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2020.10.29 |

Special issue on Moral Conflict and Political Obligation in (Highly) Non-ideal Conditions

AIAS Fellow Kei Hiruta and Dr Allyn Fives from National University of Ireland Galway have co-edited the Res Publica Special Issue on ‘Moral Conflict and Political Obligation in (Highly) Non-ideal Conditions’.

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2020.10.15 |

New book on Ruler Personality Cults by two AIAS Fellows

A joint book project born at AIAS by former Fellows Kirill Postoutenko and Darin Stephanov has now been published: 'Ruler Personality Cults from Empires to Nation-states and Beyond: Symbolic Patterns and Interactional Dynamics'.

Photo: Welcome by AIAS Fellow Sandra Eckert.

2020.10.06 |

Drawing Europe together – combining art, history and political science

An interdisciplinary panel at AIAS discussed the current challenges for Europe in the context of an art exhibition shown at AIAS. The exhibition “Drawing (for) Europe” brings together very different images of Europe by children book illustrators who have been asked to contribute by the Frankfurt-based editor Markus Weber.

2020.10.05 |

Welcome to 14 new fellows

Today is commencement day at AIAS. 14 new research fellows will begin their AIAS fellowship and collaboration with Aarhus University faculty members. The researchers are at AIAS on fellowships that will last from half a year up to three years.

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2020.10.05 |

New study of the late antique poem Metaphrasis Psalmorum

The new book ‘Apollinaris of Laodicea: Metaphrasis Psalmorum’ by AIAS Former Fellow Andrew Faulkner is the first large-scale study of the 4th-century poem ‘Metaphrasis Psalmorum’.

2020.09.21 |

AIAS Fellow number 100

With the magic number of fellow number 100, AIAS has now accumulated a strong and diverse community of Former Fellows from across the globe and across academic disciplines. Fellow number 100 is historian and Assistant Professor Bogdan C. Iacob from the Romanian Academy in Bucharest, Romania.

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2020.09.15 |

AIAS Fellow Niels Chr. Hansen member of the Danish Young Academy

Niels Chr. Hansen has been appointed a member of the Danish Young Academy, a network for talented young researchers under the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

Photo: ERC grantee Micah G. Allen. Credit: Lundbeckfonden.

2020.09.03 |

ERC grant will investigate the influence of cannabinoids on our minds and bodies

Little is known about how the active ingredients in cannabis influence the interaction between brain and body. With an ERC grant of DKK 11 million, AIAS Fellow Micah G. Allen will address foundational questions about how cannabinoids influence our minds and bodies to improve future therapeutic use of the compounds.

2020.09.03 |

New book on The Arab Lefts by AIAS Fellow Laure Guiguis

The collective volume ‘The Arab Lefts: Histories and Legacies, 1950s-1970s’, edited by Laure Guirguis, explores the entangled histories of Left-wing trends and surveys radical Left traditions in the Arab world.

Image: Anatomy of the fish eye. Anatomy of the rainbow trout eye, showing the retina (left) containing the photoreceptors (blue and red) and the vast capillary network behind the retina (right, diffuse green).

2020.08.24 |

Acidic fish eyes see better

A recent study in eLife shows a new mechanism in the fish eye that boosts the retina´s oxygen supply more than 10-fold and enhances the eye's ability to process visual input. This mechanism for improved vision may have contributed to the extraordinary adaptive radiation of the fishes, which today represent half of all vertebrates in the world.

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