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Masculinities and Martial Sports: East, West and Global South

Professors Lynda Boothroyd (Psychology) and Kay Schiller (History) discuss the origin and progress of their IAS project of 2018:  How the research project was born: At the beginning there was an informal conversation between men about masculinity and sports. This...

Covid, Contagion and Resilience

Written by Gerald Moore We know that Covid-19 is a ‘syndemic’ over and above a pandemic, a contagion whose virality is a product of social circumstance just as much as biology.((Richard Horton, ‘Offline: COVID-19 is not a pandemic’, The Lancet, September 26, 2020....

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New book publication from Durham Law School Scholar

New book publication from Durham Law School Scholar

Rethinking Peace Mediation (Bristol University Press) edited by Durham’s Dr Catherine Turner (Durham Law School, and Dr Martin Waehlisch offers important insights into peace mediation practice today and the role of third parties in the resolution of armed conflicts.

Interview with Prof. Wilson Poon

Interview with Prof. Wilson Poon

Watch as Rob Barton, IAS Director of Social Sciences, interviews IAS Fellow Wilson Poon about his work with the Material Imagination project.

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.

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