SAS in the media

Meet Jacob Burckhardt, the thinker who invented 'culture'

Wednesday 30 May 2018
Warburg Institute
The Warburg Institute’s ‘ Burckhardt at 200’ conference, which was held on 30 May, is highlighted in a Guardian feature about the visionary Swiss historian, Jacob Burckhardt. With contributions from leading international scholars and art critics, the public event was part of a series designed to reinterpret his intellectual legacy.

Putting a city down on paper

Tuesday 29 May 2018
School of Advanced Study
Andrew Hussey , OBE, the School of Advanced Study’s professor of cultural history, reviews, in the Times Literary Supplement ( TLS , behind a paywall), A Walk Through by Eric Hazan, published by Oxford University Press, which explores the radical history of the French capital, city of Robespierre, the Commune, Jean-Paul Sartre and the May 1968 uprising.

How Philip Roth wrote America

Saturday 26 May 2018
School of Advanced Study
Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at the Institute of English Studies (IES), discusses Philip Roth in the Guardian Review and on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb programme.

The 30 best books to take on holiday in summer 2018

Friday 25 May 2018
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell’s new book, Behold America: a History of America First and the American Dream , which iNews voted one of the 30 best books to take on holiday, is reviewed in the print editions of Strong Words and the New Internationalist .

Art and science illuminating each other

Thursday 24 May 2018
Institute of Philosophy
The Institute of Philosophy’s ( IP ) ‘Self-impressions at Tate’ event is highlighted in this month’s The Psychologist, in an article entitled ‘ Art and science illuminating each other ’. This unique public engagement activity at the new Blavatnik building at Tate Modern, 24–25 March, combined art and science to explore what the images we choose to produce, and share reveal about who we are.

Professor Churchwell joins Question Time panel

Thursday 24 May 2018
School of Advanced Study
Meanwhile, on 24 May, Professor Churchwell joined panellists on BBC Question Time to answer topical questions posed by the studio audience. The programme was highlighted in an iNews report on Labour MP David Lammy’s ironic tweet about an all-white panel on a current affairs show discussing whether Britain was a ‘bastion of white, middle class, southern privilege’.

The Empire’s New Clothes reviewed in the New Internationalist

Thursday 24 May 2018
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 ), features in a New Internationalist (print) review.

The 2018 Wolfson History Prize debate

Wednesday 23 May 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Miranda Kaufmann (research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ) whose book, Black Tudors: the Untold Story , has been shortlisted for the 2018 Wolfson History Prize, discusses some of the book’s characters and the prize on BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking programme .

The way is ethics

Monday 21 May 2018
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Dr Nóra Ní Loideain , director of the Information Law and Policy Centre ( ILPC ) at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), is quoted in a Law Society Gazette article on responsible technology and the key legal dilemmas around artificial intelligence.

Rare books and special collections overview

Monday 21 May 2018
Institute of English Studies
Dr Karen Attar , research fellow at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), has published Rare Books and Special Collections in Overview: Producing a National Directory in the journal RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage . The article describes and evaluates ‘ Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland ’, a British research facilitation project.

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