School of Advanced Study, University of London

School of Advanced Study, University of London
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street
London
Greater London
WC1E 7HU
England

Website

www.sas.ac.uk

E-mail

Events

sas.events@sas.ac.uk

Registry

sas.registry@sas.ac.uk

Fellowships

sas.fellowships@sas.ac.uk

General information

sas.info@sas.ac.uk

Telephone

020 7862 8653

Fax

020 7862 8657

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Senate House, the home of the School of Advanced Study
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The School of Advanced Study, University of London is dedicated to supporting researchers and promoting research in the humanities and social sciences. It receives national funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for its mission.

The School's fundamental purpose is to maintain and develop the resources of its 10 member institutes, many of which have long and distinguished histories, for the benefit of national and international research communities.

The 10 institutes of the School are dedicated to serving the research communities of their disciplines, nationally and internationally, and together complement the work of others by providing a research base designed to support, inspire and advance research through the provision of a range of services far beyond the capacity of any one individual university. In so doing the School performs a vital role as a driving force for knowledge sharing across the humanities and social sciences in the UK and beyond.

Venue Type:

Archive, Library, Association or society

Opening hours

Varied - see event listings at www.sas.ac.uk for further information

Admission charges

Varied - see event listings at www.sas.ac.uk for further information

Additional info

The School undertakes a number of activities in support of its national mission to facilitate and promote research in the humanities and social sciences. These activities include: specialist research library collections and services, online and digital resources, research fellowships, research training, specialist research advice and expertise, networking and collaboration opportunities, publications services, taught postgraduate teaching and doctoral research supervision. The School hosts an unrivalled programme of academic and public lectures, conferences, seminars and other events.

The Libraries of the Institutes of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London provide a range of material unmatched anywhere in the world in relation to their specialist subject areas in the humanities and social sciences. Particular strengths include: law, classics, Commonwealth studies, Germanic studies, history, Latin American studies, the survival of the classical tradition.

Collection details

World Cultures, Social History, Religion, Photography, Music, Maritime, Literature, Law and Order, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library
  • Institute of Classical Studies Library
  • Institute of Commonwealth Studies Library
  • Germanic Studies Library
  • Institute of Historical Research Library
  • Latin American Studies Library
  • Warburg Institute Library, Photographic Collection and Archive
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Data overload

Too Much Information: Being Human in a Digital Age

  • 15 November 2014 10am-9pm

At Senate House, home to the ‘Ministry of Information’ during WWII and inspiration for Orwell’s 1984, we launch Being Human: a festival of the humanities with a day of activities that will inspire debate over our shared future as ‘digital humans’. Based at the Being Human festival hub at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, this day of activities explores the contemporary phenomenon of ‘data overload’ and its impact on human consciousness.

The programme of events will include a Ministry of Information exhibition, guided tours of Senate House, digital art displays, visualisations and ‘hacks’ of the Mass Observation and Senate House archives, talks, performances and workshops, a research ‘Ignite’ event, and a keynote debate featuring Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Professor Heather Brooke and internet technologist, journalist and broadcaster Ben Hammersley.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://beinghumanfestival.org/event/much-information/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Caribbean Studies and Black and Asian History (CASBAH)

http://www.casbah.ac.uk/

A database containing records relating to resources for Caribbean Studies and the history of Black and Asian peoples in the UK. Available online at www.casbah.ac.uk

Creator

  • The Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICS) and The National Archives (TNA)

Publisher

  • The Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICS) and The National Archives (TNA)

How to obtain

Free. Open.

SAS-Space

http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk

The School of Advanced Study’s permanent online archive for digital scholarly and research materials in the humanities and social sciences.

Creator

  • School of Advanced Study, University of London

Publisher

  • School of Advanced Study, University of London

How to obtain

Free. Open.

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