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The School of Advanced Study have decided to close down this blog and replace it with a new, improved blog called Talking Humanities. This new blog will offer a discussion point for the study of the arts and humanities. All posts previously published on the SAS blog have been archived onto Talking Humanities. Please check… Continue reading This blog has moved

A PORT for Modern Languages

By Katia Pizzi Welcome to a PORT for modern languages! This is your gateway to a vast and intriguing treasure trove of multi-lingual resources, from French to Spanish, from German to Polish, from Italian to Portuguese, from Russian to Lusophone, Czech and much more! Libraries, archives, culture and arts centres, schools, and a score of… Continue reading A PORT for Modern Languages

Legally navigating academic blogging and social media (Social Scholar – 29 April 2015)

This month at the Social Scholar seminar we will be joined by Dr Judith Townend who will be looking at social media and legal concerns. For full details check out our Event Page. Title: Legally navigating academic blogging and social media Speaker: Dr Judith Townend (SAS) Time: Wednesday 29 April 2015, 1pm-2pm Location: Room 246 (Senate House) As per  usual we… Continue reading Legally navigating academic blogging and social media (Social Scholar – 29 April 2015)

Introducing the SAS theme for Being Human 2015 – Hidden and Revealed

Working in the humanities means uncovering fascinating secrets and stories. It means challenging received ideas, and finding new perspectives on histories, cultures and languages. It means working with archives and collections, and gaining access to places, ideas and knowledge that are often off-limits and ‘hidden’ for the vast majority of people. In 2015, we want… Continue reading Introducing the SAS theme for Being Human 2015 – Hidden and Revealed

Doing Quantitative Research in the Humanities

Data can be described as quantitative if it can be measured or identified on a numerical scale. Examples include length, height, area, volume, weight, speed, age, distance, cost and so on. However, not all data using numbers is quantitative: Datasets are often classified into categorical data, i.e. using numbers as descriptors. Arithmetic performed on the… Continue reading Doing Quantitative Research in the Humanities