Press releases

On the map: cartography expert lands prestigious fellowship

Wednesday 25 February 2015
School of Advanced Study
Professor Imre Demhardt, a geographer and historian with an expertise in the history of cartography, has been named the new ST Lee Visiting Fellow. He will be based at the School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), University of London, for five months from February to July.

Being Human festival returns for second year

Wednesday 18 February 2015
School of Advanced Study
Being Human , the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, is back for another year and is now inviting applications from across the country for public event funding. The festival will once again bring together leading academics, artists, writers, filmmakers and others for eleven days of events in November to celebrate the richness and diversity of the humanities and their place in the national culture of the UK.

Warburg Agreement

Friday 6 February 2015
School of Advanced Study
Following the court’s ruling on the interpretation of the 1944 Trust Deed, the University of London and the Advisory Council of the Warburg Institute are pleased to announce that they have, through mediation, reached a binding agreement on the future management of the Warburg Institute. We are very pleased that this outcome means that we can now draw a line under past disagreement and look to the future.

School of Advanced Study makes digital history with new appointment

Thursday 11 December 2014
Institute of Historical Research
The School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), University of London has promoted Dr Jane Winters , currently head of digital publications at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), to a personal chair in digital history; her promotion is with immediate effect.

Reading the ruins: School of Advanced Study launches new project

Friday 5 December 2014
School of Advanced Study
While ruins are part of the world around us, we rarely stop to think what significance they have, who might use them and might claim them as their own, or how are they represented in a variety of media, across cultures and over time. A new interdisciplinary research project run by the School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), University of London, seeks to provide answers to these questions.

Poets who will not be lost in translation

Friday 5 December 2014
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Writing a good poem can be difficult, and doing it in a second language more so. Yet more than 180 people, including school students, rose to that challenge from the Institute of Modern Languages Research (a member of the School of Advanced Study), the British Museum and the German Academic Exchange Service ( DAAD ).

Timely second opinions on immigration and epidemics from New Zealand

Wednesday 26 November 2014
School of Advanced Study
Two debates currently dominating news coverage – infectious diseases and immigration – will be greatly enriched with the arrival from New Zealand of the next two NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professors . Michael Bake r (left), New Zealand’s leading infectious disease epidemiologist, is to be a NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor for 2015. He will be based at the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London from April to July 2015 and will give his inaugural lecture in May.

His middle name was trouble, but did he free a nation? Mandela's legacy

Wednesday 19 November 2014
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Nelson Rolihlahla (Xhosa for 'troublemaker') Mandela has been described as a phenomenon and a global icon. He was also a practical, pragmatic politician. But who was the real Nelson Mandela? Mandela: myth and reality , a conference which will be held at Senate House on 5 December, explores the man behind the myth.

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