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The Human Mind Project

How does the human mind work? If we mean by this more than its basic functions, then we are looking not only at the sciences to find our answers but to a truly interdisciplinary collaboration including science, humanities, and the arts.

The Human Mind Project will do just this. Launched on 12 December 2014 by the Institute of Philosophy , a member institute of the School, this ambitious project represents a coordinated, international effort to define the major intellectual challenges in understanding the nature and significance of the human mind, and thus the nature of how we think, feel, communicate and interact.

Follow our Human Mind Project blog posts for interviews with the project collaborators.

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Professor Catherine DaviesNew Director: Institute of Modern Languages Research

The School is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Catherine Davies as the new Director of the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR).

She will take up the appointment on 1 August, succeeding Professor Bill Marshall, who returns to the School of Languages, Cultures and Religions at the University of Stirling.

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In Protest: 150 Poems for Human Rights

In Protest: 150 Poems for Human Rights

Helle Abelvik-Lawson Anthony Hett and Laila Sumpton

In Protest: 150 Poems for Human Rights is an anthology of new poetry exploring human rights and social justice themes. This collection, a collaboration between the Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, and the Keats House Poets, brings together writing ...

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Will Self and dog Maglorian © Chris Close

Being Human festival programme launched

We've just launched the online programme of over 100 free events across the UK as part of Being Human, the UK's first national festival of the humanities (15–23 November). The festival is led by the School in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.

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Why we should be less stressed about the humanities

Professor Geoffrey Crossick reflects on the current state of the humanities in the UK and the USA.

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