Press releases

Rededication of the Victoria County History presented to HM The Queen

Friday 4 May 2012
Institute of Historical Research
To mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee a celebratory event was held at Salisbury Cathedral Close on Tuesday 1 May at which Professor Miles Taylor, Director of the Institute of Historical Research and Dr Virginia Bainbridge, County Editor VCH Wiltshire, presented Her Majesty with a rededicated volume of the Victoria County History (VCH).

University of London reaches 100,000 podcast views and downloads on iTunes U

Tuesday 24 April 2012
School of Advanced Study
The University of London platform on iTunes U, managed by the School of Advanced Study, today reached a milestone 100,000 podcast views and downloads. The University of London on iTunes U, which will celebrate its one-year anniversary on 7 June, enables researchers, students, and the public to download lectures, recitals, and other informative podcasts produced by or in association with the central departments of the University, free of charge. It currently hosts over 50 collections, containing more than 500 podcasts. Contributors to the University of London on iTunes U include:

Networker and literary critic Beat Mazenauer will lead first Ingeborg Bachmann Centre workshop on communicating literature in the digital age

Friday 30 March 2012
Institute of Modern Languages Research
The Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (IGRS), one of the 10 prestigious Institutes that make up the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, will hold its first workshop on the digital promotion of reading skills and literature on 19 April 2012.

Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe (CHASE) to be launched at The Warburg Institute

Wednesday 22 February 2012
Warburg Institute
The Warburg Institute will launch its new Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe (CHASE) on 16 March 2012. The Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe (CHASE) is dedicated to the study of the reception and understanding of Arabic and Islamic culture, science and religion in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern period.

Refugee Law Initiative holds workshop on refugee law and policy for high-level officials of Commonwealth governments

Tuesday 21 February 2012
Human Rights Consortium
The Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, has just held the first-ever inter-governmental workshop on refugee law and policy aimed specifically at Commonwealth governments. The workshop was held at the RLI on 14-16 February 2012 and was attended by heads of refugee services and other high-level officials of fifteen Commonwealth governments from Asia, the Caribbean, the Pacific, southern Africa and West Africa.

Forthcoming conference on ‘Learning from Latin America: Debt crises, debt rescues and when and why they work’, 20 February 2012

Thursday 16 February 2012
Institute of Latin American Studies
The Institute for the Study of the Americas (School of Advanced Study, University of London), with generous support from the Latin American Development Bank/CAF , is holding a conference on ‘Learning from Latin America’, which will examine the topical subjects of national debt and default. This conference brings together a range of scholars and practitioners with expertise on recent Latin American economic crisis and rescue experiences, from the 1980s Brady bond rescue to more recent crises, particularly Argentina and Ecuador.

Professor John North appointed Acting Director of the Institute of Classical Studies

Wednesday 7 December 2011
Institute of Classical Studies
Distinguished classical scholar Professor John North has been appointed as the Acting Director of the Institute of Classical Studies , one of the 10 prestigious research institutes that make up the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. Professor North, who is Emeritus Professor of History and former Head of the History Department at University College London, will assume the Directorship in an acting capacity from 1 January 2012.

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