SAS in the media

Centre for Metropolitan History's mapping data used as media source

Wednesday 26 August 2015
Institute of Historical Research
A Guardian news feature, detailing the impact of London’s 1665 plague, draws on archaeological evidence and documentary sources created by the Institute of Historical Research’s Centre for Metropolitan History ( CMH ), to trace the spread of the epidemic across the city, visualising plague burials as they moved from west to east during that summer. The Centre created the historical mapping data, in collaboration with Museum of London Archaeology, as part of a series of projects to map historical London , and is based on the 1687 William Morgan survey.

Big Ride for Gaza children

Wednesday 26 August 2015
Institute of Latin American Studies
Dr Asa Cusack , stipendiary fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies ( ILAS ), has been featured in the Islington Gazette . For his Big Ride to raise money for Palestinian children, he spent four days cycling between Sheffield and London. He says, ‘The fact that 550 Palestinian children were killed during the bombing of Gaza last year is just the tip of the iceberg. Imagine the numbers wounded and maimed, and the psychological impact.'  Read the full story in the Islington Gazette

Meet the director of the Institute of Classical Studies

Wednesday 26 August 2015
Institute of Classical Studies
Professor Greg Woolf  has been interviewed by Classics Confidential about his role as director of the Institute of Classical Studies ( ICS ).  Listen to the Classics Confidential interview 

Human-elephant conflicts needs more international exposure

Tuesday 18 August 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Keith Somerville , ICWS senior research fellow, features in a National Geographic commentary about Africa’s human-elephant conflict. It highlights Mr Somerville’s ‘thought-provoking’ report on the conundrum Botswana is facing as its burgeoning elephant numbers approach or exceed the carrying capacity of the land. Read the full article in National Geographic 

Right to be forgotten

Tuesday 18 August 2015
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
A seminar , hosted by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS )  Information Law and Policy Centre, features on the Index on Censorship blog. It particularly highlights the talk given by Frank LaRue, former UN Special Rapporteur for freedom of expression, who believes the ‘right to be forgotten’ has put freedom of expression in more danger today than it was in 2008: ‘People get excited because they can correct the record on many things but the trend is towards limiting people’s access to information which I think is a bad trend in general.’

Professor Churchwell mentioned in New Statesman

Tuesday 18 August 2015
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sarah Churchwell’s appointment as SAS’s first chair in public understanding of the humanities is mentioned in a New Statesman article. Read the full article the New Statesman

Dr Karina Urbach's 'brilliant detective work'

Tuesday 18 August 2015
Institute of Historical Research
Dr Karina Urbach , senior research fellow at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), features in a Camden Review article. Focusing on her research and book, Go-Betweens for Hitler, it describes the book as a ‘shroud-lifting study’ and an eye-opening example of ‘brilliant detective work.’ Read the full interview in the Camden Review 

China's devalued currency, blood and windfall

Tuesday 18 August 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Sir Ronald Sanders , ICWS senior research fellow, comments in the Barbados Advocate that Republican US presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s claim that the devaluation of the Chinese currency will ‘suck the blood’ out of the US economy is ‘extravagant’.  Read the full article in the Barbados Advocate

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