Welcome to the Institute for Advanced Study

Since 1981, the Institute for Advanced Study has been Indiana University’s leading center for the pursuit of new knowledge and new directions of inquiry in all fields of study. With gifts from friends and alumni and the support of the Office of the Vice-Provost for Research, the Institute has contributed to the university’s research mission by promoting intellectual exchange that is primarily collaborative and interdisciplinary and by fostering the exploration of ideas at an early stage of development.

As of spring 2014, the Institute has developed a specific focus on Bloomington’s associate professors, as they advance towards full professorship. Ultimately, the Institute’s ambition is to be a locus of intellectual vitality and community.

Read more

 Support the Institute for Advanced Study


News and Events

The Institute for Advanced Study announces

  • IAS Visiting Fellow Daniel Ruberman, Brandeis University

        "Where Can You Put a Non-Orientable Surface?"

          Wednesday, April 8, 7pm

          Rawles Hall 104

RVSP required. For more information, click IAS Events

  • The Institute for Advanced Study presented

         The Cusp of Spring Workshop

         March 6, 2015, Presidents’ Room, Indiana Memorial Union, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

2014 IAS Spring Award Recipients present their research in progress.

Congratulations, Rebecca!

Rebecca Spang has written a new history of money and of the French Revolution. It uses one of the most infamous examples of monetary innovation, the assignats—a currency initially defined by French revolutionaries as “circulating land”—to demonstrate that money is as much a social and political mediator as it is an economic instrument. Following the assignats from creation to abandonment, Spang shows them to be subject to the same slippages between policies and practice, intentions and outcomes, as other human inventions.

Stuff and Money in the Time of the French Revolution restores economics, in the broadest sense, to its rightful place at the heart of the Revolution and hence to that of modern politics."

The Institute for Advanced Study

"A Rabbinic View of Human Rights  Issues in Israel"

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  • Residential Fellows of the Institute in Spring 2015
Associate Professor Ivan Kreilkamp, English, Victorian Studies
Professor  Emerita Sumie Jones