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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.

Voyage of discovery for Windrush generation

Tuesday 2 July 2019
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
For many people of Caribbean heritage belonging to the so-called Windrush generation, the Home Office’s ‘hostile environment’ policy created a waking nightmare. The worst affected lost their jobs, homes, liberty and their very right to live in the UK, the place they had every reason to regard as ‘home’.

The D-Day media reality – families shocked by 1944 BBC and press coverage

Tuesday 4 June 2019
Institute of English Studies
Many British people were shocked by media reports of the D-Day landings as they happened 75 years ago, according to original research material unearthed by academics at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ). They scoured thousands of government documents and photographs to learn how the Ministry of Information (MoI) assessed the British public’s reaction to the allied invasion. And here is what they learned in the ‘ Home Intelligence Reports’ and ‘Wartime Social Surveys’ .

IES academic becomes fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Tuesday 28 May 2019
Institute of English Studies
Dr Elizabeth Savage , British Academy postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in book history and communication at the Institute of English Studies ( IES ), has been elected a fellow of the Royal Historical Society (RHS). Founded in 1868, the RHS is the premier society of professional historians in the UK. Its fellowships are awarded to those deemed to have made an original contribution to historical scholarship. Read more about the RHS here .  

From ‘vicious and semi criminal’ to the wealthy upper classes – Charles Booth’s Poverty Map of London added to interactive website

Thursday 16 May 2019
Institute of Historical Research
Booth Poverty Map showing the Strand. The dark blue sections south west of Lincoln's Inn Fields were areas of severe poverty   Layers of London, an interactive map-based project at the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), has collaborated with the London School of Economics and Political Science ( LSE ) to include The Booth Poverty Map, which records a survey of the socio-economic conditions of the residents of London between 1886 and 1903, as a map layer to be explored online.  

Word for word – celebrating women writers who work across language and culture

Monday 13 May 2019
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Some people have a gift for languages. Watching them dip in and out of other tongues can inspire the monoglots among us. But when it comes to literature and writing in other languages, and translating, the challenges increase, which is why support organisations and networks have been created.

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