SAS in the media

Professor Melber on German genocide in South West Africa

Monday 18 June 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute for Commonealth Studies ( ICWS ), speaks to Spiegel Online about the genocide in the German colony of South West Africa and the current negotiations between Germany and Namibia (in German).

Dermot Feenan calls for Lords' code of conduct reform

Saturday 16 June 2018
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Dermot Feenan’s call for the House of Lords’ code of conduct to be reformed following a tweet by Lord Kilclooney in which he referred to Taoisseach Leo Varadkar as a ‘typical Indian’, features in Belfast’s Irish News . An associate research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), Mr Feenan lodged an official complaint about the tweet, and said it was ‘disappointing but not surprising’ that the Commissioner for Standards did not investigate the peer, adding that this ‘impunity’ highlighted the Lords’ weak accountability system.

Inscribed seventh-century window ledge unearthed at Tintagel

Friday 15 June 2018
Institute of English Studies
Michelle Brown , professor emerita of medieval manuscript studies at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), is quoted in a Guardian feature on an inscribed seventh-century window ledge unearthed at Tintagel Castle that she has been given the task of deciphering. The story has been covered by more than 120 national, international and local media outlets such as ITV.com ,   Yahoo! UK and Ireland , BBC , Mail Online , Metro , Daily Telegraph Australia , and MSN New Zealand .

Hidden writing in ancient desert monastery manuscripts

Wednesday 13 June 2018
Institute of English Studies
Michelle Brown , professor emerita of medieval manuscript studies at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), features in the BBC Online story, ‘Hidden writing in ancient desert monastery manuscripts’. She is a researcher on this project, which is making the ancient collection of liturgical texts held in the library of Egypt’s St Catherine monastery available online to scholars.

Behold America discussed on the Monocle Culture Show

Monday 11 June 2018
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell’s new book, Behold America: a History of America First and the American Dream, is discussed in a new podcast on the Monocle Culture Show that applauds the public engagement chair’s ‘brilliant, perceptive and astute’ writing.

Technology leading to arrest of wildlife traffickers

Saturday 9 June 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Keith Somerville , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), examines, in Africa Sustainable Conversation News and Global Geneva (pp. 24–7), the growing problem of lions versus human beings which is resulting in loss of territory, livestock predation and revenge attacks.

Dr Stone explores literary and cultural contacts between medieval London and Southwark

Friday 8 June 2018
Institute of Historical Research
Dr Ian Stone , research associate at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), explores literary and cultural contacts between medieval London and Southwark in the latest imprint of the  Mediaeval Studies (pp. 205–47) journal. The article, ‘Connections and collaborations between centres of historical writing in thirteenth-century London and Southwark’, sheds new light on the source material used by Arnold fitz Thedmar, the first layman in the British Isles to write a historical account of his time. It also illuminates how Arnold’s work was used after he died in 1274.

Dr Nora Ní Loideain interviews Max Schrems

Wednesday 6 June 2018
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Dr Nora Ní Loideain’s (director of the Information Law and Policy Centre, ILPC , at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, IALS ) interview with data privacy campaigner Max Schrems at an Ireland Edge event, ‘A coded culture’, held at Trinity College Dublin on 6 June, features in The Irish Times .

Today’s lessons for politicians is to learn from history

Tuesday 5 June 2018
Institute of Historical Research
Professor Sir David Cannadine, former IHR director, discusses the importance of knowing about the past in the London Evening Standard . Writing under the headline, ‘ Today’s lessons for politicians is to learn from history ,’ he says that whatever the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, Theresa May and her colleagues are making history.

Notes from the Hay Festival

Tuesday 5 June 2018
School of Advanced Study
Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies, features in Vanity Fair’s Notes from the Hay Festival article in which she is labelled a ‘heavy-duty American historian’.

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