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Talking Humanities

The Second World War has been the subject of many books, documentaries and films, creating a large popular memory of wartime campaigns such as ‘Make do and Mend’ and ‘Dig for Victory’. But Dr Christopher Bannister, a historian at the Institute of English Studies, has discovered an untold story about mannequins and unusual recruitment strategies in South America.

Talking Humanities is the School of Advanced Study's flagship digital publication and covers groundbreaking humanities research throughout the UK.


Research Directory

Our Directory of Research and Expertise is the first stop for anyone seeking experts or further information about projects managed by the School of Advanced Study.


Social Scholar - Taking Research Into Schools

Videos and Podcasts

Social Scholar - Taking Research Into Schools

Dr Peter Jones from the Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study draws upon his experience of working with the 'Brilliant Club' in placements in 'low participation' secondary schools and, reflects upon the most effective methods to meet the challenges of taking research into schools.


Latest podcast: The French Revolution revisited