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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 Narratives of complexity and emergence: paradigms of level and scale
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 tbc
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
16 January 2017 1.00pm Professor Mark Fricker
23 January 2017 1.00pm Professor Clare McGlynn
30 January 2017 1.00pm Dr Anna Maerker Histories of Scale in Anatomical Modelling
06 February 2017 1.00pm Professor Jack Williams
13 February 2017 1.00pm Professor Hannah Smithson
20 February 2017 1.00pm Dr Barbara Sattler
27 February 2017 1.00pm Professor Ida Susser
06 March 2017 1.00pm Professor Ranga Narayanan
13 March 2017 1.00pm Dr Susanne Braun
20 March 2017 1.00pm Professor John Hall
27 March 2017 1.00pm Professor Sara Cousins

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.

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