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May 2022

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Featured Calls

IAS Associate Fellowships – Rolling Deadline   

Are you a postdoc at Warwick that’s looking for training, resources and support to help you achieve your academic career ambitions? Join the IAS as an Associate Fellow    

Here are four reasons why you should join the IAS today:    

  1. Access our flagship training programme- The Accolade (Academic Careers and Leadership Development) Programme designed for fellows to enhance their skills to become future leaders in academia. See our Summer Programme.  

  1. Connect and exchange ideas with IAS Fellows from all Faculties via our Postdoc Team Space and at IAS events.    

  1. Use our facilities in IAS (Zeeman building) including stocked kitchen, common room, meeting rooms, hot desks and seminar room.    

  1. Be the first to hear about calls, events and opportunities that support postdoc career advancement including EUTOPIA calls and events, IAS Schemes and Accolade panels on funding and fellowship schemes.    

If you’d like to know more, please email us at – we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.    

We look forward to receiving applications and welcoming Warwick postdocs to the IAS community.  


The IAS is Hiring! 

We are looking for an Early Career Programme Manager to provide maternity cover for the current post holder for 12 months. Deadline is 06 June 2022. Please view our advert for full details of the role.

We are delighted to share the news that Théo Aiolfi, who is currently an Early Career Teaching Fellow (ECTF) at the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL), has been awarded a two-year postdoctoral position as an EUTOPIA Science and Innovation Fellow (SIF) at CY Cergy Paris University starting in September, with an internal secondment at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in the second year of the project.   


Former IAS Early Career fellow Sophie Shorland has secured a book deal with Atlantic Books for a biography of Queen Catherine of Braganza, out in 2024, and to be published with Penguin Random House in Portugal. She has also released a podcast on the time period called Who hath dunnit, investigating a 400-year-old cold case. 

                             Upcoming Events

The Warwick Black Chemistry Society (WBCS) in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) would like to invite you to attend and/or present at the inVISIBLE Research & Diversity Conference at the Zeeman Building.  For more information, click here

The IAS is proud to be a part of the conference Women in World(-)Literature, University of Warwick, a hybrid conference via  Microsoft Teams and at the Oculus Building on 22–23 June 2022. Register online or in-person here.

Call for Applications for “ The Summer School of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Warwick” Performance and Politics on the New Silk Roads. Venice June 27 – July 1 2022. For more information please click here  

Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal

Following the frantic activities of April to get the latest issue of the journal live, by contrast May has been a busy behind the scenes month for Exchanges. Work towards one of our forthcoming special issues – Representations of Nerd Culture – has now advanced to the point where we are looking at potential publication dates over the summer. Given the initial discussions around this issue began just ahead of the pandemic age, and while progress on it has been constant since then, it will be a delight to be able to finally share this volume’s articles with the worlds. Certainly, as a collaboration with the universities of Oxford and SOAS, the ‘nerds’ special issue has also helped raise Exchanges’ profile outside of Warwick yet further. 

Progress on our other special, and regular, issues also continues although in all cases their publications are a little way off as of yet. Excitingly though, this month we’ve had an outline approach to develop a potential seventh special issues in collaboration with another major research university. More about that in due course once it, hopefully, takes more concrete shape. You can always find out more about our special issues programme here: 

Exchanges Discourse Podcast 

While there haven’t been any new episodes for a little while, I am pleased to report we have a number of interviews lined up with recently published journal authors in the next few weeks. Hence, keep an ear open for these next episodes throughout June. You can of course listen to every episode of the past three seasons of the podcast on Spotify, and most other major podcasting platforms too. 

Talking Publishing 

May has also been a month for a few public engagement activities for the journal. Following on from the arrival of the IAS’ newest cohort of early-career fellows, the latest in a series of Ask Me Anything sessions was hosted by the Editor-in-Chief. This was followed a few days later by a panel discussion focussing on publication strategies, wherein the Editor was joined by a number of external academics to share their thoughts in this area. You can read more about this session on our editorial blog. Finally, by the time this newsletter goes out, the Editor will also have delivered an invited lecture on writing for journals to some of Warwick’s undergraduate students. Will there be some future Exchanges authors among them? Only time will tell. 

Call for Papers & Reader Survey 

On top of our open call for papers we currently have a couple of other chances to contribute to the life of the journal. Firstly, the latest issue launched our anniversary call for papers on the theme of authentic interdisciplinarity. There’s quite a generous lead time, ahead of a planned October 2023 publication, and we’re hoping that some authors old and new will share their thoughts as contributions for the issue. Find out more about the call here: 

Beyond this, we’re also currently running a reader survey – seeking insight from our audience about the aspects of the journal they value, and their thoughts on where they’d like us to head next. If you’ve ever been a reader of Exchanges, pop-on over and complete the short survey and let us know your opinions on this topic too: 

Further Information 

As always, the EIC and journal team always welcome approaches to discuss any aspect of the journal, podcast or prospective contributions throughout the year. In which case, contact Editor-in-Chief Dr Gareth J Johnson at


IAS Awards made to  

Dr Guillemette Crouzet – History / GHCC 

Professor Alison Ribieiro de Menezes - SMLC 

Fernandes Fellows  

Dr Savvas Papadopoulos – University of Gothenburg 

Dr Olena Miliienko - Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University 

If you would like to get involved, join the IAS community or apply for funding please refer to our current schemes.

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