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The D-Day media reality – families shocked by 1944 BBC and press coverage

Tuesday 4 June 2019
Institute of English Studies
Many British people were shocked by media reports of the D-Day landings as they happened 75 years ago, according to original research material unearthed by academics at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ). They scoured thousands of government documents and photographs to learn how the Ministry of Information (MoI) assessed the British public’s reaction to the allied invasion. And here is what they learned in the ‘ Home Intelligence Reports’ and ‘Wartime Social Surveys’ .

IES academic becomes fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Tuesday 28 May 2019
Institute of English Studies
Dr Elizabeth Savage , British Academy postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in book history and communication at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), has been elected a fellow of the Royal Historical Society (RHS). Founded in 1868, the RHS is the premier society of professional historians in the UK. Its fellowships are awarded to those deemed to have made an original contribution to historical scholarship. Read more about the RHS here .  

From ‘vicious and semi criminal’ to the wealthy upper classes – Charles Booth’s Poverty Map of London added to interactive website

Thursday 16 May 2019
Institute of Historical Research
Booth Poverty Map showing the Strand. The dark blue sections south west of Lincoln's Inn Fields were areas of severe poverty   Layers of London, an interactive map-based project at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), has collaborated with the London School of Economics and Political Science ( LSE ) to include The Booth Poverty Map, which records a survey of the socio-economic conditions of the residents of London between 1886 and 1903, as a map layer to be explored online.  

Word for word – celebrating women writers who work across language and culture

Monday 13 May 2019
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Some people have a gift for languages. Watching them dip in and out of other tongues can inspire the monoglots among us. But when it comes to literature and writing in other languages, and translating, the challenges increase, which is why support organisations and networks have been created.

Step back in time: bringing history to life on the page

Wednesday 1 May 2019
Institute of Historical Research
History is just a story? Well it depends who is writing it. Your readers could be drawn or maybe they’ll just yawn. So to help develop your communication skills we have invited 2018 Costa book award winner Bart Van Es and the feminist and historian, Sarah Knott, to talk about new approaches to writing history in a lecture and panel discussion.

New joint digital seminar series to push modern languages

Monday 29 April 2019
Institute of Modern Languages Research
The Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) and King’s College London (KCL) have confirmed plans to join forces and launch a new seminar series on 21 May that will raise the visibility of modern languages research and teaching that engages with digital culture, media and technologies.

Warburg Renaissance project to be supported by Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung

Thursday 11 April 2019
In an important step towards the redevelopment of the Warburg Institute building on Woburn Square, the Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung provided a generous lead donation of £1m for the visionary Warburg Renaissance project. The extensive plans for the redevelopment of the Warburg Institute will revive and extend Aby Warburg’s vision to shape the future of cultural memory and complete architect Charles Holden’s unfinished 1950s building in the heart of Bloomsbury.

How the Blitz changed London – a blow-by-blow online map

Thursday 4 April 2019
Layers of London, an interactive map-based project at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ) has collaborated with the London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) to publish online for the first time, the London County Council (LCC) Bomb Damage Map, which chronicles the devastation of the metropolis by The Blitz – enemy bombing in the Second World War. Laurence Ward, LMA’s head of digital services and an authority on the map, says, “The London County Council Bomb Damage Map is a detailed and moving record of the damage inflicted on the capital during the Second World War.

£12m awarded to international consortium to secure LGBT+ inclusion in Africa   

Tuesday 26 March 2019
The School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), University of London, is one of eight partners in a new and ambitious programme of action and research to counter discrimination and economic inequality against LGBT+ people in five major African cities. Funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), the £12 million ‘Strong in diversity, bold on inclusion’ project is a consortium led by Hivos , which also includes the universities of Glasgow and Pretoria, African LGBT+ networks, international NGOs and a range of organisations working with multinationals.

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