Institute of Advanced Studies



Hermes 2018 Summer School

Start: Jun 18, 2018 2:00:00 PM
End: Jun 22, 2018 2:00:00 PM

We are delighted to share programme for the Hermes Summer School, the topic for which this year is the IAS's research theme for 2017-18, Vulnerability.  The School will take place at the Italian Institute of Germanic Studies  from 18 to 22 June and more details about it can be found on the Comparative Literature webpages.

IAS Book Launch: On the Couch - A Repressed History of the Analytic Couch from Plato to Freud

Start: Jun 22, 2018 6:00:00 PM
End: Jun 22, 2018 8:00:00 PM

The peculiar arrangement of the psychoanalyst’s office for an analytic session seems inexplicable. The analyst sits in a chair out of sight while the patient lies on a couch facing away. It has been this way since Freud, although, as Nathan Kravis points out in On the Couch, this practice is grounded more in the cultural history of reclining posture than in empirical research. 

Histories of Education and Learning: Contributions to theory and practice in the humanities and social sciences

Start: Jun 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM
End: Jun 28, 2018 8:00:00 PM

The IAS is delighted to host this free two-day conference run by the International Centre for Historical Research in Education (ICHRE). History of education has long drawn upon different disciplinary backgrounds, particularly from the humanities and social sciences. Within universities, it is commonly located in both history and education departments while many social scientists pursue historical work on education and learning.

Octagon Friday Forum: Noise

Start: Jun 29, 2018 12:00:00 PM
End: Jun 29, 2018 5:00:00 PM

In Image Matters: Archive, Photography, and the African Diaspora in Europe (2012), Tina M. Campt analyses family archives through the conceptual frameworks of sound and music. In a critique of the notion of ‘transparency’, Campt argues that photographs should be ‘listened to’, instead of simply being looked at, in order to understand their broader cultural meanings, translations and articulations. Incorporating sound and music within her visual analysis, Campt not only succeeds in shortcutting the ‘self-evident’ dimension of photography, but also highlights continuity and breaks within lens-based practices, as well as within a broader socio-historical ‘harmony’.

IAS Lies Public Lecture Series: Myths around the public sector and whose interests are served by the underlying lies

Start: Jul 17, 2018 6:00:00 PM
End: Jul 17, 2018 6:00:00 PM

The IAS is delighted to welcome Professor Mariana Mazzucato for this talk.  What conditions breed innovation and entrepreneurship? Most people seem to agree that the state playing a large role in the economy is not one of them. Indeed, burdensome government bureaucracy is typically juxtaposed in opposition to the ambitious, risk-taking entrepreneurs who have driven the technological revolution of the past few decades, and now operate the world’s largest and most dynamic corporations.

Collecting Change/Changing Collections

Start: Jul 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM
End: Jul 27, 2018 4:00:00 PM

The Institute of Advanced Studies is hosting a daylong workshop led by Institute of Archaeology PhD researcher Kyle Lee-Crossett.

Area Studies in Flux Conference

Start: Sep 28, 2018 9:15:00 AM
End: Sep 29, 2018 7:30:00 PM

This conference is convened by the IAS and SSEES in collaboration with PKU, Beijing, and is designed to go beyond Euro/US-centrism to explore ‘area’ from diverse vantage points and emplaced disciplinary traditions. The conference will be divided into four sessions: 

Area Studies in Flux Workshop

Start: Sep 28, 2018 5:30:00 PM
End: Sep 28, 2018 7:30:00 PM

Please note that ticket holders are expected to attend the Area Studies in Flux conference, please get your conference tickets here