SAS in the media

Ethics and the empire under the spotlight

Sunday 7 January 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), responds to a  Guardian   article about colonialism, the British Empire and the University of Oxford’s ‘The Ethics of Colonial History’ project.  

Senses and consciousness – beyond the five senses myth

Sunday 7 January 2018
Institute of Philosophy
7 January - In Russell Brand’s ‘ Under the Skin ’ podcast Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) and founder of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), discusses collaborative research between philosophers, psychologists and neuroscientists and their discoveries, including how we have many more than the commonly perceived five senses.

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s little house of horrors on the prairies

Saturday 6 January 2018
SAS Space
Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), reviews Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder for The Spectator magazine.

Women of the world, take over: the books we’ll be reading in 2018

Friday 5 January 2018
School of Advanced Study
Behold, America: A Partial History of America First and the American Dream , Professor Sarah Churchwell’s , forthcoming book is included in the New Statesman’s list of books to ‘look out for in 2018’. In the book, which is published by Bloomsbury, the public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ) details the history and significance of two key US slogans: ‘America first’ and the          ‘American dream’.

Professor Churchwell in The American

Tuesday 2 January 2018
School of Advanced Study
Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), is highlighted in The American in relation to her role as a judge for this year's Eccles Centre British Library Writer's Award.

Professor Smith answers questions on whisky, oysters and salt

Tuesday 2 January 2018
Institute of Philosophy
On the BBC’s Kitchen Cabinet show Professor Barry Smith , director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ) and founder of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ), baffles experienced panellists with some taste experiments.

Warburg Institute in the art media

Monday 1 January 2018
Warburg Institute
The Warburg Institute features in The Art Newspaper ,  the Fortean Times and a Studio International review of a new Pump House Gallery exhibition which examines the Lingua Ignota, a secret language composed by 12th-century mystic Hildegard von Bingen. 

Dr Scafi features in Italian language newspaper Trentino

Friday 29 December 2017
Warburg Institute
A lecture on Sul sommo monte con Dante: viaggio letterario dall’abisso alla luce , by Dr Alessandro Scafi , lecturer in medieval and Renaissance cultural history at Warburg, has been picked up by the Italian language newspaper Trentino . The event was funded by the Provincia Autonoma di Trento and the Società Alpinistica Trentina.

Professor Murphy’s ‘must read’ book will shake the Commonwealth tree

Thursday 21 December 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
The Empire’s New Clothes: The Myth of the Commonwealth by Professor Philip Murphy , director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) is the book Dr Joanna Lewis, associate professor of international history at the London School of Economics, is ‘most looking forward to reading’. In her contribution to a THE feature she says, ‘Mercurial, maverick and mischievous, he writes as an outsider-insider, having been head of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies for a number of years. This is going to shake the tree. And about time.’

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