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SAS Open Day 2016

Everyone is invited to the SAS Open Day - discover postgraduate courses, libraries, archives, and digital tools. Meet academics, and get advice about funding. See you there! Thursday 10 March, 4-8pm. 


Each year more than 68,000 visitors from across the UK and around the world attend our events -- from seminars, lectures and workshops to major international conferences in the humanities and related social sciences. The majority of these are free and open to the public and do not require advance booking. To learn more, click View All Events below or view searchable PDF and Issuu versions of our latest events brochure covering February through April 2016.


IMR LogoInstitute of Musical Research archive 2006-2015

This is an archive website for the Institute of Musical Research at the School of Advanced Study, University of London from May 2006 to 31 July 2015.

For current events at the Institute of Musical Research, Royal Holloway University of London, please click here

For the audiovideo archive please click here

Judy McGregorProfessor Judy McGregor: NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor 2016

Professor McGregor is head of Auckland University of Technology’s School of Social Sciences and Public Policy and associate dean with responsibility for postgraduate studies. She will be based at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS), a member of the University of London's School of Advanced Study, from September to December 2016. More information.

Reconciling Rwanda: unity, nationality and state control

Reconciling Rwanda: unity, nationality and state control

Melvin, Jennifer

In July 1994, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) set out to stabilise and secure Rwanda, a country decimated by genocide.  This mandate was later extended to include the herculean task of promoting unity and reconciliation to a population torn apart by violence.  More than two decades ...

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