SAS in the media

Opening up web archives to research and innovation

Wednesday 15 August 2018
School of Advanced Study
Jane Winters , professor of digital humanities and pro-dean for libraries and related services at the School of Advanced Study, discusses, on the National Archives blog , the importance of approaching the web as a source of technological, sociological and historical research.  

‘How I forced the UK government to act on the Windrush scandal’

Wednesday 15 August 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Guy Hewitt , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) and Barbados high commissioner, explains, in the Guardian , why he had to resort to ‘guerrilla diplomacy’ to get the UK government to respond to the Windrush crisis.

Queen Victoria’s Indians

Monday 13 August 2018
Institute of Historical Research
Professor Miles Tayler, the Institute of Historical Research’s ( IHR ) former director, explains in BBC History Magazine that Abdul Karim, inspiration behind the film Victoria and Abdul, was not the only Indian to find favour at Victoria's court. In his article Queen Victoria’s Indians (behind a paywall) he profiles some of those who made the journey to the heart of the empire.

Being Human highlighted in the Asia-Pacific media

Monday 13 August 2018
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell’s directorship of the School of Advanced Study’s Being Human festival of the humanities is acknowledged in a Travel Daily News Asia-Pacific article on the forthcoming Singapore Writers Festival. It describes Being Human as an event that ‘explores how humanities help us understand ourselves, our relationships with others, and the challenges we face in a changing world.’  

A turning point in digital morality

Friday 10 August 2018
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
The Information Law and Policy Centre ( ILPC ) at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ) is name checked in the Spear’s Magazine article ‘ A turning point in digital immorality ’. It debates the possibility of new intestacy and privacy laws coming into force to help us assert control over our digital footprint after death. It also highlights ILPC’s response to the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications’ call for evidence for its consultation on 'The internet: to regulate or not to regulate'.

A very secret Ballot

Friday 10 August 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Lucy Purdon, an alumna in the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights , analyses, in the Sur International Journal on Human Rights , how Kenya uses technology and exploits personal data during its electoral process and campaigning.

Dr Cusack analyses roots of Venezuela’s long-running crisis

Thursday 9 August 2018
Institute of Latin American Studies
Dr Asa Cusack, associate fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies ( ILAS ), analyses the complex roots of Venezuela’s long-running crisis for Mexico’s largest newspaper El Universal (in Spanish).

The unfolding situation in Zimbabwe

Thursday 9 August 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), comments on the unfolding situation in Zimbabwe in a Swedish Radio 1 report (in English).

In 2008, America stopped believing in the ‘American Dream’

Sunday 5 August 2018
School of Advanced Study
Behold America: a History of America First and the American Dream by Sarah Churchwell (public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ) is discussed in the New York magazine.

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