Professor Sarah Churchwell, author, literary prize judge, journalist and one of the UK’s most prominent academics, is to be the University of London’s School of Advanced Study’s ( SAS ) first chair in public understanding of the humanities. She will take up her post in October. Professor Churchwell, who received her BA from Vassar College and MA and PhD from Princeton University, will work with colleagues in SAS and beyond to develop new initiatives to build and enhance the public profile of UK humanities research.
Dr Nicholas Penny, renowned art historian and outgoing director of London’s National Gallery, is to receive an honorary degree from the University of London at the School of Advanced Study’s ( SAS ) degree ceremony on 11 December. Recently awarded a Knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honours list, his Doctor of Literature honoris causa is in recognition of outstanding support of The Warburg Institute , particularly its very successful MA in art history, curatorship and renaissance culture [run in collaboration with the National Gallery].
Hefce has recently implemented the results of its 2014 review into funding. A report in the Times Higher Education magazine ( THE ) states that: ‘The change in eligibility criteria may also threaten other institutions that have previously received institution-specific funding. The School of Advanced Study at the University of London, which is due to receive £9.2 million next year from the stream, is no longer listed by Hefce as eligible.’ This requires clarification
Two members of University of London staff have received awards on the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Professor Linda Newson has received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Latin American studies. Professor Newson is director of the Institute of Latin American Studies within the School of Advanced Study at the University of London.
Following a national competition, 41 higher education and cultural institutions have been awarded small grants of up to £5,000 to participate in the only UK-wide humanities research festival, led by the School of Advanced Study (SAS) at the University of London.
The University of London’s School of Advanced Study ( SAS ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Rick Rylance as director of the Institute of English Studies ( IES ). He will take up his appointment in the autumn.
Thanks to the Institute of Musical Research ( IMR ) and The Paul Sacher Foundation, the scholarly collections of Senate House Library ( SHL ) have been boosted by a new treasure: a facsimile score of Pierre Boulez’s masterpiece, Tombeau from Pli selon pli.
Want to see what’s cooking among emerging human rights researchers? All will be revealed at Research SOUP , a novel human rights competition at the School of Advanced Study’s Senate House headquarters on 3 June (6.30–8.00pm). Organised by the School’s Human Rights Consortium ( HRC ) and the Human Rights Researchers Network, it’s a simple concept. People turn up, pay £5 at the door, and listen to five postgraduate students pitch ideas for their human rights research project.
Michael Baker , New Zealand’s leading infectious disease epidemiologist, is amazed that the occurence of pandemics such as the Ebola crisis in West Africa continue to surprise us.
Anyone for beetle dip, ant tacos, cricket fried rice? No? That doesn't surprise researchers from the University of London’s School of Advanced Study ( SAS ). Their blunt advice to those worried about dwindling food supplies is simple. Don't make a meal of the insect ingredients - you'll just put people off. Instead, simply produce brilliant dishes that no one can resist and let the tastes do the talking.