International honour for School of Advanced Study neuroscientist

Wednesday 23 March 2016
School of Advanced Study
Professor Sir Colin Blakemore , neuroscientist and director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses ( CenSes ) at the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London, has won the Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award, given by the University of California, Berkeley, USA. It recognises distinguished international work by a UC Berkeley graduate, and is one of the university’s most prestigious honours.

Institute of Modern Languages Research success in AHRC’s Open World Research

Monday 21 March 2016
Institute of Modern Languages Research
The School of Advanced Study’s Institute of Modern Languages Research (University of London) is a core contributor to one of four major research programmes that the UK’s Arts & Humanities Research Council ( AHRC ) is funding as part of its Open World Research Initiative ( OWRI ). The IMLR’s researchers are part of a consortium, led by Professor Stephen Hutchings (University of Manchester), which has been awarded £3.9 million to develop a large interdisciplinary programme of research titled ‘Cross-language dynamics: reshaping community’.

University of London announces its first major public exhibition as part of Shakespeare400

Thursday 17 March 2016
School of Advanced Study
Shakespeare: Metamorphosis Collections from Senate House Library tracing the 400-year development of Shakespearian text, from Shakespeare’s early influences through to the digital age Unique opportunity to see the first folio from 1623 Bespoke website featuring digitised documents, interpretation from the exhibition curators, and a film featuring actor Paterson Joseph Series of free public events

New SAS appointment heralds expanding digital humanities programme

Thursday 10 March 2016
School of Advanced Study
The School of Advanced Study ( SAS ), University of London, has announced the appointment of Professor Jane Winters as its new chair in digital humanities. Currently professor of digital history and head of digital publications at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), her new role will begin on 1 May 2016.

Wartime censorship provides lessons for media freedom today

Thursday 11 February 2016
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
The UK needs a more coherent system to manage information in matters of national security, and should balance security with maximum media freedom, says Dr Henry Irving, associate fellow at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study ( SAS ).   This week’s Court of Appeal decision on reporting restrictions during the 2014–15 terrorism-related trials of Erol Incedal and Mounir Rarmoul-Bouhadjar, highlights the need to improve existing systems.

Art of noise: Senate House Library’s first artist-in-residence

Tuesday 9 February 2016
School of Advanced Study
Senate House Library will offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience Charles Holden’s iconic building – through sound and vision - with the appointment of its first ever artist-in-residence this month. Funded by a Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence Grant, sound artist Hannah Thompson has been commissioned to create a sonic testament to the living history of Senate House as it undergoes structural remodelling through the University of London’s Programme Beveridge.

'Mr Selfridge': more than an everyday tale of high street angst

Friday 29 January 2016
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Department stores have earned their ‘cathedrals of modernity’ label according to a newly published book, Tales of Commerce and Imagination – Department Stores and Modernity in Film and Literature . It is the second volume resulting from a long-term project led by researchers at the Institute of Modern Languages Research ( IMLR ), a member of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, and the University of Exeter.

Institute of Historical Research wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Wednesday 20 January 2016
Institute of Historical Research
The Institute of Historical Research (IHR), part of the University of London's School of Advanced Study, has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its 'Layers of London: mapping the city's heritage' , it was announced today.

UK human rights under the spotlight with appointment of New Zealand expert

Monday 11 January 2016
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Human rights researcher and former newspaper editor  Professor Judy McGregor , has been named as the NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor to London for 2016. She will be based at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies ( ICWS ), a member of the University of London's School of Advanced Study, from September to December 2016.