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Insights captures the ideas and work-in-progress of Fellows who visited the Institute of Advanced Study during its thematic framework (from 2006 – 2017).

These short papers take the form of thought experiments, summaries of research findings, theoretical statements, original reviews, and occasionally more fully worked treatises. Insights volumes may span more than one theme and details which theme is covered in which volume can be viewed to the right hand side of this page. The current editor is Nicholas Saul, IAS Director of Arts and Humanities and Professor of German Literacy and Intellectual History. Previous editors of Insights were Professor Susan Smith (2006-2009), Professor Michael O’Neill (2009-2012), and Professor Barbara Graziosi (2012-2015).

Volume 10 (2017)
Ted GupAmerica and the Death of Facts: Politics and War on RationalismEvidence
Jan ClarkeBack to Black: Variable Lighting Levels on the Seventeenth-Century French Stage, Lavoisier and the Enigma of La Pierre philosophaleLight
Heather DouglasSexual Violence and Evidence: The Approach of the Feminist JudgeEvidence
David DrydenWhat Have Restriction Enzymes Ever Done for Us?Evidence
Jessica BrownEvidence and ScepticismEvidence
Richard WalshComplexity, Scale, Story: Narrative Models in Will Self and Enid BlytonScale
Julia PrestPerforming the Racial Scale: From Colonial Saint-Domingue to Contemporary HollywoodScale
Jon HeskGreek Thinking, Fast and Slow. Euripides and Thucydides on Deliberation and Decision-MakingEvidence
Howard and Frances MorphyRelative autonomy, socio-cultural trajectories and the emergence of something newEmergence
Carlo VecceThe Fading Evidence of Reality: Leonardo and the EndEvidence
Andrew BaldwinTheorising climate change and migration: affect, politics and the future-conditionalEmergence
Massimo LeoneWeight Problems: An Enquiry into Scales and JusticeScale
David PritchardDemocratic War-Making in Ancient AthensEmergence
Tim MayEvidence and Insight: In Search of the Distinctiveness of the University as a Site of Knowledge ProductionEvidence
Matthew EddyChildmade Evidence: A Reflection on the Sources Used to Historicise ChildhoodEvidence
Barbara SattlerMeasurement and Scales in AristotleScale
Kalyan PerumallaNormality, Magic, Miracle and Error: emergence along a reversibility spectrumEmergence
Kai WeiseAuthenticity and Post-Earthquake Rehabilitation of Cultural Heritage. Learning from the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake and the 2016 Chauk EarthquakeEmergence


Volume 3 (2010)