SAS in the media

Being Human 2020 gains media traction

Wednesday 18 November 2020
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study's annual Being Human festival, which concludes on Sunday (22 November), features on BBC One’s Sunday Morning Live show (starts at 42.09), on BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking here , here and here ,   Peterborough Today , Marketing Derby , Now Then Magazine , BBC Cambridgeshire (from 1:46–1:52), BBC Radio Sheffield (from 18:26–24:54), Die Tageszeitung (in German), Nuffield Department of Population Health , BBC Radio Lincolnshire (2:07:20–2:15:38) and Wonkhe .

Professor Smith introduces Being Human to BBC 1’s Sunday Morning Live

Sunday 15 November 2020
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy and Centre for the Study of the Senses, appeared on BBC’s Sunday Morning Live show to talk about his research into smell and taste and his ‘ Being Human in Conversation: returning to our senses ’ event. Professor Smith was part of the action group – many of them humanities researchers – that persuaded the government to accept loss of smell and taste as a symptom of coronavirus.

Professor Melber on solidarity killings, politics and racism in Namibia

Friday 13 November 2020
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, is quoted in Namibian articles about the solidarity protests against killings of civilians by the Botswana Defence Force, and the selection process for the head of Namibia’s Anti-Corruption Commission. The Namibian also published his article ‘ Racism at DHPS – a past alive in the present ’ and a version has appeared in Die Tageszeitung (in German).

The BBC and Henry VIII’s heirs

Friday 13 November 2020
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Dr Richard Danbury , associate research fellow at the Information Law and Policy Centre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, discusses defunding the BBC in the Verfassungsblog article ‘ The BBC and Henry VIII’s heirs ’.

Irish academic advises UN panel on internal displacement

Friday 13 November 2020
Refugee Law Initiative
The Refugee Law Initiative ( RLI) is name-checked in an Irish Legal News article about one of its affiliates, Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne, who has been asked to co-author a briefing paper for the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Internal Displacement. Dr Ní Ghráinne is a senior affiliate of RLI’s internal displacement research programme which recently entered into a research partnership with the High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement.

The Warburg Institute creates a digital afterlife for two exhibitions on Aby Warburg's Bilderatlas Mnemosyne

Friday 13 November 2020
Warburg Institute
The launch of the digital version of the Warburg Institute’s two exhibitions on Aby Warburg's Bilderatlas Mnemosyne features in  Art Daily . The article includes this quote from institute director, Professor Bill Sherman: ‘The exhibitions in Berlin will bring Warburg’s legendary project to new audiences – and the Virtual Tour will allow those who cannot visit in person to see the Bilderatlas online. As a digital thinker before the creation of digital technology, Warburg would no doubt have embraced VR and its ability to transmit images and ideas across space and time.’ 

Public engagement in a pandemic

Thursday 12 November 2020
School of Advanced Study
Dr Michael Eades , public engagement manager, research fellow and curator of the School of Advanced Study's annual Being Human festival, reflects on what Covid-19 teaches us about public places, people and research in the Wonke article ‘ Public engagement in a pandemic – lessons from Being Human ’.  

'Colour Bar' adaptation one of the ‘best romantic films on Netflix’

Thursday 12 November 2020
Institute of English Studies
A United Kingdom , the film adaptation of Colour Bar:The Triumph of Seretse Khama and His Nation written by Dr Susan Williams , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, is chosen by Glamour magazine as one of the best romantic films on Netflix. It tells the story of Botswana’s first president and the English woman with whom he fell in love. As an interracial couple in the 1940s, their marriage was met with anger, disgust and uproar.

Macron and the Muslim world

Wednesday 11 November 2020
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey , cultural historian at the School of Advanced Study, has published an article in the New Statesman analysing how the murder of a French teacher reignited the conflict between republican secularism, religion and ardent belief in France.