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 November 2019
Saturday 09
10:00 - EVENT - Declaration of Climate Emergency, Australia? **Cancelled** Website | More Information
Presented by Holmes à Court [email protected] No.10 in association with the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies.

Unfortunately, due to a change in circumstances, this event has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment that arises from this decision.
Tuesday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Leading the Rebellious with Empathy: a new paradigm for (STEM) education Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Johannes Strobel, Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri and 2019 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics) education has seen a huge renaissance in the USA with several (...)
Wednesday 13
18:00 - TALK - Artistic Diaspora : An Exploration of the Italian Cultural Legacy in WA Website | More Information
This year marks the 90th anniversary of the teaching of Italian language and culture at The University of Western Australia.

In celebration, join us for a panel conversation exploring the contribution of artists with an Italian heritage who have lived and worked in Western Australia (...)
Tuesday 19
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Perils of Fornicating on the Beach : Reproductive constraints in a keystone fish may underpin collapse of the Northwest Atlantic foodweb Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Craig Purchase, Associate Professor of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland and a UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Keystone species hold critical roles in the functioning of foodwebs. About 30 years ago, the Northwest Atlantic Ocean (...)
Wednesday 20
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Astrochemistry Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Dahbia Talbi, Laboratoire Univers et Particules de Montpellier, University of Montpellier, France.

A surprisingly rich chemistry occurs in space, as evidenced by the discovery so far of nearly 200 different molecules in the interstellar medium and in stellar (...)
Thursday 21
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Engineering Empathy Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Philip Gerrans, Professor of Philosophy, University of Adelaide and 2019 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

In a near future the most basic and intimate of human needs from infancy to end of life will be met by artificial intelligence and (...)
Tuesday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Technology and the Future of Work: an international perspective in the shadow of the competition for talent Website | More Information
A public lecture by Gordon L Clark, Professorial Fellow, University of Oxford; Sir Louis Matheson Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Banking and Finance, Monash University and 2019 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

It is widely believed that technology – (...)
Wednesday 27
13:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Heat Therapy: An ancient practice to target modern diseases Website | More Information
A public lecture by Christopher T. Minson, PhD, Kenneth and Kenda Singer Professor, and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Chronic heat exposure, in the form of saunas, hot water baths, and sweat lodges have been utilized in many cultures for thousands of years. While (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Re-presenting Islam and Muslims Post 9/11: Images, Words and Refusals : Public talk by Zulfikar Hirji, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, York University, Toronto Website | More Information
In a Post-9/11 world of evermoving words and images, how do we respond to negative and stereotypical representations of Islam and Muslims? Zulfikar Hirji discusses the perennial challenge of decolonizing and deorientalising portrayals of Islam and Muslims by drawing upon and theories of ‘recognition (...)
Thursday 28
18:00 - EVENT - The Unseen Archive of Idi Amin Website | More Information
A public lecture by Richard Vokes, Associate Professor in Anthropology, The University of Western Australia.

Over his eight years as president of Uganda, Idi Amin was the subject of hundreds of thousands of photographs. A team of photographers under the Ministry of Information followed (...)

 December 2019
Tuesday 10
10:00 - WORKSHOP - Quantum Simplicity: Introduction to Complexity Science in a Quantum World : A masterclass with Assistant Professor Mile Gu, Nanyang Technological University and UWA IAS Visiting Fellow. Website | More Information
Complexity and quantum science appear at first to be two fields that bear little relation. One deals with the science of the very large – seeking the understand how unexpected phenomena can emerge in vast systems consisting of many interacting components. Quantum theory, on the other hand, deals (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Medical Image Computing (MIC): we are living in interesting times Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Ron Kikinis, Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

During the last decade, results from basic research in the fields of genetics and immunology have begun to impact treatment in a variety of diseases. Checkpoint therapy, for instance has fundamentally (...)
Wednesday 11
10:00 - WORKSHOP - Anatomy Above the Shoulders : A Masterclass with Dr Ron Kikinis, Surgical Planning Laboratory, Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Website | More Information
Human anatomy is a foundation of medicine and therefore important for anybody who is active in the medical field. This master class will review the anatomy of the head and neck using an engineering perspective. Topics discussed will include the biomechanics of the neck, thermal stabilization of the (...)

 February 2020
Tuesday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Lethal Intersections: women, race and violence Website | More Information
A public lecture by Patricia Hill Collins, Distinguished University Professor Emerita, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland.

In this lecture, internationally renowned sociologist Patricia Hill Collins will consider the concept and practices of intersectionality, a term that (...)

 March 2020
Wednesday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Trends and dangers in US philanthropy — are there implications for Australia? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Mark Sidel, Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In this lecture, Mark Sidel will discuss some important recent themes in US philanthropy – the role of philanthropy in an era of increasing wealth disparities; adaptations (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Reframing Human Rights: health, ‘dirt’ and ecologies of right-making Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Rosemary J. Jolly, Weiss Chair, Humanities in Literature and Human Rights, Pennsylvania State University and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

A central problem of the UNHR is its dependence on the state and citizenship as the (...)
Thursday 05
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Legal Humanism and the Automation of Everyday Life Website | More Information
A public lecture by Christophe Lazaro, Associate Professor of Law & Society, Centre for Philosophy of Law, University of Louvain and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

An entirely new fauna composed of entities, which are said to be smart and autonomous (...)
Monday 09
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - When Animals Talk Back. Perspectives on human-animal communication. Website | More Information
A public lecture by Don Kulick, Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology, Uppsala University, Sweden and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

The past two decades have seen a seismic shift in our understanding of what animals are, what they perceive and think (...)
Wednesday 11
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Interrogating an Ancient War on Terror: the persecution of the Christians reconsidered Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr James Corke-Webster, Senior Lecturer, Roman History, King’s College London and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

This lecture will explore the persecution of the early Christians under the Roman Empire. This has always been remembered as a (...)
Monday 16
16:00 - CANCELLED - MASTERCLASS - UWA Conservatorium of Music presents David Kim Masterclass (Piano) More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

In light of the recent developments around international visitors arriving in Australia, we have taken the sad decision to cancel David Kim’s activities at the Conservatorium this week.

We will continue to monitor the Department of (...)


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