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IAS announces a further call for development projects (2022/23)

The IAS remains keen to support research conversations, workshops, and network building which have the potential to develop into major...
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Where are they now?: Professor Tiziana de Rogatis

Where are they now?: Professor Tiziana de Rogatis

Friendship and Scholarship at the IAS (October-December 2017) My experience at the IAS has been foundational from several points of...
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Risks to Youth and Studenthood in Digital Spaces: Commodification, Transitions and Digital Identities

Risks to Youth and Studenthood in Digital Spaces: Commodification, Transitions and Digital Identities

Dr Rille Raaper (Education) and Dr Mariann Hardey (Business School) This project emerged from a number of exciting digital coffee...
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The Politics of Credibility

The Politics of Credibility

Dr Elisabeth Kirtsoglou (Anthropology) and Dr Olga Demetriou (Government and International Affairs) Last month (March 2022), Greek media reported on the support of a local school community to a refugee from Guinea who, having arrived as an unaccompanied minor to the...

Opportunities in Pollution

Opportunities in Pollution

Dr Kimberley Jamie (Sociology) and Dr Margarita Staykova (Physics) The ‘Opportunities in Pollution’ project is borne out of two previous IAS projects which both ran in the academic year 2019-20 – ‘Material Imagination’ and ‘Antibacterial Clay Therapy’. The ‘Material...

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IAS announces its Fellows and supported projects for 2022/23

IAS announces its Fellows and supported projects for 2022/23

The IAS is delighted to announce its Projects & Fellows for 2022/23. It is supporting three Major Projects:  Opportunities in Pollution; The Politics of Credibility; and Risks to Youth and Studenthood in Digital Spaces. It will also support two Development...

£2m grant success for Dr Helen Foxhall Forbes

Researchers from Durham's Departments of History and Archaeology have been chosen for a €2m European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant. Led by Dr Helen Foxhall Forbes (History), the team will conduct ground-breaking research on how people responded to...

IAS publishes its annual report for 2020/21

IAS publishes its annual report for 2020/21

During a global pandemic and through a re-imagined Fellowship and programme, the IAS was still able to support high quality projects and a virtual international Fellowship during 2020/21. The Institute responded swiftly to ensure the continuation of its work.  Review...

Welcome to the Spring Edition of the IAS newsletter, Transformations

Welcome to the Spring Edition of the IAS newsletter, Transformations

Written by Alex Easton Welcome to the spring 2022 issue of the Institute of Advanced Study’s newsletter, Transformations. Although the impact of COVID was once again felt by everyone at the start of the year, we have continued to support our Fellows in coming to...

Where are they now?: Interview with Chris Watson, sound recordist

Where are they now?: Interview with Chris Watson, sound recordist

Professor Nayanika Mookherjee interviews Chris Watson, sound recordist Chris Watson was an IAS Fellow from December 2012-June 2013. He is a leading recorder of wildlife and natural phenomena. His sound recording career began in 1981 when he joined Tyne Tees Television...

The IAS’s second term of 2021/22 visiting Fellows arrive in Durham

The IAS’s second term of 2021/22 visiting Fellows arrive in Durham

The Institute's second cohort of visiting Fellows has begun to arrive in Durham. This term we welcome a number of Fellows to the Institute and wider University, as well as virtual Fellows. The IAS Fellowship continues to play a vital and integral role in the life of...

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