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Rising pitch: how sound can distort your sense of touch

Tuesday 18 July 2017
Institute of Philosophy
Hearing an ascending sound while pulling on a finger can make a person think that finger is longer than it actually is. That’s the finding of a new study led by the School of Advanced Study’s Centre for the Study of the Senses at the Institute of Philosophy ( IP ), and UCL.

Durham historian Jo Fox named new director of the Institute of Historical Research

Wednesday 12 July 2017
Institute of Historical Research
Professor Jo Fox, head of department and professor of modern British and European history in the Department of History at Durham University, has been appointed director of the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ) at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, with effect from 1 January 2018.

Professor Winters joins UNESCO’s UK Memory of the World Committee

Wednesday 5 July 2017
School of Advanced Study
Jane Winters, professor of digital humanities at the School of Advanced Study, has been appointed to the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Committee. She joins a team of expert librarians, archivists and academics who assess applications to join the UK Memory of the World Register and the International Memory of the World Register, online catalogues that highlight culturally significant archives.

Being Human 2017 expands into a global 'Lost and Found'

Monday 26 June 2017
School of Advanced Study
Free historical re-enactments and walks, workshops, tastings, performance and talks   Being Human (17–25 November), the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, has gone global. It has expanded its reach in 2017 to include new events in Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, the University of Melbourne and the University of London Institute in Paris. 

Reformation London – A European Divorce

Thursday 8 June 2017
Senate House Library
Senate House Library marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with ‘Reformation: Shattered World, New Beginnings’

New resource to chase civil war ancestors

Wednesday 17 May 2017
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) at the School of Advanced Study has published a remarkable new biographical work, charting the lives of more than 4,000 officers who fought for Parliament during the first English Civil War of 1642-46. Entitled, Cromwell Association Directory of Parliamentarian Army Officers , it is a work of extensive scholarship which promises to transform historians’ understanding of those who took up arms against Charles I.

Caught in the web: historians and the ‘born digital’

Monday 8 May 2017
School of Advanced Study
The excitement of instant information from the internet for archivists and historians has been tempered by concerns about the shelf life of data — the so-called ‘black hole’ of lost material — and the rise of a new generation of ‘born digital’ government archives. For five days (12–16 June), academics, researchers, archivists, curators and IT developers from across the world will converge on London to address these issues at a Web Archiving Week event hosted by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, and the British Library.

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