SAS in the media

Professor Churchwell puts American politics under the BBC 4’s spotlight

Friday 14 June 2019
School of Advanced Study
Sarah Churchwell , the School of Advanced Study’s public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies (IES), discusses American politics and the history of the American dream at various intervals in the BBC 4 programme ‘ I can go for that: the smooth world of yacht rock ’. It aired on 14 June and will be repeated on 21 June, 9pm.

Professor Melber on Namibia’s colonial legacy

Friday 14 June 2019
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), summarises Namibia’s structural colonial legacy and land reform in the Sage journal article ‘ Colonialism, land, ethnicity, and class: Namibia after the second national land conference ’.

Faith as inspiration for politics and development

Thursday 13 June 2019
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), looks at the role of faith-based organisations in achieving sustainable development goals in a blog post for the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes.

Thoughts on paper: an exhibition enhances the graphic touch of Rembrandt, in London

Tuesday 11 June 2019
Warburg Institute
The Warburg Institute’s ‘Rembrandt: thinking on paper study day’ is highlighted in the ArtsLife story ‘ Thoughts on paper: an exhibition enhances the graphic touch of Rembrandt, in London ’. The article is in Italian, but can be translated by choosing ‘English’ in the ‘selection language’ box at the top right hand side of the page.

The Lehman trilogy

Tuesday 11 June 2019
School of Advanced Study
Sarah Churchwell , the School of Advanced Study’s public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), examines the interconnections of slavery and capitalism in the New York Review of Books article, ‘ ”The Lehman trilogy” and Wall Street’s debt to slavery ’.

Dr Pizzi's book reviewed in Italian media

Sunday 9 June 2019
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Trieste. Una frontiera letteraria by Dr Katia Pizzi , a senior lecturer in Italian studies at the Institute of Modern Languages Research ( IMLR ), and director of the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory ( CCM ), has been reviewed at length in the Italian daily  Articolo 21 . 

Dr Dearnley remembers Mavis Batey, the allied code breaker

Tuesday 4 June 2019
Institute of English Studies
Dr Elizabeth Dearnley, visiting research fellow at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), discusses the life of Bletchley Park code breaker Mavis Batey on BBC Radio 5 Live (at 49 minutes). 

How Robert Mugabe squandered a ‘Mandela-esque legacy’

Monday 3 June 2019
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Extracts from Robert Mugabe by Dr Sue Onslow , reader and deputy director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), and Martin Plaut , ICWS senior research fellow, features in the Democracy in Africa article ‘ Zimbabwe: How Robert Mugabe squandered a “Mandela-esque” legacy ’.

Professor Smith’s Life Kitchen work features in national and international media

Wednesday 29 May 2019
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith’s involvement with Life Kitchen, a project exploring cookery classes for people living with cancer, features in iNews , The Huffington Post , The Caterer , Yahoo UK & Ireland , MSN UK and Urban Intention .  Professor Smith, director of the Institute of Philosophy (IP) and founder of the Centre for the Study of the Senses, used his expertise to help create a menu suitable for patients who suffer a dramatic change in their sense of taste.

Dr Elias discusses Brexit on Canadian radio

Monday 27 May 2019
Institute of Historical Research
Dr Hannah Elias , engagement officer at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), discusses, on Canada’s CBC Radio (May 27 episode from 27:06–34:00), the impact of Brexit, its historical context, and what it’s like for a Canadian living in the UK during this period of uncertainty.

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