Alongside their Instagram takeover @artlawnetwork this week, Marie-Andrée Jacob, professor of law at Leeds University and Dr Anna Macdonald, a dance and moving image artist from the Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University, reflect upon their ‘dance and law’ collaboration, which emerged from Professor Jacob’s work initiated by the Arts and Humanities Research […]
Why do irrational beliefs spread so easily? Lisa Bortolotti, professor of philosophy at the University of Birmingham, revisits her project, The Epistemic Innocence of Imperfect Cognitions, part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Science in Culture Theme led by the Institute of Philosophy.
Following the recent publication of his team’s research, Adam Zeman, professor of cognitive and behavioural neurology at the University of Exeter, looks back on his project The Eye’s Mind, an Arts and Humanities Research Council Science in Culture Theme initiative led by the Institute of Philosophy.
Research librarian Andrea Meyer Ludowisy recalls the thrill of being invited to talk about Professor William Rose, a translator and proponent of a new psychoanalytical approach to German studies, and Sigmund Freud’s influence on his work. Professor Rose’s literary archive is held by Senate House Library,
A good deal of the research carried out at the Institute of Philosophy (IP) is collaborative, involving a range of national and international partners at a number of different universities and cultural institutions. Its aim is to demonstrate the immense reach of philosophy by sharing research with as wide a set of audiences as possible. […]
On 9–10 June, for London’s Open Garden Squares Weekend, the University of London held a series of tours and talks on ‘Leading Women’ associated with Gordon Square and its gardens. These included Dr Elizabeth Dearnley’s introduction to the code-breaker and garden historian Mavis Batey and – here – Dr Philip Carter on Virginia Woolf and […]
Following two successful New York City conferences in 2014 and 2016, the International Society for Heresy Studies is holding its third biennial conference at Senate House, hosted by the Institute of English Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.
‘All men by nature desire to know,’ wrote Aristotle. But in this post-truth era where fake news abounds, emotions trump facts, and the truth has allegedly ceased to matter, we might wonder, says Dr Michael Hannon, how important is knowledge in daily life.
Dr Gulzaar Barn explores the ethics of the buying and selling of ‘bodily labour’ such as commercial surrogacy, live organ donation and paid participation in clinical trials, and how concern about these services might make the body out of bounds.
Image: Étienne Delaune (c. 1518–1583), Plate 14 from the series The Genesis showing the building of the Tower of Babel. Engraving, 1550–1572. © The Trustees of the British Museum Ahead of their sell-out live discussion at the British Museum on 26 January scientists Sir Colin Blakemore and Professor Tom McLeish, examine what the cognitive impetus which drove the emergence […]