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Internship Programme - Call for applications

Thursday 24 March 2011
Human Rights Consortium
The Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, provides opportunities for students enrolled in a graduate programme to undertake an internship at the School. The recipients of the internship will receive an honorarium of £1,000 each. The Award is for a 4-month period. Eligible candidates interested in participating in an internship at the Human Rights Consortium can apply by sending a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and a cover letter outlining their interest in, and qualifications for, an HRC internship to HRC@sas.ac.uk .

London Debates 2009 participants secure ESF research conference grant

Tuesday 22 March 2011
School of Advanced Study
Participants from the School's inaugural London Debates workshop held in May 2009, on the topic of 'What role do museums play in the globalisation of culture?' , have secured a European Science Foundation grant to hold a conference in collaboration with Linköping University, Sweden.

Exploring the History of Cyprus' conference featured on Cyprus evening news on CYBC

Friday 18 March 2011
School of Advanced Study
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies conference, ' Exploring the History of Cyprus, 1878-2010', was held on 11 March 2011 in Senate House and included presentations from both research students and academics on a broad range of themes covering every aspect of the history of Cyprus, including social and political history, education, economy and culture. Participants included Emeritus Professor Robert Holland (Institute of Commonwealth Studies), Dr. Diana Markides, Dr. Klearchos Kyriakides (University of Hertfordshire), Dr.

Public lecture to be held on the implications of the uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East for Commonwealth Africa, 18 March 2011

Thursday 17 March 2011
School of Advanced Study
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies - a member institute of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study - will host a public lecture on Friday 18 March 2011 on ‘Winds of change 2011: the implications of the uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East for Commonwealth Africa’. The lecture will be given by James Robbins, Diplomatic Correspondent for the BBC News; Fergus Nicoll, The World Today & BBC World Service; and Dr Maha Abdul-Rahman, University of Cambridge.

The Ghosts of Senate House – apocryphal stories and the spirit of place: Call for contributions

Thursday 17 March 2011
School of Advanced Study
The Ghosts of Senate House project is collecting tales of the ghostly, the uncanny and the paranormal emanating from Senate House and the surrounding area. Have you seen, heard, sensed, read about or been told of anything uncanny, strange, occult, ghostly or just down-right weird that is connected to this location? If so, then we would love to hear from you! We will acknowledge all contributors, and in some instances would be interested in arranging an interview with you to record your story. You may remain anonymous if you prefer.

Minister of State Lord Howell to give public lecture on ‘The Commonwealth – a global network for the 21st century’, 9 March 2011

Thursday 3 March 2011
School of Advanced Study
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies - a member institute of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study - will host a public lecture by the Rt Hon Lord Howell of Guildford on Wednesday 9 March 2011. Lord Howell’s lecture, on ‘The Commonwealth – a global network for the 21st century’ will be the first major speech in the UK by a government minister on the Coalition's attitude to the Commonwealth.

The Warburg Institute awarded AHRC Research Grant to work on Astrolabes

Tuesday 1 March 2011
Human Rights Consortium
The Warburg Institute, in collaboration with the British Museum, has just been awarded a new three-year AHRC Research Grant to work on Astrolabes in Medieval Jewish Society. The project, which is expected to start in May 2011,  is being led by Professor Charles Burnett and Dr Silke Ackermann (British Museum) with a Research Assistant based at the Institute. The focus will be on the astrolabe, the most sophisticated scientific instrument made before the invention of the modern computer, as well as on the surviving Hebrew texts.

The Warburg Institute awarded AHRC Research Grant to work on Astrolabes

Tuesday 1 March 2011
Human Rights Consortium
The Warburg Institute, in collaboration with the British Museum, has just been awarded a new three-year AHRC Research Grant to work on Astrolabes in Medieval Jewish Society. The project, which is expected to start in May 2011,  is being led by Professor Charles Burnett and Dr Silke Ackermann (British Museum) with a Research Assistant based at the Institute. The focus will be on the astrolabe, the most sophisticated scientific instrument made before the invention of the modern computer, as well as on the surviving Hebrew texts.

School of Advanced Study Research Open Day – 2 March 2011 (MPhil/PhD)

Tuesday 1 March 2011
Human Rights Consortium
The School will hold its first dedicated Open Day for prospective MPhil/PhD students on Wednesday 2 March, from 4pm until 7pm.  Visitors will benefit from a number of sessions that include digital resources (SAS space), Funding, ‘What is a PhD?’ and a tour of Senate House Library.  The evening will culminate in an evening reception at 6pm in G22/26, where visitors will enjoy an informal opportunity to meet with research supervisors, staff, current students and alumni.  All staff, students and researchers are warmly invited to attending this evening reception. 

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