The First IES Friends' Lecture, by Ron Schuchard: 12 May 2014: ALL WELCOME

Thursday 3 April 2014
A special lecture and wine reception on Monday 12 May 2014 (6pm, Lecture Theatre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies: 17 Russell Square) to mark the launch of the Institute’s Friends subscription scheme.  Professor Ronald Schuchard (Emory University, Senior Research Fellow IES) will give the First IES Friends’ Lecture: ‘ “Into the heartland of the ordinary”: Seamus Heaney, Thomas Hardy, and the Divided Traditions of Modern and Contemporary Poetry’.  Drawing on personal, archival, and uncollected materials, the lecture traces Heaney’s lifelo

Bursaries for IES Summer Schools

Tuesday 1 April 2014
Bursary deadlines for London Rare Books School (LRBS) and the T.S. Eliot International Summer School are fast approaching. London Rare Books School (23 - 27 June & 30 June - 4 July) offers partial bursaries for its summer courses, sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association. The deadline for application is 2 May 2014 . In addition, the LRBS offers a discount through 15 April: book two courses for £1000 (a savings of £200).

Catalogue of English Literary Manuscripts 1450-1700 (CELM)--Now Live (!)

Thursday 27 February 2014
The Catalogue of English Literary Manuscripts 1450–1700 provides a complete catalogue of literary manuscripts by 237 British authors of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It offers descriptions of more than 37,000 manuscript texts of poems, plays, discourses, translations, etc., as well as notebooks, annotated printed books, corrected proofs, promptbooks, letters, documents and other related manuscript materials, many hitherto unrecorded, found in several hundred public and private collections world-wide.

Programme now available for the Location London Conference

Friday 21 February 2014
The full, two-day programme for Location London: a conference about Portraying the City on Screen has now been published.  More information about the conference and booking can be found here: For a direct link to the programme, please see: 

IES awarded AHRC Collaborative Skills Development Grant for WISE--What Is Scholarly Editing?

Wednesday 5 February 2014
The AHRC has awarded a Collaborative Skills Development training grant for ' WISE—What is Scholarly Editing ?'  The programme is led by Dr Wim Van Mierlo at the Institute of English Studies , in collaboration with Dr Jane Winters ( Institute of Historical Research ),  Dr Anthony Mandal (the Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research, Cardiff University ), and Dr Jason Harding ( Department of English, The University of Durham ).

“Slave trade documents among illegal Foreign Office cache”

Thursday 23 January 2014
William St Clair, Senior Research Fellow in the Institute, was quoted in The Guardian on Monday on the issue that the Foreign Office has kept 1.2 million files on the British involvement in the slave trade in a secret archive in a high-security compound in Buckinghamshire.  You can read the full article here: