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Displaying from Tuesday, May 14, 2019
 May 2019
Tuesday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Venice and the Ottomans: a visual artistic journey between the Serenissima and Istanbul : Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Italian Studies at UWA Website | More Information
A public talk by Dr Stefano Carboni, Director, Art Gallery of Western Australia.

The celebrated Venetian painter Gentile Bellini was sent by the Serenissima Republic to spend two years at the court of Mehmet II the Conqueror in Istanbul in 1479. This important moment in the cultural and (...)
Wednesday 15
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - From Ores to Ash: the Inner Workings of Hazardous Volcanoes Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jon Blundy, Professor of Petrology, University of Bristol and 2019 UWA Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellow.

In this public lecture Professor Blundy will discuss how our concept of volcanic systems has evolved in the light of recent geophysical and (...)
Wednesday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Great Impressions – Rembrandt and the History of Printmaking More Information
A public lecture by Dr Susanne Meurer, School of Design (History of Art), UWA.

Rembrandt features amongst a select group of artists whose work proved influential across various media. He was never “just” a great painter, but also a prolific and innovative printmaker. Over four decades (...)

 June 2019
Tuesday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Human Cost of Drone Warfare Website | More Information
A public lecture by Alex Edney-Browne, International Relations, University of Melbourne.

Imagine living under the eerie "bnng" of an armed drone circling overhead. Imagine if that was the sound you heard immediately before the explosion that killed your brother or blasted off (...)
Wednesday 05
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Rise of Militarism in Australia and What We Can Do About it Website | More Information
A public lecture by Margaret Beavis, GP and secretary of the Medical Association for Prevention of War.

In the last few decades there has been an inexorable rise in military themes and influence in Australian society. Anzac Day commemorations have morphed from solemn respectful marches (...)
Thursday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Rheumatic Heart Disease: A Case Study Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Mark Engel, Associate Professor, Medicine, University of Cape Town and 2019 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Elimination of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Africa is a continental priority, given the great morbidity and mortality associated with the (...)
Tuesday 11
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Charting courses through the Ice – Envisioning Antarctic Futures Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Daniela Liggett, Centre for Antarctic Studies and Research (Gateway Antarctica), University of Canterbury and 2019 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

A mere few centuries ago, the icy continent to our South was the subject of speculation and (...)
Tuesday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Missing Magnificence: tracing Catherine de Medici’s hidden cultural legacy : Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Italian Studies at UWA Website | More Information
A public talk by Professor Susan Broomhall, History, UWA.

2019 is also the 500th anniversary of the birth of Catherine de Medici. As queen consort, regent and queen mother, Catherine dominated sixteenth-century French political life. Embracing her Medici heritage, her cultural projects (...)
Wednesday 19
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Global Rembrandt Website | More Information
A public lecture by Arvi Wattel, School of Design (History of Art), UWA.

A recurring image of Rembrandt is that of the solitary painter, retreating ever further into the privacy of his studio over the course of his career. Yet, the opposite could be said as well: Rembrandt was thoroughly (...)
Tuesday 25
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Russian Media Landscape, 30 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall Website | More Information
A public lecture with journalist Yevgenia Albats.

Join us for a special public lecture by Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats, editor-in-chief of the Russian political weekly 'The New Times', who will discuss the changing landscape of the Russian media over last 30 years.

Accord (...)

 July 2019
Tuesday 09
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Right to Food: A reflection of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Right to Food Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Hilal Elver, Global Distinguished Fellow, Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy, UCLA Law School and UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food and 2019 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

71 years ago, the Universal Declaration of Human (...)
Thursday 11
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Current Global Crises: towards a more humane global governance Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus of International Law, Princeton University; Professor, Orfalea Center of Global and International Studies, University of California Santa Barbara; and previous-UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian (...)
Tuesday 23
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Pulling Back the Big Blue Curtain: big fish and big parks Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jessica Meeuwig, Professor of Marine Science, The University of Western Australia and 2019 Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering Eminent Speaker.

Oceans are fundamental to life on planet “earth”. Over 72% of the planet’s surface is water; every 2nd breath (...)
Wednesday 24
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Finding Rembrandt in Love and Life Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Susan Broomhall, School of Humanities (History), UWA.

This lecture explores how the character of Rembrandt van Rijn is interpreted through place, gender and emotions in museums and heritage sites in the Netherlands today. It focuses on the cities of Leiden and (...)
Wednesday 31
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Pyrogeography and Fire Management Website | More Information
A public lecture by David Bowman, Professor of Pyrogeography and Fire Science, School of Natural Sciences,The University of Tasmania.

There is increasing recognition that a focus on understanding wildfire as a narrow physical phenomenon, and the associated pursuit of better predictions (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - PRISON versus WESTERN AUSTRALIA Website | More Information
A public lecture by Barry Godfrey, Professor of Social Justice, University of Liverpool and Russell Ward Visiting Professor, University of New England and 2019 UWA Fred Alexander Fellow.

Which worked best, the system of convict transportation or the British home convict service? Between (...)

 August 2019
Thursday 01
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - No Sense of Place? Website | More Information
The 2019 George Seddon Memorial Lecture by Don Bradshaw, Emeritus Professor, Zoology.

It is over forty years since the publication of George Seddon’s 'Sense of Place', a masterly evocation of the city of Perth and its environs. Perth has grown and changed much in the interim and is now (...)
Tuesday 06
18:30 - EVENT - From evidence to empowerment – translating UWA breastfeeding research into practice Website | More Information
To mark World Breastfeeding Week, three of UWA’s leading breastfeeding researchers will share their research projects and participate in a panel discussion:

* What does the research tell us about the role of breastfeeding in allergy prevention? - with Professor Valerie Verhasselt (...)
Wednesday 07
18:00 - SCREENING - The Stanford Prison Experiment Website | More Information
Join us for a screening of The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015), followed by a discussion with Alex Haslam, Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology and an Australian Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland.

The Stanford Prison Experiment is a feature film that revisits (...)
Tuesday 13
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Italy and the Invention of Luxury Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Catherine Kovesi, History, University of Melbourne.

That Italy and Luxury go hand in hand seems hardly noteworthy. It is a pairing at once both obvious and nebulously evocative. However Luxury has a long history, one with a rather sordid past, from which it has (...)


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