New Director for Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Monday 4 July 2011
School of Advanced Study
Professor Philip Murphy to join from the University of Reading The Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Director, Professor Philip Murphy, from 1 September 2009. Professor Warwick Gould, Acting Director of the Institute since the retirement of Professor Crook in December 2008, commented that ‘the Institute is especially pleased by the appointment of such an outstanding scholar in the field of Commonwealth Studies’.

New publication ‘Democracy promotion and conflict-based reconstruction’ investigates US foreign policy and the American mission to establish liberal democracy around the world with particular reference to Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq

Friday 1 July 2011
Institute of Latin American Studies
Democracy promotion and conflict-based reconstruction: The United States and democratic consolidation in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq by Dr Matthew Alan Hill (Institute for the Study of the Americas) is published by Routledge on 1 July 2011.

Monica Green and Samuel Cohn are just two of the seven headline speakers at this week’s Anglo-American Conference on Health in History. 29 June-1 July 2011

Wednesday 29 June 2011
Institute of Historical Research
Monica Green, Samuel Cohn and Joanna Bourke will be among the seven plenary speakers to headline this year’s Anglo-American Conference. The forthcoming conference, on the subject of Health in History, is hosted by the Institute of Historical Research, a member Institute of the School of Advanced Study, University of London and will take place between 29 June and 1 July 2011.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neighbourly Violence/Post-Violence Repair, Human Rights Consortium

Friday 24 June 2011
School of Advanced Study
The School's new Human Rights Consortium invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Neighbourly Violence/Post-Violence Repair to help coordinate the running of a Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series entitled “Fratricide and Fraternité: Understanding and Repairing Neighbourly Atrocity,” which is supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. More details about the post, including how to apply, are available at . The deadline is 6 July.

Maxine Molyneux to chair the Labour Party International Development Team Task Force on Poverty and Inequality

Monday 20 June 2011
Institute of Latin American Studies
Professor Maxine Molyneux has accepted an invitation to chair the Labour Party International Development Team’s Task Force on Poverty and Inequality as part of its Policy Review process launched this year. Professor Molyneux will work with shadow development minister Baroness Glenys Kinnock to lead the work of the Task Force and will present its initial recommendations at a meeting with Gordon Brown and the International Development Policy Review Team’s Ministers and Chairs on 14 July 2011.

Katia Pizzi’s research on sites of atrocity receives renewed interest following arrest of Ratko Mladic last month

Thursday 16 June 2011
Institute of Modern Languages Research
On May 23-24 Dr. Katia Pizzi  of the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies  was invited by the University of Rijeka to introduce the Centre for Cultural Memory, which she directs, as well as teach a seminar to students taking the course ‘Comparative History and the Culture of Memory’. On the same occasion, Katia was interviewed by Neven Santic of the Croatian daily Novi List.

IMR adds research training element to its programme of events on 18th-century performance practice

Thursday 16 June 2011
Institute of Musical Research
The Institute of Musical Research  (IMR) has commenced a programme of seminars, workshops, open rehearsals and lecture-recitals in the area of 18th-century performance practice, led by Director John Irving, in collaboration with players working with some of London’s top period-instrument orchestras, including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

School Visiting Fellowship 2011/12 awarded to Lisa Lowe of the University of California - San Diego

Wednesday 15 June 2011
School of Advanced Study
After an excellent batch of applications was received, it has been decided that the SAS Visiting Fellow for 2011/12 will be Professor Lisa Lowe from the Department of Literature, University of California - San Diego.  Professor Lowe has accepted the post and she is due to be with the School from January 2012 for six months. During her time at the School she will continue working on research for her book ‘The Intimacies of Four Continents’.