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Flappers, Fitzgerald, and ‘bathtub gin’ bring Gatsby to life at Senate House

Friday 22 April 2016
School of Advanced Study
Elegant men dressed up in ‘white flannels’ and jazzy flappers to match from the roaring twenties, will be the order of the day at Senate House when the School of Advanced Study’s (SAS) immersive re-imagining of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby takes place on 5 May, 7.30–10pm.

A peek at the political ephemera of a 'delinquent' historian and collector extraordinaire

Monday 18 April 2016
School of Advanced Study
The media isn't exactly awash with left-wing propaganda. But trade union and socialist organisations have produced masses of their own literature – from propaganda to scholarly analysis – for years. And Senate House Library ( SHL ), University of London, has just made public a sample of an astonishing archive put together mainly from the middle to the end of the 20th century – The Ron Heisler collection.

International honour for School of Advanced Study neuroscientist

Wednesday 23 March 2016
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sir Colin Blakemore , neuroscientist and director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ) at the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London, has won the Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award, given by the University of California, Berkeley, USA. It recognises distinguished international work by a UC Berkeley graduate, and is one of the university’s most prestigious honours.

Institute of Modern Languages Research success in AHRC’s Open World Research

Monday 21 March 2016
Institute of Modern Languages Research
The School of Advanced Study’s Institute of Modern Languages Research (University of London) is a core contributor to one of four major research programmes that the UK’s Arts & Humanities Research Council ( AHRC ) is funding as part of its Open World Research Initiative ( OWRI ). The IMLR’s researchers are part of a consortium, led by Professor Stephen Hutchings (University of Manchester), which has been awarded £3.9 million to develop a large interdisciplinary programme of research titled ‘Cross-language dynamics: reshaping community’.

University of London announces its first major public exhibition as part of Shakespeare400

Thursday 17 March 2016
School of Advanced Study
Shakespeare: Metamorphosis Collections from Senate House Library tracing the 400-year development of Shakespearian text, from Shakespeare’s early influences through to the digital age Unique opportunity to see the first folio from 1623 Bespoke website featuring digitised documents, interpretation from the exhibition curators, and a film featuring actor Paterson Joseph Series of free public events

New SAS appointment heralds expanding digital humanities programme

Thursday 10 March 2016
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), University of London, has announced the appointment of Professor Jane Winters as its new chair in digital humanities. Currently professor of digital history and head of digital publications at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), her new role will begin on 1 May 2016.

Wartime censorship provides lessons for media freedom today

Thursday 11 February 2016
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
The UK needs a more coherent system to manage information in matters of national security, and should balance security with maximum media freedom, says Dr Henry Irving, associate fellow at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study ( SAS ).   This week’s Court of Appeal decision on reporting restrictions during the 2014–15 terrorism-related trials of Erol Incedal and Mounir Rarmoul-Bouhadjar, highlights the need to improve existing systems.

Art of noise: Senate House Library’s first artist-in-residence

Tuesday 9 February 2016
School of Advanced Study
Senate House Library will offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience Charles Holden’s iconic building – through sound and vision - with the appointment of its first ever artist-in-residence this month. Funded by a Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence Grant, sound artist Hannah Thompson has been commissioned to create a sonic testament to the living history of Senate House as it undergoes structural remodelling through the University of London’s Programme Beveridge.

'Mr Selfridge': more than an everyday tale of high street angst

Friday 29 January 2016
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Department stores have earned their ‘cathedrals of modernity’ label according to a newly published book, Tales of Commerce and Imagination – Department Stores and Modernity in Film and Literature . It is the second volume resulting from a long-term project led by researchers at the Institute of Modern Languages Research ( IMLR ), a member of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, and the University of Exeter.

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