IES appoints new chair of Advisory Council

Friday 17 January 2020

Keele University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise Professor David Amigoni has been appointed chair of the Advisory Council for the Institute for English Studies (IES), part of the University of London's School of Advanced Study.

Three Post Doc positions open for CULTIVATE MSS Project

Monday 14 October 2019
Applications are invited for three Post-doctoral Research Fellowships as part of the ERC Consolidator Grant Project: Cultural Values and the International Trade in Medieval European Manuscripts, c. 1900-1945 (CULTIVATE MSS). 

IES Offering Two PhD Studentships for CULTIVATE MSS Project

Wednesday 25 September 2019
The Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London invites applications for two fully-funded doctoral studentships (fees + living allowance) to begin in January 2020 , supervised by Dr Laura Cleaver as part of the ERC-funded CULTIVATE MSS project. The Studentships

The Willison Foundation Charitable Trust

Friday 31 May 2019
The 2019 round of funding bids for research to be undertaken in Book History in 2020 opens on Saturday 1 June , and will close at 5.00 pm GMT on Monday 30 September 2019 . All the information you need can be found at: The website also contains reports from those whose research was funded in 2018, and a list of scholars who have received grants this year.

Dr Elizabeth Savage elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Tuesday 28 May 2019
Dr Elizabeth Savage, Lecturer in Book History and Communications, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Fellowships are awarded to those who have made “an original contribution to historical scholarship”. Election is conducted by peer review and all applications must be supported by an existing Fellow.

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.