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.

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: