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
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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’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.
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
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
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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.