Dr Emma Butcher (above) teaches in the English department at Manchester Metropolitan University. She argues that children provide some of the most thoughtful perspectives on war and their writing should be promoted as a useful historical resource.
Dr Joanne Paul, a lecturer in early modern history at the University of Sussex, discusses her research on 16th and 17th-century political culture and ideas, and unpicks Theresa May’s election announcement.
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 […]
Dr Elizabeth Savage is British Academy postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in book history and communications at the Institute of English Studies (IES), a member of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study. In 2016, she won the Wolfgang Ratjen Award for distinguished research in the field of graphic art, and Printing Colour 1400-1700: Histories, […]
We wanted to know a bit more about the phantasmagoric fear-fest at the University of Dundee hub, which is part of the School of Advanced Study’s Being Human festival of the humanities. Based on the works of author H G Wells, its offering includes an autopsy on Dundee’s first alien specimen, a subversive stroll through Dundee […]
Dr Fay Hield conducts a burgeoning performance career alongside one as a University of Sheffield academic. The award-winning folk singer explains how a BMus in folk and traditional music gave her the academic bug.
Image © Depositphotos.com/lenanet Dr Lucy Bowes, associate professor in the department of experimental psychology, Dr Siân Pooley, associate professor in the faculty of history, and PhD students Michelle Degli Esposti (experimental psychology) and Jono Taylor (history), discuss their interdisciplinary research project, based at the University of Oxford. This examines how (and how far) people who […]
Marília Arantes Moreira, a research student at the School of Advanced Study’s Institute of Latin American Studies, recently met up with Brazilian historian Luiz Felipe de Alencastro in a Paris café to discuss his latest article, The Ethiopic Ocean – History and Historiography 1600−1975. With the headquarters of Oscar Niemeyer’s French Communist Party in the background, […]
We talk to the director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS), who says ‘far from gently fading away, the collective memory of empire and its consequences is becoming an ever more prominent element in current political debates.’
We talk to the director of the Institute of Philosophy (IP) about fostering collaborative links between philosophers, psychologists and neuroscientists and the launch of CREATE, a centre for experimental aesthetics.