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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 Term 2016

Date Time Fellow Seminar Title
10 October 2016 1.00pm Professor Massimo Leone

Tipping the Balance: a comparative study of the scales in the visual rhetoric of justice

17 October 2016 1.00pm Professor Tim Clark

The “Anthropocene” concept in environmental literary criticism

24 October 2016 1.00pm Professor Ann McGrath

Grahame Clark’s Map of the World: Europe, Australia and Global Prehistory

31 October 2016 1.00pm Professor Hans Petter Graver

Applying the New Institutional Economics to Societies of Different Scale - Judges and Nazi pressure in Germany and Occupied Countries

14 November 2016 1.00pm

Dr Julia Prest

When black and white isn't black and white: researching the racial scale in the 21st-century
21 November 2016 1.00pm Dr Richard Walsh

Narrative Theory for Complexity Scientists? Narrative Cognition in an Interdisciplinary Context

28 November2016 1.00pm Dr Thomas Servais

Biogeography explained by palaeobiogeography: the present explained by the past

05 December 2016 1.00pm Dr Patrick McGivern

Are Some Scales More Natural Than Others?

12 December 2016 1.00pm Professor John Steele

Making a big picture out of small fragments: How should we write the history of Babylonian astronomy?

Epiphany Term 2017

Date Time Fellow Seminar Title
09 January 2017 1.00pm Professor Anna McCarthy Immigration, Integration and Infrastructure
16 January 2017 1.00pm Professor Mark Fricker The Importance of Oscillations?
23 January 2017 1.00pm Professor Clare McGlynn To be confirmed
30 January 2017 1.00pm Dr Anna Maerker Histories of Scale in Anatomical Modelling
06 February 2017 1.00pm Professor Jack Williams

Abrupt Climate Change: What is abrupt? How fast is fast?

13 February 2017 1.00pm Professor Hannah Smithson High-resolution in vivo imaging of the human retina: A window of opportunity for visual neuroscience
20 February 2017 1.00pm Dr Barbara Sattler Aristotle's Account of Measurement
27 February 2017 1.00pm Professor Ida Susser To be confirmed
06 March 2017 1.00pm Professor Ranga Narayanan Interfacial Dynamics of Phase Change
13 March 2017 1.00pm Dr Susanne Braun The Dark Side of Leadership in Organisations
20 March 2017 1.00pm Professor John Hall Taking Megalomanias Seriously: On Empires, Nations and States
27 March 2017 1.00pm Professor Sara Cousins Depending on Scale - how to investigate effects on and conservation of biodiversity

2016-17 Annual Programme: Scale

In addition to this programme of events please review the comprehensive Events Calendar for all current details. Additional events may be added during the course of the year.

Contact: enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk if you have any questions.