Press releases

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.

UK’s first national festival dedicated to the humanities is announced

Thursday 23 January 2014
School of Advanced Study
Being Human, the UK’s first national festival dedicated to demonstrating the value, vitality and relevance of humanities research, has been officially launched today (23 January 2014). Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London – in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy – the festival will explore what it means to be human over nine days from 15 to 23 November 2014.

IHR project wins ‘big data’ funding to help historians access 200 years’ worth of international parliamentary proceedings

Wednesday 22 January 2014
Institute of Historical Research
Digging into Linked Parliamentary Data , a collaborative research project involving the Institute of Historical Research, a member institute of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, has won a share of more than £3m worth of grant funding. It is one of 14 projects to win a grant award in the third round of the Digging into Data Award, an international competition that challenges organisations to develop new ways of handling ‘big data’ in humanities and social science research.

Colin Blakemore throws light on 17th century masterpiece in BAFTA-nominated film

Wednesday 15 January 2014
Institute of Philosophy
Colin Blakemore, Professor of Neuroscience and Philosophy and director of the Institute of Philosophy 's Centre for the Study of the Senses in the School of Advanced Study, is among nominees at the 2014 British Academy Film Awards (the BAFTAs). He is part of the team responsible for the production of Tim’s Vermeer , one of five films shortlisted in the documentary category of these prestigious awards.

Composer Brian Ferneyhough talks to neuroscientist Colin Blakemore about his work

Thursday 12 December 2013
Institute of Musical Research
Chancellor’s Hall in Senate House welcomed an audience of contemporary music-lovers to hear the renowned composer Brian Ferneyhough discuss his work in conversation with distinguished neuroscientist Colin Blakemore. The discussion was followed by a performance of his works by the Arditti String Quartet.

Institute of Commonwealth Studies launches Commonwealth oral history website

Tuesday 12 November 2013
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies – a member institute of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study – is launching a brand new world-class resource for students, researchers, historians and policy makers, Commonwealth Oral Histories , a website packed with unique information.

Institute of Commonwealth Studies debate the Commonwealth 2013 and beyond

Friday 18 October 2013
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
There is mounting controversy over Sri Lanka’s hosting of the 23rd Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, a member institute of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, has been at the forefront of this debate. On Monday (October 21) Sri Lanka’s high commissioner to the UK, His Excellency Dr Chris Nonis, is speaking at a Pre-CHOGM forum hosted by the Institute at Senate House, in collaboration with The Round Table , Britain’s oldest international affairs journal.

New Doctoral Training Partnership announced for arts & humanities postgraduates

Tuesday 15 October 2013
School of Advanced Study
King’s College London , the School of Advanced Study, University of London (SAS), and University College London (UCL) have today announced that they have been awarded over £18 million by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to form the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP); a joint venture between the three institutions.

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