The Anthony Davis Book Collecting Prize 2013-14

Thursday 12 December 2013
If you are a student studying for a degree at the University of London and have a coherent collection of printed and/or manuscript material, then why not enter for this new prize offered for the first time by Senate House Library and the Institute of English Studies?  The winner will receive £500, an allowance of £250 to purchase a book for Senate House Library’s special collections in collaboration with library staff, and the opportunity to give a seminar on their winning collection as part of an Institute of English Studies series.

London Arts & Humanities Partnership Announces 80 PhD Studentships for 2014-2015

Tuesday 26 November 2013
The AHRC-funded London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) brings together three leading UK research organisations: King’s College London (King’s), the School of Advanced Study (SAS) and University College London (UCL). The LAHP AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership will fund and train up to 400 postgraduate students in these three universities over seven years. For more information about studentships, and elibility, see the LAHP website .

Ministry of Information Project seeks to appoint four-year postdoctoral fellow.

Wednesday 6 November 2013
We have recently received a substantial grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for a four-year project to explore the activities and outputs of the UK’s Ministry of Information (MOI) between 1939 and 1945. Given that the MOI produced not only books and pamphlets, but also posters, films, travelling exhibitions, and radio broadcasts, we are going to have to expand book history into something like a history of communication.

Institute of English Studies Awarded AHRC Grant for Ministry of Information Project

Tuesday 3 September 2013
The Institute of English Studies is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a research grant of £782,410, over four years, from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The research grant will support a four-year project based at the Institute, in collaboration with the Department of Digital Humanities (DDH) at King’s College London (which provides the co-investigator, Paul Vetch ) and The National Archives at Kew, on the publication and communication history of the Ministry of Information during the Second World War.

Senior Research Fellowship awarded to Professor Gould

Friday 14 June 2013
The Institute of English Studies is pleased to announce it has awarded a Senior Research Fellowship to Professor Warwick Gould.  The Fellowship is awarded in recognition of Professor Gould’s outstanding leadership in the field of English Studies, and particularly for his services to the Institute, which he has led with great dedication as its first Director since 1999.  

British Academy Literature Week: 20-24 May 2013: Podcast and recordings now available

Wednesday 1 May 2013
The third British Academy Literature Week will be a feast of free public events across London, including an exclusive Shakespeare evening at the Globe Theatre, featuring James Shapiro and Jonathan Bate; lectures by Richard Parish and Hugh Haughton on imitations of Christ in 17th Century French literature and on modern British poets and rivers; poetry readings by Alice Oswald and Anne Stevenson, a special event on W.B.Yeats at the Irish Embassy, and an exhibition by the paper sculptor Justin Rowe celebrating the art of books. 

Institute PhD Student to deliver the Bibliographical Society annual Pollard Lecture

Thursday 4 April 2013
Cynthia Johnston , a PhD student in the Institute, will present the annual Graham Pollard Memorial Lecture to the Bibliographical Society on Tuesday 16th April at the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House , Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE.  Tea is served from 5:00 and the lecture begins at 5:30. The lecture is  'Penflourishing in Manuscripts associated with William de Brailes'.