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Douglas Hedley, Cambridge Theologian, to Explore the Iconic Imagination

September 03, 2015


Douglas Hedley, 2013-2014 Templeton Fellow at the NDIAS and Reader in Hermeneutics and Metaphysics at the University of Cambridge, will give a public lecture entitled, "The Iconic Imagination: Images of the End?" on Thursday, September 10 at 4:30 pm in the Auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.



Unique Collaboration Brings Scholar of Ancient Philosophy to Campus

August 19, 2015

Diego De Brasi

An Italian-born, German-speaking scholar of ancient philosophy will spend the 2015-16 academic year at the University of Notre Dame, supported by the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Notre Dame’s Institute for Advanced Study and Workshop on Ancient Philosophy teamed up to help secure the post-doctoral fellowship for Diego De Brasi, an assistant professor of classical philology at the University of Marburg, Germany.

Cultivating ivy-covered gardens: Political science professor looks at disconnect between self-image and reality of field

July 31, 2015

Michael Desch

Trends in political science are marginalizing the subfield of security studies, argues Fall 2012 NDIAS Fellow Michael Desch, a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, in a new piece in the journal Perspectives on Politics.

Desch believes that social science, as practiced in the United States since the early 20th century, has tried to balance two impulses: to be a rigorous science and a relevant social enterprise. However, he believes there is a disconnect between political science’s self-image of balancing rigor and relevance with the reality of how political scientists actually conduct their scholarship most of the time.

2016-2017 Online Applications for NDIAS Fellowships Now Available!

July 01, 2015


All who are distinguished and who have projects that are promising, as well as those beginning their careers and who have appropriate projects, are invited to apply.

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The Art of Truth: Maxim Kantor

June 12, 2015


The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study hosted renowned Russian artist Maxim Kantor as their Director’s Fellow in 2015.

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