Press releases

London debates 2009 publication

Tuesday 15 December 2009
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study is delighted to announce the publication of London Debates 2009: What role do museums play in the globalisation of culture? The University of London’s School of Advanced Study is pleased to announce the publication of a policy document on museums and the globalisation of culture, arising from its 2009 London Debates workshop.

Institute of Philosophy and its consortium partners awarded EC 7th Framework Grant of €1.5million

Wednesday 11 November 2009
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study at the University of London is pleased to announce the award of an EC 7th Framework Grant of €1.5 million, under the Marie Curie Initial Training Network Call, to the Institute of Philosophy and its consortium partners (led by the University of Barcelona) for research into perspectivalism in thought and language.  

Roger Kain appointed Dean and Chief Executive of the School of Advanced Study

Monday 2 November 2009
School of Advanced Study
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The University of London’s School of Advanced Study is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Roger Kain CBE FBA as its new Dean and Chief Executive. Professor Kain, who is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Exeter and Treasurer and a Vice-President of the British Academy, will assume the Deanship on 1 April 2010. Date released: 2 November 2009

School of Advanced Study appoints new Dean

Friday 2 October 2009
School of Advanced Study
Distinguished classical scholar, Professor Mike Edwards, has been appointed Acting Dean of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, in succession to Professor Sir Roderick Floud. Sir Roderick, a renowned economic historian, has steered the School through a period of substantial change since he was appointed Dean in 2007.

Agreement reached to protect the future of the classics library at the School: one of the largest classical studies libraries in the world

Wednesday 22 July 2009
School of Advanced Study
A critical agreement has been reached between the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, and the University of London, which will ensure that the classics library at the Institute of Classical Studies, one of the largest classical studies libraries in the world, will continue to exist as a single collection. It ends years of uncertainty over the future of the library that could have resulted in the collection being split apart.

School Move to Senate House South Block delayed and expected to begin in August

Tuesday 7 July 2009
School of Advanced Study
At the end of June, the University of London announced the decision to delay the start of the moves back into the South Block of Senate House. The situation is regrettable and we are aware of the disruption and frustration the delays have caused staff, students, colleagues and visitors. However, after a thorough investigation of the extensive programme of works which has yet to be completed and all the available options, it was decided that a delay in the moves was the best course of action in the circumstances.

Professor David Cannadine receives Honorary Professorship of the University of London

Monday 10 November 2008
School of Advanced Study
The Vice-Chancellor has just announced that the University of London Collegiate Council approved the title of Honorary Professor (of the University of London) to be conferred upon Professor David Cannadine, Director of the Institute of Historical Research 1998-2003 and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of British History, Institute of Historical Research, 2003-08, for a period of five years.

School of Advanced Study wins prestigious Mellon Foundation Award

Saturday 20 September 2008
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study at the University of London is pleased to announce that is has been awarded a Sawyer Seminar grant from the prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a Comparative Study of Cultures seminar series. The Mellon Foundation's Sawyer Seminars program was established in 1994 to provide support for comparative research on the historical and cultural sources of contemporary developments. 

New Director at the Institute of Historical Research

Thursday 8 May 2008
School of Advanced Study
PRESS RELEASEIHR/03/08 Date issued: 7th May, 2008For immediate release ANNOUNCEMENT 1 May 2008 The Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Director, Professor Miles Taylor from 1 October 2008. Professor Taylor is currently Professor of Modern History and Head of Department of History at the University of York, and is a specialist in the Victorian period. He replaces Professor David Bates who left the Institute after four and half years in mid-March.

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