The IAS is thrilled to announce that its second Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow will be Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty, who will be joining us for the month of March 2018. During his visit, Professor Chakrabarty will be giving a Public Lecture on 6 March entitled 'Planetary Crises and the Difficulty of Being Modern' and two seminars on 'Humanities in the Age of Humans' in the following weeks. Please keep an eye on the IAS Events page for further details.
We are delighted to announce an AHRC award of £940k to Professor Mary Fulbrook, Dean of Social & Historical Sciences (SHS), Professor Stephanie Bird, Director of the School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS) and Dr Stefanie Rauch (IAS) for a major research project which will be housed in the IAS, 'Compromised Identities? Reflections on perpetration and complicity under Nazism'.
The Institute of Advanced Studies has today announced a collaboration with the Mishcon Academy at Mishcon de Reya to deliver thought leadership events as part of the IAS's 'Lies' Programme. This is the first partnership of its kind for both Mishcon de Reya and the IAS. The partnership will establish a programme of events for the IAS 2017-18 research theme of ‘Lies’ and will specifically focus on the following issues:
The IAS is delighted to announce the appointment of two Deputy Directors, one for each of the Joint Faculties. Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen will represent the Faculty of Arts & Humanities and Professor Megan Vaughan the Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences. They will be spreading the word about the IAS and its activities in their respective faculties as well as taking on responsibilities for public-facing events, amongst other duties.
The Institute of Advanced Studies is delighted to announce a year-long collaboration with History of Art’s Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art (CSCA). We hope that this will bring researchers across UCL with an interest in aesthetics, politics and the contemporary into conversation with one another. The CSCA has decided to focus its activities around a particular annual research theme developed in collaboration with a different research centre or department at UCL each year. The idea behind these temporary collaborations is to encourage greater interdisciplinarity and to forge dialogue across the University.
The Institute of Advanced Studies is delighted to welcome Professor Rosi Braidotti as its first Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow today. Professor Braidotti will be resident at the IAS for three spells during the Autumn Term during the first of which she will be giving the keynote lecture during the Planetary Poetics Workshop, "Are 'WE' in this together?" on 21 September.
The Institute of Advanced Studies is delighted to announce that the first cohort of Peking University/UCL IAS Visiting Research Fellows will arrive at UCL in the Autumn Term. Over the next year, we will welcome Professor Jianli Chen (School of Archaeology and Museology), Dr Yan Jia (School of Arts), Dr Ling Qin (School of Archaeology and Museology) and Professor Yidan Wang (Persian Section, School of Foreign Languages) from PKU. They will be working with colleagues at the Institute of Archaeology and the Department of History on shared projects, and developing relationships which already exist between the two institutions as well as creating new ones.