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Institute of Advanced Study - Reminder of Events Epiphany Term 2018

(8 February 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 commenced late January 2018. Next lectures are as follows;

 

15 February 2018, 5.30pm, Leech Hall, St Johns College
Professor Thomas Vogt (University of South Carolina)
Why We Seek Structure At The Atomic Level
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=35152

20 February 2018, 5.30pm, Fisher House, Ustinov College
Professor Vasilis Politis (Trinity House, Dublin)
Plato's Radical Enquiries
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=35157

22 February 2018, 5.30pm, Kingsley Barrett Room, Calman Learning Centre
Professor Robert Wood (University of Melbourne)
Stable, Dynamic and Contextual Units of Personality: an integrated perspective
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=35158

27 February 2018, 5.30pm, Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College
Professor Barbara Risman (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Where Will the Millennials Take Us? A New Generation Wrestles with the Gender Structure
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=35160 

05 March 2018, 5.30pm, Events Hall, Josephine Butler College
Professor Nigel Rapport (University of St Andrews)
Distortion in Human Creativity and Distortion in Human Communication: the art of Stanley Spencer as case-study
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=35161

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:

19 February 2018, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study
Professor Sverre Raffnsøe (Copenhagen Business School)
What is Critique? Critical Turns in the Age of Criticism
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=35781

26 February 2018, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study
Dr Francesca Fulminante (University of Roma Tre)
Settlement Scaling Theory and Pre-Roman Central Italy: quantitative and comparative approaches to ancient urbanism
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=35782

05 March 2018, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study
Professor Boris Malomed (Tel Aviv University)
Suppression of the quantum-mechanical collapse by repulsive interactions
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=35783

12 March 2018, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study
Dr Pascal Nicklas (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz)
Towards an Aesthetics of Adaptation
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=35784

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;

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

07 March 2018, 8pm-9pm, Great Hall, University College 
Professor Katherine Hayles (Duke University)
Universities at the Crossroads: Directing Cultural Transformations
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34868

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

15 February 2018, 5.30 - 6.30pm, Seminar Room 2, Department of History, North Bailey
Dr Christopher Matthews (Nottingham Trent University)
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Masculinities, Gender and Sport Seminar Series: Theorising Masculinity via Combat Sports – Some Lessons from Eight Years in the Gym
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=37336

22 February 2018, 12.00 - 1.00pm, ER152, Elvet Riverside
Professor Gisèle Sapiro, Centre national de la recherche scientifique; École des hautes études en sciences sociales
Structuring Knowledges: Translating Structures - Seminar with Professor Gisèle Sapiro to discuss “Translation and Symbolic Capital in the Era of Globalization: French Literature in the United States.”
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=37761

22 February 2018, 5.00 - 6.30pm, ER149, Elvet Riverside
Professor Gisèle Sapiro, Centre national de la recherche scientifique; École des hautes études en sciences sociales.
Structuring Knowledges: Translating Structures/Structuring Translations - Public Lecture 'The Social Factors Determining the Market for Translations of Literary Works'
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=37761

23 February 2018, Leeds Trinity University
Professor Bennett Zon (Durham University)
Structure and Interdisciplinarity: Structuring Disciplinarity: history, theory, practice - Victorian Interdisciplinarity and the Arts Workshop
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=35159

01 March 2018, 4.15 - 5.30pm, Seminar Room 2, Department of History, North Bailey
Dr Elizabeth Boyle (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Structuring Knowledges: Inventing, erasing and rewriting the origins of Irish history: medieval and modern perspective - Seminar
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=37011

01 March 2018, 5.30 - 6.30pm, Seminar Room 2, Department of History, North Bailey 
Dr Ian Biddle (Newcastle University)
Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Masculinities, Gender and Sport Seminar Series: Masculinity, Gender nostalgia and the listening subject: towards a critical cultural history of the ear
For further details: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=37337