Thirty years after the Cold War barrier was removed, Dr João Florêncio, a lecturer at the University of Exeter, and Ben Miller, a writer and researcher, consider the origins of the ‘legend of Berlin’ and how the newly undivided city provided queer folk spaces to explore sex, intimacy and belonging.
Martina Caruso and Harriet O’Neill, assistant directors at the British School at Rome, kick off the international season of this year’s Being Human festival with a photo essay of their Open Valley walk at the Valle Giulia.
About 50,000 years ago, Britain had great forests and populations of megafauna that most people would find it hard to believe inhabited this country, says Professor Keith Somerville, senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. They included the cave hyena, sabre-toothed cats, the cave lion, the woolly mammoth, woolly rhinoceros and Irish elk […]
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.
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, […]
Jointly organised by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) and the Committee of Heads of UK Law Schools (CHULS) this workshop, aimed at law school managers and leaders, will focus on wellbeing challenges in relation to performing those leadership roles.
Many art historians, among the most famous of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, have used the graphic instrument to study art in all its forms (architecture, painting, sculpture …), but that fact is often ignored.
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,
Organised by the School of Advanced Study’s Human Rights Consortium (HRC), the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex and the University of Glasgow’s Human Rights Network, this conference is a one of a series of three aimed at postgraduate students working within the broad interdisciplinary field of human rights and social justice.
May 2019 sees the 150th anniversary of the first examination sat by women students at a British university. Dr Philip Carter, of the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), considers the challenges and the questions they faced. Over the week of 3–7 May, the IHR will be tweeting questions from each of the papers they sat. See how […]