Welcome to the Institute of Advanced Study
Transforming The Way We Think
The Institute of Advanced Study is a prestigious, ideas-based Institute with global reach. We bring together world-leading researchers from all disciplines to work with Durham colleagues on collaborative projects of major intellectual, scientific, political and practical significance. At least twenty visiting IAS Fellows join us in Durham each year to work with Durham scholars to spark new investigations, set tomorrow's agenda and participate in a varied programme of activities.
Each year, the IAS supports four ambitious interdisciplinary projects tackling major research questions. Leading researchers from around the globe join Durham colleagues in collaborative teams to develop ground-breaking ideas, explore interdisciplinary synergies and develop new programmes of research.
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 Research Postgraduate Fund
The Institute of Advanced Study has a small fund available to support research postgraduates organising Durham based events of a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary nature. Applications for funding are now being accepted for activities taking place during the 2018/19 year. To apply to this fund, please complete the pro forma on the IAS website and submit no later than 14 November 2018 (see: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/postgraduates/funding/). If you have any questions please contact IAS Manager, Linda Crowe.
(4 Oct 2018)
The IAS welcomes the Michaelmas Term of Fellows
The Institute of Advanced Study is delighted to welcome its first cohort of Fellows for Michaelmas term. Building on its capacity to attract leading international scholars, the IAS is hosting a range of researchers from the sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. 2018/19 sees the introduction of an IAS framework in which we support four high-quality, interdisciplinary projects addressing major research questions. These projects also integrate several visiting IAS Fellows during 2018/19.
Fellows this term include, among others, psychologist Dr Joanne Arciuli from the University of Sydney whose interdisciplinary and cross-linguistic program of basic and applied research spans Psychology, Linguistics, Neuroscience, and Speech-Language Pathology; historian Professor Peter H. Hansen from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, whose scholarship investigates the entangled histories of mountaineering and modernity; and anthropologist Dr Tamara Kohn from the University of Melbourne, whose research has explored issues of identity and belonging, the body and senses, and methods and ethics in anthropological research.
Fellows will be engaging and collaborating with Durham colleagues on a number of different interdisciplinary Durham-led projects, and each Fellow will deliver a seminar and public lecture, as well as engaging with their College.
(1 Oct 2018)
Monday 22 October 2018
- IAS Fellows' Seminar - How can we support children with autism spectrum disorders who are learning to read? 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Dr Joanne Arciuli (The University of Sydney), Contact email@example.com
Thursday 25 October 2018
- Masculinities in Martial Sports: West, East and Global South - Reading Group 11:00am to 12:30pm, Room 111, Department of History, North Bailey, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Monday 29 October 2018
- IAS Fellows' Seminar - “When the Numbers Prosper, the People Suffer”: Robust Food Cultures, Tacit Knowledge and the Abstractions of Contemporary Neoliberal Culture 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Professor David Sutton (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale), Contact firstname.lastname@example.org