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.
When: Wednesday 8 March 2017, 1 – 2pm Who: School of Advanced Study Where: Room 234, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Speaker: Professor Kiera Vaclavik, Queen Mary University of London
When: Thursday 2 March 2017, 5.30 – 7.30pm Who: The Human Mind Project Where: The Court Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Speaker: Professor Maria Kronfeldner, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Central European University Does new scientific research on development, epigenetics and gene-culture co-evolution show that nature and culture cannot be separated? And […]
The School of Advanced Study’s ‘social scholar’ lunchtime seminar returns on 8 March with what promises to be a fascinating and enjoyable talk by Professor Kiera Vaclavik (Queen Mary, University of London) about how academics can successfully turn their research into an exhibition. Below, she hints at what to expect.
When: Thursday 9 February 2017, 5 – 7pm Who: Institute of Philosophy, Centre for the Study of the Senses (CenSes) Where: Room 246, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Speaker: Sarah Jessen, University of Lübeck Humans very successfully recognize others’ emotions. It is the combination of a variety of information channels – including facial, bodily, and vocal […]
Since the inauguration of President Trump sales of George Orwell’s 1984 have increased by 9,500 per cent, and at the time of publication it is still at the top of Amazon’s American best seller lists. But what might new readers learn from it?, asks Dr Marc Patrick Wiggam, a research fellow at the Institute of […]
Image: The Dig for Victory stall. Dr Henry Irving, senior lecturer in public history at Leeds Beckett University, reflects on his recent collaboration with a community allotment site. Public engagement can take many forms. This is one of its great strengths, and can make the process incredibly stimulating. I count myself lucky to have been […]
Image: © IWM (D 650A) Katherine Howells, a doctoral candidate at King’s College London, provides an overview of the ‘Publishing and Communications History of the Ministry of Information, 1939-45’ project being undertaken by the Institute of English Studies (IES) in collaboration with the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s and the National Archives at Kew. […]
When: Thursday 29 September 2016, 5pm – 7pm Who: Institute of Philosophy Where: Room 246, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Speaker: Nathan Faivre (Paris) Metacognition is the capacity to introspect on one’s own mental states. Because metacognition is mostly characterized through confidence reports in visual tsaks, some of its core properties remain debated, including […]
Blitz spirit: air raid damage in Britain during the Second World War © IWM (HU 36220A) Katherine Howells, a doctoral candidate on the Institute of English Studies and King’s College London Ministry of Information project, A publishing and communications history of the Ministry of Information, 1939–45, reports on what she discovered while researching people’s written thoughts […]