Institute for Advanced Studies
About the Institute
modified: May 2013
The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities was established in 1969 to promote interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Edinburgh.
It seeks to bring about collegial dialogue and to further collaborative research by maintaining a number of Fellowship schemes, by conducting regular programs of Seminars, and by developing overarching Research Themes around which interactions with the local research community are structured.
Since its foundation more than 800 scholars from 62 countries have held Institute fellowships; on average between 15 and 20 Fellows are in residence at any one time.
Housed in a secluded 18th century courtyard overlooking the Meadows (click here for a Map), the Institute is adjacent to most centres of University activity such as the University Library and the Schools within the College of Humanities and Social Science. It is within easy walking distance of the National Library of Scotland, the National Archives of Scotland, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the National Museum of Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland.
All Fellows have a private office during their stay, together with access to the usual research support facilities.
Professor Susan Manning: Memorial Service: 24 May
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