The government’s announcement toward the end of 2016 that it was going to drop the art history A-level as part of a cull of ‘soft’ subjects, shocked the art world. One reprieve later, Hannah Marynissen and Lisa Marie Deml from the Courtauld Institute of Art, says history of art has never been more relevant and […]
This week sees the launch of the Humanities Digital Library, a new open access publishing platform for scholarly books. The Library is an initiative of the School of Advanced Study (SAS), led by the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS). At launch the Library includes monographs in history, […]
Are the humanities in crisis? Professor Rick Rylance, director of the Institute of English Studies at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, discusses the intricacies of the current climate around the humanities, laying out the hopes and fears of those working in the field and placing them in context and perspective.
Cinematic portrayals of the university, I am not the first to observe, can be a good gauge of the public valuation of the humanities at any given point in time, says Helen Small, professor of English at the University of Oxford.
To mark the launch of our first SAS/Senate House Library ‘Public Engagement Innovators Scheme. We asked some staff from across the School about their experiences of public engagement and how it has influenced their research and professional practice. In this fifth post Dr Richard Espley, Research Librarian for English, Irish and Post-Colonial Literatures and Languages, […]
To mark the launch of our first SAS/Senate House Library ‘Public Engagement Innovators Scheme’, we asked some staff from across the School about their experiences of public engagement and how it has influenced their research and professional practice. In this fourth post Jane Winters, professor of digital history at the Institute of Historical Research, answers our […]
To mark the launch our new Public Engagement Innovators Scheme, which offers small grants to fund public engagement activities within the School and the Senate House Libraries – this post reflects on the importance of integrating public engagement into the School’s mission to ‘promote and support research in the humanities’. As we all know, […]
The Human Library (London) Thursday 20 November | 6–8pm Book now > In a digital age, human custodians and communicators of knowledge are more important than ever. This event will create a ‘human library’ where, instead of taking down books from shelves, visitors are given an opportunity to engage with academics one-to-one.
In this guest post Eleanor Dickey FBA, Professor of Classics at the University of Reading, reflects on the lessons that the education systems of Ancient Greece might hold for modern democracies. These ideas will inform Experiencing Ancient Education: a day of activities based around a recreated ancient classroom at the University of Reading on 19 […]
The economics of scholarly publishing are incredibly tangled. Even Harvard University cannot afford all the material that its researchers need to conduct their work. In this piece, Dr Martin Eve picks apart the histories and economics that have led to the open access movement, arguing that we need to move away from a purely market-driven […]