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’. 

Simon Armitage to open the 2011 T S Eliot International Summer School

Wednesday 15 June 2011
Institute of English Studies
From 9-16 July 2011, the Institute of English Studies (IES) will host the 3rd Annual T.S. Eliot International Summer School. The venue, Senate House in the heart of Bloomsbury, is adjacent to 24 Russell Square, the former offices of Faber & Faber, where Eliot conducted his life as poet, editor, and publisher for forty years.

School one of only 12 UK institutions to be awarded Leverhulme Visiting Fellowships

Wednesday 15 June 2011
School of Advanced Study
The School is delighted to announce that it has been awarded two funded Visiting Fellowships by the Leverhulme Trust . The School is one of only 12 UK institutions to have received the funding to enable these fellowships to be made available, which are for between nine and twelve months.  The Fellowships will be aimed at early to mid-career scholars from overseas, to encourage research and collaboration between visiting academics and their UK counterparts.  The Trust supports research in all fields. More details will be available on the Fellowships pages shortly.

Equality and Human Rights workshop will be the first jointly-partnered collaborative venture between the Human Rights Consortium and the AHRC

Wednesday 15 June 2011
Human Rights Consortium
The ‘Equality and Human Rights Commission of Great Britain: challenges and opportunities’ one-day roundtable workshop is conceived as a forum for practitioners, policymakers and academics from across disciplines and sectors to engage in a constructive sharing of perspectives and insights related to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). 

Human Rights Consortium welcomes Thomas Pegram as the 2011 Visiting Fellow in Human Rights

Wednesday 15 June 2011
Human Rights Consortium
Dr Thomas Pegram holds a DPhil in Politics from Nuffield College, University of Oxford.  His doctorate research was on National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in democratizing political systems, with a particular interest in their human rights and political accountability function.  He was the NHRI Fellow of Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program from 2008 to 2009 and is currently a Research Fellow at New York University School of Law.

IGRS production of ‘Shakespeare – a German Writer’ to go to the International Shakespeare Festival in Germany

Tuesday 14 June 2011
Institute of Modern Languages Research
On 3 July 2011, the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (IGRS) will take their production of Shakespeare – a German Writer to the International Shakespeare Festival in Neuss, Germany. The production, put together by Prof Martin Swales (UCL) and Godela Weiss-Sussex (IGRS) traces and celebrates Shakespeare’s influence on German thought, theatre, literature and language. It was first performed last autumn at the London Globe Theatre and enthusiastically received.

Professor Jonathan Gardner of Victoria University of Wellington awarded New Zealand-UK Link Visiting Professorship for 2011/12

Friday 10 June 2011
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
The School of Advanced Study and the New Zealand-UK Link Foundation are pleased to announce that Professor Jonathan Gardner of Victoria University of Wellington has been awarded the second Link Visiting Professorship. He will take up his appointment in early October 2011 and will be based at the School.  Professor Gardner is a marine biologist with research expertise in the fields of marine protected areas, biodiversity conservation and population genetics. 

The 80th Anglo-American Conference will bring together internationally acclaimed speakers to discuss a broad range of topics on the theme ‘Health in History’

Thursday 9 June 2011
Institute of Historical Research
Around 400 delegates are expected at the 80th Anglo-American Conference of Historians, the annual flagship event of the Institute of Historical Research, a member institute of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. This year’s conference, on the topic of Health in History, will be held from 29th June to 1st July 2011 and is sponsored by the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society of Medicine.

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