Current projects

Each year, the IAS supports several 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 projects by following the links below.

2022/23 projects

Casting fresh analytical light on the politics of credibility that underpin asylum determination regimes in the UK and Europe. (Major Project)

Examining the biological, physical and social impacts of pollution on micro- organisms, plants, animals and human stakeholders in the North East. (Major Project)

Focusing on the issues that arise due to young people’s participation in image-rich, real-time digital spaces. (Major Project)

To increase interdisciplinary capacity and shape future funding priorities (Development Project).

A series of workshop to explore and build ideas at the intersections of scientific evidence, media reporting, and their influence on public policies and behaviour (Development Project).

Future projects

2023/24 projects

Exploring 'Offence' as a phenomenon and the challenges for society in attempting to regulate offensive speech and behaviour.(Major Project)

Investigating the colonisation of the classical past by a spectrum of political forces, with a particular focus on neo-Nazi and white-supremacist groups in Europe and the UK.(Major Project)

An interdisciplinary examination of potential and actual sources of injustice within surveillance-cum-recognition and automated decision-making technologies and the DNNs which are their foundation.(Major Project)

An interdisciplinary project examining managers' experiences when working alone.(Small Project)

Past projects and themes

Past projects


Past themes