The Institute of Historical Research (IHR), part of the University of London's School of Advanced Study, has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its 'Layers of London: mapping the city's heritage' , it was announced today.
Human rights researcher and former newspaper editor Professor Judy McGregor , has been named as the NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor to London for 2016. She will be based at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), a member of the University of London's School of Advanced Study, from September to December 2016.
Renowned art historian Sir Nicholas Penny (third left), was awarded an honorary degree at the School of Advanced Study’s graduation ceremony on 11 December 2015. He was presented with a Doctorate of Literature honoris causa .
This year's Being Human festival, a national showcase of the very best in UK humanities research, surpassed all expectations with in excess of 17,000 people attending more than 300 events in some 30 towns and cities, according to figures released today.
Dame Marina Warner, award-winning scholar, cultural historian and chair of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize, will headline a London conference exploring why non-European writers struggle to be visible outside their own environment.
Twenty-four of London’s leading cultural, creative and educational organisations, including Senate House Library, are celebrating the life and influences of playwright William Shakespeare throughout 2016 – the 400th anniversary of his death – with a programme of theatre, music, opera, dance, exhibitions and academic collaborations.
Reflecting a new partnership with the Wellcome Trust, this year’s Being Human festival of the humanities brings a focus on health and wellbeing highlighting research on sleep, biomedical history, mental health and more. ‘The issues that face us as humans today don't fit into neat little boxes. Whether we’re considering anxiety, dementia or any number of physical illnesses, if we want to find the best solutions, we need to draw on diverse disciplines,’ said psychologist, writer and BBC broadcaster Claudia Hammond, Being Human festival participant.
A reflection of humanity itself, humanities research is not homogenous. This year’s Being Human festival of the humanities aims to highlight this by recognising the vast diversity of being human through revealing hidden histories and sparking cross-cultural conversations.
The UK’s only national festival of the humanities will highlight the vitality of this broad field with contributions from the father of reggae poetry, best-selling novelists and urban explorers, each of whom will focus on the art of being human.
Whether you Facebook or tweet - or not - technology has seeped into virtually every aspect of our lives. This year’s Being Human festival of the humanities takes a closer look at how academic research contributes to our understanding of the science and technology of being human.