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Researching Secrecy Amidst the Ruins of Orford Ness

Professor William Walters, Benjamin Meaker Visiting Research Professor, University of Bristol The heat of the Cold War forged a world in which national security came to be staked upon complex and large-scale technoscientific systems, the most notable being atomic weaponry.

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Looking beyond: how CT scanning opens up new horizons in understanding South American cynodonts and mammalian origins.

I would like to start by thanking the IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor Fellowship, Prof. Emily Rayfield and Dr. Pam Gill that made my visit to Bristol possible. This was my second time in Bristol which was an important visit

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A Research Sabbatical – Henry Daniel

Henry Daniel, IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Fellow, writes…. The IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Fellowship provided me with a unique opportunity to do initial fieldwork for my new research project Contemporary Nomads. The invitation also allowed me to guest teach on

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A family sabbatical at the University of Bristol School of Earth Sciences

Associate Professors Rowena Lohman and Matt Pritchard from the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) spent just over six months visiting the University of Bristol School of Earth Sciences, thanks to Institute for Advanced Study

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Once upon an unusually sunny summer week in Bristol: a tale of a memorable academic visit – Simeon Pierre Choukem

I visited Bristol for the first time in December 2012, thanks to the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD) Albert Renold Fellowship. I was an Albert Renold Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM)

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Remembrance, Legacy, and the Transatlantic Slave Trade – Ros Martin

Ros Martin creatively contributed to the University of  Bristol’s Institute for Advance Studies public panel discussion: ‘Slavery: Legacies and Remembrance’ on the 26 June 2014 with spoken word accompanying a music track, ‘Ethiopia’, composed and sung by Shropshire artist Polly

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Spoken Sonata – Jonathan James

  Jonathan James visited the Institute for Advanced Studies for a workshop about finding musical ways in to creative writing and the spoken word on 9 May 2014. He is a freelance classical and jazz educator who writes professionally, specialising in libretti for

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In Plain Sight: Knowle West Women Activating Communities – Dr. Sharon Irish

Dr. Sharon Irish is an historian and grants coordinator at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA, with particular interest in community cultural development and urban spatial practices. Knowle West, an area of south Bristol that was built starting in

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My “Yuanfen” with Bristol – Professor Lianzhen HE

Professor Lianzhen HE works at the School of International Studies, Zhejiang University, China and visited the University of Bristol in 2014 as an Institute for Advanced Studies Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor. Yuanfen is a Chinese term meaning the “binding force” that

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Do women make a difference as foreign policy actors? – Professor Sylvia Bashevkin

Sylvia Bashevkin is a professor of political science at the University of Toronto. She visited Bristol University’s School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) as the Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor. Scholars in the UK and elsewhere have spent lots of

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