SAS in the media

Professor Hussey reviews new book about the 1968 Paris rebellions

Friday 23 March 2018
School of Advanced Study
Andrew Hussey , OBE, the School’s professor of cultural history, has reviewed The Long ‘68, Radical Protest and its Enemies , a new book about the 1968 rebellions on the streets of Paris for the Financial Times (behind a paywall).

The PhD badly needs a doctor

Friday 23 March 2018
Institute of Historical Research
Dr Richard Willis, visiting fellow at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), explains in the Times Higher Education article, ‘The PhD badly needs a doctor’, why he thinks professional doctorates are better than PhDs for students’ wellbeing and the modern workplace.

Does mind-wandering spur creativity?

Thursday 22 March 2018
Warburg Institute
Warburg researchers Dr Julia Christensen (postdoctoral research fellow in psychology), Dr Guido Giglioni (Cassamarca lecturer in neo-Latin cultural and intellectual history, 1400–1700), and professor of neuroscience Manos Tsakiris examine the questions ‘ Does mind-wandering spur creativity? ’ in a Scott.net article.

Cambridge Analytica played roles in multiple African elections

Thursday 22 March 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut’s (senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ),  New Statesman article about Cambridge Analytica’s role in the 2013 and 2017 Kenya elections has been picked up by AllAfrica.com .

Black servant wielded the whip in Tudor England

Thursday 22 March 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Dr Miranda Kaufmann , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), features in The Times (behind a paywall) the Mail Online and the Daily Mail .

Dr Eades explains what it takes to put on a global humanities festival

Tuesday 20 March 2018
School of Advanced Study
In a Research Comms podcast Dr Michael Eades , research fellow and curator of the School of Advanced Study’s Being Human festival, explains what it's like to put on a global festival celebrating the latest in humanities research.

Cambridge Analytica and the digital war in Africa

Tuesday 20 March 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), debates Cambridge Analytica’s role in the 2013 and 2017 Kenyan election in the New Statesman article, ‘ Cambridge Analytica and the digital war in Africa ’.  that bubbles play sensory tricks on us, making fizzy drinks taste colder, less sweet and more flavourful than their still equivalents.

The challenge of a fairer future

Tuesday 20 March 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Eva Namusoke, associate fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), reflects on the role of the Commonwealth on pages 42–45 of the current The Parliamentarian in the article ‘The challenge of a fairer future’. This pre-CHOGM (Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting) issue can be downloaded here .

Growth of IALS library and launch of IALS Digital

Monday 19 March 2018
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
David Gee , Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ) deputy librarian, and Steven Whittle , IALS Digital manager, have published articles in a recent issue of Legal Information Management (18) 1. The former surveys the growth of IALS Library over the past 70 years including developing a number of national digital initiatives for the UK legal community. Meanwhile, the latter covers the launch of IALS Digital in November 2017 and summarises excellent presentations made by academics and librarians at the well-attended event.

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