The Institute of Advanced Study is a prestigious, ideas-based Institute bringing together some of the world’s finest researchers from all disciplines to examine themes of major intellectual, scientific, political and practical significance. At least twenty visiting fellows per annum are based in Cosin's Hall, a beautiful 18th Century, Grade 1 listed mansion house, situated on Palace Green (a World Heritage site). They work with Durham scholars to spark new investigations, set tomorrow's agenda and participate in a varied programme of activities.
The Institute also serves as a top-level forum, enabling key-decision makers and experts to discuss pressing policy problems in an intellectually stimulating and unrestricted manner. We put on a wide range of public lectures and other events. There are also opportunities for postgraduates and other early career researchers to get involved.
The IAS aims to build research capacity, realise potential, and meet the challenges of a changing world. There are many ways to participate in the life and work of the institute. We warmly welcome your involvement.
IAS ‘Scale’ Theme for 2016/17: Proposals and Fellowship Nominations open to Durham Colleagues
Following its university-wide consultation and announcement of its 2016/17 theme, ‘Scale’, the Institute of Advanced Study recently held a scoping meeting to discuss the potential sub-themes under which proposals for activities may coalesce.
Institute of Advanced Study – Epiphany Term Fellows 2014/15
The Institute of Advanced Study is delighted to welcome its second cohort of Fellows connected with its 2014/15 Emergence year.
New book by former IAS Fellow Lesley Chamberlain
Writer and former IAS Fellow, Lesley Chamberlain, has published her latest book, 'A Shoe Story', which walks in the footsteps of van Gogh and then those of Martin Heidegger to tell the remarkable story of a revolution in 20th century art.
'A Shoe Story' is Lesley's fifteenth book. For further information see Lesley's website.
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Monday 2 March 2015
- IAS Fellow's Seminar - Reinterpreting authenticity – from exclusive to inclusive cultural heritage 1:00pm to 2:00pm, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Kai Weise, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Experience of Emergence Lecture - The emergence of nonconscious cognition 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Room 140, Elvet Riverside, New Elvet, Prof Katherine Hayles, Contact email@example.com
Tuesday 3 March 2015
Wednesday 4 March 2015
- IAS Fellow's Public Lecture - Desktops to Supercomputers: the wide computational spectrum in simulating emergence 5:30pm to 6:30pm, Events Hall, Josephine Butler College, Dr Kalyan S Perumalla, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 9 March 2015
- IAS Fellow's Seminar - Can Evolutionary Theory Inform Public Policy? 1:00pm to 2:00pm, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor David C Geary, University of Missouri-Columbia, Contact email@example.com
Tuesday 10 March 2015
- IAS Fellow's Public Lecture - Public Spending in Ancient Democratic Athens and Today 5:30pm to 6:30pm, Birley Room, Hatfield College, Dr David M Pritchard, University of Queensland, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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- 'Desktops to Supercomputers' talk by Dr Kalyan Perumalla, 04 March 5.30pm, Events Hall at Josephine Butler College (http://t.co/VPsDLlTwxg)
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- Lecture by Prof Katherine Hayles 'The Emergence of Nonconscious Cognition' - 2 March 2015, 6pm, Room 140, Elvet Riverside, Durham University
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- Thinking About Emergence Lecture by Dr Nick Lane (UCL) - ‘The Improbable Emergence of Complex Life’, 23 Feb, 6.15pm, Calman Learning Centre
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The (Re)emergence of Governance in a Region of Fragile States: the Horn of Africa Seminar on 05 March 2015 has now been merged with the seminar on 07 May 2015 (9:00am to 5:00pm). Contact Professor Alice Hills (email@example.com) for further information.
Please note there has been a change of venue for The Experience of Emergence Lectures - they will not be held in ER201.
See our Events Listing for exact locations.
The Thinking About Emergence public lecture to be given by Professor Lord Colin Renfrew FBA, has been changed from 26 January 2015 to 27 April 2015 - details have been updated on our Events Listing.