News

The School’s representation on the Horniman Museum Trust Board

Tuesday 27 July 2010
School of Advanced Study
The School is delighted to announce that Professor John Irving, Director of the Institute of Musical Research, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at the Horniman Public Museum and Public Park Trust, with special responsibility for the Musical instrument collections.

Professor Peter Mack appointed Director of Warburg Institute

Wednesday 21 July 2010
School of Advanced Study
Professor Peter Mack has been appointed as the new Director of the Warburg Institute, one of the 10 prestigious Institutes that make up the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. Professor Mack, who is currently at the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, Warwick University, will assume the Directorship from 1 October 2010 on secondment.

Research Student at the Institute of English Studies awarded Senior Fellowship

Friday 9 July 2010
School of Advanced Study
Stephen Lubell, research student at the Institute of English Studies, has been awarded a Senior Fellowship by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini for a two-week residency this autumn in the Vittore Branca International Center for the Study of Italian Culture in Venice, Italy.

Professor James Dunkerley awarded OBE

Wednesday 16 June 2010
School of Advanced Study
Former Director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas, Professor James Dunkerley, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to Latin American studies and UK/Latin American relations.

The London Debates 2010

Wednesday 9 June 2010
School of Advanced Study
On 13-15 May 2010, a small select group of early career researchers, representing universities across Europe, participated in the School’s second London Debates workshop. The London Debates are a series of three-day discussion workshops that bring together a small group of invited senior academics with a small group of outstanding early-career researchers, based in Europe and chosen by open competition, to debate a subject of broad concern in the humanities and social sciences. The subject of the 2010 debate was How does Europe in the 21st century address the legacy of colonialism?

First NZ-UK Link Visiting Professorship to the UK awarded to Margaret Wilson

Thursday 15 April 2010
School of Advanced Study
The NZ-UK Link Foundation, in collaboration with the University of London, are very pleased to announce that, following an open competition, the first Link Visiting Professorship to the UK has been awarded to Professor Margaret Wilson, Professor of Law and Public Policy at Waikato University. Professor Wilson has had a distinguished career as an academic and also in public life being an MP, Minister, and, from 2005-2008, Speaker of the New Zealand Parliament.

New edition of the International Handbook of Environmental Sociology

Thursday 15 April 2010
School of Advanced Study
Dr Graham Woodgate of ISA and Professor Michael Redclift of King's College have edited a second edition of the International Handbook of Environmental Sociology, which provides an assessment of the scope and content of environmental sociology, and sets out the intellectual and practical challenges posed by the urgent need for policy and action to address accelerating environmental change. Published March 2010 by Edward Elgar Publishing. See http://www.e-elgar-environment.com/Bookentry_DESCRIPTION.lasso?id=13276   for details.

School website ranked 109th most popular university website in the UK

Monday 8 February 2010
School of Advanced Study
The 2010 online ranking of the world's universities based on the popularity of their websites, produced by www.4icu.org , has just been released and the School is ranked at number 109 in the UK, making it the 1,998th most popular in the world. This places the School higher than several institutions in London, including Goldsmiths, the Royal Veterinary College, the University of the Arts, the Royal College of Music, and the School of Pharmacy.

IALS Library news

Thursday 28 January 2010
School of Advanced Study
IALS Library news for January 2010 is now on the IALS website: http://ials.sas.ac.uk/library/libnews/docs/january_10.pdf  It includes a report on the Annual Course on International Law Librarianship held in October 2009 in Istanbul, an article by Jonathan Sims on the law research collections at the British Library, and a brief update on some of the services at IALS Library

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