Dr Rajiv Prabhakar wonders whether utopian or speculative fiction, such as Edward Bellamy’s ‘Looking Backward: 2000–1887‘, might be a useful guide when considering alternative visions for the future.
Ahead of July’s Playing with Prose workshop, actor Jack Tarlton discusses his first experience of running a virtual theatre workshop as the world went into lockdown – and reflects on the ways on which it connected students around the world.
Dr Karen Attar, Senate House Library’s curator of rare books and university art, scrolls through the digital library of Augustus De Morgan to see what books the mathematician and mathematical historian annotated, when and how.
Dr Matthew Shaw, Joanna Ashe, David Gee and Dr Raphaële Mouren, reflect on the challenges faced by the School of Advanced Study’s (SAS) libraries during lockdown, and look ahead to the way things will change.
Ahead of her 30 May livestreamed concert as part of the OWRI Cross-Language Dynamics project at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, harpist Tamsin Dearnley reflects on her experiences moving between different musical traditions in Britain, France and Japan – and the extent to which music behaves like spoken language.
As increasing numbers of epidemiologists and journalists highlight the UK government’s consistently missed opportunities to tackle the spread of Covid-19, Dr Joseph Ford, early career researcher at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, wonders why questions about the role of language and narrativisation have yet to be asked.
Curator at Senate House Library Dr Karen Attar teases out what makes this novel different, including marriage and morality and clinical depression.
Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex, acting director of the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), discusses the institute’s new online resources and the importance of keeping connected in a time of uncertainty.
A new database of historic publications motivates Dr Karen Attar to rethink teaching with Senate House Library’s literary treasures.
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.