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EuroHaptics 2018 award for ground-breaking new deafblind communication devic

Monday 9 July 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Vincent Hayward , Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ), School of Advanced Study, has won the best hands-on demonstration award at the 2018 EuroHaptics international conference for a device that that will help deafblind people communicate remotely.

Distant learning: objects falling slower than expected makes us feel taller

Thursday 28 June 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Believe it or not, your hearing has a lot to do with how tall you feel you are according to new research Our perceptions of our height are based on lifetimes of sensory feedback. But researchers have found that disrupting auditory feedback can confuse us into re-evaluating how tall we think we are. Sound and object motion can be used to change perceptions of our own bodies, according to a new study by an international team involving researchers from the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London. 

SAS academic to investigate the impacts of fracking

Tuesday 26 June 2018
Dr Damien Short, director of the Human Rights Consortium ( HRC ) at the School of Advanced Study, is part of an ambitious research project that will investigate the facts behind a controversial issue – fracking (hydraulic fracturing). The project will examine the environmental and socio-economic impacts of this gas extraction process in the UK.

The Warburg Institute and German partners receive €6.3 million grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Thursday 21 June 2018
Warburg Institute
Project will study the migration of images, objects, texts and ideas Since 2013, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung – BMBF ) has funded the international research project ' Bilderfahrzeuge – Warburg's Legacy and the Future of Iconology ', which is dedicated to art historical and cultural historical research.

Honorary doctorate for Warburg professor

Tuesday 12 June 2018
Warburg Institute
Charles Burnett, professor of the history of Islamic influences in Europe at the Warburg Institute, has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The honour recognises his contribution to the knowledge of the transmission of Arabic sciences and philosophy into the medieval Latin tradition. Professor Burnett has devoted his academic life to documenting, editing and translating scientific and philosophical texts that were translated into Latin in the Middle Ages, especially those that were originally written in Arabic.

Shelley’s Frankenstein comes back to life – with a beat – at Senate House

Friday 27 April 2018
Image: @ Battersea Arts Centre’s BAC Beatbox Academy   The School of Advanced Study, University of London, will stage a frightfully good time to celebrate Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with an immersive exploration of this iconoclastic masterpiece at Senate House on 23 May (6.30–10pm). 

Media legal experts examine EU’s ‘fake news’ report

Wednesday 18 April 2018
Some of the UK’s leading media and legal experts will put the European Union’s ‘fake news’ report under the spotlight at a special seminar at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) in London this month (30 April). Entitled ‘ EU report on fake news and online disinformation: policy, law and media responses ’, it will examine the media, law and policy implications of the EU report, ‘A Multidimensional Approach to Disinformation’, which has been given new impetus by the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Women’s history event asks ‘What’s with the male domination of public monuments?’

Tuesday 17 April 2018
How are women remembered, commemorated and celebrated in public? How is this different from historical commemorations of men? These are among the questions that activist and campaigner Caroline Criado Perez and leading feminist scholars will be discussing at a ‘ Public commemoration and women’s history ’ event at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) on 1 May, 6–7.30pm.

Miranda Kaufmann’s ‘Black Tudors’ shortlisted for Wolfson History Prize

Monday 16 April 2018
Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Dr Miranda Kaufmann, senior research fellow at the School of Advanced Study’s Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), has been shortlisted for the prestigious Wolfson History Prize 2018. Established in 1972, the annual prize recognises and rewards the best historical writing produced in the UK. Each shortlisted author receives £4,000. The winner will be revealed at a reception at Claridge’s, London, on 4 June and will receive a prize of £40,000.

Dr Onslow comments on the Commonwealth

Sunday 15 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Sue Onslow , deputy director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), debates the Commonwealth on Sky News and on BBC Radio Wales . Meanwhile, a Hello! article, announcing Prince Harry’s role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, includes a quote lifted from an earlier Times article in which Dr Onslow said ‘It's a very astute move giving Prince Harry a non-political, global role, drawing on his charisma and energy to help keep the Commonwealth and its headship relevant to a younger generation.

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