Institute of Advanced Studies



Centre for the Study of South Asia and the Indian Ocean World Early Career Researchers' Workshop: Call for Papers

The UCL Centre for the Study of South Asia and the Indian Ocean World (CSSA) brings together researchers and postgraduate students working on South Asia from across the disciplines. We invite proposals for papers which focus on South Asia, the Indian Ocean world, and their diasporas.  Scholars who wish to present should send the title of their paper, a description of no more than 250 words, and a brief biography to the organisers by email (southasiacentre@ucl.ac.uk) by 16 March 2018.

UCL IAS Annual Review 2017

The Institute of Advanced Studies has produced its second Annual Review, celebrating the achievements of 2017.  Find out more about what we do, who we are, our activities and ethos by downloading it here.

Major AHRC Grant Awarded for Research into Perpetration and Complicity under Nazism

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'.

Institute of Advanced Studies Collaboration with Mishcon Academy

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:

New IAS Deputy Directors

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.

IAS Announces Collaboration with CSCA

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.