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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?

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.

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