SAS in the media

How Charles de Gaulle made France great again

Wednesday 27 June 2018
School of Advanced Study
Andrew Hussey , professor of cultural history, reviews a new biography of Charles de Gaulle, A Certain Idea of France: the Life of Charles de Gaulle, in the New Statesma n. Professor Hussey says that although the author, Julian Jackson, comes across as an admirer, ‘he is also sceptical and unafraid to make wry remarks on the many disastrous errors of judgement that blighted de Gaulle’s career.’

How to think about … consciousness

Wednesday 27 June 2018
Institute of Philosophy
Nicholas Shea , professor of philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ), discusses the science of consciousness in the New Scientist (behind a paywall).

The US border is just one of the places where Central Americans see refuge

Tuesday 26 June 2018
Refugee Law Initiative
Dr David Cantor , director of the Refugee Law Initiative ( RLI ), comments, in Five Thirty Eight , on internal displacement in Central American countries. He highlights what causes hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes and eventually their home country.

IHR’s ‘amazing new maps’ in the Evening Standard

Tuesday 26 June 2018
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research’s ( IHR ) Layers of London project, which charts the growth of the capital over the past 500 years, is highlighted in the Evening Standard report, ‘ Amazing new maps of London unearth history beneath the capital’s street ’.

‘The secret diary of Bloomsbury’ project reveals sex, solitude and secrets

Monday 25 June 2018
School of Advanced Study
Dr Michael Eades , research fellow and the School of Advanced Study’s ( SAS ) public engagement manager, shares some of the stories gleaned from ‘The secret diary of Bloomsbury’ project in the iNews article ‘ Sex, solitude and secrets: what we learnt from Londoners’ anonymous diaries ’. Jointly written with Dr Elizabeth Dearnley, a lecturer at UCL’s School of European Languages, Culture and Society, it highlights a Bloomsbury Festival project that invited passers-by to fill blank notebooks placed in parks, cafes and public spaces around Bloomsbury with secrets and memories.

'Behold America' on Sunday Times ‘100 best books’ list

Sunday 24 June 2018
School of Advanced Study
Professor Churchwell’s book, Behold America: A History of America First and the American Dream , is chosen by the Sunday Times (behind a paywall) as one of its ‘100 best books to read this summer’. 

The pros and cons of edtech and how to overcome limitations

Friday 22 June 2018
Refugee Law Initiative
Dr Sarah Singer , lecturer and programme director of the Refugee Law Initiative’s ( RLI ) MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies, discusses the pros and cons of educational technology in Equarter.com .

Institute of Philosophy’s deaf-blind communication device in Italian media

Wednesday 20 June 2018
Institute of Philosophy
A device developed by the Institute of Philosophy’s ( IP ) Professor Vincent Hayward to help deaf-blind people communicate remotely is highlighted on Rai Italia (in Italian). Working with IP research fellow Sven Topp, he has developed a machine-mediated, affordable technology capable of reproducing formal deafblind communication techniques with a minimal learning curve.

Eritrea welcomes Ethiopia’s olive branch raising hopes of breakthrough

Wednesday 20 June 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), comments on Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki’s decision to work with Ethiopia on a peace deal. Speaking to Reuters and The Washington Post (behind a paywall), he said, ‘Sending a delegation to open talks with the Ethiopians is a major development. It’s the kind of breakthrough that could end the no-war, no-peace stalemate that has prevailed since the end of the disastrous border war in 2000.’ The story has been picked up by SABC New s, Free Malaysia Today , Trust.org , Yahoo!

Professor Melber on German genocide in South West Africa

Monday 18 June 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Professor Henning Melber , senior research fellow at the Institute for Commonealth Studies ( ICWS ), speaks to Spiegel Online about the genocide in the German colony of South West Africa and the current negotiations between Germany and Namibia (in German).

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