IAS DURHAM

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.

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Current projects

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.

Examining the negotiation of rights around common resources.

Determining options available to the airline industry in the face of volcanic ash incidents.

An interdisciplinary project on dreams, narrative and liminal cognition.

Upcoming events

Nanolubrication Conference 2021

Nanolubrication Conference 2021

July 15, 2021 - July 17, 202112:00 pm-2:00 pm St. John’s College, University of Durham

Friction plays a crucial role in many phenomena from the molecular diffusion of solutes within cells and the function of our joints to industrial machinery and car engines. This meeting

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Publications

Recent publications

Recent articles, books, chapters and reports from our IAS Fellows.

Fellows' publications

Publications begun or published during IAS Fellowships.

Post-fellowship outputs

Publications catalysed by research conducted during IAS Fellowships.

Insights e-journal

The journal which captured the ideas and work-in-progress of Fellows who visited the IAS during its thematic framework (from 2006 – 2017)

Transformations newsletter

Browse previous editions of Transformations, the official newsletter of IAS Durham.