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.

SAS welcomes three ST Lee Fellows for 2015-16

Tuesday 17 May 2016
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), has announced the arrival of three visiting scholars – two language experts and a historian – who hold prestigious invitation-only ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellowships for 2015–16. As well as working with the School, they will be sharing their expertise and research at public meetings.

Prestigious Latin American geography award for SAS academic

Monday 9 May 2016
Institute of Latin American Studies
Professor Linda Newson, director of the School of Advanced Study’s Institute of Latin American Studies ( ILAS ), has won the Preston E James Eminent Latin Americanist Career Award. It’s the highest accolade available from the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers ( CLAG ).

Crossing the borders of knowledge

Wednesday 4 May 2016
Institute of Latin American Studies
A new international research network is employing pioneering research on Latin America to ensure that our understanding and teaching of history of knowledge is truly global. Supported by the Leverhulme Trust with a £124,000 grant, ‘Border Crossings: Latin America and the Global History of Knowledge ( LAGLOBAL )’ is led by the Institute of Latin American Studies ( ILAS ) at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Flappers, Fitzgerald, and ‘bathtub gin’ bring Gatsby to life at Senate House

Friday 22 April 2016
School of Advanced Study
Elegant men dressed up in ‘white flannels’ and jazzy flappers to match from the roaring twenties, will be the order of the day at Senate House when the School of Advanced Study’s (SAS) immersive re-imagining of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby takes place on 5 May, 7.30–10pm.

A peek at the political ephemera of a 'delinquent' historian and collector extraordinaire

Monday 18 April 2016
School of Advanced Study
The media isn't exactly awash with left-wing propaganda. But trade union and socialist organisations have produced masses of their own literature – from propaganda to scholarly analysis – for years. And Senate House Library ( SHL ), University of London, has just made public a sample of an astonishing archive put together mainly from the middle to the end of the 20th century – The Ron Heisler collection.

International honour for School of Advanced Study neuroscientist

Wednesday 23 March 2016
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sir Colin Blakemore , neuroscientist and director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ) at the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London, has won the Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award, given by the University of California, Berkeley, USA. It recognises distinguished international work by a UC Berkeley graduate, and is one of the university’s most prestigious honours.