Talking Humanities: School of Advanced Study launches online humanities hub

Tuesday 5 May 2015
School of Advanced Study
After more than ten months in development the School of Advanced Study (SAS) has today unveiled Talking Humanities , a brand new hub for comment and analysis of research, events, training and policy in the UK humanities. Written by academics from around the world, Talking Humanities will provide a variety of thought-provoking articles on the things that matter to, and interest, the humanities researcher.

Ebola worries make for timely arrival of award-winning disease expert

Wednesday 8 April 2015
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
New Zealand’s leading infectious disease epidemiologist, Michael Baker, takes up his new role in London as a NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor this month. He will be based at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study ( SAS ) for 12 weeks from 20 April.

Inaugural lecture gives perspective on historical research and writing biography

Tuesday 24 March 2015
Institute of Historical Research
It is said that history is written by the winners. No wonder then that history is so hotly contested. And last night Lawrence Goldman, in his inaugural lecture as professor of history and director of the School of Advanced Study's Institute of Historical Research ( IHR ), revealed that the relationship between history and biography has long been a troubled one.

School of Advanced Study neuroscientist wins prestigious medical prize

Tuesday 10 March 2015
Institute of Philosophy
Professor Sir Colin Blakemore , director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( Censes ) at the University of London's School of Advanced Study (SAS), will visit Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, USA, in April to be awarded the prestigious Lennox K Black International Prize in Medicine. He is the first neuroscientist to receive this accolade.

On the map: cartography expert lands prestigious fellowship

Wednesday 25 February 2015
School of Advanced Study
Professor Imre Demhardt, a geographer and historian with an expertise in the history of cartography, has been named the new ST Lee Visiting Fellow. He will be based at the School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), University of London, for five months from February to July.

Being Human festival returns for second year

Wednesday 18 February 2015
School of Advanced Study
Being Human , the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, is back for another year and is now inviting applications from across the country for public event funding. The festival will once again bring together leading academics, artists, writers, filmmakers and others for eleven days of events in November to celebrate the richness and diversity of the humanities and their place in the national culture of the UK.

Warburg Agreement

Friday 6 February 2015
School of Advanced Study
Following the court’s ruling on the interpretation of the 1944 Trust Deed, the University of London and the Advisory Council of the Warburg Institute are pleased to announce that they have, through mediation, reached a binding agreement on the future management of the Warburg Institute. We are very pleased that this outcome means that we can now draw a line under past disagreement and look to the future.