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

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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.

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Archive, Library, Association or society

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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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Photograph from an album of a British West Indies Regiment soldier

Democracy or empire? Reflections on the British imperial experience of the First World War

  • 16 October 2014 5-8pm

The New Zealand-United Kingdom Link Foundation in association with The Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and the Imperial War Museum

Speaker:

Professor Sir Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of the History of War
All Souls College, University of Oxford

Abstract:

When George V addressed the British empire shortly after the outbreak of the First World War, he spoke to his 'subjects'. Today the countries of the former empire have come to see themselves as having been forced into a war in whose onset they had little or no say. That is largely true, and the fact that the king did not address his people as citizens reinforces the point. However, the 'white' Dominions had more choice than this narrative suggests. Their contributions to the imperial war effort were freely made and democratically decided. And those without their privileges saw the war as an opportunity to earn them by rallying to the defence of the empire.

At the heart of the British rhetoric in 1914 was a paradox. Britain presented itself as a liberal democracy fighting for the rights of small nations. Yet, at home its own franchise was the more limited than that of any state in Europe other than Hungary's, while overseas it controlled an empire which circumscribed the rights of many small nations. The lecture will show during the war Britain successfully advanced both as a democracy and an empire. The peace settlement of 1919 simultaneously produced self-determination within Europe and widened the empire outside it.

Registration is Free but essential.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • 14-15

Where

The Beveridge Hall (Senate House, ground floor)
Senate House
Malet Street
London
London
WC1E 7HU

Website

http://events.sas.ac.uk/icws/events/view/15318/The%20NZ-UK%20Link%20Foundation%20Inaugural%20Annual%20Lecture

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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.

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.

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