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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.

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Professor Lawrence GoldmanNew Director: Institute of Historical Research

The School is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Lawrence Goldman as the new Director of the Institute of Historical Research (IHR).

He will take up the appointment on 1 October 2014, succeeding Professor Miles Taylor, the IHR’s Director since 2008.

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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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New Ministry of Information project at Senate House 

'Make Do and Mend' – a new project hosted by the Institute of English Studies – will analyse and digitise primary resources from the Ministry of Information located at Senate House during World War II.

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Sunset over Glastonbury festival Open Access and 'Being Human'

Dr Martin Paul Eve–co-founder of the Open Library of the Humanities and editor of open access journal Alluvium reflects on “open access”, engagement, and the politics of information management in a digital age.

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