SAS in the media

Medieval England's power monastery

Wednesday 17 April 2019
Institute of English Studies
Michelle Brown, professor emerita of medieval manuscript studies at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), is quoted in the Archaeology Magazine articles, ‘Medieval England’s power monastery’ and ‘The gospels of harmony’.

Fresh doubt over world’s most expensive painting

Saturday 13 April 2019
Warburg Institute
The Warburg Institute is name-checked in The Times article, ‘ Fresh doubt over world’s most expensive painting ’ (behind a paywall), which analyses The Last Leonardo written by Warburg visiting fellow, Dr Ben Lewis. The book is described as an ‘epic quest’ to ascertain whether Salvator Mundi, which sold for a record-breaking sum at auction in 2017, was really painted by Leonardo da Vinci.

Omar al-Bashir: a military autocrat with a shrewd sense of politics

Thursday 11 April 2019
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut, senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), analyses, in The Conversation , how the military autocrat Omar al-Bashir stayed in power in Sudan for 30 years. The story has been picked up by Scroll.in and AllAfrica.com

IES fellow to speak at London’s Rare Books Fair

Thursday 11 April 2019
Institute of English Studies
‘ Collecting the Medieval book in the industrial north wes t’, a talk Dr Cynthia Johnson, associate research fellow at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), has been picked up by The Arts Shelf . She is due to give it at the London Rare Books Fair in June.

The making of a messiah

Wednesday 10 April 2019
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey, the School of Advanced Study’s ( SAS ) cultural historian, has written a profile of Isidore Isou for the New Statesman under the title ‘ The making of a messiah ’.

Aby Warburg's legacy

Monday 8 April 2019
Warburg Institute
Professor Bill Sherman , director of the Warburg Institute , is quoted in a La Nacion article (in Spanish) on the legacy of Aby Warburg. 

What would Ireland rejoining the Commonwealth really look like?

Wednesday 3 April 2019
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), comments, in The Journal.ie , on the relevance of the Commonwealth and the possibility of Ireland rejoining the organisation it left in 1949 after declaring itself a republic.

Why there is so little left of the early internet

Tuesday 2 April 2019
School of Advanced Study
Jane Winters , professor of digital humanities at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, comments on the importance of archiving the internet in the BBC Future article, ‘ Why there’s so little left of the early internet ’.  

A short history of modern Angola

Monday 1 April 2019
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Keith Somerville , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), reviews ‘ A Short History of Modern Angola ’ by David Birmingham for AllAfrica.com .

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