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Discover an outstanding range of humanities postgraduate programmes at SAS.


Our new online events calendar is coming soon. In the meantime, you can access searchable PDF and Issuu versions of our latest events brochure, covering February through April 2016.
Most of our events do not require registration; for those that do, please email sas.events@sas.ac.uk


IMR LogoInstitute of Musical Research archive 2006-2015

This is an archive website for the Institute of Musical Research at the School of Advanced Study, University of London from May 2006 to 31 July 2015.

For current events at the Institute of Musical Research, Royal Holloway University of London, please click here

For the audiovideo archive please click here

Judy McGregorProfessor Judy McGregor: NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor 2016

Professor McGregor is head of Auckland University of Technology’s School of Social Sciences and Public Policy and associate dean with responsibility for postgraduate studies. 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. More information.

Reconciling Rwanda: unity, nationality and state control

Reconciling Rwanda: unity, nationality and state control

Melvin, Jennifer

In July 1994, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) set out to stabilise and secure Rwanda, a country decimated by genocide.  This mandate was later extended to include the herculean task of promoting unity and reconciliation to a population torn apart by violence.  More than two decades ...

SAS funding opportunities

Funding opportunities for postgraduate study

Take advantage of a wide variety of funding opportunities to  help you with your postgraduate study, including: SAS Studentships, SAS Institute bursaries and awards, Arts and Humanities Research Council (LAHP) studentships, and more.


Centre for Postcolonial Studies Inaugural Workshop - Panel 1

Centre for Postcolonial Studies Inaugural Workshop - Panel 1

This workshop brought together the heads of Postcolonial Studies research centres from across the UK and beyond, to discuss a range of topics including potential collaboration.


Interview with Professor Lawrence Goldman

Interview with Professor Lawrence Goldman

Professor Lawrence Goldman, Director of the Institute of Historical Research, talks about the history of history, and the rise of statistical thinking in the Victorian period.