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Institute of Advanced Study - Easter Term events 2018

(10 May 2018)

The Institute of Advanced Study continues its programme of events during Easter term - including lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences linked to its 2017/18 'Structure' programme, as well as additional activities independent of the annual theme. Most events, and in particular lectures, are free to attend and open to all.

Thematic Activities

The Future of the University: Public Lecture series

This series is co-convened series by the 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 have jointly mounted a series of lectures over 2017-2018 by leading world figures on the university and political stages. The final lecture of 2017-18 will be given by Durham's Vice Chancellor, Professor Stuart Corbridge.

30 May 2018, 8pm, Senate Suite, University College Professor Stuart Corbridge, Vice Chancellor (Durham University) The Uses and Misuses of Universities For further information: contact the IAS (enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk). 

Structuring Knowledges

24 May 2018, 4.15pm - 5.30pm, Seminar Room 2, Department of History, 43 North Bailey Professor Mark Humphries (University of Swansea) Structuring Knowledges: New Constantines, true Constantines? Imitation, restoration and narrative in late antiquity - Seminar For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=37013

07 June 2018, 5pm, venue tbc, Durham University Professor Todd Reeser (University of Pittsburgh) Translating Structures/Structuring Translations - Public Lecture For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=35954

Structure and Interdisciplinarity

12 May 2018, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study International Conference Structure and Interdisciplinarity: Victorian Interdisciplinarity International Conference For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=35404

Structure and Representation

15 May 2018, 1pm - 6pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study Professor Nancy Cartwright (Durham University) Structure and Representation: Thinking Ecologically About Policy and Structure; Learning How to Affect Change in Stable Structures - Workshop For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=35414 

IAS Annual Thematic London Debate

24 May 2018, 7:30pm, Chartered Accountants’ Hall, One Moorgate Place, London, EC2R 6EA Professor Kimberley Brownlee (University of Warwick); Bill Bryson OBE; Professor David Hunter (Newcastle University); Professor Brett Smith (University of Birmingham) Structure and Quality of Life - Debate For further information: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=37606

Other Activities

12 May 2018, 9am, Business School, Durham University Professor Vincent Crawford (University of Oxford); Professor Herve Moulin (University of Glasgow); Professor David Martimort (Paris School of Economics) 2018 Conference on Mechanism and Institution Design For further information: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=38158

13 May 2018, 9am, Business School, Durham University Professor Vincent Crawford (University of Oxford); Professor Herve Moulin (University of Glasgow); Professor David Martimort (Paris School of Economics) 2018 Conference on Mechanism and Institution Design For further information: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=38158 

08 June 2018, 5.30pm - 6.30pm, Seminar Room 2, Department of History, 43 North Bailey Professor Todd Reeser (Pittsburgh) Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Masculinities, Gender and Sport Seminar Series: Affect Theory and Masculinity Studies For further information: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=37338 

21 June 2018, 5.30pm - 6.30pm, Kingsley Barrett Room, Calman Learning Centre Professor Boris Groys (New York University; The European Graduate School) Cold War between the Medium and the Message - public lecture For further information: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=38430