Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex, acting director of the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), discusses the institute’s new online resources and the importance of keeping connected in a time of uncertainty.
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 […]
The School of Advanced Study’s ‘social scholar’ lunchtime seminar returns on 8 March with what promises to be a fascinating and enjoyable talk by Professor Kiera Vaclavik (Queen Mary, University of London) about how academics can successfully turn their research into an exhibition. Below, she hints at what to expect.
It used to be known as HRI Digital, now it is called The Digital Humanities Institute. Michael Pidd, who leads the team at the University of Sheffield’s digital humanities centre, explains why. On 17 January 2016, HRI Digital changed its name to The Digital Humanities Institute | Sheffield, thereby establishing digital humanities as a distinctive […]
It is time again for the annual History Libraries & Research open day this week! This third History Day will include an open history fair showcasing libraries, archives and organisations from around London there to offer you advice, as well as one-on-one research clinics and training sessions. We hope you will stop by the free event to learn more […]
Data can be described as quantitative if it can be measured or identified on a numerical scale. Examples include length, height, area, volume, weight, speed, age, distance, cost and so on. However, not all data using numbers is quantitative: Datasets are often classified into categorical data, i.e. using numbers as descriptors. Arithmetic performed on the […]
The Institute of Historical Research is delighted to welcome those commencing research degrees in history and related disciplines in London, the South East and throughout the UK. Over the course of an afternoon, we shall introduce the IHR and its remit to assist and promote historical research of all sorts. Join us for lunch and […]
It is hard to define what a typical day in the life of magazine, newspaper or journal editor is like. Here, after a year with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Student Law Review, Ronan Cormacain gives his views. My name is Ronan Cormacain and I am the Editor in Chief of the Institute of Advanced […]
By Nicholas Stern We live in a time when the world faces problems of trust in institutions and a weakening of confidence in existing ideas and models. The geo-political landscape is shifting fundamentally. Politicians in many countries, including the UK, are failing to inspire younger generations. The UK is seeing a decline in membership of political […]
This post takes a quick look at some of the things that the School of Advanced Study is doing to enable researchers to think about the research process and to consider their underlying ‘data’ as a commodity in its own right. What is ‘data’ and why should we care about it? In the humanities ‘data’ […]