SAS in the media

A new era for heritage reproduction

Wednesday 24 January 2018
Warburg Institute
The Warburg Institute features in The Art Newspaper’s report on the Reproduction of Art and Cultural Heritage (ReACH) project, which was launched on 8 December. It is supported by the institute along with major museums and heritage organisations such as the V&A, Unesco, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Berlin’s Vorderasiatisches Museum, Beijing’s Palace Museum, the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage at Yale University, and Madrid’s Factum Arte.

Is the world changing faster than ever?

Tuesday 23 January 2018
School of Advanced Study
Professor Jane Winters , the School of Advanced Study’s chair in digital humanities, has published a piece in the February/March issue of  BBC World Histories magazine, as part of its regular 'The Big Question' feature, which this month invited seven historians to debate the question, 'Is the world changing faster than ever before?'

Do South Africa and Zimbabwe’s new leaders represent a moment of hope

Monday 22 January 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), discusses the future of South Africa and Zimbabwe under the new leaderships of Cyril Ramaphosa and Emmerson Mnangagwa in the New Statesman article, ‘ Do South Africa and Zimbabwe’s new leaders represent a moment of hope? ’

Interdisciplinarity and global view ‘priorities for humanities’

Saturday 20 January 2018
Institute of English Studies
The two-day ‘Thinking big: new ambitions for English and the humanities’ conference organised by the Institute of English Studies ( IES ) and Professor Rick Rylance , the School’s dean and chief executive, was covered by the Times Higher Education magazine.

Ethereal beauty a joy for the here and now

Saturday 20 January 2018
Institute of English Studies
Michelle Brown , professor emerita of medieval manuscript studies at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), is quoted in a West Australian article on the 16th-century Rothschild Prayer Book . She says it is not only a ‘veritable art gallery’ in miniature but it points to a digital future in which multi-modal information has become the norm.

IMLR’s ‘Languages in Contact’ event covered by Slovenia’s national media

Friday 19 January 2018
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Languages in Contact, the AHRC-Open World Research Initiative conference held on 19 January, was covered by Slovenia’s national evening news and by the daily Primorski dnevnik . Organised by Dr Katia Pizzi , Italian studies lecturer and director of the Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory at the Institute of Modern Languages Research ( IMLR ), with the Slovenian Research Institute, it provided an opportunity to discuss language contact in border communities and language policies in multilingual regions.

Did rebel movements in Ethiopia use international aid destined for the starving to starving to buy military supplies? 

Thursday 18 January 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), debates the Ethiopian famine in an article for The Rusi Journal , and explores the allegations that the country’s rebel movements used part of the international aid destined for the starving to buy weapons and ammunition. And, in the New Statesman , he reports on the Israelis who are using civil disobedience to stop their government deporting 38,000 Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers.

Rise of heavyweight bioscientists sparks alarm

Wednesday 17 January 2018
School of Advanced Study
Professor Geoffrey Crossick, distinguished professor of the humanities at the School of Advanced Study, comments, in Research Professional , on how biomedical expertise predominates the top jobs in UK research policy.

Professor Smith on the appeal of fizzy drinks

Tuesday 16 January 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 ), explains on BBC2’s Inside the Factory why fizzy drinks are so appealing (from 19:46 to 25:00).

Genocide negotiations between Germany and Namibia hit stumbling blocks

Wednesday 10 January 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), reports on the progress of the Namibian-German colonial genocide negotiations in The Conversation , and reviews the patriotic history of Namibian politics in the Journal of Namibian Studies .  

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