Press releases

Professor Philip Murphy is appointed Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Thursday 10 April 2014
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
The School of Advanced Study, University of London is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Murphy to a chair in the University and as director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies . Professor Murphy is currently Professor of British and Commonwealth History at the University of Reading, seconded as Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. At Reading he was responsible for establishing one of the UK’s first courses on the intelligence community and British politics.

School of Advanced Study and Senate House Library appoint Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations

Monday 7 April 2014
School of Advanced Study
Elaine Walters has been appointed as Deputy Chief Executive of the School of Advanced Study and Director of Operations for Senate House Library at the University of London. She will take up the appointment on 1 August 2014. This role, previously responsible for the School of Advanced Study (SAS) only, will now work across both the Senate House Library and School of Advanced Study, providing operational leadership and accountability for the management of administrative services.

Andrew Hussey appointed first Director of new Centre for Postcolonial Studies

Wednesday 2 April 2014
School of Advanced Study
Andrew Hussey has been appointed the first Director of a new Centre for Postcolonial Studies at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study it was announced today. Professor Hussey will also become the School’s first Professor of Cultural History. Professor Hussey is currently Dean of the University of London Institute in Paris (ULiP), a post he has held for eight years. He takes up his new role in September.

Institute of Historical Research announces new Director

Wednesday 2 April 2014
Institute of Historical Research
The School of Advanced Study, University of London is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Lawrence Goldman as the new Director of the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) . He will take up the appointment on 1 October 2014, succeeding Professor Miles Taylor , the IHR’s Director since 2008.

Professor Robin Gauld, healthcare systems expert, to take up NZ-UK Link Foundation visiting professorship

Wednesday 26 March 2014
School of Advanced Study
Robin Gauld , Professor of Health Policy and director of the Centre for Health Systems at the University of Otago, has been named the 2014 NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor . He will be based at the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London, from September to December, and will give his inaugural lecture in October. When accepting the appointment, Professor Gauld, who was educated at Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Hong Kong, said he was ‘deeply honoured and delighted to have been awarded the Visiting Professorship’.

What Does Your Sense of Smell Mean to You?

Thursday 6 March 2014
Institute of Philosophy
Find out at the launch of Fifth Sense on Saturday March 15th 2014 Next time you tuck into a fragrant curry, sip a cup of coffee or glass of your favourite wine, or inhale a seductive perfume, consider the many amongst us who have lost their sense of smell and taste to disorders such as anosmia, the loss of the sense of smell.

Institute of Philosophy debate offers food for thought

Wednesday 19 February 2014
Institute of Philosophy
The relationship between food and philosophy will be explored at an event to be held at the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London this week (February 21). Virtues of the Table: An Evening Discussion on Ethical issues raised by Food Choices is organised by the Institute of Philosophy (IP) and brings together Julian Baggini, a leading philosopher, writer and ‘conscientious omnivore’, Ben Reade, research chef and head of Copenhagen’s Nordic Food Lab (NFL), and Naomi Sykes, an archaeologist and husbandry expert.

Funding boost for SAS research in 'Big Data' transformation

Wednesday 12 February 2014
School of Advanced Study
Three innovative research projects supported by member institutes of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, which will transform how we work with large datasets, have received a significant boost thanks to Big Data funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). One of the grants supports Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities ( BUDDAH ), led by Dr Jane Winters, reader in digital humanities at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), in partnership with the British Library, and the Oxford Internet Institute.

Landscape and culture: School of Advanced Study launches new course in garden history

Tuesday 28 January 2014
Institute of Historical Research
The School of Advanced Study, University of London is to introduce a new MA degree course, Garden and Landscape History , for historians of gardens and landscape architecture, archaeologists, architects and landscape gardeners. The course – only the second such MA offered by any UK university – will begin in October 2014.

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