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Institute of Advanced Study

Fellows' Seminars

Fellows' seminars take place on Monday lunchtimes in the seminar room at Cosin's Hall.

Places are limited and so any academic colleagues interested in attending a seminar should contact the Institute in advance to reserve a place or telephone 42589.

The aim of these seminars is to develop new thinking on the big issues that are of current concern/interest for the Fellows. Each Fellow is asked to present a core idea that informs their current work, or a problem that they are tackling, that could benefit from cross-disciplinary thinking. These seminars are informal and designed to encourage discussion. Details of each seminar will be published the week before the scheduled date.

MichaelmasTerm 2017

Date Time Fellow Seminar Title
09 October 2017 1.00pm Dr Tom Murray The structures of story: history, storytelling, utility and form
16 October 2017 1.00pm Professor Tiziana de Rogatis The Persistence of Myth and Ritual in the Modern Age
23 October 2017 1.00pm Dr Kathryn Yusoff Geologic Realism
30 October 2017 1.00pm Dr Jorg Kreienbrock Ptolemy’s Disciples and the Nomos of the Earth: The Structure of Geopolitical Space in German Thought (1890-1950)
06 November 2017 1.00pm Professor Dennis Beach The Future (and) Value of Ethnography for Education Research: thinking forward and looking back
13 November 2017 1.00pm Dr Wahbie Long Politics, psychotherapy and the puzzle of dualism
20 November 2017 1.00pm Professor William Thompson

Music and Violence

21 November 2017 1.00pm Dr Mike Church (CK Fellow)

Title to be confirmed

27 November 2017 1.00pm Professor Christian Ruby Is it a good idea to use iron containing nanoparticles for water treatment?
04 December 2017 1.00pm Dr Andy Martin

Studying new states of matter with ultra-cold quantum gases

11 December 2017 1.00pm Professor Nicholas Aroney Structure and process in the explanation of federal systems

Epiphany Term 2018

Date Time Fellow Seminar Title
8 January 2018 1.00pm Professor Robert Wood
15 January 2018 1.00pm Professor Thomas Vogt
22 January 2018 1.00pm Professor Barbara Risman
29 January 2018 1.00pm Professor Vasilis Politis
5 February 2018 1.00pm Professor Nigel Rapport
12 February 2018 1.00pm
19 February 2018 1.00pm Professor Sverre Raffnsøe
26 February 2018 1.00pm Dr Francesca Fulminante
5 March 2018 1.00pm Professor Boris Malomed
12 March 2018 1.00pm Dr Pascal Nicklas
19 March 2018 1.00pm Professor Michael Chapman