Dr Tripurdaman Singh, who holds a British Academy Fellowship at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, has just published his new book Sixteen Stormy Days, exploring one of the pivotal events in Indian political history. As India marks the 70th anniversary of the passing of its constitution, we caught up with him to learn more.
Founded in 1790, the Royal Literary Fund (RLF) offers aid to writers in financial distress. Its beneficiaries have included Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Mervyn Peake, and Dylan Thomas. One of the Fund’s major donors was A A Milne, who left the rights to Winnie the Pooh to the RLF in his will. Since 2001, the Fund […]
Dr Tom Smith, a lecturer in German at the University of St Andrews, opens up about his insatiable love of languages and his research into the constructions of race in Berlin’s techno scene.
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.
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.
Ten academics from across the country were selected for the 2019 New Generation Thinkers scheme run by the BBC and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Among them is Dr Jade Halbert, a historian at the University of Huddersfield. Below, she explains how her love of fashion often reduces her to tears.
Susan Greaney, an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded PhD candidate at Cardiff University, is unearthing the attitudes of Neolithic humans to the ground beneath them and the underworld. She is one of ten 2019 New Generation Thinkers whose research will be made into BBC radio and television programmes in collaboration with the AHRC.
Kaoru Akagawa, a Master of Japanese calligraphy and guardian of the Kana Shodo (Women Hand) script, discusses her work and why it is her ‘duty to preserve this old tradition’ and bring it to the world’s attention. As a guest of the Book and Print Initiative at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, […]
Dr Emily Cock (above), an early career research associate at Cardiff University, discusses her research into the historical and regional variations in how physical differences were translated into ‘disabilities’. She is one of ten 2019 New Generation Thinkers whose research will be made into radio and television programmes for the BBC in collaboration with the […]
Dr Dina Rezk, associate professor of modern Middle Eastern history and politics at the University of Reading, would like the conversation about politics and political transitions in the Arab world to be more about the people, and less about ‘tanks, tear gas, and terror’. She is one of ten 2019 New Generation Thinkers whose research will […]