Transforming The Way We Think
The Institute of Advanced Study is a prestigious, ideas-based Institute bringing together world-leading researchers from all disciplines to examine themes 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.
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.
The Institute of Advanced Study is delighted to confirm that applications for the Sir Derman Christopherson/Sir James Knott Foundation Fellowships will be accepted from Friday 6th October 2017 for the academic year 2018/19. The Fellowships are to enable members of the University's academic staff to undertake three months’ full-time research or, in appropriate cases, to engage in creative work or composition related to their normal full-time duties. Applications are welcome from researchers with an established or emerging international reputation. The closing date for applications is Friday 17th November 2017.
For further information and full application procedures please click here.
(6 Oct 2017)
The Institute of Advanced Study welcomes its Michaelmas Term Fellows
The Institute of Advanced Study is delighted to welcome its first cohort of Fellows connected with its 2017/18 Structure year. 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.
Levitation: The Science, Myth and Magic of Suspension - New Book by Former IAS Fellow Peter Adey
Former IAS Light Fellow (2013/14) Professor Peter Adey explores the idea of levitation within cultural, scientific and spiritual lives. From science to illustration, poetry, philosophy, law, technology and a wider popular, spiritual and visual imagination, Levitation casts the levitator as a far more vulnerable figure than we may have thought.
For further information see the Reaktion Books.
(14 Jul 2017)
Monday 23 October 2017
- IAS Fellow's Seminar - Geologic Realism 1:00pm to 2:00pm, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Dr Kathryn Yusoff (Queen Mary University of London), Contact email@example.com
- IAS Fellow's Public Lecture - Structural Violence: The royal road to the political unconscious 5:30pm to 6:30pm, Joachim Room, College of St Hild and St Bede, Dr Wahbie Long (University of Cape Town), Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 24 October 2017
- IAS Fellow's Public Lecture - Between Union and Devolution: The Structure of the British Parliament as a Problem of Process 5:30pm to 6:30pm, Sir James Knott Hall, Trevelyan College, Professor Nicholas Aroney (University of Queensland), Contact email@example.com
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2017/18 Annual Programme: Structure
- IAS Fellow Prof Nicholas Aroney discusses tensions with the constitutional status of devolved parliaments - 24 Oct, 5.30pm Trevelyan College
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- 'Structural Violence: the royal road to the political unconscious' 23 Oct 5:30pm by Wahbie Long (Cape Town) at College of St Hild & St Bede
Tweeted 19 Oct 2017
- Diary date: IAS public lecture given by Prof Christian Ruby (University of Lorraine) on Tue 17 Oct 5.30pm https://t.co/NHGoLVlHvK
Tweeted 10 Oct 2017
- The first of our Michaelmas Fellows has arrived. A warm welcome to Durham. See: https://t.co/pEUTWfIbij
Tweeted 02 Oct 2017
- First IAS lecture of Michaelmas term to be given by Prof Christian Ruby (University of Lorraine). See: https://t.co/NHGoLVlHvK
Tweeted 28 Sep 2017
- IAS visiting Fellows are starting to arrive into Durham. Review their lectures & seminars this term at: https://t.co/c2HGY1TPsU
Tweeted 28 Sep 2017