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July 18, 2014
June 12, 2014
The Spring 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 Carl Gillett (Northern Illinois) asks "Are We Brains?" Slavica Jakelić (Valparaiso) reexamines religious-secular alliances. Justing Biddle (Georgia Tech) evaluates intellectual property rights and Genetically Modified seeds. This issue also features the 2014-2015 Class of Fellows, 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.
May 28, 2014
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.
Templeton Fellows at the NDIAS receive stipends up to $100,000, fully furnished housing, research funding, a faculty office at the NDIAS, including computer and printer, access to two undergraduate research assistants, and the opportunity to develop and to participate in major presentations of research, especially with Templeton Colloquia. To learn more, click here.
Residential Fellows at the NDIAS receive stipends up to $60,000, subsidized housing, research funding, a faculty office at the NDIAS, including computer and printer, and multiple opportunities for engagement with other scholars and faculty of the University of Notre Dame. To learn more, click here.
Graduate Student Fellows at the NDIAS receive stipends up to $25,000, research funding, shared office space at the NDIAS, including computer and printer, and multiple opportunities for engagement with other scholars and faculty of the University of Notre Dame. To learn more, click here.
All application materials must be received by Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Awards will be announced in spring 2015. Please direct questions to Carolyn Sherman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 30, 2014
The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study is pleased to announce our 2014-2015 class of fellows!
April 14, 2014
On Monday, April 14, the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) invites you to take part in "The Invisible Aspects of Human Evolution," a Templeton Colloquium led by Jonathan Marks, Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Jonathan Marks is in residence this year as a Templeton Fellow at the NDIAS.
There is no registration, and the colloquium is free and open to the public.
This colloquium brings together scholars from various fields and perspectives in anthropology to discuss the transformation of an anatomical human into a behavioral human, which seems to have taken place between about 100,000 and 50,000 years ago, a timespan notably impoverished of data, but whose eventual products would become art, kinship, morality, religion, and the myriad other features of what we call “humanity.”
The sessions will take place in 104 McKenna Hall and will also be simulcast live on the NDIAS website and blog dedicated to the Templeton Colloquia. For a complete schedule of events, visit our blog. If you wish to participate, we encourage you to review a pre-circulated paper on evolution written by Jonathan Marks.
This colloquium is sponsored by the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, with generous funding from the John Templeton Foundation.