Work has become a critical site for apprehending broad changes in France’s society, culture and economy and their imprint on individual and collective life. At once localised and enclosed, the workplace is also traversed by structural transformations at national and international level. The purpose of this conference is to bring together a wide range of disciplinary and critical perspectives on […]
‘Decolonisation’ has become a buzzword. However, few of those who deploy the term know much about its history, and perhaps more surprisingly, the same is true for ‘enlightenment’. This blissful tandem of historical ignorance is not as innocent as it appears. For many of today’s ‘postcolonial’ and ‘decolonial’ critical theorists and activists, the Enlightenment is the […]
To celebrate National Writing Day, the Book and Print Initiative at the Institute of English Studies has invited Kaoru Akagawa to tell the story of Kana Shodo, a forgotten female script. It was developed and used by noblewomen to express themselves freely within the constraints of 10th-century Japanese court life. Kaoru Akagawa, a designated Master […]
State pensions are the largest item in the UK social security budget. It is estimated to cost £91.6 billion in 2016/17, with 12.9 million recipients paid an average of £7,100 each. Enormous wealth is also managed by the trustees of occupational pension schemes on behalf of members to whom distributions are eventually made as a […]
Self-translation was a widespread phenomenon in early modern Europe, but remains largely uncharted in modern scholarship. There have been isolated studies of important figures – mainly literary authors such as Leon Battista Alberti, Joachim Du Bellay or John Donne. However, we do not know enough about the activities of self-translators in other domains, including those […]
‘It soon come’, runs the refrain in Linton Kwesi Johnson’s 1974 poem ‘Time Come’. ‘It soon come / look out! look out! look out!’. In the Institute of Historical Research’s 2019 Wiley Lecture, Dr Rob Waters will draw on the research for his new book, Thinking Black: Britain, 1964–1985, to unpack this sense of impending change […]
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.
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.
The modern Commonwealth is all round us, not least because of migration into Britain since the Second World War. These population flows included returning communities from the dissolving British Empire, socioeconomic migrants, family reunions and marriage, refugees and asylum seekers. Each one had a unique story of transition and migration, which was infinitely personal and […]
This premiere of a specially devised piece will bring to life some of the original theatre material from the Miller Archive, which comprises materials and recordings relating to the careers of Austrian Jewish exiles, Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller.