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IALS Library Survey of Researchers

Friday 9 January 2009
School of Advanced Study
The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library conducted an online survey of law researchers during November.  The survey was publicised in the UK to postgraduate students, law teachers, post-doctoral researchers, librarians, and law school administrators.  The survey aimed to elicit researchers’ views on effective ways of keeping up-to-date on legal information, their access to a range of research material, their use of resource discovery tools, and their suggestions for improvements to IALS Library services.  Over 150 valid returns have been received from over 45 insti

Professor David Cannadine awarded Knighthood

Monday 5 January 2009
School of Advanced Study
School Fellow, Professor David Cannadine, has been recognised by the Queen in the New Year Honours List for services to scholarship. Professor Cannadine, DLitt, FBA, was Director of the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) at the School of Advanced Study between 1998 and 2003, and until September of last year was Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of Contemporary British History at the IHR. He is now an Honorary Fellow of the IHR and Chair of its Appeal, a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the School and an Honorary Professor of the University of London.

Professor David Cannadine receives Honorary Professorship of the University of London

Monday 10 November 2008
School of Advanced Study
The Vice-Chancellor has just announced that the University of London Collegiate Council approved the title of Honorary Professor (of the University of London) to be conferred upon Professor David Cannadine, Director of the Institute of Historical Research 1998-2003 and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of British History, Institute of Historical Research, 2003-08, for a period of five years.

Lord Upjohn Lecture: Baroness Ruth Deech lectures on 'The Student Contract'

Thursday 23 October 2008
School of Advanced Study
Baroness Ruth Deech, Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education 2004-2008 wil be speaking on “The Student Contract” at 6pm on, Friday 24 October 2008. Venue: Atkin Building Lecture Theatre, City Law School, Gray’s Inn, London.  A drinks reception will follow. Organised by the Association of Law Teachers. 

School of Advanced Study wins prestigious Mellon Foundation Award

Saturday 20 September 2008
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study at the University of London is pleased to announce that is has been awarded a Sawyer Seminar grant from the prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a Comparative Study of Cultures seminar series. The Mellon Foundation's Sawyer Seminars program was established in 1994 to provide support for comparative research on the historical and cultural sources of contemporary developments. 

National Bibliographical Partnership: RILM-UK and the Institute of Musical Research

Saturday 7 June 2008
School of Advanced Study
Following a three-year research grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to bring references to UK publications up to date, the RILM-UK team at the University of Nottingham is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Institute of Musical Research from 1 May 2008. The new framework enables the project to be funded indefinitely and ensures that UK research will remain up to date in RILM International for the foreseeable future.

New Director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas

Friday 23 May 2008
School of Advanced Study
The Vice-Chancellor has announced that Professor Maxine Molyneux http://americas.sas.ac.uk/about/maxine.html has been appointed as Director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas with effect from 1 September.

New Director at the Institute of Historical Research

Thursday 8 May 2008
School of Advanced Study
PRESS RELEASEIHR/03/08 Date issued: 7th May, 2008For immediate release ANNOUNCEMENT 1 May 2008 The Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Director, Professor Miles Taylor from 1 October 2008. Professor Taylor is currently Professor of Modern History and Head of Department of History at the University of York, and is a specialist in the Victorian period. He replaces Professor David Bates who left the Institute after four and half years in mid-March.

University of London Research fellowships in humanities and social sciences in 2009

Monday 5 May 2008
School of Advanced Study
School of Advanced Study increases value of fellowships Apply now for research fellowships in humanities and social sciences in 2009 The School of Advanced Study research fellowships, which have been increased in value to £7,500, provide University of London staff relief from teaching and administration for a period of dedicated research time. The money is paid to the University of London College or Department to help with the buy-out of teaching.

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