The humanities – and the mystery of the missing minorities

Thursday 19 September 2019
Humans need the humanities. But which humans? Because the evidence shows that some groups are effectively excluded from this field of study, particularly those from BAME communities (black, Asian and minority ethnic).

Refugee Law Initiative’s key role in building research capacity on ‘internal displacement’ in affected countries

Monday 9 September 2019
Refugee Law Initiative
The work of the Refugee Law Initiative ( RLI ) at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, has been boosted by two new grants (a total of £210,000) from the Global Challenges Research Fund ( GCRF ) to help build research capacity into the growing problem of internal displacement – people made homeless in their own countries.

Welcome to your digital Ministry of Information

Wednesday 4 September 2019
Institute of English Studies
Researchers at the Institute of English Studies, part of the School of Advanced Study, University of London, have been giving Britain’s wartime Ministry of Information the historical treatment in the very building where it was once housed, Senate House, in London.

Books from recycled waste celebrated in London’s first Cartonera Book Festival

Thursday 22 August 2019
The first-ever London Cartonera Book Festival will be held from 17 to 20 September as part of a UK-wide festival to celebrate the grassroots ‘Cartonera’ publishers movement from Latin America. For this event, Senate House Library and the University of Surrey and Durham University will join forces with five key publishing collectives from Mexico and Brazil.

From fracking to mapping, five academics who push the envelope

Friday 2 August 2019
Most people would like to change the world but simply can’t. However, many academics at the School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), University of London, regularly provide the data and insights for policymakers to do just that. And their endeavours have led to the announcement of five new promotions of distinguished academics. Their contributions cross a wide range of topics and fields, from fracking to mapping, through human rights, conflict resolution, publishing and history of art and culture

Trail-blazing student earns research trip to Jamaica to further her studies

Wednesday 31 July 2019
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
A London-based student has won an exciting research visit to the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. Dongkyung Shin, a research student based at King’s College London, has been awarded the first OSPA Annual Travel Bursary by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, for her original research project ‘Partnerships in universities: British strategies for new universities at the end of empire’.

Government confirms funding for EU students for 2019–20 and 2020-21

Wednesday 24 July 2019
School of Advanced Study
The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed, as for 2019/20 and before, that EU students commencing study in 2020/21 will have guaranteed home fee status and financial support for the duration of courses in England-see  England's published 2020/21 statement . 

Warburg student wins £500 PhD research seminar prize

Monday 8 July 2019
Professor Michelle O'Malley, Warburg's deputy director, presents Antonia with her prize.   Antonia von Karais, a student at the Warburg Institute, was awarded the School of Advanced Study’s (SAS) first Postgraduate Research Seminar Series Prize on 5 July.

UK’s national festival of the humanities returns with funding announcement

Friday 5 July 2019
School of Advanced Study
Being Human festival 2019: Discoveries & Secrets From trawling for treasures in archives to discovering secret lives and overlooked histories, the annual Being Human festival is back. And it’s on a mission to bring the latest humanities research to life in fun, inspiring and socially relevant ways.  It is the UK’s only national celebration of the humanities, and takes place from 14 to 23 November.