Study of the intellectual life of past cultures—ideas, attitudes, values and beliefs—provides us with important resources for understanding the present. IASH researchers have particular interests in the histories of science, religion, literature, and sexuality
Professor Peter Harrison's research focuses on the interactions of philosophy, science and religion in the early modern period. He is currently working on an ARC Laureate project on "Science and Secularization".
Professor Simon During's research combines literary theory, criticism and history. His primary current research program explores the relation between literature and religion in the period, with a particular focus on Anglicanism.
Professor Philip Almond deals with religious history in seventeenth-century Britain. His recent research focuses on witchcraft and demonology.
Professor Peter Cryle and Dr Elizabeth Stephens conduct research into the history of European understandings of sexuality. Current projects include a critical genealogy of the idea of normality and a study of representations of medical imaging technologies in the media.
The Institute consists of a number of full-time research-focused academics, postdoctoral fellows, faculty fellows, postgraduate students, visiting fellows, and professional staff.
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) organises international conferences, public lectures, themed seminar series, and in-house work in progress seminars.
Members of IASH publish actively in a range of outlets.
For lists of recent publications see individual researchers.
For recent books click the link below.
IASH is located on the 4th, 5th and 6th floors of the Forgan Smith Tower (Building #1), The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia.
Reception is on the 5th floor.