SAS in the media

The road to peace? Diplomatic ties strengthen in the Horn of Africa

Thursday 6 September 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), was quoted in the  Deutsche Welle  article The road to peace? Diplomatic ties strengthen in the Horn of Africa , which was picked up by All Africa.com .

Finding the write method

Thursday 6 September 2018
School of Advanced Study
Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), was mentioned in the Hindu Business Line article Finding the write method .  

Making sense of smell and cooking for cancer patients

Wednesday 5 September 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) and founder of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), has written an article for Esprit Magazine entitled ‘Making sense of smell’. Meanwhile, in the iNewspaper , he discusses the effects of chemotherapy on taste.

Professor Melber looks at eulogies and Germany’s colonial history

Tuesday 4 September 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), discusses Germany’s repatriation of Namibian human remains in the Conversation article, Namibian genocide victims’ remains are home. But Germany still has work to do . In Honouring Annan, McCain and others: why eulogies have blind spots , he wonders why prominent people are sometimes remembered selectively after death.

Defining British nationality in the era of decolonisation

Monday 20 August 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy’s lecture, ‘Defining British nationality in the era of decolonisation’, which he is presenting at Korea’s Yonsei University on 17 September, is highlighted in Yonhap , the country’s national press agency (in Korean).

Dr Cusack comments on the Venezuelan crisis

Monday 20 August 2018
Institute of Latin American Studies
Dr Asa Cusack, associate fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies ( ILAS ), comments on Venezuela’s economic crisis on ITV News at Ten , and on the BBC’s World Business Report , World Service and Newsnight .  

The philosophy of good taste and why things are beautiful

Monday 20 August 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) and founder of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), samples David Hume’s (the 18th-century Scottish philosopher) theory of good taste in BBC Radio 4’s History of Ideas programme ‘ Barry smith on the philosophy of good taste ’. Meanwhile, in another episode he debates the question, ‘ Why are things beautiful? ’

Why the world needs to know of Bangabandhu

Wednesday 15 August 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
James Manor , emeritus professor at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), remembers Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who led Bangladesh to independence. Writing in the Dhaka Tribune he says Rahman was a ‘defiant firebrand’ but also a ‘flexible, subtle leader who throughout his political career was willing to make great personal sacrifices’.

Opening up web archives to research and innovation

Wednesday 15 August 2018
School of Advanced Study
Jane Winters , professor of digital humanities and pro-dean for libraries and related services at the School of Advanced Study, discusses, on the National Archives blog , the importance of approaching the web as a source of technological, sociological and historical research.  

‘How I forced the UK government to act on the Windrush scandal’

Wednesday 15 August 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Guy Hewitt , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) and Barbados high commissioner, explains, in the Guardian , why he had to resort to ‘guerrilla diplomacy’ to get the UK government to respond to the Windrush crisis.

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