All posts filed under: Training and Research

Bruegel and Bosch

Gardens of online delights: live-streaming Bruegel and Bosch

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.

Royal Literary Fund Fellow

A Royal Literary Fund fellow reflects on her year at the School of Advanced Study

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 […]

Visiting academic

More than he bargained for – academic’s stint at Institute of Modern Languages Research

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 […]


Understanding subtitling, translation and adaptation

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 […]

Virtual travel isn’t such a new idea

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 […]

Don’t shoot the messenger! Free speech is at the heart of democracy

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 […]