LSE has recently joined the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) as an associate member. LAHP is a Partnership of University College London (UCL), King's College London (King's) and the School of Advanced Study (SAS). Queen Mary College of London is also an associate member. This new collaboration will give LSE Arts and Humanities PhD Students the opportunity to attend LAHP training events.
The LAHP Research Training Programme is available on the LAHP website and other opportunities, including conferences are listed below - please check back for updates.
LAHP have also launched a Newsletter - LAHP On the Air - which can be viewed at https://www.lahp.ac.uk/newsletter/
‘Sliced-up ghettos of thought’? Science, art and society - 20 years from now. A lecture series sponsored by the LAHP
'Why Crime Science?' with Richard Wortley , 7th January 5pm, Bloomsbury room (G35) Senate House. Deadline: 12th January
Please complete the online form to book your place
Sliced-up ghettos of thought is a phrase coined by British architect and designer Thomas Heatherwick in reaction to traditional disciplinary boundaries (technology versus design, for example), which for him merely reflect ‘the way we categorise things and the way we chose to educate people’. Can we start to rethink the structures which determine how we educate people?
The LAHP has invited leading scientists, social scientists, writers, and designers to talk about the impact or irrelevance of the art/science distinction in their careers, and to reflect how this might change in the future. Lecturers will develop ideas that have grown out of their own experience, and take stands on whatever issues they like.
Lectures will be followed by questions and discussion, and a reception for those who wish to stay and talk.Please find the full list of lectures, abstracts and related booking forms on our website.
Public Engagement in the Arts & Humanities, 22nd January 10am-1pm Woburn room (22), Senate House. Online form to be completed by 17th January
In these sessions Dr Steve Cross, Wellcome Engagement Fellow and previously Head of Public Engagement at UCL, will help you develop ways to connect your research with people outside academia. We'll explore the role of public engagement in the careers of arts and humanities scholars, as well as how the ideas of public engagement can be developed beyond a research career. The focus will be learning to develop public projects that grow directly from your own research.
Public Speaking – 26th January, 10am-1pm room 349, Senate House. Online form to be completed by 22 January.
This special session, tailored to the people who take part, will support you in developing your public speaking skills. It is led by Dr Steve Cross, a public speaker, event host and stand up comedian, and will look at everything from how to tailor your talk to a specific audience to how to use your body language to reinforce your point. Steve is the founder of Bright Club and Science Showoff and has helped hundreds of rsearchers to develop their public speaking skills.
Language Acts and Worldmaking Project
A flagship project funded by the AHRC Open World Research Initiative, which aims to regenerate and transform modern language learning by foregrounding language's power to shape how with live and make our worlds. Find out more at https://languageacts.org/