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Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) - Events for the remainder of Michaelmas Term 2018

(23 November 2018)

The Institute of Advanced Study has a wide variety of events for Michaelmas Term including lectures, seminars and workshops linked to the Institute’s 2018/19 programme. Events such as public lectures are free and open to all to attend. Other events may require registration. Please see the IAS events page for more details.

The Michaelmas Fellows' public lecture series continues for the remainder of this term.

The final two lectures of term are as follows:

6 December 2018, 5.30pm, Sheraton Park, Ustinov College Dr Joanne Arciuli (University of Sydney) What is statistical learning and how does it relate to language acquisition in typically developing children and those with developmental disabilities? For further details, please visit: www.durham.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=40066

10 December 2018, 5.30pm, Sports Hall, Howlands, Josephine Butler College Professor Sambudha Sen (Shiv Nadar University) The Strange and Prophetic Observations of Hootum the Owl: colonial modernity and the making of the post-modern novel in India For further details, please visit: www.durham.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=40045

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 either at www.durham.ac.uk/ias/events/seminars/seminarbooking/ or via enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk

Upcoming Seminars are as follows:

26 November 2018, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study Professor Sambudha Sen (Shiv Nadar University) Border and Border Crossing: writing contagion in Victorian England For further details, please visit: www.durham.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=40576

3 December 2018, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study Professor Peter Hansen (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Reflections on Masculinities and Mountaineering For further details, please visit: www.durham.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=40577

4 December 2018, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study Professor Joel Quirk (University of Witwatersrand) When does marriage count as slavery? Global measurements and the political economy of knowledge production For further details, please visit: www.durham.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=41320

10 December 2018, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study Professor David Scott (Trinity College Dublin) The Boxing Gym as Masculine Space For further details, please visit: www.durham.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=40578

17 December 2018, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study Dr Tamara Kohn (University of Melbourne) Women Studying Masculinities: from death row to the Dojo For further details, please visit: www.durham.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=40579

IAS Sponsored Project Activities

Each year the IAS sponsors four interdisciplinary projects. A variety of events and activities are convened by the leaders of these projects, and details of forthcoming project related events are noted below.

Masculinities in Martial Sports: West, East and Global South Masculinities in Martial Sports project investigates through an interdisciplinary, trans-national methodology ‘hard and masculine’ sports from different areas of the globe, and their relationship to the shaping of gender orders. Kushti (Indian wrestling), Japanese Aikido and Western boxing form the subject sport. A full programme of events is available this term including a reading group; workshop; book launch; and roundtable discussion

Reading Group

29 November 2018, 11am, Room 111, Department of History, North Bailey Physical body ideals – impacts of viewing body types on attitudes to muscularity For further details, please visit: www.durham.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=40678

International Interdisciplinary workshop

6 December 2018, 9am, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Cosin’s Hall Masculinities in Martial Sports: West, East and Global South - International Interdisciplinary workshop For further details including speaker details, please visit: www.durham.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=40080

Dynamic Interactions at Cell Membrane Interfaces Membrane Nanoparticles (MNPs) are small vesicles ubiquitously released into bodily fluids from cells. They have therapeutic potential in immune therapy, vaccination, regenerative medicine, drug delivery, personalized medicine and point-of-care market (projected £1 billion/year by 2022). This project aims to exploit technology developed by engineers and physicists at Durham to measure the biophysical properties of synthetic membrane nano-vesicles, and to develop an interdisciplinary network of UK scientists and companies interested in the field,

Seminar

6 December 2018, 1pm to 2pm, Room CG83, Department of Chemistry How can plasmonics help biology and medicine Design of miniature bio-assay devices Contributions from IAS Fellows: Professor Boris Snopok (Institute of Semiconductor Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine); and Professor David E Williams (University of Auckland) For further details, please visit: www.durham.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=40737 

Workshop

7 December 2018, 12pm to 1pm, Room W010, Department of Geography “Emergent” phenomena from self-assembled nanostructures Electrostatic effects at the nanoscale Contributions from IAS Fellows: Professor Boris Snopok (Institute of Semiconductor Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine); and Professor David E Williams (University of Auckland) For further details, please visit: www.durham.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=40085

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