SAS in the media

Being Human event questions what it means to be black and call the UK home

Tuesday 19 October 2021
School of Advanced Study
Being Human , the annual humanities festival led by the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, features on BBC Radio Sheffield from 2:12–2:20 and 2:23–2:32. Dr Maisha Wester from the University of Sheffield discusses her forthcoming Being Human workshops and virtual exhibition which will explore the question of what it means to be black and be comfortable with calling the UK home.

'White Malice' by Dr Susan Williams make headlines in media outlets worldwide

Monday 4 October 2021
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
White Malice: the CIA and the Covert Recolonization of Africa  by Dr Susan Williams , Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) senior research fellow, continues to make headlines in media outlets worldwide. Coverage includes and  audiobook narration  by Chanté McCormick; a review and sample reading on the  Audible  website; an audiobook on  SoundCloud  which also offers a sample reading and free listening.

Ground-breaking research reveals wider impact of altered sensing on people’s daily lives

Monday 4 October 2021
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the School of Advanced Study's Institute of Philosophy ( IP ), and Chris Kelly, IP fellow and founder of smell loss charity AbScent, are quoted in The Medical News article ‘ Ground-breaking research reveals wider impact of altered sensing on people’s daily lives ’. It refers to their co-written research paper ‘Altered smell and taste: anosmia, parosmia and the impact of long Covid-19’, which has been published in the journal PLOS ONE .

Éric Zemmour: the 'TV-friendly fascist' who thinks he can be France’s next president

Wednesday 29 September 2021
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey , a cultural historian at the University of London's School of Advanced Study, has published a profile in the New Statesman of Éric Zemmour, the Parisian author, broadcaster and provocateur who, in 2011, was found guilty of inciting racial hatred, and in 2018 guilty of inciting hate against Muslims. Meanwhile, ‘ Speaking East: The Strange and Enchanted Life of Isidore Isou ’, Professor Hussey’s new book has been described as ‘enthralling’ by the Literary Review .

Commonwealth studies fellow fills gaps in the riveting story of India’s First Amendment

Tuesday 28 September 2021
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Sixteen Story Days — the Story of the First Amendment to the Constitution of India by Dr Tripurdaman Singh, a British Academy postdoctoral fellow at the School of Advanced Study's Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), is reviewed in Friday Magazine . It lays bare the vast gulf between the liberal promise of India’s constitution and the authoritarian impulses of her first government.

The humanities need to place the big issues of the day at their heart

Saturday 25 September 2021
School of Advanced Study
Professor Jo Fox, the School of Advanced Study's dean, has published a comment piece in the THE entitled ‘ The humanities need to place the big issues of the day at their heart ’. It is a response to the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) report, ‘ The Humanities in Modern Britain: Challenges and Opportunities ’, which was published on 23 September. 

Afghanistan - a hell on earth

Monday 20 September 2021
Human Rights Consortium
Nigina Istanakzai-Zarifi, Amnesty UK Country Co-ordinator for Afghanistan and distance-learning student on the School of Advanced Study's MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights , discusses Afghanistan’s political situation in ‘ Afghanistan – a hell on earth ’. She says that pushing for protecting human rights will be a 'monumental task with the Taliban in control. However, to ensure Afghans can live in safety, security, and dignity, we need to face this reality with clear eyes.

The unanswered questions about the death of Dag Hammarskjöld

Saturday 18 September 2021
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Susan Williams , a senior research fellow at the School of Advanced Study’s Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), whose book, Who Killed Hammarskjöld? The UN, the Cold War and White Supremacy in Africa (2011), marks the 60th anniversary of the death of the former United Nations second secretary-general with a Labour Hub article entitled ‘ Sixty years on: the unanswered questions about the death of Dag Hammarskjöld ’. The crash of Hammarskjold’s plane also features in her new book  White Malice: The CIA and the Neocolonisation of Africa 

Map as encylopaedic feast

Friday 17 September 2021
Institute of Classical Studies
Dr Victoria Leonard , Institute of Classical Studies ( ICS ) research fellow, has published an article in the Church Times on Hereford’s Mappa Mundi, which she says reveals more than physical features and geographical boundaries.

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