Photo by Sophie Giffard, taken with permission Megan Cowley, a recent graduate of the Understanding and Securing Human Rights master’s degree offered by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, was awarded the 2016 Albie Sachs Prize for best dissertation. She describes her research conducted in a rural district in Nepal, which she used as a case study […]
Rachael Anne Roberts, a student on the School of Advanced Study’s MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights, retraces the history of human rights activism in Bloomsbury by walking in the footsteps of some of its past residents.
This week sees the launch of the Humanities Digital Library, a new open access publishing platform for scholarly books. The Library is an initiative of the School of Advanced Study (SAS), led by the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS). At launch the Library includes monographs in history, […]
Minah Ahn, a student on the understanding and securing human rights master’s course at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, reflects on a Geneva study tour, a highlight of the programme which is offered by the University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS).
Image: Tati Nova/Shutterstock The 3 G Network conference, ‘Imagining the Guyanas: ecologies of memory and movement’, is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the history, culture and peoples of the three Guyanas – Guyana, Suriname and French Guyana. Sonya Rahaman, whose heritage is part Guyanese, has long been inspired by, and curious and intrigued […]
Image: Jonathan Goldberg, www.jongoldberg.co.uk Justine Taylor, a human rights activist and student on the School of Advanced Study’s MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights, was invited by the Victoria and Albert Museum to argue the case for urban farming, which she says is not ‘just a trendy hipster gimmick.’
Image: Horace Barker as King John from a postcard of the Bury St Edmunds Historical Pageant (1907), by permission of the St Edmundsbury Heritage Service. October 2016 marks the octocentenary of the death of King John, the ruler who gave us Magna Carta. Dr Alexander Hutton, who has been researching historical pageants in 20th-century Britain, has […]
Image: Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg, 1. (1797). The Great Fire of London, public domain, Yale Centre for British Art It may be tempting fate to revisit a fire in a library, but as part of this autumn’s Being Human festival, the Institute of Historical Research is holding a ‘night at the library’ escape game in which […]
Dr Caroline Edwards (above), who will delivered the School of Advanced Study’s July Social Scholar seminar, provides a first-person account of why academics should care about open access. She says academic careers might depend upon publishing in ‘the right journal’ – but that journal doesn’t need to be pay-walled, and big business should not be allowed […]
Of the thousands of propaganda posters produced during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), one stands out for Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri, a lecturer in the School of English, University of St Andrews. This anonymous poster, which is signed R A and was produced for the dissident-Marxist, Trotskyite party, the POUM, features a woman holding what appears […]