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Institute of Advanced Study - events taking place in Epiphany Term 2018

(11 January 2018)

The Institute of Advanced Study has a wide variety of events for Epiphany 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 Epiphany Fellows' public lectures commence late January 2018;

22 January 2018, 5.30pm, Joachim Room, College of St Hild and St Bede
Dr Francesca Fulminante (University of Roma Tre)
All Roads Lead to Rome - But Where Did They Come From? Transport networks, interaction and the emergence of cities in ancient Italy
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=35112 

23 January 2018, 5.30pm, Birley Room, Hatfield College
Professor Sverre Raffnsøe (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
Human Beings in the Middle of the World on the Verge of Themselves: philosophical anthropology in the Anthropocene
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=35113

30 January 2018, 5.30pm, Sir James Knott Hall, Trevelyan College
Dr Pascal Nicklas (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz)
The Same with a Difference: adaptation between transformation and persistence of structure
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=35114 

1 February 2018, 6.30pm, Holgate House, Grey College
(PLEASE NOTE THE REVISED START TIME OF 6.30pm FOR THIS PUBLIC LECTURE)
Professor Boris Malomed (Tel Aviv University)
Multidimensional Solitons
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=35150  

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 next seminars in Epiphany Term take place as follows:

15 January 2018, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study
Professor Thomas Vogt (University of South Carolina)
Emergence and Pathology of Concepts: Learning from “the man behind the curtain”
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=35777

22 January 2018, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study
Professor Barbara Risman (University of Illinois)
Does the gender structure need a new binary?
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=35778

29 January 2018, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study
Professor Vasilis Politis (Trinity College, Dublin)
Is philosophy necessary for all thinking and speaking?
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=35779

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 Stuart Corbridge; 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 commenced November 2017.

The next lectures are as follows;

8 February 2018, 8pm-9pm, Great Hall, University College
The Rt. Hon. the Lord David Willetts
A University Education
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34866

28 February 2018, 8pm-9pm, Great Hall, University College 
Professor Stuart Corbridge (Durham University)
The Uses and Misuses of Universities
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=36476

These lectures are free and open to all.

Details of future workshops to follow shortly.

For further information contact the IAS (enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk). 

Thematic Activities

17 - 19 January 2018, times tbc, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study
Dr Sam Hillyard (Durham University) Dr Ilan Baron (Durham University)
Structural Relations: Structures of Inequality: sociology and the politics of responsibility workshop (Day 1- 3)
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=36804

18 January 2018, 4.15pm - 5.30pm, Seminar Room 2, Department of History, 43 North Bailey
Dr Richard Flower (University of Exeter)
Structuring Knowledges: Restructuring the world of heresy in late antiquity and the early middle ages - Seminar
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=37009

18 January 2018, 5.30 - 6.30pm, Room D110, Department of Anthropology, Lower Mountjoy Mwenza Bell (Cambridge)
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Masculinities, Gender and Sport Seminar Series: Anger, Suspicion, and Masculinity: British Pakistani Muslim men's (in)fertility and the clinical encounter
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=37333

30 January 2018, 5.30 - 6.30pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study
Dr Alex Channon (University of Brighton)
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Masculinities, Gender and Sport Seminar Series: “Hit me!” Negotiating gender in sex-integrated martial arts training
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=37334

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