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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.

Image: Book cover of Eschatology in Antiquity. Forms and Functions.

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.

Photo: Shubiao Wu (Acroecology) and Magnus Kjærgaard (Molecular Biology and Genetics) from Aarhus University. Credit: AU Photo.

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.

Book cover of 'Agent-Based Modeling for Archaeology: Simulating the Complexity of Societies', SFI Press, 2021.

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…

Photo: The last AIAS Fellows' cohort from October 2020, taken with corona-safe distancing. By Ida Marie Jensen.

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.

Photo: Lotte Holm, new head of secretariat at AIAS.

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.

Image: A kelp gull attacks a southern right whale calf off Península Valdés, Argentina, gouging blubber and skin from its back while the whale is at the surface (Photo credit: Fredrik Christiansen)

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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2021.08.10 |

Coping through crisis with coronamusic

Two new, international research studies by AIAS Fellow Niels Chr. Hansen and collaborators reveal that corona-themed music was especially important in regulating emotions during the coronavirus crisis.

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