News

New academic post in Human Rights, with a focus on Latin America

Tuesday 24 February 2009
School of Advanced Study
New academic post in Human Rights, with a focus on Latin America The Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies are seeking an individual with a background in social sciences or law with specialist knowledge of Latin America to teach human rights at a postgraduate level.

IHR students speaking at the Cabinet War Rooms

Monday 9 February 2009
School of Advanced Study
IHR Students, Mark Crowley and Peter Sutton, will be speaking at the Cabinet War Rooms on 16 February and 5 March respectively. Full details are available at the following URL: http://cwr.iwm.org.uk/server/show/conEvent.2644  

Crane from UCL to Cambridge

Thursday 5 February 2009
School of Advanced Study
Formerly Director of the Philosophy Programme and subsequently Director of the Institute of Philosophy, Professor Tim Crane, who has taught at University College London since 1990 where he is currently Head of Department, has accepted the Knightsbridge Professorship at Cambridge University, effective this autumn. For more information about Professor Crane, please visit his website www.timcrane.com

The Dean appointed member of Magna Charta Observatory

Thursday 5 February 2009
School of Advanced Study
Sir Roderick has been appointed to serve on the Magna Charta Observatory Council. The Magna Charta Observatory of Fundamental University Values and Rights is a non-profit organisation based in Bologna, founded by the University of Bologna and the European University Association (EUA). http://www.magna-charta.org/home.html

ISA academic speaks on US foreign policy under Obama

Tuesday 20 January 2009
School of Advanced Study
Dr Tim Lynch of the Institute for the Study of the Americas appeared as a panellist on Channel 4 News on Tuesday 13 January in a discussion about US foreign policy. You can see the discussion (available until Monday next week) at http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1529573111/bclid6936203001... (it starts about 6 and a half minutes into the bulletin).

Black Britain Seminars

Tuesday 20 January 2009
School of Advanced Study
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies is delighted to announce the start of a new seminar series – Black Britain.  These seminars will run once a month from January and their subjects cover a wide spectrum of topics, ranging from The African Presence in Britain 1500-1640 to The Negro Welfare Association 1931 – 1937.  These seminars run from 6pm-7.30pm, are free, and open to all.  Due to the relocation of ICwS to Senate House, these seminars will take place in a variety of locations – this information can be found on both the ICwS and SAS events calendar, as we

Launch of PRIMO

Friday 9 January 2009
School of Advanced Study
The Institute of Musical Research is organising a reception to mark the launch of the beta version of PRIMO: Practice as Research in Music Online. This version will replace the pilot site launched in October 2007 and will provide enhanced functionality. PRIMO offers an open-access repository of practice-based music research in which the primary medium is not the written word but the sonic or multi-media event. More information about the project can be found at http://music.sas.ac.uk/research-projects/practice-as-research-online.html 

IALS Library Survey of Researchers

Friday 9 January 2009
School of Advanced Study
The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library conducted an online survey of law researchers during November.  The survey was publicised in the UK to postgraduate students, law teachers, post-doctoral researchers, librarians, and law school administrators.  The survey aimed to elicit researchers’ views on effective ways of keeping up-to-date on legal information, their access to a range of research material, their use of resource discovery tools, and their suggestions for improvements to IALS Library services.  Over 150 valid returns have been received from over 45 insti

Professor David Cannadine awarded Knighthood

Monday 5 January 2009
School of Advanced Study
School Fellow, Professor David Cannadine, has been recognised by the Queen in the New Year Honours List for services to scholarship. Professor Cannadine, DLitt, FBA, was Director of the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) at the School of Advanced Study between 1998 and 2003, and until September of last year was Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of Contemporary British History at the IHR. He is now an Honorary Fellow of the IHR and Chair of its Appeal, a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the School and an Honorary Professor of the University of London.

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