As the lockdown continues, Dr Laura Cleaver, senior lecturer in manuscript studies and principal investigator of the European Research Council (ERC)-funded CULTIVATE MSS project at the Institute of English Studies, discusses how her team is keeping connected via database hackathons.
As the world goes on lockdown Rose de Lara, projects and communications officer for the School of Advanced Study’s Being Human Festival, explores various ways to enjoy the humanities at home.
Dr Alex Marraccini, a researcher with the Bilderfahrzeuge Project exploring Aby Warburg’s legacy, is hosting a series of weekly online art history seminars on live-streaming service Twitch – this week, she explores two iconic paintings by Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Dr Elizabeth Dearnley caught up with her to find out more.
Rose Aitchison, an MA History of the Book student at the Institute of English Studies, explores the importance of touch in our interaction with the texts we read, from the pre-reading toddler to the expert adult.
Tim Hall and Liam Kelly, student experience managers at the University of London Worldwide, explores the world of artificial intelligence and warns that ‘As technology changes the skills that employers require in their staff, education providers will have to adapt to new priorities and demands.’
For this year’s Being Human festival, the Institute of Classical Studies (ICS) is putting on a free event in London in partnership with Islington’s Little Angel Theatre and puppeteer-storyteller Tinka Slavicek. Making Medusa, which takes place on 17 November at Little Angel Studios, will be a family-friendly crafting and storytelling event. In his post Dr […]
Postdoctoral researcher Dr Damian Clifford underscores some challenges with the current legal framework in addressing commercial practices such as ‘puffing’. He also recounts a few highlights from the Information Law and Policy Centre’s (ILPC)* annual conference, and offers his advice on how to prepare for a PhD viva.
What do Rihanna, Janelle Monáe and the futurists have in common? A belief in the future and in the aesthetic and political power of technology, argues Dr Katia Pizzi, author of Italian futurism and the machine.
‘Flash Histories’, a recent symposium at the University of Bristol, brought together historians, creative writers and heritage professionals to explore short-form history. Topics included history as poetry, museum labelling, and the value of brief lives in an age of blockbuster biography, which was the focus of a presentation by Dr Philip Carter, head of digital […]
Dr Maria Castrillo and Rebecca Simpson introduce Senate House Library’s new exhibition, ‘Writing in Times of Conflict’. It highlights the power of words to achieve peace and reconciliation in response to conflicts – a very topical theme and quite extensively covered in literature.