Welcome to the Institute of Advanced Study
The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at the University of Durham is a prestigious, ideas-based Institute with global reach. We bring together world-leading researchers from all disciplines to work with Durham colleagues on collaborative projects of major intellectual, scientific, political and practical significance.
Written by Monica Grady I was privileged to have a Visiting Fellowship at the IAS in Epiphany Term 2010. It was a little different from other Fellowships, as it was a joint appointment with my husband, Ian Wright both invited by Professor Martin Ward, then Director of...
Professor Patrick Zuk joins the IAS as Director, Arts & Humanities, on 1 October 2021. Based in the Department of Music, Professor Zuk joined Durham University in 2006. A cultural historian specialising in the study of music in Eastern Europe and Great Britain and...
Each year, the IAS supports four ambitious interdisciplinary projects tackling major research questions. Leading researchers from around the globe join Durham colleagues in collaborative teams to develop ground-breaking ideas, explore interdisciplinary synergies and develop new programmes of research. Learn more about our current projects by following the links below.
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