From ‘vicious and semi criminal’ to the wealthy upper classes – Charles Booth’s Poverty Map of London added to interactive website

Thursday 16 May 2019
Institute of Historical Research
Booth Poverty Map showing the Strand. The dark blue sections south west of Lincoln's Inn Fields were areas of severe poverty   Layers of London, an interactive map-based project at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), has collaborated with the London School of Economics and Political Science ( LSE ) to include The Booth Poverty Map, which records a survey of the socio-economic conditions of the residents of London between 1886 and 1903, as a map layer to be explored online.  

Word for word – celebrating women writers who work across language and culture

Monday 13 May 2019
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Some people have a gift for languages. Watching them dip in and out of other tongues can inspire the monoglots among us. But when it comes to literature and writing in other languages, and translating, the challenges increase, which is why support organisations and networks have been created.

Step back in time: bringing history to life on the page

Wednesday 1 May 2019
Institute of Historical Research
History is just a story? Well it depends who is writing it. Your readers could be drawn or maybe they’ll just yawn. So to help develop your communication skills we have invited 2018 Costa book award winner Bart Van Es and the feminist and historian, Sarah Knott, to talk about new approaches to writing history in a lecture and panel discussion.

New joint digital seminar series to push modern languages

Monday 29 April 2019
Institute of Modern Languages Research
The Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) and King’s College London (KCL) have confirmed plans to join forces and launch a new seminar series on 21 May that will raise the visibility of modern languages research and teaching that engages with digital culture, media and technologies.

Warburg Renaissance project to be supported by Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung

Thursday 11 April 2019
In an important step towards the redevelopment of the Warburg Institute building on Woburn Square, the Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung provided a generous lead donation of £1m for the visionary Warburg Renaissance project. The extensive plans for the redevelopment of the Warburg Institute will revive and extend Aby Warburg’s vision to shape the future of cultural memory and complete architect Charles Holden’s unfinished 1950s building in the heart of Bloomsbury.

How the Blitz changed London – a blow-by-blow online map

Thursday 4 April 2019
Layers of London, an interactive map-based project at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ) has collaborated with the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) to publish online for the first time, the London County Council (LCC) Bomb Damage Map, which chronicles the devastation of the metropolis by The Blitz – enemy bombing in the Second World War. Laurence Ward, LMA’s head of digital services and an authority on the map, says, “The London County Council Bomb Damage Map is a detailed and moving record of the damage inflicted on the capital during the Second World War.

£12m awarded to international consortium to secure LGBT+ inclusion in Africa   

Tuesday 26 March 2019
The School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), University of London, is one of eight partners in a new and ambitious programme of action and research to counter discrimination and economic inequality against LGBT+ people in five major African cities. Funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), the £12 million ‘Strong in diversity, bold on inclusion’ project is a consortium led by Hivos , which also includes the universities of Glasgow and Pretoria, African LGBT+ networks, international NGOs and a range of organisations working with multinationals.

Layers of London releases free education resources to explore your local history

Thursday 14 March 2019
Institute of Historical Research
Layers of London , a map-based history project which allows members of the public to add their own histories, stories and memories about the London they know, has embarked on a new project that will give teachers access to interactive teaching materials, all absolutely free.

Higher education sector inquiry into racial harassment: take the survey

Tuesday 15 January 2019
School of Advanced Study
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched a formal inquiry into racial harassment of staff and students in publicly funded higher education institutions (HEIs) in England, Scotland and Wales. The inquiry will look at how easy and effective the routes for reporting racial harassment are in HEIs and how effectively reports are dealt with. In order to assess this, the inquiry wants to hear from all HEI staff and students who have experienced, witnessed, or helped in an incident of racial harassment since September 2015.