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University of London and EU Referendum result

Monday 27 June 2016
School of Advanced Study
As a globally connected university, the University of London has a long tradition of welcoming students and staff from the European Union and across the world. The outcome of the referendum will not alter this and we will continue to welcome students, staff and visitors from the EU and beyond. There will be no immediate impact on the immigration status of any applicant, student or staff member of the university.

From our first black Othello to London’s ‘outcast dead’ – Being Human returns

Monday 27 June 2016
School of Advanced Study
The first black actor to play Othello in Britain (in1828) and London’s little known Cross Bones Graveyard, the last resting place for paupers and prostitutes, feature in this year’s Being Human festival to celebrate the diversity of humanities research in the UK. The festival is led by the School of Advanced Study ( SAS ) at the University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy. It has a new director, Professor Sarah Churchwell.

The ‘Davos’ of the humanities comes to Senate House, University of London

Thursday 23 June 2016
School of Advanced Study
A top level global humanities event is coming to Senate House, University of London. The international Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes ( CHCI ) is one of the largest gatherings of humanities experts. It is held every year in international locations since it was created in 1988. ‘It’s a great honour to be hosting this event,’ said Professor Roger Kain, dean and chief executive of the host institution, the School of Advanced Study ( SAS ).

Dr Attar's Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections makes book of the week

Thursday 16 June 2016
Senate House Library
Dr Karen Attar’s (Senate House Library’s - SHL - curator of rare books and university art) edition of the Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the UK and Republic of Ireland , was named ‘book of the week’ by Against the Grain . The US-based journal and website, which carries news about libraries, publishers, book jobbers and subscription agents, acknowledges that consulting the Directory is an ‘essential first step in a research project.’

Exploring Shakespeare’s sonnets with Joanna David, Edward Fox and Dominic West

Tuesday 14 June 2016
Senate House Library
Senate House Library will be hosting an intimate and unique evening of study and performance as Professor Sir Brian Vickers leads an exploration of Shakespeare's sonnets . Sir Brian will be joined by famous actors Edward Fox, Joanna David and Dominic West, who will be reading from a selection of sonnets throughout the evening.

A war of words: the literary response to the Spanish Civil War

Monday 13 June 2016
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Few 20th-century conflicts were as ideologically and emotionally charged as the Spanish Civil War which lasted three years from 1936–39. Fewer still can claim to have united a generation of young writers, poets, photographers and artists, such as Auden, McNeice, Dos Passos, Ehrenburg, Hemingway, Koestler, Bell, Lee, Malraux, Neruda, Orwell and Vallejo, in political fervour.

SAS welcomes three ST Lee Fellows for 2015-16

Tuesday 17 May 2016
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), has announced the arrival of three visiting scholars – two language experts and a historian – who hold prestigious invitation-only ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellowships for 2015–16. As well as working with the School, they will be sharing their expertise and research at public meetings.

Prestigious Latin American geography award for SAS academic

Monday 9 May 2016
Institute of Latin American Studies
Professor Linda Newson, director of the School of Advanced Study’s Institute of Latin American Studies ( ILAS ), has won the Preston E James Eminent Latin Americanist Career Award. It’s the highest accolade available from the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers ( CLAG ).

Crossing the borders of knowledge

Wednesday 4 May 2016
Institute of Latin American Studies
A new international research network is employing pioneering research on Latin America to ensure that our understanding and teaching of history of knowledge is truly global. Supported by the Leverhulme Trust with a £124,000 grant, ‘Border Crossings: Latin America and the Global History of Knowledge ( LAGLOBAL )’ is led by the Institute of Latin American Studies ( ILAS ) at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

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