SAS in the media

From fair to fearful in a heartbeat

Tuesday 17 January 2017
Warburg Institute
A new study by two Warburg Institute academics – Manos Tsakiris , professor of neuroscience, and postdoctoral research fellow, Dr Ruben Azevedo – revealing that racial biases can change at the moment of a heartbeat features in a range of national and international media outlets. They include The Los Angeles Times , Agent4Change.net , Wired , The Toronto Star.com , El Pais ,  Mail Online , Baltimore Sun , Orlando Sentinel   and Newstalk.com . The study was conducted while Professor Tsakiris and Dr Azevedo were based at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Currency chaos threatens election crisis for Modi

Friday 13 January 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor James Manor , emeritus professor of Commonwealth studies at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) explains in the Nikkei Asian Review why India’s controversial ‘demonetisation’ could cost the country’s Bharatiya Janata Party a crucial state victory.

Pocahontas and after

Friday 13 January 2017
Institute of Historical Research
The year-long events programme to mark the anniversary of Pocahontas' death 400 years ago, is highlighted on BBC Breakfast (watch from 52:48 and BBC Radio Kent (listen from 1:32:30). Events includes the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) conference, ‘ Pocahontas and after: historical culture and transatlantic encounters, 1617-2017 ’.

Professor Vittorio Gallese and CenSes in Die Zeit

Thursday 12 January 2017
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Vittorio Gallese , scientific advisory board member for the Institute of Philosophy’s Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), was interviewed for an article, ‘Kunst und Wissenschaft: “Dieses tiefe Begehren, zu begreifen, wer wir sind”’ published in the German newspaper Die Zeit newspaper.

Culture and communities

Thursday 12 January 2017
School of Advanced Study
Geoffrey Crossick, distinguished professor of the humanities at the School of Advanced Study, was interviewed on Arena , RTÉ Radio’s flagship arts programme. The discussion focused on Professor Crossick’s opening keynote culture and communities lecture at the recent Arts Council Ireland's ‘ Places Matters ’ conference in Dublin.

Rebel yell: how Radical Voices celebrates protest

Thursday 12 January 2017
Senate House Library
Dr Jordan Landes , Senate House Library’s (SHL) history librarian, features in a Camden New Journa l ( CNJ ) article on SHL’s ‘ Radical Voices ’ season of events and exhibitions charting the expression of protest over the past 200 years. The story, ‘Rebel yell: how Radical Voices celebrates protest’, is reproduced in CNJ’s sister publications, West End Extra and Camden Review .

Palaeography, Manuscript Illumination and Humanism

Wednesday 11 January 2017
Warburg Institute
‘Palaeography, Manuscript Illumination and Humanism in Renaissance Italy: studies in memory of A C de la Mare’, a Warburg Institute publication, is reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement . A subscription is needed to read the full article.

Nostalgia and empty promises

Tuesday 10 January 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), reveals that political populism is common in South Africa where former liberation movements have become dominant political parties. Writing on Development and Cooperation , an international development affairs website, he says ‘The leaders are fond of reminding people of their struggle with imperialist oppressors. But they show little awareness of their nations still struggling with the hardships of unequal societies.’

The future for France and Europe

Sunday 8 January 2017
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey OBE, professor of cultural history and director of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies ( CPS ), talks about France and Europe’s future on the BBC’s The World This Weekend programme (at 10:17). Link expires on 4 February.

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