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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.

Talents from all over the World to Aarhus University

Fellows at AIAS come from all over the world, from all research disciplines, and AIAS is hosting both young rising stars at the beginning of their research career and senior research fellows. After spending one to three years at AIAS, some fellows return to their country of origin, while others are recruited to positions at Aarhus University.

The career path of the former fellows is outstanding with numerous prestigious research positions, career grants and academic achievements. AIAS former fellows, either in Denmark or abroad, thus continue their contribution to Aarhus University through research excellence, interdisciplinary collaboration, and international networks.

Slow Science: Interdisciplinary symposium on Public Diplomacy: From Cold War to COVID

AIAS strives to create an intellectual protected space focusing on excellence and interdisciplinarity. An example of this from last week is fellow number 100 Bogdan C. Iacob who co-organized an interdisciplinary symposium on the topic of “Public Diplomacy: From Cold War to COVID”. The symposium gathered scholars from multiple fields such as History, China Studies, Brazilian Studies and History of Ideas to contextualize and discuss the timely topic and current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The symposium that Bogdan has just held illustrates exactly one of the core ideas of AIAS. The Institute provides space and time for our fellows to practice ‘slow science’ in order to develop new ideas and to establish interdisciplinary collaborations, with fellows or other researchers from other research areas”, says Søren Rud Keiding, Acting Director of AIAS.

Celebration of AIAS Fellow No 100 - #togetherapart

AIAS were to celebrate that it has now reached a community of fellows of 100 with a traditional Danish cake at the Monday Lunch at AIAS as a festive surprise. However, with the latest restrictions on social gatherings due to the COVID pandemic, the farewell to fellow number 100 was moved online, but with common thoughts to the community of now 100 AIAS Former Fellows.


Søren Rud Keiding, AIAS Director, Professor keiding@au.dk
Lena Bering, Communications Officer, lber@aias.au.dk

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