SAS in the media

Victoria County History relaunch in the news

Tuesday 10 November 2015
Institute of Historical Research
The re-launch of the Victoria County History ( VCH ) Shropshire and Professor Richard Hoyle’s (VCH’s director and general editor) plans for the project’s future, are highlighted in the Wrekin News . Based at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ) since 1933, VCH is an encyclopaedic record of England’s places and people from earliest times to the present day. Read the full story in the Wrekin News

ICWS senior research fellow analyses UN Security Council's opinion of Eritrea

Wednesday 4 November 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Martin Plaut , senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), analyses, in the Eurasia Review, the UN Security Council’s conclusion that the Eritrean regime is a serious threat to peace in the Horn of Africa and the region as a whole. Read the full article in Eurasia Review

Dr Ophelia Deroy on ‘synaesthesia and creativity’

Wednesday 4 November 2015
Institute of Philosophy
An article about ‘synaesthesia and creativity’, co-written by Dr Ophelia Deroy (co-director, Institute of Philosophy), features in Flavour Journal , and has been picked up by Forbes magazine. Read the full article in Flavour Journal   Read the full article in Forbes  magazine 

Professor Andrew Hussey features in the French media

Wednesday 4 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
Professor Andrew Hussey , director of the Centre for Postcolonial Studies, whose book, Insurrections en France (in French), has been on France’s bestseller lists since its publication on 21 October, features in Le Figaro , L'Opinion and Le Temps . He also appears on France-Culture , the French equivalent of Radio 4, and debates, on France 24 , what’s changed since the riots in the country’s working-class suburbs ten years ago. Listen to the France 24 debate 

Being Human festival in the national media

Wednesday 4 November 2015
School of Advanced Study
The forthcoming Being Human festival (12–22 November) features in the national media on the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking episodes, ‘medical surgery past and present’ and ‘Witch-finding’, in the THE and BBC News Online as well as a range of regional publications including the: Exeter Express and Echo ; Exeter Daily ; Norfolk Magazine ; North Leeds Life ; Dundee Courier ; and The Voice (print edition). Listen to BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking ‘medical surgery past and present’   and  ‘Witch-finding’

Universities and counter-terrorism

Wednesday 4 November 2015
The ‘Universities and counter-terrorism: PREVENT in practice’ conference organised by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ) and Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), remains in the media spotlight with stories appearing in: the THE ; Liberal Democrat Voice ; The Telegraph ; The Herald ; Daily Mail ; Best Education News ; Education News ; Liberal England ; Breitbart.com ; Capital Bay ; the Christian Institute ; the Lancashire Telegraph (print edition).

Efforts to combat campus extremism may worsen problem says Vince Cable

Wednesday 28 October 2015
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
The ‘Universities and counter-terrorism: PREVENT in practice’ conference organised by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ) and Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), features in The Guardian . The article focuses on former business secretary, Sir Vince Cable’s keynote in which he pointed out that new obligation on universities to balance free speech with counter-extremism is highly problematic. ‘Instead of intellectual challenge,’ he says ‘there will be a bland exchange of views which are inoffensive and politically correct.’

Dr Raphaële Mouren on how to describe and understand a book

Wednesday 28 October 2015
Warburg Institute
Dr Raphaële Mouren , librarian and deputy director of The Warburg Institute , talks about how to describe and understand a book printed in early modern times in Lyon, une capitale du livre à la Renaissance , a series of five films from École Normale Supérieure de Lyon , funded by the Université Ouverte des Humanités (UOH), a French national digital humanities programme which produces digital content for students and teachers. The full series is available on Lyon, une capital du livre à la Renaissance

Urban sprawl

Wednesday 28 October 2015
Professor Sarah Churchwell’s review of Garth Risk Hallberg’s much talked about debut novel, City on Fire , is available on page 55 of the New Statesman’s 23 October print edition. Professor Churchwell, SAS’s chair in public understanding of the humanities, says ‘ City on Fire is a formidable achievement in more ways than one, but it succumbs to the gigantism of a supersize culture – which perhaps, more than anything else, makes it a book for our time.’

Looming battle for Commonwealth top spot

Wednesday 28 October 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ) senior research fellow, Sir Ronald Sanders’s candidature for the Commonwealth secretary-general post is highlighted in a Nation News story about the contest for this eminent position. According to the Barbadian newspaper, within CARICOM Sir Ronald has ‘officially chalked up nine votes among the eligible dozen.’ Read the full story in Nation News

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