Statement on the 'Academic Boycott'

Thursday 4 April 2019
Statement on the ‘Academic Boycott’ of Senate House, from the Advisory Council of the Institute of English Studies: 'The Advisory Council affirms its support for bringing in-house outsourced workers of the University of London and acknowledges the commitment of the University of London Senior Management to this process.

Death of SRF Professor Ken Parker

Monday 18 March 2019
The Institute of English Studies is saddened to announce the death of Senior Research Fellow Professor Kenneth (Ken) Parker. Professor Parker was born in George, South Africa in 1932. He earned a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Cape Town in 1963 and completed the BA Hons (a postgraduate qualification) in English the following year.

LAHP Collaborative Doctoral Award Studentship 2019/20

Tuesday 19 February 2019
The Institute of English Studies, in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians, is pleased to offer a LAHP-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA). CDAs provide funding for doctoral studentship projects to work in collaboration with an organisation outside higher education.

Fellowship Applications Accepted

Wednesday 6 February 2019
Fellowship applications are currently accepted for Visiting Research Fellowships, Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, and Research Fellowships. 

IES Remembers Keith Sambrook

Monday 7 January 2019
The IES regretfully announces the death of Keith Sambrook, one of the Institute's earliest Associate Fellows and before that an Associate Fellow of the Centre for English Studies (to 31 Dec 1998). Keith Sambrook was a highly successful publisher at Heinemann, where he established the African Writers Series. In retirement, he had been a Lecturer, School of Library & Archive Studies, University College, and taught on the Institute's History of the Book programme. 

LAHP Studentships Open for Applications

Tuesday 27 November 2018
Interested in studying for a PhD at the Institute of English Studies? The London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) studentship competition is now open for applications. We are keen to support applications in medieval studies, book history, publishing history, modernism, communications history, printing history, and digital humanities. Information about the studentship, which covers tuition fees and maintenance, can be found here:  

IES PhD Student Luna Liu publishes article for Chinese Publisher Horizon

Friday 12 October 2018
Luna Liu, a PhD student in IES researching the publishing firm of Allen & Unwin, was invited by the Chinese publisher Horizon to write an article on  Tolkien Day at Blackwell’s Oxford  for the publisher’s  WeChat Official account . Horizon is the current Chinese publisher of Tolkien’s books which were first issued in the UK by Allen & Unwin. The article (in Chinese) can be found here . Luna will be writing further pieces for the  WeChat  account on other British authors published by Horizon. 

'Collecting the Past' from IES Lecturer Dr Cynthia Johnston

Friday 21 September 2018
Dr Cynthia Johnston, lecturer in book history and communications at the Institute of English Studies (IES), has co-edited a new book entitled ‘Collecting the Past: British Collectors and their Collections from the 18th to the 20th Centuries’. Dr Johnston’s contribution focuses on the Blackburn industrialist, R E Hart, while an article by Dr Karen Attar, IES research fellow, discusses the collections in Senate House Library. Find out more:

IES Seeks Expressions of Interest for Advisory Council Membership

Thursday 6 September 2018
Located in Senate House, Russell Square, the Institute of English Studies (IES) is one of the nine specialist Institutes that comprise the University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS). Specialising in the humanities, the School has a mission to sustain research in its component disciplines, facilitate humanities research nationally, act as a centre for the humanities worldwide, and support, supervise and train postgraduates.