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.
2017/18 IAS Fellowship Scheme is open to receive applications
Applications for Fellowships in 2017/18 are now being accepted. Closing date – Friday 10th June 2016.
Evidence On Trial: weighing the value of evidence in academic enquiry, policy and everyday life - Register
This international conference, which takes place on 12th - 14th July 2016, celebrates the IAS’s 10th Anniversary. The conference focuses on issues of Evidence, in accord with the IAS’s annual research theme for 2015-16.
The conference follows the model of the IAS's successful 2014 conference, and as well as drawing delegates from around the world, the conference welcomes former IAS Fellows back to Durham to consider the evidential aspects of the annual themes under which they undertook Fellowships in Durham. These themes include: The Legacy of Charles Darwin; Modelling; Being Human; Water; Futures; Time, Light and Emergence. These panels and roundtables, are open to any researcher with interests on any aspect of Evidence.
More than 15 panels or roundtables will take place over the duration of the conference including keynotes from Professor Monica Grady (Open University) and Professor Penny Harvey (University of Manchester).
To register please see: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/decennial/registration/ or alternatively contact email@example.com.
(18 Apr 2016)
IAS Structure Theme for 2017/18: Deadline for Fellowship Nominations
Following its university-wide consultation and announcement of its 2017/18 theme, Structure, the process for nominating IAS Fellows remains open until 10th June 2016.
To nominate a potential Fellow, Durham colleagues must complete this pro forma which is also available to download from the IAS website on the ‘Annual Themes’ page under Structure. Nominees are encourage to read in full the relevant nomination guidelines. Any questions related to the process should be directed towards the IAS Administrator, Linda Crowe (Ext: 44686).
(4 Apr 2016)
IAS Fellow to brief British Government on human rights issues
Professor George Williams, visiting Durham from the University of New South Wales, Australia, has met the Minister for Human Rights, Dominic Raab MP, to brief the British Government on human rights legislation. As a Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, Professor Williams is exchanging ideas about his research on anti-terror law and democracy with colleagues in Durham: this work will now provide direct input into public debates about human rights. Further details about Professor Williams are at: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/fellows/iasfellows/1516/williams/
(1 Dec 2015)
2013/14 Annual Report - Light
2015-16 Annual Programme: Evidence
A number of additional events have been added to this year's programme. There are also a small number of date or time changes. Please review the comprehensive Events Calendar for all current details.
Academic research goes to Hollywood
On March 10th, leading filmmaker Oliver Stone visited Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Study to meet with classicist Dr Ivana Petrovic, whose research, engaging with his depiction of Alexander the Great, was included in his DVD Alexander The Ultimate Cut, released in 2014. He described how he first discovered her work in the debates that followed the release of the first version of Alexander:
For full details of Oliver Stone's visit to Durham including full video coverage of the discussion then please click here.
Tuesday 3 May 2016
- REARRANGED FROM 3 February - Evidence, Policy and Regulations series - Evidence Synthesis by Building a Case (Workshop 2: Amalgamation and the Principle of Total Evidence) 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Old Library, Grey College, Professor Monika Schnitzer, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visual Evidence (Ghosts - the Evidence of Spirits) Public Lecture series: 'Embodied Shadows: sculpted memory, sensed presence, and the third party' 6:15pm to 7:15pm, Room ER140, Elvet Riverside Building, Professor Douglas Davies (Theology, University of Durham), Contact email@example.com
Wednesday 4 May 2016
- Annual King Hussein Memorial Lecture in Cultural Dialogue - Finding Common Ground: Negotiating Across Cultures on Peace and Security Issues 6:15pm to 7:15pm, Calman Learning Centre, Lower Mountjoy, Professor the Honourable Gareth Evans AC QC, The Australian National University, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 6 May 2016
- DATE CHANGE: from 6 May to 27 April: Evidence, Policy and Regulation: Talking Therapies: evidence and evaluation - What Evidence Works Best for NICE Therapy? 2:00pm to 6:00pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Professor Nancy Cartwright, Contact email@example.com.
Tuesday 10 May 2016
- Evidence, Policy and Regulations series - Evidence Synthesis by Building a Case (Workshop 3: What will work in my school? What does the evidence say?) 2:00pm to 6:00pm, Senate Suite, University College (Durham Castle), Professor Nancy Cartwright, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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- RT @DurhamChemistry: Looking forward to welcoming Prof Nesbitt @CUBoulder https://t.co/Gr4Len9zN2 back as @DurhamIAS COFUND Senior Fellow h…
Tweeted 29 Apr 2016
- Martin Ward @DurhamIAS co-Director speaking about black holes, dark energy with Andrew Marr, Anish Kapoor https://t.co/VnRmcOqXyS
Tweeted 25 Apr 2016
- Penultimate talk in 'Ghosts' series 3 May 6.15pm 'Embodied Shadows: sculpted memory, sensed presence, and the third party' by Douglas Davies
Tweeted 21 Apr 2016
- 2017/18 Durham University IAS Fellowship Scheme is now open to receive applications. Closing date 10 June - see: https://t.co/9ZlG09aFhT
Tweeted 20 Apr 2016
- RT @tscottphillips: Also looking forward to Animal Minds @DurhamIAS this week https://t.co/nk5MkcXYh0 Format will encourage important debat…
Tweeted 18 Apr 2016
- IAS London panel discussion ‘”Lies, Damned Lies and ”:Is There Such a Thing as Reliable Evidence'- 26 May - see https://t.co/pSIF1CS3ed
Tweeted 04 Apr 2016
Seminar Cancellation: Narratology beyond the humanby Professor David Herman, 29th March 1pm.
The Evidence of Animal Minds: an interdisciplinary symposium - 18 - 20 April 2016. Registration now open - see website
Workshop date change: Talking Therapies: evidence and evaluation - What Evidence Works Best for NICE Therapy? from 06 May to 27 April (details).
Workshop series time changes: Evidence Synthesis by Building a Case
What will work in my School? ' What does the Evidence Say - 10 May 2016, revised start time: 2.00 - 6.00pm
Navigating Interdisciplinarity Publication - Revised 2015
'Navigating Interdisciplinarity' is an IAS workshop designed to facilitate research collaboration across disciplines. To assist others embarking upon interdisciplinary research we are making this publication freely available. We ask only that you cite the IAS/Durham as the source. Please download here.