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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
(18 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 12 July 2016
- Evidence On Trial: weighing the value of evidence in academic enquiry, policy and everyday life. (Conference) 1:00pm to 5:30pm, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University, Contact email@example.com
Wednesday 13 July 2016
- Evidence On Trial: weighing the value of evidence in academic enquiry, policy and everyday life. (Conference) 9:00am to 5:30pm, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 14 July 2016
- Evidence On Trial: weighing the value of evidence in academic enquiry, policy and everyday life. (Conference) 9:00am to 1:30pm, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University, Contact email@example.com
Tuesday 11 October 2016
- IAS Fellow's Public Lecture - Complexity, Scale, Story: narrative models in Will Self and Enid Blyton 5:30pm to 6:30pm, Birley Room, Hatfield College, Dr Richard Walsh, University of York, Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 2589
- IAS Conference 12-14 July. Penny Harvey gives day two keynote 'Lively Materials - Framing Questions of Evidence in Spaces of Uncertainty’
Tweeted 29 Jun 2016
- IAS Conference 12-14 July. Prof Monica Grady gives day one
keynote 'Evidence for life beyond Earth’. See https://t.co/p6CA7SaQ9O
Tweeted 29 Jun 2016
- RT @literarti: Looking forward to representing @hearingvoice with @cfernyhough at the @DurhamIAS decennial celebrations tomorrow https://t.…
Tweeted 23 Jun 2016
- Former IAS Fellow George Williams publishes article with Durham Law scholar - 'The British Bill of Rights Debate: lessons from Australia'
Tweeted 21 Jun 2016
- Registration still open for the July IAS conference entitled 'Evidence On Trial' - see: https://t.co/bFNd9N6OcB .
Tweeted 13 Jun 2016
- Lecture ‘Reading the sky in antiquity’ 24 June 5.30 Hatfield College - Prof John Steele (Brown University), forthcoming IAS Fellow in Oct 16
Tweeted 13 Jun 2016
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.