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Durham International Fellowships for Research and Enterprise (Funding Opportunity)

Applications are now being accepted for these prestigious Fellowships. Launched in 2011, this scheme COFUNDed between Durham University and the European Union is designed to gather together scholars, researchers, policy makers or practitioners from around the world and across the full spectrum of science, social science, arts and humanities to address themes of global significance in collaboration with Durham’s Research Institutes and researchers. 167 more words


Evidence! Evidence! From the Supernatural to the Fantastic in M.R. James and Others (Public Lecture, 27th October)

What traces do ghosts leave behind for people to find? Is seeing a ghost sufficient proof of its existence? Ghost stories often display a fascination with evidence – both the hunt for it or the lack of it. 338 more words


Durham Institute of Advanced Study - 2016-17 fellowships on Scale theme

Durham’s Institute of Advanced Study has advertised the 2016-17 fellowships on its Scale theme with a closing date of 5 June 2015 – more details here.

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Paradigms Lost: Emergence and the Brave New World of Interdisciplinary Consilience (lecture, 16th February)

Half a century since C.P. Snow launched the “two cultures” debate, scientists and literary scholars have come to recognise the value of interdisciplinary thinking. Nevertheless, institutional and cultural pressures still cause the two worlds to regard each other with a degree of envy or suspicion. 392 more words


Metamorphic Emergence: Narrative Modelling of Species Transformations

Narratives helps us to make sense of the world, including those events that might otherwise be hard to comprehend in an everyday way. Evolutionary change in animals is one such complex process that might be told and explained by stories. 319 more words


University of Warwick Institute of Advanced Study visiting fellowships

University of Warwick Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) visiting fellowships

The IAS Visiting Fellowship scheme offers an excellent opportunity for international scholars to engage with the University of Warwick.

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Joining the Advisory Council of Durham's Institute of Advanced Study

The last major role I had at Durham University was as the social science director of the Institute of Advanced Study. I was very sorry to have to give this up when I moved to the University of Warwick. 49 more words