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
The Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London, and the German Historical Institute London intend to appoint a joint Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow, tenable for a period of six months from 1 October 2018. The purpose of the Junior Research Fellowship is to offer an outstanding early career scholar from a German university the opportunity to pursue independent research in the stimulating intellectual environment of the two host institutions.
The IAS welcomes proposals for idea/research-driven public events, panels or conferences to be hosted ideally in the Common Ground in South Wing. The event must be led by a UCL academic but may include partners from other institutions, and should aim to attract people from a range of departments and disciplines.
The UCL Centre for Critical Heritage Studies invites applications from UCL academic staff or doctoral/ postdoctoral students to its Small Grants Scheme, which funds projects that lead to or support collaborative research on critical heritage studies. Funding of up to £2000 per application is available per project. In very exceptional circumstances we may consider applications up to £4000. There is no minimum limit for awards.
The Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS) at Peking University is delighted to announce that applications are now open for the inaugural year of its Visiting Research Fellowship scheme organised with the Institute of Advanced Studies for UCL academics to visit Beijing during the year 2018-19.
The Institute of Advanced Studies is seeking to appoint four Junior Research Fellows (JRFs) on appointments of 24 months each. Candidates should have recently completed (within five years) a PhD in one of the subject areas of either the Faculty of Arts & Humanities or the Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences, and should be able to contribute to one of the following research themes: Laughter or Turbulence. More information about the themes can be found here and further information, a job description and the opportunity to apply can be found here. The deadline for applications is 8 April 2018.
We are delighted to announce that IAS Junior Research Fellow Dr Peter Leary's book, Unapproved Routes: Histories of the Irish Border, 1922-1972, has been shortlisted for the 25th Christopher Ewart-Biggs Literary Prize, the objectives of which are to promote and encourage peace and reconciliation in Ireland, a greater understanding between the peoples of Britain and Ireland, or closer co-operation between the partners of the European Community. The winner of the prize will be announced on 11 April 2018. Read The Irish Times' review of the book here.
The Institute of Advanced Studies is pleased to be able to announce its research themes for 2018-2019: Laughter and Turbulence. These themes have emerged after extensive consultation and discussion with colleagues across the joint faculties and are designed to be capacious and suggestive so that various research-led initiatives and events can be accommodated under their aegis. We hope to appoint two Junior Research Fellows for two years for each theme. In addition we aim to fund a selection of innovative research-led discussions, conferences and practices related to these themes. Calls will be widely advertised and will proceed through open competition. Advertisements for the JRFs will go live in March 2018. Keep an eye on this website for further information.
Private Bodies in Public Spaces? Conceptions of healthcare and subjectivity in the Pioneer Health Centre and today
The IAS welcomes this discussion about wellbeing at the interface between our own bodies, the bodies of others, healthcare spaces and medical technologies.
Starts: May 29, 2018 6:15:00 PM
The IAS Vulnerability Seminar Series is delighted to welcome the artist Zarina Bhimji for this screening and talk.
Starts: May 30, 2018 5:00:00 PM
Centre for Early Modern Exchanges Seminar: Being Black in Tudor England/Being English in Mughal India
The IAS is pleased to share details of this Early Modern Exchanges seminar. Dr. Miranda Kaufmann tells the intriguing tales of three black Tudors, and Prof Nandini Das looks at the accounts of Sir Thomas Roe’s Mughal embassy.
Starts: May 30, 2018 5:00:00 PM
The IAS is pleased to share details of this UCL Humanitarian Institute Evening Conference.
Starts: May 31, 2018 6:00:00 PM
The IAS is pleased to share details of this panel, part of the UCL Refuge in a Moving World series, hosted by the Department of Geography, and convened by an interdisciplinary team of MSc students affiliated with the Migration Research Unit at UCL.
Starts: Jun 1, 2018 1:00:00 PM
The outcome of the 2016 ‘Brexit’ referendum has thrust the Irish border to the centre of Anglo-Irish and British-European relationships, reintroducing it to public consciousness throughout Britain and Ireland. For those living on or near the border the future is again uncertain.
Starts: Jun 1, 2018 1:00:00 PM
Chinese Astronomical Systems In The South Pacific?: Conforming Earth to Heaven through the reaches of the Austronesian Expansion
We are pleased to share an invitation to this UCL Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (CCHS) event. This presentation is a progress report on a comparison between a representative South Pacific social system which Professor Fred Damon (University of Virginia) has been studying since 1973 and a synthetic view of China.
Starts: Jun 4, 2018 10:00:00 AM
The IAS in the media
IAS Junior Research Fellow, Dr Peter Leary, writes in The Guardian on 1 March 2018 on the question of how Brexit might affect the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Read his comment piece, 'There are three ways out of the Irish border impasse. All are closed to Theresa May' here.
Peter's book, Unapproved Routes: Histories of the Irish Border, 1922-1972, has also been shortlisted for the 25th Christopher Ewart-Biggs Literary Prize, the objectives of which are to promote and encourage peace and reconciliation in Ireland, a greater understanding between the peoples of Britain and Ireland, or closer co-operation between the partners of the European Community. Read The Irish Times' review of the book here.