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.
2016/17 IAS Fellowship Scheme is open to receive applications
Applications for Fellowships in 2016/17 are now being accepted. Closing date – Friday 05 June 2015.
Special Issue of Kaleidoscope published
A special issue (6.2) of the IAS's and Ustinov College's postgraduate journal Kaleidosope has been published on Feminism.
Monday 27 April 2015
- Thinking About Emergence Public Lecture - The Emergence of Civilisation and of State Society 6:15pm to 7:15pm, Kingsley Barrett Room, Calman Learning Centre, Lower Mountjoy, Professor Lord Colin Renfrew, FBA (University of Cambridge), Contact email@example.com
Tuesday 28 April 2015
Tuesday 5 May 2015
- Thinking About Emergence Public Lecture - Complex Systems and the Greeks: the trajectory of emergence 6:15pm to 7:15pm, Kingsley Barrett Room, Calman Learning Centre, Lower Mountjoy, Dr Mark Usher (University of Vermont) , Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 7 May 2015
- CANCELLED: The (Re)emergence of Governance in a Region of Fragile States: the Horn of Africa Seminar 9:00am to 5:00pm, CANCELLED , Contact email@example.com
- Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies Postgraduate Conference - Abnormality and the Abnormal in the Nineteenth Century Senate Suite, Durham University, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org,
Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 2589
2016/17 IAS Fellowship Scheme (Scale) - Recruitment Open Now
Deadline for IAS Fellowship Applications: 05 June 2015
- #DurhamIAS – Recruiting for IAS Research Fellowships for 2016/17 – see: http://t.co/4rJFI0Y2kV. Theme for 2016/17 is SCALE.
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- Conference @UstinovCollege What makes interdisciplinarity work? Conference 10-11 July http://t.co/AhCI38n2mU
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- Guardian interview with recent IAS Fellow Prof David Geary - Sex differences and vulnerability http://t.co/aAOWgjBgLj
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The (Re)emergence of Governance in a Region of Fragile States: the Horn of Africa Seminar on 07 May 2015 (9:00am to 5:00pm) is cancelled. 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.