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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.

Michaelmas 2015

Date Time Fellow Seminar Title
12 October 2015 1.00pm Prof Brian Belcher Seeking Evidence of Research Effectiveness: lessons from an international research-for-development programme
19 October 2015 1.00pm Prof Heike Egner

Observation and Evidence in the Anthropocene

26 October 2015 1.00pm Prof Claire Langhamer Historicising Emotions in the Workplace
2 November 2015 1.00pm Prof Penny Harvey Infrastructures of Evidential Form - challenges of partial translation between social regimes of fact making
9 November 2015 1.00pm Prof James Gardner

Evidence from the Inside: what we can learn from witnesses and survivors of volcanic eruptions

16 November 2015 1.00pm Prof Barbara Dancygier Multiple Viewpoints and Embodied Cognition: how we interpret multimodal artifacts
23 November 2015 1.00pm Prof Carlo Vecce

The Library of Leonardo da Vinci: Outlines of a Project

30 November 2015 1.00pm Prof Ted Gup

From Fact to Evidence: the cost and casualties of a shift from facts to evidence

7 December 2015 1.00pm Prof George Williams Recognising Aboriginal Peoples in the Australian Constitution
14 December 2015 1.00pm Dr Jacob Stegenga After Medical Nihilism

Epiphany Term 2016

Date Time Fellow Seminar Title
11 January 2016 1.00pm Prof John Brewer Evidence, art and attribution
18 January 2016 1.00pm Prof Tim May In Pursuit of Excellence and Relevance: reflections on building a university research centre
25 January 2016 1.00pm Prof Heather Douglas

Prosecuting domestic violence cases: Is a new offence the answer?

1 February 2016 1.00pm Dr Zoe Crossland
8 February 2016 1.00pm Prof Bennett Zon
22 February 2016 1.00pm Dr David Dryden
29 February 2016 1.00pm Dr Jon Hesk
7 March 2016 1.00pm Dr Matthew Eddy

The Politics of Cognition -

Thinking through the Evidence for Liberalism, Evolution and Education in Victorian Britain

14 March 2016 1.00pm Prof Jessica Brown
21 March 2016 1.00pm Dr David Macarthur
28 March 2016 1.00pm Prof David Herman