The much-loved Bloomsbury Festival returns this week between 19 and 23 October. Events inspired by the theme of Language - from computer code to the language of food, music and dance - will be popping up in the streets, parks, museums, galleries, laboratories, public and usually private buildings of this vibrant part of London.
A consortium led by the University of Manchester , the University of Durham , and the School of Advanced Study has launched a four-year language research project that aims to demonstrate the UK’s critical need for modern languages research and teaching. The project will collaborate with schools and universities to develop curriculum innovations and strengthen university commitments to local community heritage.
The University of London is pleased to announce that Professor Evelyn Welch will take up the role of chair of the Advisory Council of the Warburg Institute with effect from 1 October 2016.
The Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) at the School of Advanced Study is looking for budding student story-tellers willing to spin a yarn about migration – in German. After the successes of the 2014 poetry competition organised in cooperation with the British Museum’s ‘Germany – memories of a nation’ exhibition, and the translation competition based on Annett Gröschner’s novel Walpurgistag the following year, IMLR and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are joining forces again to launch the third writing challenge for all learners and lovers of German.
Martian autopsies and an evening of urban shamanism in south London’s Cross Bones Graveyard for the ‘outcast dead’ lend a fun element to the serious business of UK humanities research. They are among the hundreds of events in this year’s nine-day Being Human festival (17–25 November) which highlights the richness and vitality of humanities research and the ways it benefits society. And with just seven weeks to go the full programme of UK events has been published online today ( http://beinghumanfestival.org/press/ ).
How can governments respond to migrants and asylum-seekers suspected of serious criminality without tying themselves into legal knots? A new report, launched today (27 September) before governments in Brussels and Geneva by the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, might just have the answer.
Judy McGregor, a human rights expert from New Zealand, takes up her new role in London as a NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor this month. She will be based at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study for 12 weeks until 25 November.
A unique and thought-provoking presentation of Thomas More's Utopia opens this autumn with an exhibition and programme of free events in Senate House Library, University of London. Featuring the Library's rich and global collections, the exhibition is entitled ‘ Utopia and Dystopia: dreaming the future ’. It celebrates the 500th anniversary of the publication and also its enduring influence in politics, social and economic reform, literature and popular culture.
World expert on psychology and cognitive neurosciences Professor Manos Tsakiris (left), has been named as the first recipient of the Nomis Foundation Award for Distinguished Scientists and Scholars, and will lead and develop the Body and Image in Arts and Sciences (BIAS) project at The Warburg Institute, part of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study.
War, terrorism, government in crisis, migration, demands to remove or replace historical statues? Whether we remember or not, we’ve been there before. Just brush away the déjà vu and look at the historical facts. That’s why the six public discussions on how we regard – and disregard – the past will be so compelling. Under the title ‘ History now and then ’, they are run by the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), part of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, and follow a highly successful series in 2015/16.