Press releases

New SAS appointment heralds expanding digital humanities programme

Thursday 10 March 2016
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), University of London, has announced the appointment of Professor Jane Winters as its new chair in digital humanities. Currently professor of digital history and head of digital publications at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), her new role will begin on 1 May 2016.

Art of noise: Senate House Library’s first artist-in-residence

Tuesday 9 February 2016
School of Advanced Study
Senate House Library will offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience Charles Holden’s iconic building – through sound and vision - with the appointment of its first ever artist-in-residence this month. Funded by a Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence Grant, sound artist Hannah Thompson has been commissioned to create a sonic testament to the living history of Senate House as it undergoes structural remodelling through the University of London’s Programme Beveridge.

Institute of Historical Research wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Wednesday 20 January 2016
Institute of Historical Research
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.

UK human rights under the spotlight with appointment of New Zealand expert

Monday 11 January 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
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.

Being Human festival proves a vital platform for humanities research

Wednesday 25 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
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.

Drawing on diverse disciplines – the health and wellbeing of being human

Thursday 5 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
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.

Revealing hidden histories – the diversity of being human

Thursday 5 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
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. 

From dub poetry to women at war – the art of being human

Thursday 5 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
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.

What the digital Dickens! The science and technology of being human

Monday 2 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
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.