A message for students of English

Wednesday 26 August 2020
Congratulations to all students who have studied English as part of their A-Level, Advanced Highers and BTEC qualifications this year. This has been a time of unprecedented challenge for your generation: we honour your achievements. We hope to welcome many of you to the further study of English language, literature and creative writing within UK Universities.

Honorary Fellowship for Elizabeth Savage

Wednesday 12 August 2020
Dr Elizabeth Savage, senior lecturer in book history and communication at the IES, has been invited to take up a 2020/21 honorary fellowship in the Bodleian Libraries’ Centre for the Study of the Book . It honours her ‘outstanding’ academic achievements and ‘contribution to the world of scholarship as it relates to the intellectual aims of the Centre’. While non-stipendiary, the fellowship provides privileged access to Bodleian services and collections.

IES MA Graduate awarded the 2020 Rees Davies Prize

Tuesday 28 July 2020
The Insitute of English Studies are proud to announce IES MA graduate Alexandra Wingate has been awarded the 2020 Rees Davies Prize by the Royal Historical Society for her dissertation, ‘"Prosigue la libreria": Understanding late seventeenth-century Navarrese Book Culture through Lorenzo Coroneu’s Bookstore'. Her dissertation was supervised by Barry Taylor (British Library) and Cynthia Johnston (IES). You can find the full announcement on the RHS Blog. Congratulations Alex!  

Christopher Ohge appointed as faculty at the IEHD

Wednesday 8 July 2020
Christopher Ohge   has just been invited to become a core faculty member of the Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents (IEHD), which is being administered through the University of Virginia’s Center for Digital Editing and the Association for Documentary Editing. The IEHD, supported by the NHRPC (USA), has been running intensive workshops on historical editing since 1972.

Update on diversity and inclusion and IES welcomes new Postdoctoral Fellow

Monday 6 July 2020
We are delighted that Dr Sarah Pyke will be joining the Institute of English Studies in September as our TIDE Postdoctoral Fellow, developing our Toolkit for Diversity and Inclusion in English Studies (TIDE). Funded by the Convocation Trust, Sarah will be researching how the IES community has engaged with diversity and inclusion in their research and teaching.

The Society of Authors - fully funded studentship available

Tuesday 28 April 2020
Fully-funded PhD studentship at the Institute of English Studies The Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London invites applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to begin in October 2020. The studentship forms part of the Leverhulme Trust funded project ‘The Society of Authors, 1884-1914: Professional Association and Literary Property’.   The Studentship

Statement from IES on Covid - 19

Wednesday 18 March 2020
As you may have seen from our website and our social media, the IES has taken the decision to postpone all large events and most of our research seminars scheduled to take place between now and the end of May. Senate House will close at 4pm on Friday 20 March, from this date onwards IES staff will be working from home.  

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership: Studentship applications now open

Tuesday 25 February 2020
AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership training grant: ‘Early Modern Copper Plates at the Bodleian Libraries’ The Institute of English Studies (School of Advanced Study, University of London) and the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded doctoral grant from October 2020. This studentship is funded for 3 years and 9 months (45 months) full time or part-time equivalent (with the possibility of extension for training for professional development opportunities).

Fellowships at the IES

Tuesday 11 February 2020
The Institute of English Studies welcomes applications from the Newton Fellowship scheme, and applications for its own IES Fellowship scheme.