SAS in the media

Being Human festival

Wednesday 28 October 2015
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study’s Being Human festival of the humanities continues to attract attention both in the media and on blogs.

Beautiful dishes from around the world

Wednesday 28 October 2015
Institute of Philosophy
Dr Ophelia Deroy , co-director of the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ), speaks to Vogue about the connection between the look and taste of food. Dr Deroy points out that the roots of visually focused food presentation spread much deeper than those of the superficial displays produced by the current wave of Instagram-obsessed diners. She says medieval cookbooks featured drawings detailing how dishes should look to distract from a ‘lack of any great refinement in flavours’.  Read the full article in Vogue

ICWS fellow tell Nigeria’s story from its ‘birth’ up

Wednesday 28 October 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Richard Bourne’s  (Institute of Commonwealth Studies [ ICWS ] ) new book, Nigeria: a new history of a turbulent century , is reviewed in the UK, US and Asian editions of the Financial Times ( FT ). According to the review, the book argues that ‘an existential question about the unity of this diverse polity has never quite disappeared’ and sets out to tell the nation’s story from its ‘birth’ up to this year’s presidential elections. Read the review in the FT

Antony Gormley unveils art historian E.H. Gombrich Blue Plaque

Wednesday 28 October 2015
Warburg Institute
Ernst Gombrich, former director of The Warburg Institute and Professor David Freedberg, its current director, feature in the Hampstead and Highgate Express (print) and Artlyst.com . Both articles highlight English Heritage’s unveiling of a blue plaque on Ernst Gombrich’s former Hampstead home, which reads: ‘EH Gombrich (1909–2001) Art Historian lived here 1952 to 2001. Read the full article in the Hampstead and Highgate Express   Read the full article in Artlyst.com

Professor Greg Woolf reviews historical novels on Roman themes for the TLS

Wednesday 28 October 2015
Institute of Classical Studies
Professor Greg Woolf , director of the Institute of Classical Studies ( ICS ), has reviewed two recently published historical novels on Roman themes − ‘ Dictator ’ by Robert Harris, and ‘ Blood and Steel ’ by Harry Sidebottom − for the 23 October print and online [behind a paywall] versions of the Times Literary Supplement ( TLS ).

IHR's 'history matters' event in the media

Wednesday 28 October 2015
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research’s ( IHR ) ‘History matters conference’ is highlighted in an Islington Tribune article about Black History Month and Islington Town Hall’s new commitment to ‘fully integrate’ black history into the school curriculum.

Being Human festival in the media spotlight

Thursday 22 October 2015
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study’s forthcoming Being Human festival features in the Edinburgh Reporter and on Portsmouth’s WhereCanWeGo website. The Edinburgh Reporter article focuses on Lost+Found, a digital online exhibition designed by the University of Edinburgh and National Museums of Scotland to show the city through the eyes of its people. Meanwhile, WhereCanWeGo highlights Portsmouth University’s sailortown walk, which will explore the unique culture and representation of three Portsmouth sailortowns that evolved between the 18th and early 20th centuries.

Sensory insight into food choice

Thursday 22 October 2015
Institute of Philosophy
Dr Ophelia Deroy , reader at the Institute of Philosophy’s ( IP ) Centre for the Study of the Senses, shares her sensory insight into food choice and presentation on Food Matters Live. During the interview she reveals that her new research involves using non-food colours, like gold, to present insects as a meal ingredient. Dr Deroy says putting this totally ‘new category in a new colour category’ works better than trying to ‘make it [the insect] look like meat.’ Listen to the full interview on Food Matters Live  

Monographs and open access

Thursday 22 October 2015
School of Advanced Study
Professor Geoffrey Crossick, distinguished professor of the humanities, speaks to The Scholarly Kitchen about his Hefce (Higher Education for Funding Council for England) report on monographs and open access . He says too much knowledge is ‘locked behind expensive paywalls or impenetrable institutional walls which leaves people dependent on what is available freely online, and that is often inferior’, but that ‘simply proclaiming the benefits of open access will not itself overcome them –serious work has to be done.’

New Warburg director interviewed in THE

Thursday 22 October 2015
Professor David Freedberg , director of The Warburg Institute, tells the Times Higher Education ( THE ) magazine about his plans for the institute’s future. In ‘Step change is needed to prevent slide into obscurity’, he confirms The Warburg Institute will retain its commitment to the humanities, but will forge closer links with scholars in the sciences and social sciences. Professor Freedberg’s vision for the Warburg is also highlighted (in German) in a Sueddeutsche Zeitung article. Read the full interview in the  THE

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