Creole music of the French West Indies receives novel investigation  

Black Caribbean musical traditions are rich in variety and the biguine, originating before emancipation, epitomises French Antillean Creole music. In this post Dr John Cowley, senior research fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, discusses his essay ‘Mascarade, biguine and the bal nègre’, which traces the music from its origins in the French Antilles to the upsurge… Continue reading Creole music of the French West Indies receives novel investigation  

Early Career researchers a match for Science in Culture’s Ignite event

Science in Culture is one of the key areas of AHRC funding and supports projects committed to developing reciprocal relationships between scientists and arts and humanities researchers. It is not easy to impress judges in any competition, but the 14 Early Career researchers who made the shortlist in the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC)… Continue reading Early Career researchers a match for Science in Culture’s Ignite event

The History of Sexuality: A new seminar series from the Institute of Historical Research

A guest post by Justin Bengry (Birkbeck/McGill) While numerous seminars at the Institute for Historical Research have long welcomed papers from historians of sex and sexuality, no single seminar provided for a broader dialogue on the subject across region, period and theme. Spearheaded by team members at the Raphael Samuel History Centre, the new IHR… Continue reading The History of Sexuality: A new seminar series from the Institute of Historical Research

The Institute of Modern Languages Research launches: An interview with Paul Julian Smith part 1

A day of debate and discussion on Saturday, 7 December 2013 will (re)launch the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies under its new name, the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR).  The (re)launch will emphasise the Institutes continuing mission to promote and facilitate research in modern languages in the UK. In this, the first of several… Continue reading The Institute of Modern Languages Research launches: An interview with Paul Julian Smith part 1