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Reminder - Institute of Advanced Study remaining events in Epiphany 2017

(17 March 2017)

The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) has a wide variety of events this term including lectures, seminars and workshops linked to the Institute’s 2016/17 ‘Scale’ 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.

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 few seminars taking place in Epiphany 2017 will take place as follows;

 

20th March 2017, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study

Professor John Hall (McGill University, Canada)

Taking Magalomanias Seriously: On Empires, Nations and States

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Monday 27th March 2017, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study

Professor Sara Cousins (Stockholm University, Sweden)

Depending on scale – how to investigate effects on and conservation of biodiversity

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Places are limited at these seminars and so any academic colleagues interested in attending should contact the Institute [enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk] in advance to reserve a place.

 

Thematic Activities

 

The IAS theme Scale for academic year 2016/17 can be interpreted spatially, temporally or conceptually. It refers both to things measured and how measurement is done. This research theme is predicated on the idea that seeking common aspects to the study of scale and its effects has the potential to unite, compare and/or contrast phenomena and ideas across all disciplines.

 

The 2016/17 theme is intended to generate a dialogue between disciplines, and between academics and research users.

 

Highlights in this year’s programme include: an interdisciplinary workshop comparing the ways in which Babylonian, Egyptian and Greek astrology dealt with the of problem scale; a workshop that will interrogate the role of scale in international legal and governance scholarship; a wide ranging programme that will consider the work of composer Morton Feldman which will include three public concerts, a lecture and study group; a public lecture series on the scale of time; its flow and passage.

 

Details of our Thematic Acitivities will appear in Dialogue Signposts shortly as listed events, but for more information on our Activities, please visit the following;

 

Governing Scales

Human Scale

Living Scales

Sustaining Scales

Temporal and Spatial Scales

Understanding and Representing Scale

 

Saturday, 18th March 2017, 10am - 4pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study

Professor Bennett Zon (Durham University)

Understanding and Representing Scale: Scale of Nature: Victorian Culture and The Great Chain of Being

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21st March 2017, 9am - 5pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study

Dr Ben Campbell (Durham University)

Sustaining Scales: Scales of Sustainability Workshop (Day 1)

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Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 9am - 5pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study

Dr Ben Campbell (Durham University)

Sustaining Scales: Scales of Sustainability Workshop (Day 2)

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Wednesday 23 March 2017, 12.30 - 5.15pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study

Professor John Girkin (Durham University) and Professor Hannah Smithson (Oxford University and visiting IAS Fellow)

Living Scales: Communicating Across Scales: Biophysics and Beyond - Visual Adaptation and perception, from the phototransduction cascade to cortical networks - Workshop (Day 1)

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Thursday 24th March 2017, 9am - 3pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study

Professor John Girkin (Durham University) and Professor Hannah Smithson (Oxford University and visiting IAS Fellow)

Living Scales: Communicating Across Scales: Biophysics and Beyond - Visual Adaptation and perception, from the phototransduction cascade to cortical networks - Workshop (Day 2)

For further details, please click here