SAS in the media

SAS 2017 honorary graduate in THE

Thursday 24 August 2017
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sir Alan Wilson , who will be awarded an honorary degree at the School of Advanced Study’s graduation ceremony in December, is interviewed by the Times Higher Education magazine ( THE ) for its ‘HR & Me’ column. Responding to the question ‘What does the honorary degree from the School of Advanced Study mean to you?’ Sir Alan said, ‘It is an honour and a privilege. I was particularly touched that my contribution to the arts and humanities was recognised.’

 Academics push South Africa to open apartheid-era archives

Thursday 24 August 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), is quoted in a Times Higher Education ( THE ) article about an academic campaign to force South Africa to open its apartheid-era archives to researchers. Having access to these documents, said Professor Murphy, could allow scholars to ‘see how far the historical record bears out’ the public statements of politicians and throw light on the biggest question of all: ‘What brought the regime to its knees?’

Capturing language in a photograph: Being Human 2017 in the media

Wednesday 23 August 2017
School of Advanced Study
The School’s 2017 Being Human festival of the humanities features in the Cambridge Independent.  The story focuses on the ‘Multilingualism: empowering individuals, transforming societies’ event, which will include photographic exhibitions in Belfast, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Nottingham using images sourced from Cambridge residents. These will focus on how they experience the different languages around them – whether in their home, neighbourhood, community, town or city. 

The king of King’s Cross

Tuesday 22 August 2017
Institute of Historical Research
Dr Philip Carter's  ‘The king of King's Cross’ feature, first published on the School’s  Talking Humanities blog, has been republished by the Knowledge Quarter .  In the article, the senior lecturer and head of IHR Digital at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), considers the life of Henry Croft, founder of the Pearly Kings, and outlines how recreating his life story owes much to a growing range of digitised resources available to historians.

ICWS highlighted in THE

Monday 21 August 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) is name-checked in a Times Higher Education ( THE ) article on Joanne Newman, the new head of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and ICWS alumna.

The end of refugee law?

Thursday 17 August 2017
Refugee Law Initiative
Dr David James Cantor , director of the Refugee Law Initiative ( RLI ), has published an article in the Journal of Human Rights Practice . Entitled ' The End of Refugee Law? ' , it explores the potential of refugee law to contribute to the development of a new global vision of refugee protection.

Professor Fox in the Times Higher Education

Wednesday 16 August 2017
Institute of Historical Research
Professor Jo Fox’s appointment as the new Institute of Historical Research (IHR) director from January 2018 is highlighted in the appointment section of the Times Higher Education ( THE ) magazine. 

First media mention for Being Human 2017

Monday 14 August 2017
School of Advanced Study
The school of Advanced Study’s forthcoming Being Human festival of the humanities (17–25 November) is highlighted in Brighton Magazine’s round-up of activities taking place at the new Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts this autumn. The article focuses on the University of Sussex’s ‘As waves of one sea’ event, which will dig into the archives it holds of material on the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement.

The African middle class matters: but not for the reasons commonly put forward

Sunday 13 August 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
An article which includes extracts from the introduction and conclusion of Professor Henning Melber’s The Rise of Africa’s Middle Class: Myths, Realities and Critical Engagements features in The Conversation . Professor Melber, a senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, calls for rigorous analysis of debates which promote the assumption that the middle classes in African societies are indicative of social change.

Warburg name-checked in Times Higher Eduction

Thursday 10 August 2017
Warburg Institute
The Warburg Institute is name-checked in a THE interview with Stephen Milner, the next director of the British School of Rome, who said he hoped his ‘interdisciplinary background and initiation into the multiple forms of the classical tradition at the Warburg Institute’ will stand him in good stead in his new job.