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Institute of Advanced Study - events taking place in Michaelmas Term 2017

(7 September 2017)

The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) has a wide variety of events for Michaelmas Term including lectures, seminars and workshops linked to the Institute’s 2017/18 ‘Structure’ programme. Most events and in particular lectures are free to attend and open to all.

IAS Fellows deliver a public lecture, co-hosted by their College, intended for a diverse audience, including staff, students (undergraduate and postgraduate) and members of the general public. They are free to attend - all are welcome.

The first of our Michaelmas Fellows’ public lectures will take place on: 

17 October 2017, 5.30pm, Birley Room, Hatfield College
Professor Christian Ruby (University of Lorraine, France)
New Filtration Materials for Passive Water Treatment: dephosphatisation and denitrification
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34847

23 October 2017, 5.30pm, Joachim Room, College of St Hild and St Bede
Dr Wahbie Long (University of Cape Town)
Structural Violence: The royal road to the political unconscious
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34848

24 October 2017, 5.30pm, Sir James Knott Hall, Trevelyan College
Professor Nicholas Aroney (University of Queensland)
Between Union and Devolution: The Structure of the British Parliament as a Problem of Process
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34849

These lectures are free and open to all.

IAS Fellows’ Seminars

IAS Fellows also deliver a seminar within the IAS which is open to all staff and students. Places are limited and must be registered in advance via enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk 

The first seminars will take place as follows;

9 October 2017, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study
Dr Tom Murray (Macquarie University, Australia)
The structures of story: history, storytelling, utility and form
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34816

16 October 2017, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study

Professor Tiziana de Rogatis (Università per Stranieri di Siena)
The Persistence of Myth and Ritual in the Modern Age
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34817

23 October 2017, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study

Dr Kathryn Yusoff (Queen Mary University of London)
Geologic Realism
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34818

30 October 2017, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study

Dr Jörg Kreienbrock (Northwestern University)
Ptolemy's Disciples and the Nomos of the Earth: The Structure of Geopolitical Space in German Thought (1890-1950)
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34840

Places are limited at these lunchtime seminars and so any academic colleagues interested in attending, should contact the Institute in advance to reserve a place.

The Future of the University:
Public Lecture series
Organisers: Institute of Advanced Study, and University College

We live in an age of uncertainty. Universities, in particular, live in an age of uncertainty. Descended perhaps from the Platonic Academy, universities used to be elite and autonomous institutions, both academically and socially.

In the face of a rapidly changing landscape, however, including Brexit, what is the university now for? What is it, what can it be, what should it be? University College Durham and the Institute of Advanced Study are jointly mounting a series of lectures over 2017-2018 by leading world figures on the university and political stages, who will deliver a public lecture in the Great Hall of the Castle. Speakers include Professor Judith Butler; Professor Louise Richardson; Professor Peter Coveney, and The Rt. Hon. the Lord David Willetts, amongst others.

These lectures are free and open to all.

Programme of The Future of the University: Public Lecture series commences November 2017. Details to follow. For further information contact the IAS (enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk).

Thematic Activities

4 October 2017, 11.30am - 5.30pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study
Speakers include: Professor Frank Close (Oxford University); Professor Amanda Nichols (Oklahoma University); Professor Myron Penner (Trinity Western University)
Structure and Symmetry: The Structure and Properties of Mildly-broken Symmetries - Workshop (Day 1)
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34803

5 October 2017, 9.00am - 3.00pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study
Speakers include: Professor Frank Close (Oxford University); Professor Amanda Nichols (Oklahoma University); Professor Myron Penner (Trinity Western University)
Structure and Symmetry: The Structure and Properties of Mildly-broken Symmetries - Workshop (Day 2)
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34803

19 October 2017, 5.00pm, venue tbc, Durham University

Guest speaker: Dr Karen Emmerich (Princeton University)
Structuring Knowledges: Translation: 'Translating Structures/Structuring Translations' Public Lecture
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=35947  

30 October 2017, times to be confirmed, Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College

Speakers include; Professor Mathias Frisch (Leibniz Universität Hannover); Professor Helge Kragh, (Aarhus University); and Professor Alan J. Rocke, (Case Western Reserve University).
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions - Workshop (Day 1)
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34857

31 October 2017, times to be confirmed, Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College
Speakers include; Professor Mathias Frisch (Leibniz Universität Hannover); Professor Helge Kragh, (Aarhus University); and Professor Alan J. Rocke, (Case Western Reserve University).
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions - Workshop (Day 2)
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34858 

31 October 2017, 1.00pm - 6.00pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study

Professor Nancy Cartwright (Durham University)
Thinking Ecologically About Policy and Structure; Learning How to Affect Change in Stable Structures - Workshop 1
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34859

Have something to include?

Please liaise with the designated contact for your department or college. For further guidance, email dialogue@durham.ac.uk