Institute of English Studies Open Afternoon

Institute of English Studies Open Afternoon
Date
16 March 2020, 3.00pm - 6.00pm
Type
Conference / Symposium
Venue
Bloomsbury Room, G35, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

On Monday 16 March 2020, join us to learn about the programmes we offer, meet our staff and current students, discover the Institute’s collections and find out what it’s like to study at the Institute of English Studies.

The Institute of English Studies (IES), is an internationally renowned research centre specialising in the history of the book, manuscript and print studies, and textual scholarship. It offers postgraduate programmes and summer schools, hosts major collaborative research projects, provides essential research training in book history and palaeography; and facilitates scholarly communities in all areas of English studies.

Join us for an afternoon and hear talks from our Director Professor Clare Lees and our Director of Postgraduate Studies Professor Andrew Nash. You will be given a tour of Senate House Library and shown some of our special collections. This will be followed by tea and cake the chance to meet and talk with IES staff, current Masters and PhD students and alumni.

MA/MRes

Our MA/MRes in the History of the Book provides an unrivalled base for the study of a subject that has been the focus of increasing scholarly attention over the past 30 years. Originally considering mainly physical aspects of the book and the details of its manufacture and trade, scholars have come to see the study of the book as an aid to understanding literary texts and as a focus for insight into social, cultural and intellectual processes in history. The course focuses not only on books, but also newspapers, magazines, chapbooks and broadsides. Because the book did not begin with the invention of printing, the course will also consider the manuscript period before print--as well as the book in the digital era.

Research degrees

The Institute of English Studies provides a unique scholarly community in which to pursue doctoral research. We offer research supervision in a number of literature-related subject areas, ranging from book history to early twentieth century literature. 




Unless stated otherwise, all our events are free of charge and anyone interested in the topic is welcome to attend. Registration is required for all events. Please sign up using the booking form below.

Contact

IES Events
IESEvents@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8683