SAS in the media

Flying elephants to Africa would be foolish meddling

Tuesday 13 July 2021
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Keith Somerville , writer and lecturer on the politics of conservation and a senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), is name-checked in the Times article ‘ Flying elephants to Africa would be foolish meddling ’ (behind a paywall).

Jacob Zuma: unrest shakes South Africa after the ex-president’s detention

Monday 12 July 2021
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS) senior research fellow, Martin Plaut , analyses, in the New Statesman , the arrest of Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s former president, and how the unrest following his detention will challenge his successor’s struggle to uphold the rule of law.

Edgar Allan Poe’s engagement with science

Wednesday 7 July 2021
Warburg Institute
The Reason for the Darkness of the Night: Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science  by John Tresch, Warburg Institute professor of history of art, science, and folk practice, has been reviewed by a range of international print and broadcast media outlets. They include Undark Magazine , Science Friday , Yahoo!Finance , KSKA Radio, St Louis Public Radio, Connecticut Public Radio, Capital Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio and KUNR Public Radio.

Dr Leo Zeilig on his biography of Patrice Lumumba

Tuesday 6 July 2021
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Leo Zeilig , Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) senior research fellow, is featured in Citizen Truth . He discusses Lumumba: Africa’s Lost Leader , his biography of Patrice Lumumba, the first legally elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

Gift means green light for Warburg transformation

Friday 2 July 2021
Warburg Institute
The Warburg Institute’s recent receipt of a £2m award from the German cultural trust, Hermann Reemtsma Stiftung, has been covered in the Arts Industry story, ‘ Gift means green light for Warburg transformation ’ and picked up by London News Time . The institute is a founding member of the University of London's School of Advanced Study.

British History Online features in the Independent

Thursday 1 July 2021
Institute of Historical Research
British History Online ( BHO ), the digital library based at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), features in an Independent story about the boundaries of local government. It has been picked up by London News Time , News Chant and Love By Life .

Anne Sebba on the Rosenbergs who were executed for spying in 1953

Thursday 24 June 2021
Institute of Historical Research
Anne Sebba, senior research fellow at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ) and author of Ethel Rosenberg: a Cold War Tragedy , is quoted in a Guardian article about Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Their sons who have spent decades trying to clear their mother’s name – the first woman in the US to be executed for a crime other than murder, following a conviction for conspiracy to commit espionage on behalf of the Soviet Union.

The untold story of India’s WW2 prisoners of war

Tuesday 22 June 2021
Institute of Historical Research
Dr Diya Gupta , the Institute of Historical Research's ( IHR ) past and present fellow: race, ethnicity and equality in history, explores, in BBC History Extra , how the experiences of the Indian soldiers captured during the Second World War changed their view of the Raj, and why their stories have been overlooked.

What Harry and Meghan's new life means for the monarchy

Monday 21 June 2021
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Philip Murphy , Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) director and the Institute of Historical Research’s ( IHR ) acting director, features in the NBC News story ‘ Meghan and Harry may have stepped down, but they will continue to define the royal family ’. Commenting on the couple’s new-found freedom to speak openly about their experiences and political causes, Professor Murphy said it was notable that, in the Oprah Winfrey interview, they made no attempt to distance themselves from culture wars.

Professor Hussey comments on 'I was a French Muslim'

Friday 18 June 2021
School of Advanced Study
Comments made by cultural historian, Professor Andrew Hussey , on I Was a French Muslim by Algerian writer and liberation war veteran Mokhtar Mokhtefi, feature in a number of news outlet including The Arab Daily News , New York State News , The Buffalo News , New York City News , Africa Leader , Kenya Star , Dubai News , Sudan News , Rio de Janeiro News , The Italy News , Big News Network and the Illinois News Today . Professor Hussey, who is based in France, is the author of Speaking East: The Strange and Enchanted Life of Isidore Isou .

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