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.

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News and Events

  • The Institute for Advanced Study announces the PBS NewsHour Correspondent Margaret Warner as Lee H. Hamilton Fellow

          Monday, February 2, 2015, 5:30 p.m.,

          at Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave.

          Click here for more information

  • The Institute for Advanced Study announces the Spring 2015 Award Competition

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  • The Institute for Advanced Study announced the recipients of Fall 2014 Awards                 

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  • The Institute for Advanced Study presented a Branigin Lecture by Rabbi Arik Ascherman

          A Rabbinic View of Human Rights  Issues in Israel

          Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

          Woodburn Hall 100

          Click here to watch the video of Acherman's lecture

Scholars in Residence

Ivan Kreilkamp, Associate Professor of English in the Department of English at Indiana University, co-editor of the interdisciplinary journal Victorian Studies and a member of the Executive Committee (ex officio) of the North American Victorian Studies Association. Read more

Sumie Jones, Professor  Emerita of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Comparative Literature, and Communication & Culture, IUB. Continuing work on a three-volume Anthology of Early Modern Japanese Poetry: Research and Translation. Read more


2013-2014 Visiting Researchers                                                                                                                         

Jörn Reinhardt, Law Faculty at the University of Hamburg, Germany. He was sponsored by William Scheuerman, Department of Political Science.

Eduardo Cuenca, Faculty of Economics & Business at the University of Grenada, Spain. He was sponsored by Kathleen Sideli, Department of Overseas Studies.

Tiziano Bonazzi, Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bologna, Italy. He was sponsored by Richard Stryker, Department of Political Science.