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Reviews in History publishes its 1,000th review

Thursday 2 December 2010
School of Advanced Study
Reviews in History , the online journal of the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), publishes its 1,000th review today.  Launched in 1996, Reviews covers books and digital resources across every area of historical interest, with all reviews being undertaken by leading experts in the field. It has always been noted for its broad scope, chronologically, geographically and thematically. It now publishes a new issue every week on its recently redesigned website , each featuring four original reviews.

Early Announcement

Wednesday 1 December 2010
Human Rights Consortium
Rendition Monologues True stories of torture and abuse in the name of the 'War on Terror' Scripted by Christine Bacon Original score by Michael Edwards DATE: Wednesday 8 December 2010                                TIME: 17:30 - 20:00 (Performance 18:00-19:00, followed by Panel Discussion*) VENUE: University of London, Beveridge Hall, Senate House, Malet St WC1E 7HU

Professor Alan Paterson OBE to give the 2010 Hamlyn Lectures Series on ‘Lawyers and the Public Good’

Tuesday 30 November 2010
School of Advanced Study
Professor Alan Paterson OBE, Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Professional Legal Studies, University of Strathclyde, will deliver three lectures in December 2010 on the theme of ‘Lawyers and the Public Good’. The lecture series will examine the relationship between lawyers and the public, in particular some of the problems associated with how best to determine the public good - the best interests of the public - in relation to lawyers, judges and access to justice.

Louise Arbour to be awarded honorary doctorate at the School of Advanced Study’s 2010 graduation ceremony

Tuesday 23 November 2010
School of Advanced Study
The Honourable Louise Arbour CC GOQ, President and CEO of the International Crisis Group, will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa at the School of Advanced Study’s graduation ceremony on Friday 3 December 2010. This honour recognises a lifetime of achievement by Louise Arbour in the field of human rights. Louise Arbour has served as President and CEO of the International Crisis Group since July 2009. Previously she acted as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 2004 to 2008.

New School logo announcement

Thursday 18 November 2010
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study, University of London is delighted to announce that it has a new logo.

SAS enters in partnership with Microsoft to create better email facilities for Students

Tuesday 26 October 2010
School of Advanced Study
The School has been working closely with ULCC and Microsoft to create better email facilities for students. The advantages of this partnership are manifold:- More mailbox space - No more expiring passwords - More space for documents via skydrive- Virtual access to packages such as word, excel …- Accounts no longer discontinued with a possibility for students to become School alumni… Students’ accounts are now in the following format firstname.lastname@postgrad.sas.ac.uk . For more information:  https://intranet.sas.ac.uk/335.html

Fraternité conference will bring together wide-ranging multidisciplinary approaches from scholars, practitioners and artists to discuss justice, memory and reconciliation after mass atrocity

Wednesday 13 October 2010
School of Advanced Study
The Human Rights Consortium and the Institutes of the School of Advanced Study are very pleased to present the concluding conference of the John E. Sawyer Seminar Series, ‘ Fratricide and Fraternité : Understanding and Repairing Neighbourly Atrocity’ , funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 28-29 October 2010. 

Modernities: new reading group launched

Monday 11 October 2010
School of Advanced Study
The School is pleased to announce a new reading group, ‘Modernities’, convened by Dr Carlos Lόpez Galviz of the Institute of Historical Research . The idea of Modernities is to promote a dialogue across disciplines, within the vibrant intellectual environment of the School, focusing on the question of modernity or modernities in relation to particular intellectual projects, e.g., the Enlightenment, methodological questions in the practice of history and particular tendencies of literary and artistic production.

Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies delighted to announce the return of Sebastian Koch to the stage in ‘Shakespeare – a German Writer’

Friday 8 October 2010
School of Advanced Study
The Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (IGRS), in collaboration with Globe Education, are very pleased to present ‘ Shakespeare – a German Writer’ .  Acclaimed German actor Sebastian Koch ( The Lives of Others , The Black Book ) is joined by actor Philip Cumbus ( Romeo and Juliet , Love’s Labour’s Lost , Macbeth ) in an evening celebrating Shakespeare’s impact on German culture.

Iwan Morgan awarded 2010 Richard Neustadt Book Prize for 'The Age of Deficits: Presidents and Unbalanced Budgets from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush'

Tuesday 5 October 2010
School of Advanced Study
Professor Iwan Morgan of the Institute for the Study of the Americas has been awarded the American Politics Group’s 2010 Richard Neustadt Book Prize for his book The Age of Deficits: Presidents and Unbalanced Budgets from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush   (University Press of Kansas, 2009). The chair of the judges, Professor Robert Singh (Birkbeck), offered the following praise for Professor Morgan’s work:

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