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Interdisciplinary opportunities for DU postdoctoral researchers

We are launching a Sandpit event and a new Project Funding Opportunity to advance the interdisciplinary research and leadership skills of our post-doctoral researchers and fellows at DU. This is a joint initiative between the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) and the university’s Research Culture development project Flourish@Durham.
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Journalism in a Post-truth World

Social media, AI and 'fake news' are among the many challenges facing journalism today. Ahead of an IAS and South College expert panel event on 5th March (2.30pm) to discuss the future for journalism with Bridget Kendall, Jo Adetunji, Monica Grady and Ian O'Flynn, our own expert, Prof Tim Luckhurst shares his thoughts ahead of our joint event.
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Catch up with the latest issue of the IAS Newsletter, Transformations, Issue 11

The Epiphany Term edition of the IAS newsletter, Transformations, is now available.
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IAS Epiphany Term Card of Events

The IAS has a busy term ahead and details of seminars, public lectures, workshops from both our Fellows and projects (major projects and research development projects) are listed in our Term Card.
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A warm welcome to the IAS's 2024 Epiphany Term Fellows

The IAS welcomes its Epiphany Term (2024) Fellows to Durham. Several of our Fellows will be collaborating across the University with colleagues on two major IAS projects (Understanding Offence; and Justice and Artificial Intelligence) or joining forces with other colleagues on additional research until the end of this term. 
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Call for 2025/26 IAS Major Projects and Fellowship Nominations

The IAS supports, promotes and grows new and creative interdisciplinary ideas that transform our perspectives in challenging and provocative ways. We provide time, space, and resources to exchange/integrate ideas, knowledge and skills. We are a home to an inclusive, diverse and supportive community of scholars from Durham University and across the world. We are now launching our call for 2025/26 Major Projects – an investment of up to £55,000 per project in major interdisciplinary research ideas

Issue 10 of the IAS's newsletter, Transformations, is out now

The latest edition of Transformations, the IAS's newsletter, is out now
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A busy Michaelmas term of events for the IAS

The IAS has a full term of activities, including seminars, lectures and other activities.
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An exciting term ahead for visiting IAS Fellows and Projects

The IAS welcomes its Michaelmas 2023 Fellows to Durham to work with colleagues until the end of this term. We are pleased to welcome:
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Call for Research Development Projects – 2023/24

The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) is a home for growing big ideas. We support a broad and inclusive interdisciplinary community from across the full spectrum of Durham academics, where different perspectives are brought together to develop creative approaches to interesting and important problems. In addition to support for large scale projects, we remain very keen to assist research conversations, workshops, and network building which have the potential to develop into major projects.
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The Easter term edition of Transformations, the IAS newsletter, is out now

Our latest edition of the IAS Newsletter, Transformations, is available to download now.
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The IAS announces its incoming 2023/24 Fellows and Projects

The IAS is delighted to announce its incoming cohort of Fellows and four research projects for academic year 2023/24.
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