SAS in the media

How a digital dictionary will advance furniture history

Wednesday 20 December 2017
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research’s ( IHR ) British and Irish Furniture Makers Online ( BIFMO ) project is highlighted in the Apollo Magazine article, ‘How a digital dictionary will advance furniture history’.

Modi, Gujarat and resentment politics

Tuesday 19 December 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
James Manor , emeritus professor at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), analyses Indian politics in the Nikkei Asian Review article ‘Modi, Gujarat and resentment politics’.

Henning Melber on the ANC and a post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

Monday 18 December 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), debates the African National Congress in ‘ The decay of the ANC: from liberation movement to a party in disarray ’. Meanwhile, in ‘ Stopping a dynasty does not mean democracy ’, he explores a post-Mugabe Zimbabwe.

Warburg in Art Forum announcement

Saturday 16 December 2017
Warburg Institute
The Warburg Institute is name checked in an Art Forum article pointing out that Alison Cole, The Art Newspaper’s new editor, gained her master’s in the area of philosophy in medieval studies there.

Professor Churchwell on Hamilton and the book that first empowered her

Saturday 16 December 2017
School of Advanced Study
In the week that a leading US dictionary declared ‘feminism’ word of the year, Professor Sarah Churchwell , public engagement chair and professorial fellow in American literature at Institute of English Studies ( IES ), champions, in The Guardian , the book that first empowered her. And, in i News , she describes the musical Hamilton as a work of ‘heart-breaking brilliance’.

Scholars feud over Shakespeare co-authorship

Thursday 14 December 2017
Institute of English Studies
Professor Sir Brian Vickers , distinguished senior fellow at the School and senior research fellow at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), is quoted in a Times Higher Education ( THE ) article entitled ‘Scholars feud over Shakespeare co-authorship’.

Zimbabwe diaspora extends protest after Mugabe ouster

Monday 11 December 2017
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Sue Onslow , senior lecturer and deputy director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), comments on Zimbabwe’s ongoing political issues in an Al Jazeera article entitled ‘Zimbabwe diaspora extends protest after Mugabe ouster’. The story was republished by the Ghana Web media outlet.

Sir Brian Vickers defends Shakespeare in The Times

Monday 11 December 2017
Institute of English Studies
Professor Sir Brian Vickers , distinguished senior fellow at the School of Advanced Study and senior research fellow at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), defends Shakespeare against claims by scholars using computer-aided research that the Bard had help from contemporaries such as Christopher Marlowe. They suggest, for example, that Marlowe was responsible for passages in The Taming of the Shrew and all three parts of the Henry VI series.

Warburg in the New Zealand media

Sunday 10 December 2017
Warburg Institute
The Warburg Institute is name-checked in a Stuff.co.nz review of The Expatriates , which examines the history of four ‘extraordinary’ New Zealanders including Joe Trapp, the Carterton-born librarian ‘who became the central figure in the prestigious Warburg Institute in London.’

Let the soul dangle: how mind-wandering spurs creativity

Friday 8 December 2017
Warburg Institute
Warburg Institute researchers Professor Manos Tsakiris (professor of neuroscience), Dr Julia Christensen (postdoctoral research fellow in psychology) and Dr Guido Giglioni (Cassamarca lecturer in neo-Latin cultural and intellectual history, 1400–1700), explore the role of art as a catalyst nudging us towards more helpful emotions and mental states.

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