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Stop Press – IAS Public Lecture on 24 November by Prof Jacqueline Stevens is postponed until 07 December

The talk scheduled for Thursday 21 November at University College at 5.30pm is now postponed until Wednesday 07 November. The...
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Call for 2024/25 IAS Major Projects and Fellowship Nominations

Call for 2024/25 IAS Major Projects and Fellowship Nominations

The Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) is a home for growing big ideas.  We support a broad and inclusive interdisciplinary...
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Addison Wheeler Fellowship Recruitment

Addison Wheeler Fellowship Recruitment

Durham University, under the auspices of the IAS, invites applications for three Addison Wheeler Fellowships, 36-month postdoctoral positions commencing on...
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A packed term of events for the IAS

A packed term of events for the IAS

The IAS has a full term of activities, including seminars, lectures and workshops. Many events take place over the term, including seminars and public lectures from our Fellows, as well as workshops and other events from colleagues, supported by the IAS, including IAS...

Where are they now?: Professor Elizabeth Edwards FBA

Where are they now?: Professor Elizabeth Edwards FBA

Professor Elizabeth Edwards FBA (Emeritus Professor De Montfort University; Andrew W Mellon Visiting Professor, Victoria and Albert Museum; Honorary Professor, Anthropology, University College London) talks to IAS Co-Director Professor Nayanika Mookherjee about her...

Welcome from the IAS Director

Welcome from the IAS Director

Welcome to our seventh edition of Transformations. Here at the IAS, we are at the time of year where we are both excited to be about to welcome a new cohort of Fellows and begin new projects, but it’s also a chance to reflect on the projects and Fellowships that...

Looking foward to: Dr Nikita Chiu

Looking foward to: Dr Nikita Chiu

Dr Nikita Chiu, Senior Lecturer in Innovation Policy, University of Exeter; Ad Astra Distinguished Fellow in Robotic and Outer Space Governance, Space Engineering Research Center, USC Space Sustainability & Technology Governance   As summer draws to a close, I...

Where are they now?: Professor Janet Hoek

Where are they now?: Professor Janet Hoek

Towards a smoke-free Aotearoa New Zealand Joining the IAS as a Fellow in the latter part of 2019 gave me a new and profoundly different understanding of interdisciplinary research. As someone who aspired to be a medievalist, found herself undertaking marketing...

Where are they now?: Professor David Williams

Where are they now?: Professor David Williams

Social sciences and the large-scale networks of low-cost instruments for measurement of air quality One of my principal research drives since I joined the University of Auckland, New Zealand, has been in the development of large-scale networks of low-cost instruments...

Introducing – Research Development Project: Science and the Media

Introducing – Research Development Project: Science and the Media

Science and the Media The news increasingly comes in number form: police-reported crimes go up and down; the economy shrinks or grows; the latest figures on Covid-19 cases are released. Statistical literacy, broadly defined the ability to interpret, critically...

Updates from the Fellowship – Autumn 2022

Updates from the Fellowship – Autumn 2022

Professor Hans Petter Graver (2016/17 Fellow) Has been elected to the Academia Europaea. Professor Nicholas Aroney (2010/11 17 Fellow) Was recently awarded a major Australian Research Council grant to undertake a systematic and theoretical examination of the concept...

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