Human Rights Consortium - announcement The School is pleased to announce the creation of a new Human Rights Consortium. The Consortium will bring together the multi-disciplinary expertise in Human Rights found in several Institutes of the School, as well as collaborating with individuals and organisations with an interest in the subject.
February issue of IALS Library News now available The latest issue of IALS Library News can be found on the IALS website at http://ials.sas.ac.uk/library/libnews/docs/january_09.pdf Read about the survey of researchers done in 2008, the Annual Conference of the International Association of Law Libraries in Puerto Rico in December last, and the latest databases available at the Library. This issue also offers some tips on finding foreign and international law.
New academic post in Human Rights, with a focus on Latin America The Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies are seeking an individual with a background in social sciences or law with specialist knowledge of Latin America to teach human rights at a postgraduate level.
IHR Students, Mark Crowley and Peter Sutton, will be speaking at the Cabinet War Rooms on 16 February and 5 March respectively. Full details are available at the following URL: http://cwr.iwm.org.uk/server/show/conEvent.2644
Base Colonies in the Western Hemisphere, 1940-1967, by Steven High
Formerly Director of the Philosophy Programme and subsequently Director of the Institute of Philosophy, Professor Tim Crane, who has taught at University College London since 1990 where he is currently Head of Department, has accepted the Knightsbridge Professorship at Cambridge University, effective this autumn. For more information about Professor Crane, please visit his website www.timcrane.com
Sir Roderick has been appointed to serve on the Magna Charta Observatory Council. The Magna Charta Observatory of Fundamental University Values and Rights is a non-profit organisation based in Bologna, founded by the University of Bologna and the European University Association (EUA). http://www.magna-charta.org/home.html
Dr Tim Lynch of the Institute for the Study of the Americas appeared as a panellist on Channel 4 News on Tuesday 13 January in a discussion about US foreign policy. You can see the discussion (available until Monday next week) at http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1529573111/bclid6936203001... (it starts about 6 and a half minutes into the bulletin).
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies is delighted to announce the start of a new seminar series – Black Britain. These seminars will run once a month from January and their subjects cover a wide spectrum of topics, ranging from The African Presence in Britain 1500-1640 to The Negro Welfare Association 1931 – 1937. These seminars run from 6pm-7.30pm, are free, and open to all. Due to the relocation of ICwS to Senate House, these seminars will take place in a variety of locations – this information can be found on both the ICwS and SAS events calendar, as we
The Institute of Musical Research is organising a reception to mark the launch of the beta version of PRIMO: Practice as Research in Music Online. This version will replace the pilot site launched in October 2007 and will provide enhanced functionality. PRIMO offers an open-access repository of practice-based music research in which the primary medium is not the written word but the sonic or multi-media event. More information about the project can be found at http://music.sas.ac.uk/research-projects/practice-as-research-online.html