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Allie Tichenor to Give Seminar on Biotechnology, Gender Wars, & Human Rights in the Age of Twitter

January 14, 2015

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Kimba Allie Tichenor, 2014-2015 NDIAS Fellow and historian from the University of Chicago, will lead a two-part seminar on "Biotechnology, Gender Wars, & Human Rights in the Age of Twitter" from 3:00 to 4:30 pm on Friday, January 30 and Friday, February 13 in 1125 Flanner Hall.

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Refreshments will be served.


2015 Rome Seminar Applications Available!

December 17, 2014


Talented international junior faculty and advanced graduate students are invited to apply to participate in the 2015 Rome Seminar, "Philology Among the Disciplines," taking place June 14-27, 2015 at the University of Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway. For additional information on this year's seminar, please click here.

Featured Video of the Week: "Sacred Echoes: Repetitive Prayer and Reformation-Era Poetics"

December 17, 2014

Susannah Monta, Residential Fellow at the NDIAS for 2014-2015, introduces her research project on, "Sacred Echoes: Repetitive Prayer and Reformation-Era Poetics."

Fall 2014 Issue of NDIAS Quarterly Now Available!

December 08, 2014


The Fall 2014 issue of the NDIAS Quarterly is now available, featuring scholarly discourse, Institutional news, and the ongoing research of our current and alumni fellows. In this issue, we feature Richard Oosterhoff (University of Cambridge) discuss "Why Marginalia Still Matter." Costica Bradatan (Texas Tech University) expores "Dying for Ideas." Cleo Kearns (NYU) examines the nature of sacrifice, in addition to other articles and news. To view the digital edition, click here. To receive a print version of the quarterly, free of charge, please subscribe here.

Elisabeth Köll, Harvard Historian, to Present Lecture on the State, Market, and Private Enterprise in China

October 29, 2014


The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) and the University of Notre Dame Department of History are pleased to announce a jointly-sponsored public lecture by Elisabeth Köll, Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Entrepreneurial Management unit at the Harvard Business School, titled “Visible and Invisible Hands in China: State, Market, and Private Enterprise in Historical Perspective.”

The lecture will be held on Thursday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m. in 126 DeBartolo Hall. 

Professor Köll will join the University of Notre Dame faculty, in the Department of History, beginning in the fall of 2015. Questions regarding Professor’s Köll’s lecture may be directed to Carolyn Sherman (