The Willison Foundation Charitable Trust (Reg. Charity No 1170782) was registered by the Charity Commission for England and Wales on 15 Dec. 2016. It is being established through the generosity and focus of Mr Ian Willison CBE, a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of English Studies. He will be actively involved in the work of the Board of Trustees.
Dr Elizabeth Savage, Lecturer and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Book History and Communications, Institute of English Studies, has been awarded the Wolfgang Ratjen Award for distinguished research in the field of graphic arts. It is the major early-career research prize for the study of prints and drawings.
The Institute of English Studies is pleased to announce the appointment of two new full-time academic members of staff. Dr Andrew Nash will join as Reader in Book History and Communications from 1 January 2016. Dr Nash joins the IES from the University of Reading, where he is currently Head of the Department of English Literature. Dr Elizabeth Savage will join as British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Book History and Communications from 1 November 2016. Read an interview with Dr Savage here .
IES Senior Research Fellow Professor Sir Brian Vickers visited the Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery in July, in celebration of their exhibition of all four Shakespeare folios. The Museum created a short video about Sir Brian's visit: https://vimeo.com/179444912/20e00b5cf9 The Institute of English Studies and the Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery are engaged in a multi-year academic partnership to further engagement with the Museum and development of the Museum's collections.
The Institute of English Studies is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Cynthia Johnston to an 0.5FTE Lectureship in the History of the Book with effect from 1 July 2016. The post will be for two years in the first instance. Dr Johnston will continue her duties as coordinator and course tutor for the MA in the History of the Book, a role in which she has excelled. She will also contribute through her research, postgraduate supervision and external engagements, which will enhance the Institute's distinctive provision in book history.
Due to industrial action on the French railways, the lecture to be delivered by Professor Frédéric Barbier at Senate House, University of London this evening (28 June) has had to be cancelled. Our apologies all those involved, and to all those who had intended to attend the lecture.
Senior Research Fellow William St Clair asks 'Are the ‘gatekeepers’ becoming censors?' in a post on the London School of Economics Impact blog. To read the post, click the link below: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2016/05/06/are-the-gatekeepers-becoming-censors/ Note: The opinions on the blog are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the IES, SAS, or the University of London.
The Institute of English Studies office will be closed from 24 - 29 March, inclusive. The office will re-open on Wednesday 30 March.
The T.S. Eliot International Summer School is now open for applications. The Summer School runs 9 - 17 July 2016 in Senate House, University of London. From Monday to Friday, the School will present two lectures each morning on all aspects of Eliot's life and work. Students choose one option from a variety of afternoon seminars for a week-long, in-depth study under the guidance of a seminar leader. The seminars cover a range of subjects on Eliot's poetry, criticism and drama.
Applications are now being accepted for the London International Palaeography Summer School (13 - 17 June 2016). Courses include Anglo-Saxon, English, Welsh, German, Greek, and Latin palaeography, as well as specialist courses on psalters, codicology, and the history of scripts. To learn more, and to apply to the Summer School, please click here .