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Institute of Advanced Study

Postgraduate Participation

Postgraduate Research Feedback Session

During 2015/16 the IAS supported the Faculty of Arts & Humanities introduce a new postgraduate research feedback session. The aim of the event was to support share good practice and promote collaboration among postgraduate research students across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. The sessions provided a friendly, interdisciplinary setting in which academics and research students from across the Faculty met up to discuss and give oral feedback on work-in-progress authored by research students. The sessions discussed the work of up to two research students. Following a brief introduciion of their work, students took comments, suggestions and questions about their written work from those in the audience. The students were given time to respond to comments or ask for clarification etc.

It is hoped that further events of this nature will be organised during 2016/17.

Contact for more information about this event.

IAS Research Postgraduate Fund

The Institute has a small fund available to support the activities outlined above. In addition the IAS can provide seminar space for research postgraduate groups who have a multi-disciplinary remit (i.e. comprises researchers from more than one department) and small sums of funding for postgraduate researchers who are organising multi-disciplinary events such as conferences or workshops. (see below). To apply to this fund, please complete the this online form and submit no later than 30 November 2016. Applications after this date will not be considered. If you have any questions please contact Linda Crowe.



In 2007/08, under the auspices of the IAS, the online postgraduate interdisciplinary journal called Kaleidoscope.was established. The journal is designed to foster communication between postgraduates in different disciplines and to promote excellence in interdisciplinary research. Since 2013 the journal is jointly supported by Ustinov College, Durham's exclusive postgraduate college. The latest issue within volume five was published in November 2013 (see: current issue).

How to Engage with the Activities at the IAS

If you are interested in attending one of the IAS Fellows' seminars email Pauline Edmondson to reserve your place (see current seminar schedule)

To submit a paper to Kaleidoscope, email the Chief Editor at:

If you are a member of a multi-disciplinary research group that would like access to the seminar room at the IAS to hold a seminar or meeting, email Pauline Edmondson with your request.

The IAS is a space and resource to explore ideas. If you are a postgraduate researcher keen to explore ideas through a interdisciplinary lens with other postgraduate researchers at Durham then make contact with the IAS.