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2021.10.14 |

Event on Creativity and Resilience in Times of Covid-19

On 10 November an interdisciplinary event at AIAS will address the role of creativity as a tool for resilience in the midst of a global pandemic by bringing art history, music science and information science together.

2021.10.12 |

New book and panel discussion on Hannah Arendt and Isaiah Berlin: Freedom, Politics and Humanity (Princeton UP, 2021) by Kei Hiruta

In his new book, AIAS fellow Kei Hiruta tells the story of the conflict between Hannah Arendt and Isaiah Berlin and considers how their profound disagreement over central issues in politics, history and philosophy continues to offer important lessons for political thought broadly construed today. Join the panel discussion on 4 November to know…

2021.10.01 |

Welcome to seven new fellows

Today, on 1 October 2021, it’s commencement day at AIAS. Seven new AIAS COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellows will begin their fellowship at AIAS and collaboration with fellows and Aarhus University faculty members. The researchers are at AIAS on fellowships that will last from one year up to three years.

2021.09.30 |

Interdisciplinary book on Eschatology in Antiquity

A new book co-edited by AIAS Fellow Helen Van Noorden is the first large-scale multidisciplinary volume on ancient eschatology, the study of the end of things.

2021.09.22 |

The brain is a prediction machine – and music reveals how it works

Life is not only lived forwards – it is also experienced a little ahead of time, and now there is empirical evidence for the claim. AIAS Fellow Niels Chr. Hansen and collaborators have used music to understand the brain's expectation mechanisms. The study is published in Psychological Science.

2021.09.15 |

Two Villum Experiment grants to AIAS Former Fellows

AIAS Former Fellows Shubiao Wu (Acroecology) and Magnus Kjærgaard (Molecular Biology and Genetics) have each received a DKK 2 million grant by the Villum Experiment programme that reward scientists who question conventional thinking.

2021.09.03 |

First textbook on simulation in humanities

Advances in simulation techniques are helping to break new ground for our understanding of large-scale, long-term complex trends in social, economic and political systems. The first textbook on the simulation technique Agent-based Modelling (ABM) aimed at researchers studying the past is now published by AIAS Fellow Iza Romanowska and…

2021.09.01 |

14 new AIAS fellows selected

A group of 14 new AIAS-COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellows from around the world has been selected in a thorough international, triple peer-review selection process in the spring and summer of 2021.

2021.08.16 |

New head of secretariat at AIAS

On 16 August 2021, AIAS welcomes Lotte Holm who will join AIAS as head of secretariat.

2021.08.10 |

Kelp gull attacks affect the behaviour and increase the energy costs of southern right whales

A recent study suggests that kelp gull attacks negatively affect the behaviour of southern right whales off Península Valdés in Argentina. Scientists arrived at this conclusion after comparing the behaviour of southern right whales at two sites, one with (Península Valdés, Argentina) and one without (Head of Bight, Australia) kelp gull attacks.…

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Events

Mon 25 Oct
09:00-12:00 | AIAS, building 1632-203
AIAS Event: Writing Collective
Bring your writing or reading to the AIAS room 1632-203 and enjoy the good karma of your fellow colleagues working silently alone/ together.
Mon 25 Oct
14:15-15:30 | The AIAS Auditorium
AIAS Seminar: Qian Janice Wang and Cathrin Bengesser, AIAS Associate Fellows
What is quality? An introduction to criticism using film & wine
Mon 01 Nov
09:00-12:00 | AIAS, building 1632-203
AIAS Event: Writing Collective
Bring your writing or reading to the AIAS room 1632-203 and enjoy the good karma of your fellow colleagues working silently alone/ together.
Mon 01 Nov
14:15-15:30 | The AIAS Auditorium
AIAS Seminar: Sylvie Tesson, AIAS Fellow
Causes and Consequences of Microalgae Dispersal
Wed 03 Nov
09:00-17:00 | Hybrid format: The AIAS Auditorium and online
Conference: SysMus21
14th International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology
Thu 04 Nov
15:00-16:30 | Nobel Parken, Room 1483-228, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, 8000 Aarhus C
Book panel: Hannah Arendt and Isaiah Berlin: Freedom, Politics and Humanity (Princeton University Press, 2021)
by Kei Hiruta, AIAS Fellow and author of the book
Mon 08 Nov
09:00-12:00 | AIAS, building 1632-203
AIAS Event: Writing Collective
Bring your writing or reading to the AIAS room 1632-203 and enjoy the good karma of your fellow colleagues working silently alone/ together.
Mon 08 Nov
10:00-12:30 | SCAS, Uppsala, Sweden & hybrid
AIAS, SCAS & TIAS Workshop: Interdisciplinary theory and research careers
A series of workshops on the Nordic IAS models and interdisciplinary research practices.
Wed 10 Nov
10:30-17:30 | The AIAS Auditorium and Hall
AIAS Event: Creativity and Resilience in Times of Covid-19
Seminars, documentary screening and exhibition.
Mon 15 Nov
09:00-12:00 | AIAS, building 1632-203
AIAS Event: Writing Collective
Bring your writing or reading to the AIAS room 1632-203 and enjoy the good karma of your fellow colleagues working silently alone/ together.

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Conferences

Wed 03 Nov
09:00-17:00 | Hybrid format: The AIAS Auditorium and online
Conference: SysMus21
14th International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology
Mon 08 Nov
10:00-12:30 | SCAS, Uppsala, Sweden & hybrid
AIAS, SCAS & TIAS Workshop: Interdisciplinary theory and research careers
A series of workshops on the Nordic IAS models and interdisciplinary research practices.
Thu 17 Feb
10:00-16:00 | The AIAS Auditorium & hybrid
AIAS, SCAS & TIAS Workshop: Interdisciplinary methods - Building Collaboration, Networks and Trust
A series of workshops on the Nordic IAS models and interdisciplinary research practices.
Wed 27 Apr
08:00-16:00 | AIAS Auditorium
Symposium
For the time being – temporality, ethics, aging: Conversations between anthropology, art and philosophy