Dr Alex Marraccini, a researcher with the Bilderfahrzeuge Project exploring Aby Warburg’s legacy, is hosting a series of weekly online art history seminars on live-streaming service Twitch – this week, she explores two iconic paintings by Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Dr Elizabeth Dearnley caught up with her to find out 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 […]
The purpose of Eduardo Ho-Fernández’s two months at the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) at the School of Advanced Study was to expand on two Renaissance research projects on intersections in linguistic and literary analysis. But he gained much more than he bargained for, and ‘strongly encourages’ pre-doctoral scholars to look into the many […]
Dr Ainhoa Montoya, a lecturer at the Institute of Latin American Studies, and international lawyer and researcher, Constanza Pauchulo, report on a project that created a database of legal actions relating to mining conflicts in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
Amid the stresses of classes, essay writing, deadlines, and preparing for upgrade exams, postgraduate students whose work focuses on Latin America and the Caribbean face an additional challenge: preparing for their first fieldwork trip. It can become something of a silent anxiety.
The Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) is a hub of research training activities, enabling the next generation of linguists and scholars in modern languages, literatures, and cultures to maximise their research skills. One of the institute’s most popular training initiatives is the Migrating Texts workshop, which celebrated its fifth birthday in May 2018. Migrating […]
Strengthened deterrence at the southern US border, increased deportations to Honduras and El Salvador, and a political crisis in Nicaragua. ‘Where can displaced people in Central America find safety?’ asks Suzanna Nelson-Pollard, a researcher on displacement in the north of Central America.
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.
Image: a picture of Jerusalem from the Nuremberg Chronicle (1493) The explosion of virtual reality (VR) technology is transforming how we think about travel, says Dr Matthew Coneys. With a VR headset and the right app you can enjoy a risk-free ascent of Everest, or visit the Australian outback without the inconvenience of flying halfway around […]
Chloe Pieters on how increasing attacks on journalists constitute a threat to free speech and human rights On the eve of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, observed annually on 2 November, UN experts warned that the world is witnessing more attacks than ever on journalists, spurred on by hate speech […]