Last Sunday (26 March), a week of 1,500 events celebrating the French language all over the world came to a close. This year’s theme, ‘The virtual world’, had a decidedly forward-looking flavour that Dr Juliette Scott believes was selected to challenge the legacy of Jacques Toubon, the former French culture minister who passed a series […]
Image: © Matt Crossick To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, we asked five of the School of Advanced Study’s female academics – Dr Maria del Pilar Kaladeen, Professor Jane Winters, Professor Diamond Ashiagbor, Dr Sarah Singer and Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex – what the day means to them, and how they are supporting other women.
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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, […]
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. […]
Image: © Tatiana Shepeleva / Shutterstock Can a computer create a scholarly digital edition? Can a computer compare multiple texts, identify the order in which they were perhaps written, critically judge whether one text is ‘better’ than another, and then produce an authoritative variorum edition? The answer is increasingly: yes, the computer can do all of […]
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 […]