Short Courses and Summer Schools

Summer Schools

Normativity and Reality of Human Rights

Normativity and Reality of Human Rights

This second edition of the summer school on Normativity and Reality of Human Rights continues on its task of critically addressing the interplay between norms and facts about human rights. This year, the focus will be on the impact on human rights of new technologies. Jointly organised by the Human Rights Consortium and the SPGI Department and the Human Rights Centre of the University of Padova, the overall aim of the summer school is to reflect on the challenges for human rights normative systems stemming from the variety of situations in which human rights are operationalised. The normative/factual fault lines, the chasm between law and reality, are investigated not only in terms of compliance gaps, but also as opportunities for expanding and attuning the legal, ethical, and philosophical articulations of current human rights narratives. Methodologically, this implies interdisciplinarity, and a systematic back and forth from the global to the local dimensions, and from normative to empirical perspectives.

8–14 July 2019 | Human Rights Consortium

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Aby Warburg, the Picture Atlas and the Making of Visual Culture

Aby Warburg, the Picture Atlas and the Making of Visual Culture

The inaugural Warburg Summer School offers an opportunity to engage with the Institute by working with original archival documents, books, and images. Two complementary courses are on offer: one week is dedicated to the work of Aby Warburg and his picture atlas Mnemosyne and the other, with a much broader approach, to visual culture. Participants will examine exemplary panels from the atlas and familiarise themselves with the collections of the Warburg Institute, discussing relevant texts by Warburg and other scholars that unlock this inspirational and complex body of work. The second week is dedicated to the analysis of visual culture, with a focus on material and popular culture, art and science, and intercultural relations. Site visits to the Victoria and Albert Museum, Wellcome Collection, and Wallace Collection are planned.

8–12 July and 15–19 July 2019 | The Warburg Institute

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Public Humanities Short Course

Public Humanities Short Course

This two day short course will explore how public engagement can be strategically embedded in humanities research careers. The course will cover key areas such as working with the media, navigating ‘Impact’ and the REF, and looking at how engagement can be done through research. Participants will attend plenaries and talks by leading scholars as well as workshops led by the SAS Public Engagement team. This course is suitable for those with a humanities-focussed research career, especially ECRS.

11–12 July 2019 | School of Advanced Study

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The Londinium Summer School

The Londinium Summer School

The Londinium Summer School offers a series of five-day courses for adult learners on different aspects of Greek and Roman antiquity, from Greek tragedy to the archaeology of Roman London. Taught out of the Institute of Classical Studies, a national centre for research, these intensive courses do not require a knowledge of Greek or Latin. Those enrolled on the courses will also be able to make use of one of the world’s greatest libraries. Courses maybe taken for pleasure or MA level credits, or both.

15–19 and 22–26 July 2019 | Institute of Classical Studies

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The London Palaeography Summer School

The London Palaeography Summer School

The London International Palaeography Summer School is a series of intensive courses in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies. Courses range from a half to two days duration and are given by experts in their respective fields from a wide range of institutions. Subject areas include Latin, Middle English, Early Modern English, German and Greek palaeography, calligraphy, illuminated manuscripts, codicology, manuscript editing and liturgical and devotional manuscripts.

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London Rare Books School

London Rare Books School

The London Rare Books School (LRBS) is a series of five-day, intensive courses on a variety of book-related subjects taught in and around Senate House, University of London. We offer a range of fascinating specialist courses ranging from Medieval Women and the Book, the History of Book Illustration and the Digital Book, covering over two thousand years of book history and investigating the world's diverse cultures and traditions in book production.

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T. S. Eliot International Summer School

T. S. Eliot International Summer School

The T.S. Eliot International Summer School welcomes to Bloomsbury all with an interest in the life and work of this Bloomsbury-based poet, dramatist, and man of letters. It is hosted by the Institute of English Studies of the University of London, which has a national research promotion and facilitation mission for advanced study and research across the field of English Studies. The Summer School brings together some of the most distinguished scholars of T.S. Eliot and Modern Literature.

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Professional Legislative Drafting Course

Professional Legislative Drafting Course

The aim of this course is to encourage modern drafting techniques with an emphasis on effective and user-friendly legislation, and to expose drafters to a variety of drafting styles, thus allowing participants to select elements that best suit their national laws and their own tradition, culture and jurisprudence. Suitable for both experienced and inexperienced drafters

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Nineteenth Century Study Week

Drawing on the rich heritage of 'Victorian Bloomsbury', the Institute of English Studies (IES) is excited to offer an annual study week dedicated to celebrating and understanding the great nineteenth-century writers. In 2019, the Study Week will focus on the Brontës. Participants will have the opportunity to hear leading UK scholars on the latest research on Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë through five morning lectures, followed by questions and discussion.

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London History Day School

International Tax Law Summer Course

The International Taxation Summer Course developed by IALS will focus on various international taxation issues such as residence; permanent establishment; business profits, dividends, interest, royalties, under tax treaties; triangular cases; double taxation relief and non-discrimination; beneficial ownership and anti-avoidance provisions; transparency; exchange of information; protection of taxpayer´s rights and transfer pricing. The course will be taught by distinguished academics and is open to University students and tax professionals.

24–28 June 2019 | Registration details TBC

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