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.

Latest news

IAS Artist in Residence

IAS Artist in Residence

While the majority of our 2020/21IAS Fellowship is virtual, we are delighted to confirm that artist Sarah Danays joins us in Durham for her Fellowship from October to March.

Material Imagination

Material Imagination

Project lead, Margarita Staykova, reflects on the exciting potential of living materials, and how the very processes of life – emergence, adaptation, resilience and death – can be used to develop new materials.

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.

Exploring how ideas of extended cognition can seek to explain memory at an individual level.

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

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.