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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:

JISC grant for British History Online

Monday 4 October 2010
School of Advanced Study
British History Online (created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust ) is one of seven projects funded by JISC as part of a programme to explore the impact of digitised resources in higher education. The £36,000 funding, will allow the BHO project team to conduct in-depth user analysis and develop tools and functionality which will facilitate the further embedding of the resource in historical research and teaching. See the JISC website for more information.

I have met you too late

Monday 4 October 2010
School of Advanced Study
"I have met you too late", an essay on James Joyce and W.B. Yeats and the making of Chamber Music written by Dr Wim Van Mierlo, Institute of English Studies , has been published in the autumn 2010 issue of South Carolina Review and is available from the Clemson University website .

Maxine Molyneux elected to the Executive Council of the Latin American Studies Association

Friday 1 October 2010
School of Advanced Study
Professor Maxine Molyneux , Director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas , has been elected to the three-member Executive Council of the Latin American Studies Association for a three-year period, 2010-13. LASA is based in the United States but its membership of around 7,000 is drawn from across the world. Its upcoming conference will be held in Toronto from 6 to 9 October this year and is expected to welcome 5,000 participants.

New seminar series on 'International Refugee Law'

Wednesday 22 September 2010
School of Advanced Study
The Institutes of Advanced Legal Studies and Commonwealth Studies in collaboration with the  UNHCR are pleased to announce a new seminar series on 'International Refugee Law'. The series has been inaugurated to mark the 60th anniversary of the UNHCR and the Refugee Convention.

Barry Smith to present new BBC World Service series: ‘The Mysteries of the Brain’

Monday 13 September 2010
School of Advanced Study
Professor Barry Smith , Director of the Institute of Philosophy , will present this new four-part series which examines the surprising answers that contemporary neuroscience is providing to such questions as: How does the brain enable us to recognise a familiar face? Why can't we tickle ourselves? How many senses are needed to taste something? And what makes people disown their own limbs or believe their arm is being controlled by someone else?

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