SAS academic receives funding to help tackle UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Wednesday 3 October 2018
Institute of Latin American Studies
Dr Ainhoa Montoya, a lecturer at the Institute of Latin American Studies at the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London, has been awarded funding by the British Academy to pursue research designed to help tackle the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals . She is among 27 distinguished academics to receive support from the Academy, the national voice of the humanities and the social sciences, under its Sustainable Development Programme.

Being Human festival launches 2018 ‘Origins and Endings’ programme

Tuesday 2 October 2018
It’s time for the annual Being Human festival, now in its fifth year, when universities throughout the UK open their doors to share their innovative humanities research with the public. Run by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, the festival will take place from 15–24 November. Now embedded as the UK’s unique national celebration of the humanities, its reach is now global with related events in Melbourne, Singapore, Paris, Rome, and in Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

Explore Layers of London – a new digital platform enabling you to peel back the layers of London’s history to discover its people and places, and to share your own stories

Friday 21 September 2018
Institute of Historical Research
Did you know that in East London in 1954 you could barter a Christmas cake for a chicken for a Christmas dinner? Or that 35 years earlier a white cross painted by your door guaranteed you’d be woken up for work? Or that on 17th century maps, today’s Oxford Street was simply ‘the Road to Oxford’? Would you like to see a photo of London’s first housing estate? Have you got your own stories and memories you’d like to share?

Philip Murphy to oversee boost to doctoral training funded by AHRC

Tuesday 4 September 2018
Professor Philip Murphy from the School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), University of London, has been confirmed as the new interim director of the London Arts and Humanities Partnership ( LAHP ) for the 2018–19 academic year. He will undertake this role on a 0.5 basis while continuing to serve as director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) at SAS.

Professor Hussey on ‘The Queen’s Embroiderer’ and ‘Algiers, Third World Capital'

Wednesday 22 August 2018
School of Advanced Study
Andrew Hussey , the School of Advanced Study’s professor of cultural history, reviews Joan DeJean’s new novel, ‘The Queen’s Embroiderer’, for the Financial Times (behind a paywall), and Elaine Mokhtefi’s ‘Algiers, Third World Capital: Freedom Fighters, Revolutionaries, Black Panthers’ for the New Statesman .

Promotions for SAS experts in Commonwealth and human rights

Friday 17 August 2018
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), University of London, has announced the promotion of three distinguished academics recognised for their work in law, Commonwealth studies, human rights and refugee protection.

Gender identity legal expert to join School of Advanced Study

Wednesday 15 August 2018
Professor Carl Stychin (left) has been appointed director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) and professor of law with effect from 1 January 2019. He will succeed Jules Winterton who has led the institute, a member of the School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), University of London, for five years. Professor Stychin is currently professor of law at City, University of London, a position he will relinquish on 31 December 2018.

Heroes or villains: can historians decide?  

Wednesday 25 July 2018
Institute of Historical Research
How far should history be re-written in accordance with changing values? Should we apologise for historical wrongs? These are two of the issues examined by a new book written by some of the UK’s leading historians.