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Institute of Advanced Study

Institute of Advanced Study – Epiphany Term Fellows 2014/15

(14 January 2015)


The Institute of Advanced Study is delighted to welcome its second cohort of Fellows connected with its 2014/15 Emergence year. 

This term’s visiting Fellows include Professor Katherine Hayles, Professor of Literature at Duke University, whose interdisciplinary work has centered on the relations of literature, science and technology in the 20th and 21st centuries; Dr Kalyan Perumalla from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Georgia Institute of Technology whose research contributions are in the application of reversible computation to high performance computing and in advancing the vision of a new class of supercomputing applications using real-time, parallel discrete event simulations; Richard Read, Winthrop Professor in Art History at the University of Western Australia, who is internationally renowned for his scholarship on the twentieth-century art critic Adrian Stokes and on the history of English art theory and criticism; and Professor Garry Marvin,a social anthropologist and Professor of Human-Animal Studies, whose ethnographic research includes cockfighting; zoos; English foxhunting; the motivations and experiences of big game hunters; hunting trophies and taxidermy; and relations between humans and wolves.

Whilst at Durham, the Fellows will be engaging and collaborating with Durham colleagues on a number of different interdisciplinary Durham-led projects connected to the IAS’s annual theme, Emergence, and delivering seminars and public lectures, as well as engaging with their College. Further details of all the programmes of work being taken forward during 2014/15 and details of this term’s IAS Fellows and how to contact them can be found by visiting: www.durham.ac.uk/ias/.