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The University of London launches its iTunes U platform

Tuesday 7 June 2011
School of Advanced Study
Learning content also shared through new YouTube EDU channel The University of London on iTunes U, an initiative led by the School of Advanced Study, enables researchers, students, and the public to download lectures, recitals, and other informative podcasts produced by or in association with the central divisions of the University, free of charge. Contributors to the University of London on iTunes U include: the School of Advanced Study, the UK’s national centre for the promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities and social sciences

Latest publication ‘Presidents in the Movies: American History and Politics on Screen’ explores how US presidents have been represented in Hollywood movies

Tuesday 17 May 2011
School of Advanced Study
Presidents in the Movies: American History and Politics on Screen , edited by Professor Iwan Morgan (Institute for the Study of the Americas), features essays that explore how real presidents have been represented in Hollywood movies. Among other presidents, it includes essays on Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon and George W. Bush.

Conference to be held to discuss the future of modern languages in the UK on 17 June 2011

Friday 13 May 2011
School of Advanced Study
On 17 June 2011, the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies will, jointly with the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA), host a one-day conference on 'The Future of UK Modern Languages'. In the light of recent budget cuts, amalgamations and closures in UK Modern Language departments, this conference will address the question of what aspects of Modern Languages and Cultures should be taught and researched at British universities.

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