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Displaying from Tuesday, September 18, 2018
 September 2018
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 (...)
Tuesday 16
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - History and Urban Agriculture: learning from our productive past Website | More Information
A public lecture by Andrea Gaynor, Associate Professor of History at The University of Western Australia.

Community gardens, school vegetable gardens, apiaries and micro-farms are popping up in cities and towns at unprecedented rates, as communities worldwide seek better food security (...)
Wednesday 24
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Dante, an iconoclast in his age, a model for our own Website | More Information
A public lecture by Rodney Lokaj, Chair of Italian Philology, University of Enna “Kore”, Sicily.

The lecture will seek to promote understanding of Dante’s Comedy (ca.1307-1321) as an attempt at reconciliation. A poetic text largely conceived and written in exile, reconciliation was a (...)
Thursday 25
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Blue Energy: South West WA’s future as a marine renewables hub Website | More Information
An 'All at Sea' public lecture by Professor Christophe Gaudin, Head of Oceans Graduate School and Director Wave Energy Research Centre.

Energy security is a critical issue in the 21st century and marine renewable energy resources are an important component of the blue economy agenda in (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Creeping Concepts: our expanding ideas of harm and pathology Website | More Information
A public lecture by Nick Haslam, Professor of Psychology, University of Melbourne and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Concept meanings refuse to stand still. They move around over time reflecting changes in culture and society. In this talk, Professor Haslam will (...)
Monday 29
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Mobile Museum: botanical exchanges between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Australia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Mark Nesbitt, Curator and Senior Research Leader in economic botany at Kew Gardens.

The Museum of Economic Botany opened at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in 1847. As a display of useful plants and their products, it met two very Victorian aims: to be a bridge between (...)
Tuesday 30
18:00 - SCREENING - Gurrumul - film screening and panel Q&A Website | More Information
A film screening followed by a panel Q&A with Professor Carmen Lawrence (UWA School of Psychological Science), Professor Dawn Bessarab (UWA Medical School), Professor Patricia Dudgeon (UWA School of Indigenous Studies), and Dr Nicholas Bannan (UWA Conservatorium of Music)

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 November 2018
Thursday 08
18:15 - PUBLIC TALK - Kerry O'Brien on 'A Memoir' Website | More Information
The Institute of Advanced Studies, City of Perth Library and Boffins Books are delighted to present Kerry O'Brien on his recent book 'A Memoir'.

Join us for this talk with Walkley award winning ABC journalist, Kerry O'Brien, who will reflect on the social and political upheavals he has (...)
Monday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Loneliness: the silent global epidemic in an ageing world Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jane Barratt, Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA).

In our rapidly ageing world, loneliness is quickly becoming a public health crisis with significant consequences that will impact every Australian in one way or another. Improved life (...)
Saturday 17
9:30 - EVENT - Renovation of a Nation : The Manning Clark House Day of Ideas presented by Holmes à Court [email protected] No.10 Website | More Information
Many Australians today know little about the history of their nation. This lack of knowledge contributes to discord and unsettled relationships within our country. It is time to address the past in order to create a better future, not only for our ourselves but for generations to come. The interest (...)


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