Press releases

Dr David Starkey launches royal rededication of famous Victoria County History series to HM Queen Elizabeth II

Monday 18 June 2012
Institute of Historical Research
Famous local history publishing project inspired by Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897 Dr David Starkey will launch the rededication to Her Majesty the Queen of the Victoria History of the Counties of England (VCH) by delivering The Marc Fitch Lecture in the Chancellor’s Hall of Senate House, University of London on Monday 25th June.

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.