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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. 

Call for applications - Support for Human Rights events

Friday 18 February 2011
Human Rights Consortium
The Human Rights Consortium (HRC) hosted by the School of Advanced Study has been established to facilitate and promote research in human rights in the UK and internationally. HRC offers funding or other support for human rights-related events. The next application deadline is 30 March 2011 for events proposed for the autumn of the same year. See application guidelines and further details

Associate Director of President Obama’s Fiscal Commission Marc Goldwein to give public lecture on ‘America’s deficit problem: can it be conquered?’

Monday 14 February 2011
School of Advanced Study
Press release date: 14 February 2011 The United States Presidency Centre (USPC) at the Institute for the Study of the Americas - a member institute of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study - will host a public lecture by Marc Goldwein on ‘America’s deficit problem: can it be conquered?’ on 28 February 2011.

Including ‘Caste’ in the UK Equality Act (2010) 9/2/11

Monday 7 February 2011
Human Rights Consortium
Including ‘Caste’ in the UK Equality Act (2010) Human Rights Seminar Series 2010-11 Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, University of London Wednesday, 9 February Including ‘Caste’ in the UK Equality Act (2010) Meena Varma, Executive Director of Dalit Solidarity Network UK

Dr David James Cantor awarded UNHCR Policy Development and Evaluation Service grant to investigate the application of international reparation principles to refugees and international protection practices

Thursday 3 February 2011
School of Advanced Study
Date released: 03 February 2011 Dr David Cantor , of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies , has been awarded a UNHCR Policy Development and Evaluation Service (PDES) small grant for his project entitled “Colombia and the reparation of refugees: How should reparation be made to victims who cannot return to their country?”

State of the Union: The rise of 'we'

Tuesday 1 February 2011
Institute of Latin American Studies
Prepared with the help of Professor Iwan Morgan of the Institute for the Study of the Americas, a commentary is available on the BBC news website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12266198 on words that prominently feature in every US presidential State of the Union message. As President Barack Obama prepares to address Congress, here is an analysis of the ups and downs of the 10 nouns and adjectives (and one pronoun) used most often since 1790. The most commonly used words are "the" and "of", followed by "to", "and", "in", "a" and "that"- and so on.

Institute of Philosophy awarded JISC grant to develop PhilEvents - a searchable worldwide calendar of philosophy events

Tuesday 25 January 2011
School of Advanced Study
Dr David Bourget of the Institute of Philosophy has been awarded a JISC grant of £79k to develop PhilEvents, a worldwide calendar of philosophy events searchable by region, topic and person. This project will be funded as part of the geo-spatial strand of JISC's Infrastructure for Education and Research Programme. David Bourget is already known for his work on the hugely successful and also JISC-funded PhilPapers .

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