Professor Manos Tsakiris, a world expert on psychology and cognitive neurosciences, introduces the interdisciplinary ‘Body and Image in Arts and Sciences (BIAS)’ project. Based at the Warburg Institute, part of the School of Advanced Study, University of London, it was launched in September 2016, thanks to a generous award from the NOMIS Foundation.
Dr Daisy Fancourt (above), an early-career scientist, talks about her research which focuses on the effects of arts participation on health, the use of the arts within clinical settings, and the psychosocial impact of cultural engagement at an individual and public health level. She is one of the ten 2017 New Generation Thinkers whose research […]
Image: IHR’s pop-up portrait exhibition of London women historians Despite two wide-ranging feminist movements, the position of women historians – both as subjects of historical study, and as modern-day researchers and teachers – still leaves much to be desired, says PhD student, Rozemarijn van de Wal.
Dr Cynthia Johnston discusses the benefits of the ‘academic partnership’ between the Institute of English Studies and the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, which she says has resulted in the rediscovery of a major research resource in the UK. In 2014, the Institute of English Studies (IES) and the Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery embarked […]
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.’