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Institute of Advanced Study

Previous Lectures

2016/17

Date

Time

Fellow

Venue

Lecture Title

Epiphany Term 2017

24 January 5.30pm Professor Hannah Smithson Joachim Room, College of St Hild and Bede Medieval and Modern Explorations of Human Colour Perception
31 January 5.30pm Professor Ranga Narayanan Sir James Knott Hall, Trevelyan College Scaling Matters: patterns by design from patterns of the divine
02 February 5.30pm Professor Sara Cousins Fisher House, Ustinov College How Does Time Since, and Magnitude of, Change Affect Plant Communities in Fragmented Landscapes?
07 February 5.30pm Professor John Hall Senate Suite, University College Small States, Healthy Nations: on the political economy of Denmark, Ireland and Switzerland
09 February 5.30pm Professor Ida Susser Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College Public Intellectuals, Grassroots Movements and the Politics of Scale
16 February 6.30pm

Dr Barbara Sattler

Leech Hall, St John's College Measurement Problems in Ancient Greece – Time and Speed
20 February 5.30pm Professor Mark Fricker Joachim Room, College of St Hild and Bede The Third Mode of Life: information transfer in networked organisms
21 February 5.30pm Dr Anna Maerker Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College Giant Ears and 'anatomical dolls': theoretical, practical and cultural challenges of scale in the history of anatomical models
23 February 5.30pm Professor Anna McCarthy Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan's College On the Animated GIF
07 March 5.30pm Professor Jack Williams Fisher House, Ustinov College Species Responses to Changing Climates Across Time and Space: from 55 million years ago to 2100 CE

Date

Time

Fellow

Venue

Lecture Title

Michalemas Term 2016
11 October 5.30pm Dr Richard Walsh Birley Room, Hatfield College Complexity, Scale, Story: narrative models in Will Self and Enid Blyton
20 October 5.30pm Dr Thomas Servais Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College The Earth 500 million years ago: analysing large-scale spatial and temporal palaeontological questions
25 October 5.30pm Dr Patrick McGivern Sir James Knott Hall, Trevelyan College The Multi-Scale World
31 October 5.30pm Dr Julia Prest Joachim Room, College of St Hild and St Bede

Performing the Racial Scale in the Theatre: From Colonial Saint-Domingue to Today

01 November 5.30pm Professor John Steele Sir James Knott Hall, Trevelyan College Understanding Marduk’s Cosmos: the development of astronomy in ancient Babylonia

03 November

5.30pm Professor Massimo Leone Dining Hall, St Cuthbert's Society Weight Problems: an enquiry into scales and justice
08 November 5.30pm Professor Hans Petter Graver Kenworthy Hall,St Mary's College Why Adolf Hitler Spared the Judges: judicial opposition against the Nazi state
10 November 5.30pm Professor Tim Clark Birley Room, Hatfield College Scale and the Quandaries of an ‘Environmental’ Literary Criticism
17 November 5.30pm Professor Ann McGrath Sir James Knott Hall, Trevelyan College The Temporality of the Deep Human Past

2015/16

Date

Time

Fellow

Venue

Lecture Title

Epiphany Term 2016

02 February 5.30pm Dr Jon Hesk Sir James Knott Hall, Trevelyan College Deliberation, decision-making and evidence in Classical Greece
09 February 5.30pm Professor Jessica Brown Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College Evidence and scepticism
11 February 5.30pm Dr David Dryden PG 20, Pemberton Building, Palace Green What have restriction enzymes ever done for us?
16 February 5.30pm Professor Tim May Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College Cities of Knowledge and the Role of Universities: Evidence from Practice
18 February 5.30pm Dr Matthew Eddy Birley Room, Hatfield College Rewriting Childhood: Science, Education and the Graphic Foundations of Knowledge
23 February 5.30pm Dr David Macarthur Senate Suite, University College Can there be Intuitive Evidence?
25 February 5.30pm Professor John Brewer Fisher House, Ustinov College Sublime tourism, Enlightened science, and counter-revolution: three versions of Vesuvius and Pompeii in the age of Romanticism
14 March 5.30pm Professor Heather Douglas Penthouse Suite, Collingwood College Evidence and victim experience in sexual and domestic violence cases: The approach of the feminist judge
15 March 5.30pm Dr Zoe Crossland Birley Room, Hatfield College The Speaking Corpse: The Dead Body's Evidence and the Forensic Imaginary

Date

Time

Fellow

Venue

Lecture Title

Michaelmas Term 2015

13 October 5.30pm Professor Claire Langhamer Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidans College Evidence and Emotion: Feelings at Work in Twentieth Century Britain
20 October 5.30pm Professor James Gardner Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College Evidence for the Largest Volcanic Eruptions from the Tiniest of Bubbles and Crystals
27 October 5.30pm Dr Jacob Stegenga Sir James Knott Hall, Trevelyan College Medical Nihilism
03 November 5.30pm Professor Heike Egner Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College How can societies learn from or for catastrophes?

04 November

5.15pm Professor Carlo Vecce Holgate House, Grey College The Fading Evidence of Reality: Leonardo and the End

05 November

5.30pm Professor Barbara Dancygier Joachim Room, College of St Hild & St Bede How We Make Meaning

12 November

5.30pm Professor George Williams Fisher House, Ustinov College Human Rights in an Age of Terror
19 November 5.30pm Professor Ted Gup Dining Hall, St Cuthbert's Society The Death of Facts
01 December 5.30pm Professor Brian Belcher Birley Room, Hatfield College Defining and Measuring Research Quality in a Transdisciplinary Context
02 December 5.30pm Professor Penny Harvey Events Hall (Howlands), Josephine Butler College Evidence of the Public Good: sceptical reasoning and public infrastructure projects in contemporary Peru

2014/15

Date

Time

Fellow

Venue

Lecture Title

Epiphany Term 2015

27 January

8.00pm Professor John Heil Senate Suite, University College

Emergence and ‘Top Down’ Causation

29 January

5.30pm Dr Martin Coward Sir James Knott Hall, Trevelyan College

Cities, Networks and Infrastructures: the urbanisation of (in)security

3 February

5.30pm Professor Garry Marvin Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College

Beastly Anthropology: working in human-animal worlds

10 February

5.30pm

Professor Katherine Hayles

Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College

Emergent Effects in Automated Finance Trading Algorithms

12 February

5.30pm Professor Richard Read Sir James Knott Hall, Trevelyan College

The Reversed Canvas in Colonial Art: the emergence of western painting and ‘Coming into Hiding’ of colonial peoples

4 March

5.30pm Dr Kalyan Perumalla Events Hall, Josephine Butler College

The Wide Computational Spectrum in Simulating Emergence

10 March

5.30pm Dr David Pritchard Birley Room, Hatfield College

Public Spending in Ancient Democratic Athens and Today

11 March

5.30pm Professor David Geary Penthouse Suite, Collingwood College

Evolution of Vulnerability

2014/15

 Date

Time 

Fellow 

Venue 

Lecture Title 

Michaelmas Term 2014

 

21 October

5.30pm

Professor William Downes

Birley Room, Hatfield College Emergence of the 'Plain Style' in 17th Century England

23 October

5.30pm

Dr Nathan Citino

Sir James Knott Hall, Trevelyan College Envisioning the Arab Future: modernization in US-Arab relations, 1945 - 1967

5 November

5.30pm

Dr Val Jones

PG 20, Pemberton Building Smart but Small (and Disappearing): the future of mobile health systems

6 November

5.30pm

Professor Margaret Morrison

Sir James Knott Hall, Trevelyan College What Characterizes Emergence in Physics?

11 November

5.30pm

Professor Peter Cane

Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College Exceptionalism in Law and Politics

19 November

5.30pm

Professor Alice Hills

College Chapel, St Chad's College Waiting for Tipping Points: police development in Africa

20 November

5.30pm

Frances Morphy

Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College Unimagined Communities: census categories and the submergence of Australian Aboriginal forms of sociality

25 November

8.00pm

Professor Tim Thornton

Senate Suite, University College Pathology or Difference? On the ground rules for defining mental illness

26 November

5.30pm

Dr Andrew Baldwin

PG20, Pemberton Building Theorising Climate Change and Human Migration: affect, politics and the future-conditional

27 November

5.30pm

Professor Howard Morphy

Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College The Journeys of the Djan'kawu Sisters – Ancestral Presence in Australian Aboriginal Art

2 December

5.30pm

Dr Stephanie Portet

Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College Intermediate Filaments

Michaelmas Term 2013

 

 

 

 

22 October 2013

8.00pm

Professor Michael Levine

Senate Suite, University College 

Catastrophe, Disaster, Darkness: Susan Sontag’s “The Imagination of Disaster,” 50 Years On

24 October 2013

5.30pm

Professor Tom Mole

The Birley Room, Hatfield College 

Scott in Stone, Byron in Bronze: Statues, Photographs and Poets in the British Pantheon

04 November 2013

5.30pm

Linda France

Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan’s College

Breathing Light: the poetry of plants

05 November 2013

8.00pm

Dr Juha Saatsi

Senate Suite, University College 

What do We Know About the Nature of Light? The Science of Light and Scientific Realism

12 November 2013

5.30pm

Professor Glenn Brock

Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College

Fossil treasures from the Cambrian of Gondwana: shedding light on early animal evolution

14 November 2013

5.30pm

Dr Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis

Fisher House, Ustinov College

The Matter of Light. Experiments and Experiences in 18th Century Optics

28 November 2013

5.30pm

Dr Angharad Closs Stephens

The Birley Room, Hatfield College 

The Persistence of Nationalism: from Imagined Communities to Urban Encounters

02 December 2013

5.30pm

Dr Bob Fosbury

Events Hall, Josephine Butler College

Hubble in orbit: the third decade

Epiphany Term 2014

 

27 January 2014

5.30pm

Professor Brad Tebo

Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College

In the Absence of Light: The Rock Bottom of the Food Web

04 February 2014

5.30pm

Professor Peter Adey

Dowrick Suite, Trevelyan College

The Levitators: Trespassing the Air

11 February 2014

8.00pm

Dr Ulisses Barres de Almeida

Senate Suite, University College

From Light to Light: a Journey in Observational Astronomy, to the Limits of Knowledge

18 February 2014

5.30pm

Professor Jan Clarke

The Birley Room, Hatfield College

Stage Lighting as Spectacle in Seventeenth-Century France

25 February 2014

5.30pm

Professor Peter Gratton

The Birley Room, Hatfield College

The Light of Transcendence and the Vicissitudes of Time

04 March 2014

5.30pm

Lesley Chamberlain

Dowrick Suite, Trevelyan College

Turning Away from the Light: Why Reject the Enlightenment

06 March 2014

5.30pm

Dr Norman Kleiman

Dowrick Suite, Trevelyan College

 

13 March 2014

6.00pm

Dr Tim Edensor

Fisher House, Ustinov College

The Potentialities of Light Festivals

18 March 2014

8.00pm

Julie Westerman

Senate Suite, University College

Unfamiliar Light

 

 DateTime Fellow Venue Lecture Title 
Michaelmas Term 2012        
18 October 2012 5.30pm  Professor Péter Érdi The Old Library, Grey College Looking into the past - predicting the future
22 October 2012 8.00pm Dr Andy Wood Senate Suite, University College  'Popular concepts of time and place in Tudor and Stuart England'
23 October 2012 5.30pm Professor Alison Wylie Dowrick Suite, Trevelyan College Standpoint Matters: Transformative Criticism in Archaeology
25 October 2012 5.30pm Professor Alia Al-Saji Pemberton Building, Palace Green The Power of Hesitation: Bergson, Merleau-Ponty, and seeing differently
5 November 2012 5.30pm Professor Sinkwan Cheng The Birley Room, Hatfield College 

Temporalization of Languages in Modernity and Transformations in Western Understanding of Politics

6 November 2012 8.00pm

Professor Udo Will

Senate Suite, University College Rhythm, time experience and the body: Re-thinking musical time
13 November 2012 5.30pm Dr David Martin-Jones The Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College The Cinematic Temporalities of Modernity: Gilles Deleuze encounters World Cinemas
20 November 2012 5.15pm Dr Simon Prosser Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College Does Time Really Pass
26 November 2012 8.00pm Professor Robert Levine Penthouse Suite, Collingwood College A Geography of Time
Epiphany Term 2013  
23 January 2013 7.30pm Professor Robert de Mello Koch  Penthouse Suite, Collingwood College Spacetime from Quantum Mechanics
29 January 2013 5.15pm Professor Robert Hannah Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College From here to the hereafter: genesis and apogenesis in Roman art and architecture
12 February 2013 5.30pm Dr Argiro Vatakis The Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College This lecture has now been cancelled
19 February 2013 5.15pm Professor Bradley S Epps Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College Temporality, Territoriality, and Language: Barcelona and Cinema
26 February 2013 5.30pm Professor Liping Zhou The Birley Room, Hatfield College Aeolian dust records in Asia as an archive of long-term climate change
28 February 2013 5.30pm Dr Mary Manjikian Ustinov College Emergency Time, crisis and the Role of the State: Reflections on the Past, Present and the Future
5 March 2013 5.30pm Professor Jerry Moore  Dowrick Suite, Trevelyan College Constructing Time in South American Prehistory
6 March 2013 5.30pm Dr Caitríona Ni Dhúill The Birley Room, Hatfield College No man is a hero to his valet’. The itinerary of a metabiographical motif
7 March 2013 7.30pm Dr Jonathan Ben-Dov St John's College “Time, Language and Prophecy in the Dead Sea Scrolls”

 

 DateTime Fellow Venue Lecture Title 
Michaelmas Term 2011        
18 October  6.15pm  Professor Sander Gilman Room 201, Elvet Riverside "Stand Up Straight": Posture, its History and the Meanings attributed to the Upright Body
19 October 5.30pm Professor Marius Romme and Dr Sandra Escher Penthouse Suite, Collingwood College  Accepting and Making Sense of Voices
20 October  5.30pm Dr Fabio Zampieri Dowrick Suite, Trevelyan College From Constitutional Medicine (1880-1940) to Evolutionary Medicine (1940-2010)
28 October  8.00pm Professor Jer Kuszak Penthouse Suite, Collingwood College A Future Without Glasses
1 November  8.30pm Dr Bronislaw Szerszynski Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College  Can the Environmental Crisis save Captialism?
14 November  6.15pm

Professor Elizabeth Archibald

Room 201, Elvet Riverside Bathing for Beauty in the Middle Ages
15 November 8.30pm Mr Meredith Lloyd-Evans Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College Algal biofuels - fact and fantasy
22 November 5.30pm Dr Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly The Birley Room, Hatfield College Understanding Borders and Borderlands
1 December 5.30pm Professor Kevin Flynn The Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College Energy from microalgae: biofuels dream or environmental nightmare?
Epiphany Term 2012
17 January 2012 8.30pm Professor Patricia Harvey Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College

Biofuels - Where Do We Go From Here?

9 February 2012 7.30pm Professor Ann Banfield Leech Hall, St John's College Samuel Beckett and the Mother Tongue
14 February 2012 8.00pm Professor Elizabeth Edwards Senate Suite, University College Placing the Past: Photographic Survey and Popular History 1885-1918
27 February 2012 6.15pm Professor Kathleen Jamie Senate Suite, University College Recovery of Beauty Poetry Reading
29 February 2012 5.30pm Professor Sarah Green The Birley Room, Hatfield College Money Frontiers: The Relative Location of Euros, Turkish Lira and Gold Sovereigns in the Aegean
5 March 2012 5.30pm Professor Gail Hornstein The Old Library, Grey College Our Minds and Each Other: Rethinking Mental Health
9 March 2012 8.00pm Professor Pier Paolo Saviotti Penthouse Suite, Collingwood College  How We Became Rich: From Necessities to Diversity and Imaginery Worlds
14 March 2012 5.30pm Professor Lev Tarasov The Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College Grappling with Uncertainty: Probing Our Glacial Past and Warm Musings on Science in Society
15 May 2012 5.15pm Professor Lynnette Sievert Dowrick Suite, Trevelyan College

Why men DON'T have a menopause

 DateTime Fellow Venue Lecture Title 

Michaelmas Term 2010

       
27 October  5.30pm  Professor Henrietta Mondry Van Mildert College Genetic Wars: The Future in Contemporary Russian Popular Literature
2 November 5.15pm  Professor Mary Carruthers Hatfield College  Memory, the Engine of Thought
4 November  5.30pm  Professor Barbara Adam St Cuthbert's Society Domain of Faith: The Future as Fate, Fortune, Fiction and Fact
11 November  8.00pm Professor Stewart Clegg Collingwood College The End of Bureaucracy?
16 November  8.30pm Professor Russell Jacoby St Mary's College  The End of Utopia Revisited
23 November  5.30pm Professor Barry Dainton Trevelyan College Philosophy, Technology and the Future
30 November 8.00pm Professor Andrew Pickering University College Sketches of Another Future: Cybernetics in Britain, 1940-2000
7 December 8.30pm Professor Roland Robertson St Mary's College Americanization and Anti-Americanism
Epiphany Term 2011
1 February 5.30pm Dr Kathryn Banks Prior's Hall, Durham Cathedral
2 February 7.30pm Dr Andrew Crumey St John's College Can Novelists Predict the Future?
8 February 6.15pm Mr Jonathon Porritt Room 140, Elvet Riverside Must Utopia be Sustainable?
16 February 5.30pm Professor Marty Banks Grey College Picture interpretation: Improving future visual communication
22 February 8.00pm Professor Stephen Taylor University College Natural Disasters and the Future in England: an Historical Perspective
24 February 8.00pm Professor Paul O'Brien Collingwood College Understanding the Challenges in Developing Sustainable Solar Energy Options
1 March 8.30pm Professor Rik Leemans St Mary's College Valuing ecosystem services to manage agriculture, forestry, biodiversity and human needs
2 March 5.30pm Professor Mikhail Epstein Van Mildert College On the Future of the Humanities
 DateTime Fellow Venue Lecture Title 
Michaelmas Term 2009        
27 October  5.15pm  Professor Ezio Todini The Birley Room, Hatfield College Facing Climate Changes: towards sustainable planning and management of water resources
3 November 8.00pm  Professor Richard Arculus Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College  Water and Volcanism
5 November  5.30pm  Professor Iain Chambers Lecture Rm 21, Pemberton Building, Palace Green  The Mediterranean, Modernity and Maritime Criticism
12 November  8.00pm Professor Christer Bruun Penthouse Boardroom, Collingwood College  The Aqueducts of Ancient Rome - The Eighth Wonder of the Ancient World
19 November  7.00pm Professor Veronica Strang St John's College  Water, Culture and Power: anthropological perspectives from ‘down under’
1 December  8.00pm Professor Andy Baker The Senate Lounge, University College Caves and Climate Variability: the potential effects of future climate change in Ethiopia
Epiphany Term 2010         
1 February 5.15pm  Dr Muhammad Saidam The Birley Room, Hatfield College
2 February 8.15pm Professor Monica Grady Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College  The History of Water on Mars
9 February 5.30pm  Professor Stefan Helmreich Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College 
16 February 8.15pm Professor Ian Wright Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College  The Rosetta Mission to a Comet: an attempt to sample water frozen 4.5 billion years ago
11 March 6.30pm Dr Paul Langley Room 21, Pemberton Building, Palace Green Liquidity Lost: The Global Financial Crisis, 2007-8
16 March  8.15pm  Professor (Emeritus) Marilyn Strathern Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College 
 
 DateTime Fellow Venue Lecture Title 
Michaelmas Term 2008         
14 October  5.30pm  Dr Arun Saldanha  Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College  So what is race? 
27 October  5.30pm  Professor Jill Gordon  Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College  Being Human in Medicine 
4 November  5.30pm  Professor Sonia Kruks  Lecture Rm 21, Pemberton Building, Palace Green  "Eye for Eye": Why do we humans seek revenge, and should we?
11 November  5.30pm  Professor Christa Davis Acampora  Pennington Room, Grey College  Agonistic Politics - Reflections on a ‘War on Terror' 
18 November  5.15pm  Dr Roger Smith  The Birley Room, Hatfield College  Being human in Russia - free will and psychology under the Tsars 
25 November  8.00pm  Professor Robert Hariman  Senate Room, University College  Two Elements of ‘Being Human': Stupidity and Compassion
1 December  5.30pm  Professor Christopher Brooks  Lecture Rm 21, Pemberton Building, Palace Green  Being human, human rights and modernity
2 December  5.30pm Professor Maren Stange  Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College  Photography, Civil Rights, and Black Power
Epiphany Term 2009         
27 January 5.30pm  Professor Nirmalangshu Mukherji  Lecture Rm 21, Pemberton Building, Palace Green 
Science, Truth, Intelligibility 
4 February 5.30pm  Professor Adi Ophir  Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College 
From Hannah Arendt to Ariel Sharon: 
Notes for a Political Theory of Man-Made Disasters 
26 February  8.00pm Professor Eduardo Mendieta  Penthouse Boardroom, Collingwood College 
The Political Bestiary:
On the use of violence 
10 March  8.00pm  Professor Tom Nairn  Senate Suite, University College  Globalization and the New Scale of Nations 
11 March  5.30pm  Professor David Campbell  Lecture Rm 21, Pemberton Building, Palace Green  Sighting Sudan: Photography from the Colonial Period to the Conflict in Darfur 
17 March  5.30pm Professor Fran Bartkowski  Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College  In Praise of Mixing 
18 March 5.30pm  Professor Abye Tasse  Old Library, Grey College  Conversion from guerrillas to civil life