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Honorary doctorate for Warburg professor

Tuesday 12 June 2018
Warburg Institute
Charles Burnett, professor of the history of Islamic influences in Europe at the Warburg Institute, has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The honour recognises his contribution to the knowledge of the transmission of Arabic sciences and philosophy into the medieval Latin tradition. Professor Burnett has devoted his academic life to documenting, editing and translating scientific and philosophical texts that were translated into Latin in the Middle Ages, especially those that were originally written in Arabic.

Shelley’s Frankenstein comes back to life – with a beat – at Senate House

Friday 27 April 2018
Image: @ Battersea Arts Centre’s BAC Beatbox Academy   The School of Advanced Study, University of London, will stage a frightfully good time to celebrate Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with an immersive exploration of this iconoclastic masterpiece at Senate House on 23 May (6.30–10pm). 

Media legal experts examine EU’s ‘fake news’ report

Wednesday 18 April 2018
Some of the UK’s leading media and legal experts will put the European Union’s ‘fake news’ report under the spotlight at a special seminar at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) in London this month (30 April). Entitled ‘ EU report on fake news and online disinformation: policy, law and media responses ’, it will examine the media, law and policy implications of the EU report, ‘A Multidimensional Approach to Disinformation’, which has been given new impetus by the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Women’s history event asks ‘What’s with the male domination of public monuments?’

Tuesday 17 April 2018
How are women remembered, commemorated and celebrated in public? How is this different from historical commemorations of men? These are among the questions that activist and campaigner Caroline Criado Perez and leading feminist scholars will be discussing at a ‘ Public commemoration and women’s history ’ event at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) on 1 May, 6–7.30pm.

Miranda Kaufmann’s ‘Black Tudors’ shortlisted for Wolfson History Prize

Monday 16 April 2018
Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Dr Miranda Kaufmann, senior research fellow at the School of Advanced Study’s Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), has been shortlisted for the prestigious Wolfson History Prize 2018. Established in 1972, the annual prize recognises and rewards the best historical writing produced in the UK. Each shortlisted author receives £4,000. The winner will be revealed at a reception at Claridge’s, London, on 4 June and will receive a prize of £40,000.

Dr Onslow comments on the Commonwealth

Sunday 15 April 2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Dr Sue Onslow , deputy director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), debates the Commonwealth on Sky News and on BBC Radio Wales . Meanwhile, a Hello! article, announcing Prince Harry’s role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, includes a quote lifted from an earlier Times article in which Dr Onslow said ‘It's a very astute move giving Prince Harry a non-political, global role, drawing on his charisma and energy to help keep the Commonwealth and its headship relevant to a younger generation.

David Docherty named Honorary Fellow

Monday 19 March 2018
School of Advanced Study
Dr David Docherty OBE, chief executive officer of the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) and chair of the Digital Television Group, has been named an Honorary Fellow of the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London. He will join the School in May for a term of five years.

Changing the world changes us: Self-Impressions at Tate shows how

Wednesday 14 March 2018
Institute of Philosophy
How do we see ourselves in the eyes of others? From our pictures posted on social media, to expectations about how others will judge or understand us, we constantly learn about ourselves through the effects we have on our surroundings. This is the topic explored at a unique public engagement event at the new Blavatnik building at Tate Modern, 24–25 March.

Director of Institute of Advanced Legal Studies to step down

Friday 23 February 2018
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Mr Jules Winterton, the director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), who pioneered its adoption of digital technologies for international access to legal research materials and resources, will retire this autumn after nearly five years in the role.

Rich-poor mortality gap is now 8 years for men, 5.8 years for women

Friday 16 February 2018
Institute of Philosophy
The Longevity Science Panel reveals a disturbing deterioration in living conditions "The divergence in life expectancy between rich and poor over the past few years is a shocking example of growing social inequality in British society," says Professor Sir Colin Blakemore, director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses at the School of Advanced Study and a member of the Longevity Science Panel (LSP).

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