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The MA in Historical Research at the Institute of Historical Research is tailored to individual research interests.

The MA will appeal to anyone wishing to develop a broad range of transferable historical skills and those seeking a professional career in the historical profession. It represents excellent preparation for future PhD research.

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MRes

The MRes in Historical Research at the Institute of Historical Research  is an integrated research training programme designed to provide graduates with a foundation for a career in research in industry, the public sector or in academic life or a platform for entry to a PhD programme.

Its purpose is to offer high quality postgraduate training in the methods and practice of research in relevant transferable skills.

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Rick Rylance appointed director of the Institute of English StudiesRick Rylance appointed director of the Institute of English Studies

The University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Rick Rylance as director of the Institute of English Studies (IES). He will take up his appointment in the autumn.

Professor Rylance is currently chief executive of the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and chair of the Research Councils UK executive group. He has been at the AHRC since 2009. Prior to that he was head of the School of Arts, Languages and Literature at the University of Exeter, and before that dean of arts and letters at the then Anglia Polytechnic University in Cambridge.

Professor Sir Adrian Smith, vice-chancellor of the University of London said: ‘I am delighted with the appointment of Professor Rick Rylance as the director of the Institute of English Studies. He brings a wealth of knowledge of research in English studies and the wider research funding landscape in the UK. I look forward to working with him to support the future of the Institute.’

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Intercultural and Intertextual Encounters in Michael Roes

Intercultural and Intertextual Encounters in Michael Roes's Travel Fiction

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This book investigates a specific aspect of travel literature – the fictional travel novel – and one practitioner of that sub-genre – the contemporary German author Michael Roes (b. 1960). The analysis focuses on two main areas of research. The first concerns Roes’s ...

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Nagasaki explosion

Nuclear Politics and the Historical Record - Conference, 16 July

The conference will focus on nuclear weapons but will not exclude the issue of nuclear energy. A concluding Round Table will review where we are now, and where we are going. Contributors will include academics, public servants, and activists.

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T.S. Eliot Summer School, 11–19 July

The Summer School brings together distinguished scholars of T.S. Eliot and Modern Literature. It is hosted by the Institute of English Studies. Read blog post...

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