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Transformations, Issue 12 is out now! Catch up on our latest news

Transformations, Issue 12 is out now! Catch up on our latest news

After a busy Epiphany term, we have some exciting events coming up during this Easter term, and more will be added - so do review our events calendar on the home page on a regular basis.  This latest issue of Transformations gives you a chance to catch up with some...

Interdisciplinary opportunities for postdoctoral researchers

Interdisciplinary opportunities for postdoctoral researchers

The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), supported by the university’s Research Culture development project Flourish@Durham, is pleased to announce the following opportunities, designed to enhance and promote the interdisciplinary research and leadership skills of...

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Interdisciplinarity as harmony and polyphony 

Interdisciplinarity as harmony and polyphony 

Interdisciplinarity as harmony and polyphony Professor Valentina Sandu-Dediu, Rector of New Europe College Bucharest, Institute of Advanced Study My first contact with the environment of an institute of advanced study was as a fellow of New Europe College (NEC) in...

The IAS, Durham memories, and what Interdisciplinarity means to me

The IAS, Durham memories, and what Interdisciplinarity means to me

The IAS, Durham memories, and what Interdisciplinarity means to me Dr Avishek Parui, Associate Professor in English, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras Returning to Durham as an IAS Fellow, as someone who teaches and researches on Memory Studies,...

Reflections from the seminar ‘Journalism in a Post-truth World’

Reflections from the seminar ‘Journalism in a Post-truth World’

The IAS was delighted to join forces with South college to develop and run an event ‘Journalism in a Post-truth World’ on 5 March 2024. We were joined by exciting speakers and panellists who raised important questions about the role of media in post-truth era....

Looking forward to: The Many Facets of Social Inequality

Looking forward to: The Many Facets of Social Inequality

The Many Facets of Social Inequality Dr Mauro Bambi (Department of Economics) and Dr Alpár Mészáros (Department of Mathematical Sciences) In our daily lives, we engage in continuous strategic interactions with others to achieve common goals or compete with one...

News from Fellows: past and present

News from Fellows: past and present

Professor Bronwen Neil (2019/20 Fellow)  Elected Head of the Religion section of the Australian Academy of Humanities in 2023. Awarded a 2024 Fellowship, Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies, at Heidelberg University Recent grant funding...

Where are they now? On Fellowship: The escape and arrival

Where are they now? On Fellowship: The escape and arrival

On Fellowship: The escape and arrival Professor Margit Fauser, Ruhr-University Bochum I have been back for around one year now, between my desk and office at Ruhr-Bochum University and what today is considered a “home office”, one of the luxuries of academic life....

Spotlight on CARA Fellow: Dr Kateryna Ivashchenko-Stadnik

Spotlight on CARA Fellow: Dr Kateryna Ivashchenko-Stadnik

“It's the people we meet who shape us: Unveiling an interdisciplinary journey from historian to multidisciplinary wonderer”. The shaping influence of encounters. Many years ago, I embarked on my scholarly journey studying displaced populations, specifically focusing...

Welcome from the Director – Issue 12

Welcome from the Director – Issue 12

Welcome to our new edition of Transformations, after what has been another exciting term in the IAS. With our major projects ‘Understanding Offence’ and ‘Justice and AI’, Cosin’s Hall has been as busy as ever. Alongside these have run several research development...

Where are they now? Abusing Antiquity

Where are they now? Abusing Antiquity

Abusing Antiquity Dr Helen Roche (Department of History)  The IAS major project ‘Abusing Antiquity’ gave everyone involved – investigators, IAS Fellows, and other interested members of the scholarly community – an invaluable and most timely opportunity to confront...

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