Other Publications

Publications by year of project or previous theme or fellowship year

The Institute of Advanced Study is (amongst other things) an incubator for world class ideas and a catalyst for interdisciplinary research, within and beyond Durham University. The Institute does not hold grants or employ research staff: these conventional benchmarks of success belong to the individuals and departments which connect to and pass through the IAS ‘hub’.

The Institute’s crucial role is to attract Fellows of the highest calibre to carry out their research at Durham and to work with Durham colleagues on collaborative projects. It also provides essential seed-corn funding for a wide range of inter- and intra- disciplinary research initiatives, which in turn inspire high-level publications, grant applications, research capacity building, policy engagement, and the formation of new research networks.

Noted below are publications resultant of an IAS major projects, or sponsored thematic events.


Roche, H. (2024). Beerden, K & Epping, T (eds.) 2022. Classical Controversies: reception of Greco-Roman antiquity in the twenty-first century. Leiden: Sidestone Press, Journal of Anthropological Research, 80 (1), pp. 98-99

Schuett, R., & Williams, J (2024) Intelligence in International Society: an English school perspective on the ‘five eyes’, Global Policy, 15(2), pp. 223-233.



Liu, G., Usman, M., Luo, T., Biard, P., Lin, K., Greenwell, H. C., & Hanna, K. (2023) ‘Retention and transport of PFOA and its fluorinated substitute, GenX, through water-saturated soil columns’, Environmental Pollution, 337, Article 122530.

Mookherjee, N (2023), ‘Occupying’ the Womb: disrupted kinship futures and sovereign logics in sexual violence during wars’, Critique of Anthropology.

Raaper, R., Hardey, M., Aad, S (2023) ‘Student influencers: what do we know about them?’, WONKHE, 06 03 23, Available at: www.wonkhe.com/blogs/



Brown, C., Groß Ophoff, J., Chadwick, K. and Parkinson, S. (2022)  ‘Achieving the ‘ideas-informed’ Society: results from a  structural equation model using survey data from England’, Emerald Open Research.

Brown, C. & Ion, G. (2022) ‘Research informed educational practice: how to help educators engage with research for the common good’, Revista de Educación397-10.

Hodgson, R., Cristea, A., Shi, L. and Graham, J., (2021), ‘Wide-scale Automatic Analysis of 20 years of ITS Research’, International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (pp. 8-21).

Pereira, F.D., Fonseca, S.C., Oliveira, E.H.T., Cristea, A.I., Bellhäuser, H., Rodrigues, L., Oliveira, D.B.F., Isotani, S., and Carvalho, L.S.G. (2021) ‘Explaining Individual and Collective Programming Students’ Behavior by Interpreting a Black-Box Predictive Model’, IEEE Access, 9, p.p: 117097-117119. 

Ridgway, Jim., and Ridgway, Rosie. (2022) ‘Civic Statistics in Context: mapping the Global evidence ecosystem’ in J. Ridgway (ed.) Statistics for Empowerment and Social Engagement: teaching civic statistics to develop informed citizens. Springer.



Gerrard, C. (2022) ‘Property and Commons’ in Graham, N., Davies, M., Godden, L. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Property, Law, and Society. London and New York: Routledge Taylor Francis.


Azmi, N.N.; Mahyudin, N.A.; Wan Omar, W.H.; Mahmud Ab Rashid, N.-K.; Ishak, C.F.; Abdullah, A.H.; Sharples, G.J (2022) ‘Antibacterial Activity of Clay Soils against Food-Borne Salmonella typhimurium and Staphylococcus Aureus’, Molecules, 27(1).

Bryant, L., Jamie, K.,  & Sharples, G.J (2022) ‘Reading Clay: the temporal and transformative potential of clay in contemporary scientific practice’, Journal of Material Culture.

Fellin, I., and Turner, C.  (2021) ‘Women’s Mediator Networks: reflections on an emerging global trend‘ in Turner, C., & Waehlisch, M. (eds.) Rethinking Peace Mediation. Bristol: Bristol University Press.

Foxhall, Forbes (2023) ’Creating Knowledge and Knowing Creation in Theological and Scientific Writing in Late Antique Western Christendom’, in Ayres, L., Champion, M.W., Crawford, M.R. (eds) The Intellectual World of Late Antique Christianity: Reshaping Classical Traditions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 705-728.

Jamie, K., Sharples, G (2020) ‘The Social and Material Life of Antimicrobial Clay: exploring antimicrobial resistance, medicines’ materiality and medicines optimization’, Frontiers in Sociology.

Le Nagard, L., Brown, A.T., Dawson, A., Martinez, V.A,. Poon, W.C.K., Staykova, M (2022)Encapsulated bacteria deform lipid vesicles into flagellated swimmers’,  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 119(34), pp. 1-7.

Moreira, T., Marshall, J., & Staykova, M. (2023) ‘Engaging Publics in Imagining the Future of Engineered Living Materials’, Matter, 6(8), pp. 2467-2470.

Turner, C. (2022) ‘International Law and the Securitisation of Peacemaking: On Chapter VII, the Security Council and the Mediation Mandate in Yemen’, Journal of Conflict and Security Law, 28(1), pp. 161-186.


Bryant, Lia, Jamie, Kimberly & Sharples, Gary (2022) ‘Reading Clay: the temporal and transformative potential of clay in contemporary scientific practice’, Journal of Material Culture

Callow, T.J., Lathiotakis, N.N. & Gidopoulos, N.I (2020) ‘Density-inversion method for the Kohn-Sham potential: role of the screening density’, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 152(16), 164114.

Jobe, A (2020)’Telling the Right Story at the Right Time: women seeking asylum with stories of trafficking into the sex industry’, Sociology,  54(5): 936-952. 

McGrath, S., Mieres, F (2022) ‘The Business of Abolition: Marketizing ‘Anti-slavery’’, Development and Change, 53(1), pp. 3-30.

Schiller, K. (2020) ‘Masculinities in Martial Arts and Combat Sports – an Interdisciplinary Issue’, Sport in History, 40(3), pp. 291-295.

Turner, C. (2022) ‘International Law and the Securitisation of Peacemaking: On Chapter VII, the Security Council and the Mediation Mandate in Yemen’, Journal of Conflict and Security Law, 28(1), pp. 161-186.

2017/18 - Structure

Lightman, B., & Zon, B. (2019)Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines. CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group.

Hendry, R. F (2018)Scientific realism and the history of chemistry‘, Spontaneous Generations, 9, pp. 108-117.

Hendry, R. F (2020) ‘Trusting atoms’ in Ugo Zilioli (ed.) Atomism in Philosophy: A History from Antiquity to the Present. London: Bloomsbury.

Lyons, T. D. & Vickers, P. (Forthcoming). Contemporary Scientific Realism and the Challenge from the History of Science Oxford University Press

Vickers, Peter (2018) ‘Disarming the Ultimate Historical Challenge to Scientific Realism‘, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.

Vickers, P. (2019) ‘Towards a realistic success-to-truth inference for scientific realism‘, Synthese, 196(2), pp.571-585.

Hendry, R. F (2020) ‘Structure, Scale and Emergence’, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 85, pp. 44-53.

Hendry, R. F (2020) ‘The Existence of Elements and the Elements of Existence’ in Elena Ghibaudi and Eric Scerri (eds.) What is a Chemical element?. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hendry, R. F (2021) ‘ Elements and (first) Principles in Chemistry‘, Synthese, 198.

Alba-Ferrara, L., Kochen, S. & Hausmann, M. (2018) ‘Emotional prosody processing in epilepsy: Some insights on brain reorganization‘, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12:92.

Davey, C., Hargreaves, J., Hassan, S., Cartwright, N., Humphreys, M., Masset, E., Prost, A,, Gough, D., Oliver, S., Bonell, C (2018) ‘Designing Evaluations to Provide Evidence to Inform Action in New Settings’, CEDIL Inception Paper No 2: London.

Oliver, S., Roch, C., Stewart, R., Bangpan, M., Dickson, K., Pells, K., Cartwright, N., Hargreaves, J., Gough, D (2018) ‘Stakeholder Engagement for Development Impact Evaluation and Evidence Synthesis’, CEDIL, Inception Paper 3: London.

2016/17 - Scale

Battaglia, R.A, Beltran, A.S., Delic, S., Dumitru, R., Robinson, J.A., Kabiraj, P., Herring, L.E., Madden, V.J., Ravinder, N., Willems, E., Newman, R.A., Quinlan, R.A, Goldman, J. E., Perng, M-D., Inagaki, M., & Snider, N.T (2019), ‘Site-specific phosphorylation and caspase cleavage of GFAP are new markers of Alexander Disease severity’, eLife , 8: e47789.

Gasper, G.E.M., Panti, C., McLeish, T., Smithson, H.E. (2019) The Scientific Works of Robert Grosseteste, Volume 1: Knowing and Speaking: Robert Grosseteste’s De artibus liberalibus ‘On the Liberal Arts’ and De generatione sonorum ‘On the Generation of Sounds. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Haubold, J., Steele, J., Stevens, K. (2019) Keeping Watch in Babylon: The Astronomical Diaries in Context. Leiden; Boston: Brill.

Brown, E., Campbell, B., Cloke, J., To, L.S., Turner, B., & Wray, A (2018) ‘Low carbon energy and international development: from research impact to policymaking’, Contemporary Social Science, 13(1), pp. 112-127.

Mookherjee, N. (2017) ‘The Spectral Wound and New Lines of Flight: A Reply in Somatosphere Book Forum’, Somatosphere.

Quinlan, R.A., Schwartz, N., Windoffer, R., Richardson, C., Hawkins, T., Broussard, J.A., Green, K.J. & Leube, R. (2017) ‘A Rim and Spoke Hypothesis to explain the biomechanics roles for intermediate filament networks’, Journal of Cell Science130(20): 3437-3445.

Simpson, B (2019) ‘Managing the pious cadaver: Whole body donation and Anatomy in Sri Lanka’ in Van Ryn, L., Nansen, B., Gibbs, M., Kohn, T. (eds.) Residues of Death: Disposal Refigured. Abingdon: Routledge

Simpson, B., & Douglas-Jones, R (2017) ‘New immortalities: Death, donation, and dedication in the twenty-first century’, Medicine Anthropology Theory, 4(4), pp. 1-21.

Simpson, B (2017) ‘Local Virtue and Global Vision: The Practice of Eye donation in contemporary Sri Lanka’, Medicine Anthropology Theory, 4(4), pp.150-170.

Simpson, B., & Douglas-Jones, R (2017) ‘Afterword: New immortalities?’, Medicine Anthropology Theory, 4(4), pp. 171-173.

Sharma, S., Conover, G., Elliott, J.E., Perng, M.D., Herrmann, H. & Quinlan, R.A. (2017). ‘αB-crystallin is a sensor for assembly intermediates and for the subunit topology of desmin intermediate filaments’, Cell Stress and Chaperones, 22(4), pp. 613-626. doi: 10.1007/s12192-017-0788-7. Epub 2017 May 3.PMID: 28470624.

 Wright, J., Fryxell, A (2021) Time on a Human Scale: Experiencing the Present in Europe, 1860-1930. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 Zon, B. (2017) Evolution and Victorian Musical Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2015/16 - Evidence

Cracolici, S & Sandy, M (2021) Ghostly Encounters: cultural and imaginary representations of the spectral from the nineteenth century to the present. Abingdon: Routledge.

Cartwright, N. (2019) Nature, the Artful Modeler: lectures on laws, science, how nature arranges the world, and how we can arrange it better (the 2017 Carus lectures). Chicago: Open Court.

Cartwright, N. (2019) ‘Why Mixed Methods Are Necessary for Evaluating Any Policy’, in Nagatsu, M. & Ruzzene, A (eds.) Contemporary Philosophy and Social Science: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue. Bloomsbury.

Cartwright, N. and Joyce, K. (2018) ‘Meeting Our Standards for Educational Justice: doing our best with the evidence’, Theory and Research in Education, 16(1) 3–2.

2014/15 - Emergence

Gibb. S., Hendry, R.F., Lancaster, T. (2019) The Routledge Handbook of Emergence. London: Routledge.

Adams, J., Barmby, P,. Mesoudi, A., (2017) (in press) The Nature and Development of Mathematics: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives on Cognition, Learning and Culture, Routledge: London.

Bentley, R.A., Brock, W.A., Caiado, C.C.S. & O’Brien, M. (2016) ‘Evaluating reproductive decisions as discrete choices under social influence’, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 371(1692): 20150154.

Caiado, C.C.S., Brock, W.A., Bentley, R.A. & O’Brien, M.J. (2016) ‘Fitness landscapes among many options under social influence’, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 405, pp. 5-16.

Geary, D. C. (in press) (2016) ‘Early emergence of quantitative knowledge’, in Mesoudi, A., Adams, J., Barmby, P.(eds.), The Emergence of Mathematical Competencies. London:Routledge.

Geary, D. C. (in press) (2016) ‘Psychological and educational perspectives on children’s mathematical development’, in . Mesoudi, A., Adams, J., Barmby, P.(eds.), The Emergence of Mathematical Competencies. London: Routledge.

Fuchs, L. S., Geary, D. C., Fuchs, D., Compton, D. L., & Hamlett, C. L. (2016) ‘Pathways to third-grade calculation versus word-reading competence: Are they more alike or different?’, Child Development, 87(2), pp558-567.

Fitzgerald, D., Callard, F (2015) ‘Social Science and Neuroscience beyond Interdisciplinarity: Experimental Entanglements‘, Theory, Culture & Society, 32, pp. 3-32.

Callard, F. & Fitzgerald, D. (2015) Rethinking Interdisciplinarity across the Social Sciences and Neurosciencs. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bentley, R.A., Caiado, C.C.S. & Ormerod, P. (2014) ‘Effects of memory on spatial heterogeneity in neutrally transmitted culture‘, Evolution and Human Behavior, 35(4), pp. 257-263.

Read, Richard (2016) ‘Possibilication and Desuetude: the Politics of the Reversed Canvas as a Thing-Object’, Transformations, 2016 (27/01) Thing Theory, Material Culture, and Object-Oriented Ontology. pp. 1-22.

2013/14 - Light

Callard, F., Smallwood, J., Golchert, J., Daniel S. Margulies, DS (2013) ‘The era of the wandering mind? Twenty-first century research on self-generated mental activity’, Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00891

Johnson, K.L., Purvis, G., Lopez-Capel, E., Peacock, C.L., Gray, N.D., Wagner, T., März,, C., Bowen, L., Ojeda, J., Finlay, N.C., Robertson, S.R., Worrall, F. & Greenwell, C. (2015). Towards a Mechanistic Understanding of Carbon Stabilization in Manganese Oxides. Nature Communications 6: 7628.

Lloyd, TP. (2013). Desert Island. Durham. Institute of Advanced Study

Murray, C. (2016) ‘Coleridge, Isherwood and Hindu Light’, Romanticism, 22 (3), Edinburgh University Press, pp. 269-278

O’Neill, M. (2016) ‘”The Changed Measures of Light”: Post-Romanticism and Geoffrey Hill’s Difficult Revelations’, Romanticism, 22 (3), Edinburgh University Press, pp. 331-340

O’Neill, M. Martell, L., Mendick, H. Müll, R. (2014)Slow Movement/Slow University: Critical Engagements. Introduction to the Thematic Section’, Qualitative Social Research, 15(03),

O’Neill, M (2014) ‘The Slow University: Work, Time and Well-Being’, Qualitative Social Research, 15(03), http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/issue/view/50

Regan, S. (2016) ‘Lux Perpetua: The Poetry of Seamus Heaney, from Door into the Dark to Electric Light’, Romanticism, 22 (3), Edinburgh University Press, pp. 322-330

Sandy, M. (2016) ‘”Lines of Light”: Poetic Variations in Wordsworth, Byron and Shelley’, Romanticism, 22 (3), Edinburgh University Press, pp. 260-268

White, M. (2015) ‘The means to flourish: arts in community health and education’, in Clift, S., Camic, PM. (eds) Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health, and Wellbeing. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 41-48.

Wootton, S. (2016). ‘Light’. Romanticism, 22 (3), Edinburgh University Press, pp. 259

Wootton, S. (2016). ‘Emily Brontë’s Darkling Tales’, Romanticism, 22 (3), Edinburgh University Press, pp. 299-311

2012/13 - Time

James, Simon J. (2016) ‘Charles Dickens, Mental Time-Travelling and Autobiographical Memory; in Huguet, C., Vita, P. Unsettling Dickens: Process, Progress and Change. Editions du Sagittaire, pp. 33-54.

Easter: Why is it so early this year?– Lutz Doering

Callard, F., Smallwood, J., Golchert, J., Daniel S. Margulies, DS (2013) ‘The era of the wandering mind? Twenty-first century research on self-generated mental activity’, Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00891

Ben-Dov J., Doering L (Eds.) (2015) The Construction of Time in Antiquity:Ritual, Art and Identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Lloyd, TP. (2013). Desert Island. Durham. Institute of Advanced Study


Mookherjee, N (2023) ‘’Occupying’ the Womb: disrupted kinship futures and sovereign logics in sexual violence during wars’, Critique of Anthropology, 43(4), pp. 442-443.

2011/12 - Futures II

2010/11 - Futures I

2009/10 - Water
‘This Strange Dream upon the Water’: Venice and the Cultural Imagination since 1800 Public Lecture Series

O’Neill, MSC, Sandy, M, Wootton, S (2012) ‘Venice and the Cultural Imagination – ‘This Strange Dream upon the Water”, London: Pickering and Chatton, 224pp.

Water Management and Conflict in the Ancient World

27-28 November 2009

Special issue of Water History was dedicated to this conference (Vol. 2, No. 2, October 2010) with a second special issue due for publication in 2011.
Water and Risk Workshop
12-14 January 2010
Water and Risk

Edited volume to be published by Wiley (forthcoming)

Global Water Regulation Workshop

22 March 2010
Position Statement: The Water Needs of the World’s Poor can be met if we Agree its Status as a Public Good

Water: Resource or Hazard? Workshop

25-26 March 2010
Climate and Hazards
The speakers from this workshop have agreed to contribute to an edited volume on climate and hazards.

Navigating Memory: Water in Literature and Psychology Conference

7 May 2010
The organisers of this conference are planning an edited collection of the papers contributed to this conference
2008/09 - Being Human

2007/08 - Modelling

2006/07 - Legacy of Darwin

Barton, S.C., Wilkinson, D (2009) Reading Genesis after Darwin. London: Oxford University Press

Bentley, A (2008) The Edge of Reason: Science and Religion in Modern Society. Continuum Press