Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


About us

Īęįš≥Ę'≤űŐżInstitute of Advanced Studies was founded in 2015. It is based at the heart of ¬“¬◊–„'s Bloomsbury Campus in the Wilkins Building South Wing. TheŐżIAS is a research-based community of scholars comprising colleagues and doctoral students from across ¬“¬◊–„ as well as visiting fellows and research collaborators/interlocutors from the UK and internationally.

The IAS is committed to critical thinking and engaged enquiry both within and across conventional disciplinary and institutional boundaries, and aims to provide a creative and generative context in which to question and dislodge habitual practices and modes of thought. In particular, in the context of a major multi-disciplinary university, the IAS harnesses ¬“¬◊–„'s extensive expertise across the humanities and social sciences, to investigate received wisdom, to bring the aesthetic and the political into dialogue with one another, to foster collaborative cutting-edge research, to identify and address the urgent ethical and intellectual challenges that face us today, and to confront our responsibilities as citizens of an increasingly contracting and inter-connected world, exploring our place (historically as well as spatially) within it.

The IAS fosters and develops a range of themes and research priorities. It provides a home to the collective 'area studies' research groupings.ŐżIt also houses a number of specialistŐżresearch centres.

The IAS runs a plethora of events throughout the year, as well as producing regular publications and occasional podcasts.

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