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Global governance on minority rights: assessing the UN Forum on Minority Issues

L to R: Dr Corinne Lennox, Evelin Verhás (Tom Lantos Institute), Dr Fernand de Varennes (UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues), Dr Anna-Mária Bíró (Tom Lantos Institute). © Lilija Alijeva (SAS MPhil/PhD student) Dr Corinne Lennox, a senior lecturer in human rights and co-director of the Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, […]

Pick-up ball: researching amateur football in Jamaica

Despite a growing awareness and interest in ‘sports-for-development’ initiatives, and the continuing spread of televised football matches (the English Premier League in particular), amateur football remains under-researched. Dr William Tantam, a postdoctoral fellow in Caribbean Studies, spent more than a year in Jamaica studying how amateur football or ‘pick-up ball’ frames the relationship between younger […]

Cross-cultural After-Life of Classical Sites

 Dr Valeria Vitale and Dr Gabriel Bodard explains the research behind the Cross-cultural After-Life of Classical Sites project, which aimed to extend our knowledge of the cultural complexity of many classical sites and widen the idea of the ‘ancient world’ beyond Greek and Roman cultures and languages. Part of a larger initiative to research and […]

Born-digital big data and approaches for arts and humanities research

What kinds of questions will big data allow us to ask and answer? How can we ensure this material is collected and preserved in such a way that it meets the requirement of humanities researchers? These are two of the questions addressed by a 12-month ‘Born-digital big data’ international research project led by Jane Winters, […]