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Institute of Advanced Study

The Institute of Advanced Study welcomes its Michaelmas Term Fellows

(30 September 2015)


The Institute of Advanced Study is delighted to welcome its first cohort of Fellows connected with its 2015/16 Evidence year. This term’s visiting Fellows include Professor George Williams from the University of New South Wales, a leading constitutional lawyers and public commentator; Professor Carlo Vecce from the Instituto Universitario Orientale, one of the most authoritative scholars in the field of early modern literary studies and an acknowledged world authority on Leonardo da Vinci; Modern British Historian Professor Claire Langhamer from the University of Sussex, whose work deals with the diverse ways in which ordinary people negotiated modernity in the twentieth-century; Professor Barbara Dancygier from the University of British Columbia, Canada who has published broadly in cognitive linguistics, cognitive narratology, and cognitive poetics; anthropologist Professor Penny Harvey who has published widely on politics and power, on language, information and communications technologies, and on knowledge practices with a particular focus on engineering practice and technical expertise; and author and journalist Ted Gup who has written widely about government and public institutions, and is recognised as an authority on the subject of secrecy and its impact on democracy. 

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, Evidence, 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 2015/16 and details of this term’s IAS Fellows and how to contact them can be found by visiting the IAS website