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22 December 2011 Chair of Palaeography & Manuscript Studies appointed.
22 December 2011
The Schools of Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences & Public Policy at King’s College London and United World Colleges (UWC) are pleased to announce the launch of a scholarship scheme
to facilitate full-time undergraduate study at King’s for three UWC alumni each year.
29 November 2011
King’s College London is pleased to announce the availability of up to 35 fully funded PhD studentships in the Arts and Humanities
In the days after the London riots on 9 and 10 August 2011, Dr Alex Clarkson (German/European Studies) was on German TV & radio
August 2011 The Art of Making in Antiquity project
led by Dr Will Wootten (Classics) & John Bradley (DDH) gets Leverhulme Funding.
July 2011 Greek (Hi)stories through the Lens: Photographs, photographers & their testimonies
: A report on the Centre for Hellenic Studies' recent international conference & exhibition success.
July 2011 New Research Fellows in Centre for Hellenic Studies
: The Centre for Hellenic Studies (CHS) is delighted to welcome two new Research Fellows who will be joining King’s in September 2011: Dr Alessandra Bucossi
, appointed to the new Sophia Research Fellowship in Byzantine Studies, and Dr Niketas Siniossoglou
, a new Leverhulme Research Fellow.
June 2011 Revealing Records III
: Organised by King’s doctoral students, brought together over 50 postgraduate researchers and academics from across Britain and Europe.
May 2011 Teaching Exellence Awards announced
: Awards made to Dr David Crankshaw (Theology & Religious Studies), Dr Ian McBride (History), Professor Charlotte Roueché (Centre for Hellenic Studies/Classics) and Dr Soizick Solman (French).
1 March 2011 Arts & Humanities Postgraduate Studentships
: The School of Arts & Humanities is committed to supporting innovation and rewarding excellence. To celebrate our unique postgraduate taught programmes which combine cutting-edge expertise with fresh intellectual perspectives, the School has created scholarships for new and existing degrees.
Dr Alice Rio, a medievalist in the Department of History, has been awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize. The Prizes are awarded to outstanding scholars who have made asubstantial and recognised contribution to their particular field ofstudy, recognised at an international level, and where the expectationis that their greatest achievement is yet to come.
The History of Science Society Presents the Pfizer Prize for Best Scholarly Book to Maria Rosa Antognazza of the Department of Philosophy. The Pfizer Award recognizes an outstanding book in the history o fscience and is the highest honor awarded by the HSS for a single work ofscholarship. Maria Rosa's book is Leibniz: An Intellectual Biography, published in 2009 by Cambridge University Press.
Principal fights cuts to arts: The Principal, Professor Rick Trainor, has warned against possible government cuts to arts and humanities at a debate at The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, the biggest literary festival in the world.
Dr Jim Bjork awarded Kulczycki Book Prize: Congratulations to Dr Jim Bjork who has won the Kulczycki Book Prize forbest first book on Polish Studies published in English in 2008 or 2009 for his book 'Neither German Nor Pole'.
Language & Communication Skills project: The Modern Language Centre (MLC) is pleased to launch its Language &Communication Skills project for King’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The pilot scheme for Italian and Spanish will open in October 2010-11, whereby participants will enjoy one year unlimited access to the resources.
Instituto Camões Centre established: King’s College London has partnered with the Instituto Camões, to establish a Centre at the College that promotes the teaching andknowledge of Portuguese language and culture.
Opening up Britain’s musical memory: The official launch of the Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music (CHARM) online sound files took place yesterday (7 July) at King’s College London’s Strand Campus. The highlight of the event, hosted by Professor Daniel Leech-Wilkinson of the Music Department, was a guided tour of the online files by the much-loved BBC Radio 3 presenter, Rob Cowan.
Palaeography at King’s: The Palaeography Working Group, formed in March 2010 to advise on the future of Palaeography at the College, has made its recommendations. The College welcomes this as a fine piece of work that sets out a creative and convincing intellectual case for ongoing support for the discipline at King’s.
Summer School opens: The 2010 King's College London Summer School opens today, welcoming students from over 40 countries and representing over 200 universities from across the globe. The programme offers more than 20 academic courses in fields such as Education, History, Languages, Law, Literature, Management, Arts & Cultural Studies, Politics &International Relations.
British Council recognises English Language Centre Excellence: The British Council have recently inspected and re-accredited King’s English Language Centre and have awarded points of excellence in six general categories, the highest score achieved across all Colleges of the University of London.
Sexism in the media increasing: Professor Rosalind Gill from the Centre for Culture, Media and Creative Industries warns that there is a resurgence of sexism in the media, and a need to build a culture that is open about sex and sexuality, whilst being critical of the way in which sexualised representations are beingused and reinforced.
HERA, Leverhulme & ESF funding successes for Arts & Humanities: Two of the first ever grants funded by HERA – Humanities in the European Research Area - have been won by academics in the School of Arts & Humanities. Two academics have also won funding from the Leverhulme Trust, and others an award from the European Sciences Foundation (ESF).