Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)
" I see the Institute of Advanced Studies as providing a space for critical thinking and engaged enquiry within and across conventional disciplinary and departmental boundaries. The IAS aims to create an open and accessible research-based community, bridging traditional ‘artistic’ and ‘scientific’ practices and modes of thought, bringing UK and international scholars into conversation with one another, and identifying the urgent political, ethical and intellectual issues that face us in the world today. Professor Tamar Garb, IAS Director
Planetary Futures Call for Papers: Imagining the Future - Financial capitalism and the social imagination
The IAS is delighted to share a call for papers for this conference to be held on 11 July 2017 which it is co-funding under this year's Planetary Futures research theme. The convenors invite abstract submissions (up to 300 words) which explore the various ‘intersections’ between political, economic and social imaginaries of financial capitalism. They are especially interested in theoretically-driven approaches studying the role of different types of imagination in materially mediating currently experienced crises (economic, social, border, migration etc.), through producing and legitimating dominant visions and narratives of the future.
The IAS is very pleased to share the brand new website for colleague Professor Megan Vaughan's Wellcome Trust-funded project, Chronic Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Critical History. Click on the link to find out more about the project, the role of Research Associate Dr Marissa Mika and the rest of the team.
The Institute of Advanced Studies is delighted to announce that its first Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow will be Professor Rosi Braidotti, who will join us during the Autumn Term 2017/18 for a programme of events, workshops and public lectures.
The Institute of Advanced Studies welcomes applications in response to this Call for Papers for a conference entitled 'Political Pasts and Democratic Futures: Interdisciplinary Perspectives' to be held on 1 June 2017. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2017.
The Institute of Advanced Studies is delighted to share this Call for Papers for the 'Representing the Sixth Sense in Art and Visual Culture' conference to be held on 27 May 2017 in the IAS. The deadline for the call is 1 March 2017.
To celebrate the first anniversary of
FRINGE, UCL's Centre for the Study of Social and Cultural Complexity, Centre Director Professor Alena Ledeneva commissioned this
video to highlight
current FRINGE projects and to frame the distinctive FRINGE approach. The
video, filmed and edited by Giulio
Gobbetti can be viewed
by clicking here.
We are delighted to welcome Visiting Research Fellow Dr Giovanni Ferroni for this IAS Talking Points Seminar, Eros in the Cage? A Theory of Love in Renaissance Italy. We are also pleased to welcome Professor Alison Wright (History of Art, UCL) and Dr Catherine Keen (SELCS, UCL) who will be respondents.
Starts: Feb 28, 2017 6:00:00 PM
Centre for the Study of South Asia and the Indian Ocean World Seminar: Urban environments and situated institutions - everyday governance in West Bengal
The Centre for the Study of South Asia and the Indian Ocean World is delighted to welcome Natasha Cornea (Visiting Research Fellow, UCL Geography) for the second seminar of the Spring Term.
Starts: Mar 1, 2017 3:00:00 PM
The Institute of Advanced Studies is delighted to share an invitation to this seminar with Pierre Briant (Collège de France) which it has co-funded, on the occasion of the publication in English of Professor Briant’s book, Alexandre des Lumières: Fragments d’histoire européene (Paris, 2012). Respondents will be Richard Bourke (Queen Mary, University of London) and Sanja Perovic (King’s College London).
Starts: Mar 1, 2017 5:00:00 PM
'Sediments and Arrhythmias: race, sense and sensation' Seminar - The Remains of Race: Interrupting Aesthetics/Blackness/Postcolonial Mourning
We are pleased to welcome Ashwani Sharma to the Institute of Advanced Studies for this 'Sediments and Arrhythmias: race, sense and sensation' Seminar on The Remains of Race: Interrupting Aesthetics/Blackness/Postcolonial Mourning.
Starts: Mar 1, 2017 5:00:00 PM
The IAS is pleased to share this Early Modern Exchanges Seminar on Self-Narrative and Self-Description.
Starts: Mar 1, 2017 5:00:00 PM
African Studies Lunchtime Seminar: School Absenteeism in Northern Malawi - trends, influences and the impact of cleaner burning biomass-fuelled cookstoves
The penultimate Spring Term seminar in the UCL African Studies Lunchtime Seminar Series welcomes Christine Kelly, Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Starts: Mar 2, 2017 12:30:00 PM
The IAS is pleased to share this Early Modern Exchanges Seminar on Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Work in Progress Seminar 3.
Starts: Mar 8, 2017 5:00:00 PM
The IAS in the media
The 2016 Orwell Lecture, given by Private Eye editor Ian Hislop on 15 November to a sold-out audience and organised by The Orwell Prize which is now housed at the IAS, hit the front cover of the New Statesman on 1 December. Read 'The Age of Outrage' here and watch the lecture here.
IAS Visiting Research Fellow, Dr Martin Edwards, recently featured in a pair of BBC Radio 4 programmes called ‘Farewell Doctor Finlay’, a two-part history of General Practice in the UK. Both are available to listen to on the BBC iPlayer.
The research carried out by former Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Professor Evthymios Papataxiarchis, during his recent visit at the IAS is mentioned in this article in The Times Higher Education Supplement about the very successful Engaging Refugee Narratives event, hosted at the IAS on 30 June. Read about it here. He also appeared on BBC Radio 4's The World Tonight on 13 October discussing the refugee crisis in his fieldwork site of Skala Sykamnias, Greece. Listen from 34 minutes 30 seconds in here.
Research carried out by Dr Lois Lee, Co-Director of the IAS's centre for Secularity and Secularism Studies and IAS Visiting Research Fellow, Dr Stephen Bullivant, which shows that the number of people in England and Wales who identify themselves as having 'no religion' is larger than those who identify themselves as Christian, was covered extensively in the media, grabbing the front page of The Guardian and a column in the Evening Standard.