Alongside their Instagram takeover @artlawnetwork this week, Marie-Andrée Jacob, professor of law at Leeds University and Dr Anna Macdonald, a dance and moving image artist from the Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University, reflect upon their ‘dance and law’ collaboration, which emerged from Professor Jacob’s work initiated by the Arts and Humanities Research […]
Following the recent publication of his team’s research, Adam Zeman, professor of cognitive and behavioural neurology at the University of Exeter, looks back on his project The Eye’s Mind, an Arts and Humanities Research Council Science in Culture Theme initiative led by the Institute of Philosophy.
Mathematician, physicist, inventor, religious controversialist, literary author: in a brief life terminated by a lingering, debilitating illness, Blaise Pascal (1623–62) was nothing if not multi-talented. As the curator of rare books at Senate House Library, I think of Pascal primarily in terms of mathematics, says Dr Karen Attar.
As increasing numbers of epidemiologists and journalists highlight the UK government’s consistently missed opportunities to tackle the spread of Covid-19, Dr Joseph Ford, early career researcher at the Institute of Modern Languages Research, wonders why questions about the role of language and narrativisation have yet to be asked.
To protect people from the impact of climate change and bring about transformation, we need educational institutions to train a new breed of policymakers, managers and scientists who can ‘steer this planet towards less emissions and less waste, while creating new jobs and reducing poverty’, says Dr Rolph Payet, United Nations executive secretary for the […]
Image: Étienne Delaune (c. 1518–1583), Plate 14 from the series The Genesis showing the building of the Tower of Babel. Engraving, 1550–1572. © The Trustees of the British Museum Ahead of their sell-out live discussion at the British Museum on 26 January scientists Sir Colin Blakemore and Professor Tom McLeish, examine what the cognitive impetus which drove the emergence […]
Professor Manos Tsakiris, a world expert on psychology and cognitive neurosciences, introduces the interdisciplinary ‘Body and Image in Arts and Sciences (BIAS)’ project. Based at the Warburg Institute, part of the School of Advanced Study, University of London, it was launched in September 2016, thanks to a generous award from the NOMIS Foundation.
Dr Daisy Fancourt (above), an early-career scientist, talks about her research which focuses on the effects of arts participation on health, the use of the arts within clinical settings, and the psychosocial impact of cultural engagement at an individual and public health level. She is one of the ten 2017 New Generation Thinkers whose research […]
Dr Michael Eades, who curates the School of Advanced Study’s national Being Human festival of the humanities, provide a glimpse at the events in the 2016 programme. Our theme for the 2016 Being Human festival is ‘Hope and Fear’. We couldn’t have known how well chosen it would be. This has been a year in which fears around […]
By Professor Barry C. Smith What do you think of when someone tells you that they’re a scientist or an artist? You probably don’t know exactly what they do – there is huge variety in the arts and the sciences – but you have a rough idea. Compare this with someone telling you that they […]