Renaissance expert joins the Warburg Institute as deputy director

Friday 8 July 2016
Warburg Institute
The Warburg Institute has appointed a scholar of Renaissance Italian art as its new deputy director. Professor Michelle O’Malley (left) will join the institute, which is part of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, on 1 October. She has longstanding links with Warburg, not least of which is her PhD which she gained in 1994. Her dissertation was on Italian contracts and the commissioning process, her present work focuses on issues of commission, production, value and quality concerning painting and other material objects in Renaissance Italy.

EU referendum: School of Advanced Study welcomes all EU and international students

Thursday 7 July 2016
School of Advanced Study
Many of you will be aware of the decision made by the UK electorate to leave the European Union. Although this is not an outcome that we would have wanted, the University of London and the institutes of the School of Advanced Study ( SAS ) will continue to value the diversity which our EU and international students bring to us.

Man of 70 million words Philip Carter joins School of Advanced Study

Tuesday 5 July 2016
Institute of Historical Research
Historian and digital publishing specialist Dr Philip Carter (left) is set to join the Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ) as its new head of digital publications. He will take up his post at the institute, a member of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), in mid-October.

University of London and EU Referendum result

Monday 27 June 2016
School of Advanced Study
As a globally connected university, the University of London has a long tradition of welcoming students and staff from the European Union and across the world. The outcome of the referendum will not alter this and we will continue to welcome students, staff and visitors from the EU and beyond. There will be no immediate impact on the immigration status of any applicant, student or staff member of the university.

From our first black Othello to London’s ‘outcast dead’ – Being Human returns

Monday 27 June 2016
School of Advanced Study
The first black actor to play Othello in Britain (in1828) and London’s little known Cross Bones Graveyard, the last resting place for paupers and prostitutes, feature in this year’s Being Human festival to celebrate the diversity of humanities research in the UK. The festival is led by the School of Advanced Study ( SAS ) at the University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy. It has a new director, Professor Sarah Churchwell.

The ‘Davos’ of the humanities comes to Senate House, University of London

Thursday 23 June 2016
School of Advanced Study
A top level global humanities event is coming to Senate House, University of London. The international Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes ( CHCI ) is one of the largest gatherings of humanities experts. It is held every year in international locations since it was created in 1988. ‘It’s a great honour to be hosting this event,’ said Professor Roger Kain, dean and chief executive of the host institution, the School of Advanced Study ( SAS ).

Dr Attar's Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections makes book of the week

Thursday 16 June 2016
Senate House Library
Dr Karen Attar’s (Senate House Library’s - SHL - curator of rare books and university art) edition of the Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the UK and Republic of Ireland , was named ‘book of the week’ by Against the Grain . The US-based journal and website, which carries news about libraries, publishers, book jobbers and subscription agents, acknowledges that consulting the Directory is an ‘essential first step in a research project.’

Exploring Shakespeare’s sonnets with Joanna David, Edward Fox and Dominic West

Tuesday 14 June 2016
Senate House Library
Senate House Library will be hosting an intimate and unique evening of study and performance as Professor Sir Brian Vickers leads an exploration of Shakespeare's sonnets . Sir Brian will be joined by famous actors Edward Fox, Joanna David and Dominic West, who will be reading from a selection of sonnets throughout the evening.

A war of words: the literary response to the Spanish Civil War

Monday 13 June 2016
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Few 20th-century conflicts were as ideologically and emotionally charged as the Spanish Civil War which lasted three years from 1936–39. Fewer still can claim to have united a generation of young writers, poets, photographers and artists, such as Auden, McNeice, Dos Passos, Ehrenburg, Hemingway, Koestler, Bell, Lee, Malraux, Neruda, Orwell and Vallejo, in political fervour.