As the year-long calendar of events to mark the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante gets underway, Dr Karen Attar, Senate House Library’s curator of rare books, looks at Virgil, the prominent character in the great poet’s epic work, The Divine Comedy.
In the 17th-century, Europe is in the throes of a love affair with the colour black. A rich, dark shade that could only be achieved by farming the palo campeche tree found in the Yucatan region in modern-day Mexico. In this article, New World Objects of Knowledge author, Dr Adrian Masters, a research fellow at […]
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 […]
I A Rehman, a journalist, prominent human rights activist and former general secretary of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, passed away in Lahore on 12 April. Syed Badrul Ahsan, editor-in-charge of The Asian Age, pays tribute to his work and some of South Asia’s other bold media voices.
The birth of a ‘school-book of political economy’, which originated from the notes of a teenager two centuries ago, is hailed by Dr Karen Attar, Senate House Library’s curator of rare books.
As part of the School of Advanced Study’s ‘Open for Discussion’ series, the Institute of Modern Languages Research is holding two public events on 22 and 27 April to debate the lessons that can be learned by looking beyond our borders and languages. The first, ‘Covid-19, International Perspectives and Transnational Collaboration’, explores the need for […]
Prince Philip, who was one of the most popular and long-serving members of the House of Windsor, has died aged 99. Dr Ed Owens, historian, royal commentator, and author of The Family Firm: Monarchy, Mass Media and the British Public, 1932-53, looks back at a royal love story.
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.
Hyenas, the antithesis of gorgeous, graceful African wildlife, needs a rebrand. Ahead of the publication of his new book, ‘Humans and Hyenas: Monsters or Misunderstood’, Professor Keith Somerville says it is time to replace the myths with a more accurate representation.
Known for its steep, defined, fragile and mysterious landscape, the Himalayas, the third pole, recently witnessed a devastating flood. Dr Rahul Ranjan, a political anthropologist at Oslo Metropolitan University, explores the emotional impact of the disaster.