture by Marc Orlando, Director of Translation and Interpreting Studies program, Monash University, Melbourne and 2017 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Working in a globalised and digitised world, and having to adapt to many different working environments, twenty- (...)
Thursday 30
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Italy’s Fragile Unity. The North & the South: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Website | More Information
A public lecture by John Davis, the Emiliana Pasca Noether Professor of Modern Italian History, University of Connecticut and 2017 UWA Fred Alexander Fellow.

Ever since Unification in the mid 19th century, the differences between the north and the south - the ‘Southern Question’ - have (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Immediate Dangers of Nuclear War: consequences for, and responsibilities of the health professions Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Sue Wareham, Medical Association for Prevention of War

Many consider that the danger of nuclear conflict is as high now as it has ever been; worse, current simulations indicate that even a ’small’ nuclear conflict will produce not only catastrophic humanitarian (...)

 April 2017
Tuesday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - 'The everyday stuff of life': Jane Austen and the law Website | More Information
A public lecture by Associate Professor Kieran Dolin, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia.

Jane Austen's novels are celebrated for their irony and wit and their sharply observant account of the social life of gentry families in Regency England. Underlying (...)


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