Senior Research Fellow Iain Stevenson

Monday 6 March 2017
The Institute of English Studies is saddened to learn of the sudden death of Senior Research Fellow Professor Iain Stevenson . Iain was a professor in the Department of Information Studies at UCL. He was a Senior Research Fellow at IES, and was for many years the inter-collegiate examiner for the MA/MRes in the History of the Book. He taught ‘History of the British Book Trade, 1890-2010’ on the 2015 London Rare Books School, and he was scheduled to teach the course again this summer. UCL has collected tributes to Professor Stevenson and posted them here .

New post - Lecturer in Digital Approaches to Literature

Monday 13 February 2017
The Institute of English Studies (IES), in the School of Advanced Study (SAS) at the University of London, wishes to appoint a Lecturer in the field of Digital Approaches to Literature. The successful person will have expertise in the technical skills essential to digital research, digital scholarly editing, expertise in any area of literary studies and a broad outlook across the whole field. The IES wishes to expand its provision in digitally-based scholarship which currently focuses on textual editing.

Sambrook Fund Studentship for MA/MRes History of the Book

Tuesday 7 February 2017
The Institute is delighted to announce a new fully funded studentship for one place on our MA/MRes History of the Book programme. The award covers fees in full at the Home/EU rate. The studentship will be offered every year over the next four academic years. 

Call for Expressions of Interest to Join the IES Advisory Council

Tuesday 24 January 2017
Located in Senate House, Russell Square, the Institute of English Studies (IES) is one of the nine specialist Institutes that comprise the University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS). Specialising in the humanities with core funding from the Higher Education Funding Council, the School has a mission to sustain research in its component disciplines, facilitate humanities research nationally, act as a centre for the humanities worldwide, and support, supervise and train postgraduates.

IES Director to Speak at Symposium - 'Literature, Writing and the Creative Economy: New Directions?'

Monday 23 January 2017
This symposium brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers, writers and practitioners to explore the changing role of literature, writing and writers in the dynamic context of the creative industries and creative economy.  The event starts from the premise that while ‘Publishing’ has formal recognition as an important sub-sector of the UK creative industries, there remains significant variety in the ways in which the book and publishing industries are organised  - including how literature and other forms of writing are actually produced, distributed and consumed, in di

Senior Research Fellow Establishes Willison Foundation Charitable Trust

Thursday 19 January 2017
The Willison Foundation Charitable Trust (Reg. Charity No 1170782) was registered by the Charity Commission for England and Wales on 15 Dec. 2016. It is being established through the generosity and focus of Mr Ian Willison CBE, a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of English Studies. He will be actively involved in the work of the Board of Trustees.

Dr Elizabeth Savage Receives Wolfgang Ratjen Award

Friday 13 January 2017
  Dr Elizabeth Savage, Lecturer and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Book History and Communications, Institute of English Studies, has been awarded the Wolfgang Ratjen Award for distinguished research in the field of graphic arts. It is the major early-career research prize for the study of prints and drawings.

IES Closure 24 December - 2 January (inclusive)

Friday 23 December 2016
The Institute of English Studies will close from 24 December - 2 January (inclusive). We will reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2017.  Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

New Hires at the Institute of English Studies

Thursday 20 October 2016
The Institute of English Studies is pleased to announce the appointment of two new full-time academic members of staff. Dr Andrew Nash will join as Reader in Book History and Communications from 1 January 2016. Dr Nash joins the IES from the University of Reading, where he is currently Head of the Department of English Literature. Dr Elizabeth Savage will join as British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Book History and Communications from 1 November 2016. Read an interview with Dr Savage here . 

IES Fellow Prof Sir Brian Vickers Visits Shakespeare Folio Exhibition at Blackburn Museum

Wednesday 24 August 2016
IES Senior Research Fellow Professor Sir Brian Vickers visited the Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery in July, in celebration of their exhibition of all four Shakespeare folios. The Museum created a short video about Sir Brian's visit: The Institute of English Studies and the Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery are engaged in a multi-year academic partnership to further engagement with the Museum and development of the Museum's collections.