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Being Human festival 2016

Our comprehensive events guide is full of hundreds of events highlighting research in the humanities - click here to read it or download a PDF

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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 (2006-15).

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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) 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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Choose from outstanding postgraduate courses in art history, Commonwealth studies, English and American literature and language, history, law, modern languages, and refugee protection and human rights. We offer University of London MA, MRes, LLM, MPhil, and PhD degrees. Find the course that's right for you.

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The School offers a range of scholarships, studentships, fellowships, and bursaries for postgraduate study.  

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Promoting your research

Global Philology, Greco-Roman Studies, and Classics in the 21st Century 

This discussion explores the question of what Classics can realistically mean and the active role it plays in shaping global cultures.

TALKING HUMANITIES

Battle lines drawn over trade in tusks

Professor Keith Somerville, Senior Research Fellow at ICwS talks about the state of verbal and media warfare over the international trade in ivory and the best approaches to conserving elephants