IES announces new Masters scholarship

Monday 8 March 2021
The Institute of English Studies is delighted to announce the launch of the Daniel Albright Scholarship, which is intended to support one postgraduate Masters student in the 2021-22 academic year with full tuition fees at the UK rate, as well as providing additional funding to cover research-related costs.
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Supporting English Studies

Wednesday 10 February 2021
A message for those working in English Studies.  You will be all too aware that this is an extremely difficult time for colleagues in English studies across the sector. Some of these stories have received a great deal of publicity; others have not. Over the last 12 months the English Association, the Institute of English Studies and University English have collaborated in working directly with a number of departments.

Two new members appointed to IES Advisory Council

Wednesday 25 November 2020
The Institute of English Studies is pleased to announce the appointment of two new postgraduate representatives to its Advisory Council.  Kari Sund, PhD student at the University of Glasgow, and Amelie Doche, PhD student at Birmingham City University, were the successful candidates from the national call for repesentatives.  Congratulations and welcome to Amelie and Kari.  The IES would also like to thank outgoing postgraduate rep, Anna Girling (University of Edinburgh) for her service and contribution to the Advisory Council.

Institute of English Studies seeks new postgraduate reps for its Advisory Council

Monday 19 October 2020
The Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study is seeking two new postgraduate representatives for its Advisory Council . The Council meets three times per academic year and oversees the governance of the Institute. The Council has members from University of London member institutions, libraries, and from institutions both inside and external to the higher education sector.

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.