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.
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 […]
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 […]
In the first of a series of articles focusing on the growing hostility to journalistic independence across the Commonwealth, journalist and Africa analyst Martin Plaut, calls on the 52-nation group to take a more robust view on these new threats. Do they challenge democracy and human rights as much as freedom of speech? The Commonwealth […]
‘A Return to the Village: Community ethnographies and the study of Andean culture in retrospective’, edited by Dr Francisco Ferreira with the American anthropologist Professor Billie Jean Isbell, has just been published by the Institute of Latin American Studies. Dr Ferreira offers a brief introduction to its contents, aims and origins, explained in the context […]
It used to be known as HRI Digital, now it is called The Digital Humanities Institute. Michael Pidd, who leads the team at the University of Sheffield’s digital humanities centre, explains why. On 17 January 2016, HRI Digital changed its name to The Digital Humanities Institute | Sheffield, thereby establishing digital humanities as a distinctive […]
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 […]
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.