Past projects

Each year, the IAS supports ambitious and adventurous interdisciplinary projects tackling major research questions. 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 by following the links below.

Browse projects by year

Absence/presence of Durham’s black history: Exploration of institutions, archives, students and pedagogies

Absence/presence of Durham’s black history: Exploration of institutions, archives, students and pedagogies

Conversations on Machine Learning and Conceptual Change

Conversations on Machine Learning and Conceptual Change

Exploring Arctic soundscapes

Exploring Arctic soundscapes

Science and the Media

Science and the Media

The Politics of Credibility

The Politics of Credibility

Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

Masculinities in Martial Sports: West, East and Global South

Masculinities in Martial Sports: West, East and Global South

Feeling political: how intimacy and everyday life make political identities

Feeling political: how intimacy and everyday life make political identities

Who are “We the People”?: Community beyond the state

Who are “We the People”?: Community beyond the state

Interdisciplinary priorities for an inclusive neurodiverse society

Interdisciplinary priorities for an inclusive neurodiverse society

An Abolitionist Industrial Complex: Patterns of anti-trafficking/anti-slavery policy and practice in the 21st century

An Abolitionist Industrial Complex: Patterns of anti-trafficking/anti-slavery policy and practice in the 21st century

Material Imagination

Material Imagination

Enabling responsible space exploitation

Enabling responsible space exploitation

Mediation for the twenty first century: Connecting the local and the global

Mediation for the twenty first century: Connecting the local and the global

Quantifying the global risk of volcanic eruptions to the airline industry

Quantifying the global risk of volcanic eruptions to the airline industry

Negotiating landscapes of rights

Negotiating landscapes of rights

Firing up the epistemological engine

Firing up the epistemological engine

Science, society and environmental change in the first millennium CE

Science, society and environmental change in the first millennium CE

Opportunities in Pollution

Opportunities in Pollution

Dynamic Interactions at Cell Membrane Interfaces

Dynamic Interactions at Cell Membrane Interfaces

Representing Memory

Representing Memory

Threshold Worlds

Threshold Worlds

Risks to Youth and Studenthood in Digital Spaces

Risks to Youth and Studenthood in Digital Spaces

Antibacterial Clay Therapy

Antibacterial Clay Therapy

Syntactical structures and the evolution of mind and culture

Syntactical structures and the evolution of mind and culture