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2021.07.07 |

Development of improved methods for predicting complex traits

Former fellow Doug Speed, together with colleagues from BiRC and NCRR, have developed improved methods for predicting complex traits. The work has been published in the journal Nature Communications this week.

2021.07.07 |

The history of Palmyra through the lens of Palmyrene Portraits

For almost 300 years wealthy Palmyrenes commemorated their deceased with portraits set up in elaborate family tombs. In a new paper, in the Journal of Archaeological Science, the Palmyra Portrait Project reports on how this wealth of information was used to reconstruct the historical trajectories of the city's elite.

2021.07.05 |

Five new AIAS Associates from Aarhus University appointed

Five new AIAS Associates from Aarhus University have been appointed for a 3-year period, from August 2021. They will join the 23 Associates that started on 1 April, and together with the AIAS Fellows they form the large multidisciplinary, talented research group of AIAS.

2021.06.16 |

Book on Art and Gentrification in the Changing Neoliberal Landscape

A new book edited by AIAS Fellow Tijen Tunali investigates art’s relationship to gentrification from a multiplicity of perspectives, and discusses how the aesthetic reconfiguration of the neoliberal city does not only allow uneven and exclusionary urban redevelopment strategies, but also facilitates the growth of anti-gentrification resistance.

2021.06.14 |

New strategies to improve immunotherapy for cancer patients

AIAS Fellow Joanna Kalucka has received funding from The Danish Cancer Society (Kræftens Bekæmpelse) to develop a new strategy to target the metabolism of blood vessels to improve anti-tumor immune responses to enhance current treatments for cancer patients.

2021.05.25 |

AIAS Former Fellow Isabelle Torrance first recipient of the Victor Albeck Award 2021

Professor Isabelle Torrance is awarded the Victor Albeck Award for her excellent contribution to developing the field of ‘Classical Reception Studies’. Torrance was an AIAS Fellow from 2016-2019, after which she became a full professor of Classical Reception in English at Aarhus University.

2021.05.07 |

Art and science dialogue between artist Bjørn Nørgaard and AIAS Fellows

A new sculpture by Danish artist Bjørn Nørgaard is donated to Aarhus University and AIAS by the New Carlsberg Foundation. On 10 May when the sculpture is officially unveiled, AIAS Fellows will meet with the artist for a dialogue on art, science and justice.

2021.04.26 |

ERC Advanced Grant to Former Fellow Georgina Born

AIAS Former Fellow Georgina Born has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant to study Music and Artificial Intelligence – a project that took shape during Georgina Born’s fellowship at AIAS and at her workshop of the same name.

2021.04.23 |

AIAS Director Søren Keiding appointed NetIAS President

From this summer, AIAS director Søren Keiding will take over the presidency of the Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study after Nadia Al-Bagdadi from Central European University IAS.

2021.03.26 |

Harbour seals in the North Sea eat on the go

Miniature tags designed by AIAS Fellow Mark Johnson show seals feed continuously in long offshore trips a new study in Nature Scientific Reports reveals.

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Thu 26 Aug
15:00-22:00 | AIAS
AIAS Summer Gathering 2021
AIAS invites all current, former and associate fellows to the annual summer gathering 2021
Mon 06 Sep
14:15-15:30 | The AIAS Auditorium
AIAS Seminar: Sebastijan Ričko, AIAS Fellow
Chirality: A fundamental property of matter
Wed 08 Sep
12:00-15:00 | The AIAS Auditorium
Hosted event: Professor inaugural lecture by Ditlev Brodersen
Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
Mon 20 Sep
14:15-15:30 | The AIAS Auditorium
AIAS Seminar: Helen Van Noorden, AIAS Fellow
Right, Wrong and World-End: Reframing the Sibylline Oracles
Sun 26 Sep
16:00-19:00 | AIAS Lounge
AIAS Film Screening: I am the People
AIAS Film Screening, I am the People, by Anna Roussillon (2014), at Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies.
Mon 27 Sep
14:15-15:30 | Online via Zoom
AIAS Seminar: Dr Richard Serjeantson, Fellow and Lecturer in History, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK
In Defence of Universities: Higher education and its enemies in early modern Europe
Mon 04 Oct
14:15-15:30 | The AIAS Auditorium
AIAS Seminar: Iza Romanowska, AIAS Fellow
A City in a Dessert: What can we learn about urban resilience from ancient Palmyra?
Mon 01 Nov
14:15-15:30 | The AIAS Auditorium
AIAS Seminar: Sylvie Tesson, AIAS Fellow
Causes and Consequences of Microalgae Dispersal
Mon 08 Nov
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 29 Nov
14:15-15:30 | The AIAS Auditorium
AIAS Seminar: Jeffrey Kerby, AIAS Fellow
Arctic Ecology in a Color: What does it mean when the Arctic turns green(er)?

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Thu 02 Sep
09:30-17:30 | Hybrid format: The AIAS Auditorium and online
AIAS Conference
Popular Receptions of Classical Antiquity
Thu 02 Sep
15:00-18:45 | Online
AIAS Joint Conference: 12 International Congress of the Plutarch Society
Plutarch and his Contemporaries: Sharing the Roman Empire
Wed 13 Oct
08:00-16:00 | AIAS Auditorium
POSTPONED TO SPRING 2022: Hosted Symposium
For the time being – temporality, ethics, aging: Conversations between anthropology, art and philosophy
Wed 03 Nov
09:00-17:00 | Hybrid format: The AIAS Auditorium and online
Hosted conference: SysMus21
14th International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology