18 May 2022
In the first in a new series, some of the inaugural Queen Mary Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences fellows reflect on their time at the IHSS over the past three years. In summer 2022 a second cohort of Lecturers and IHSS Fellows will be joining the growing intellectual community at the heart of the IHSS. Today’s post is by Dr Will Bowers, Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Thought.
IHSS Strategic Lecturers 2022-2025
13 May 2022
New cohort of IHSS Strategic Lecturers are joining in August 2022
New Research Programmes at the IHSS
9 May 2022
The IHSS is committing to support up to 4 new Research Programmes within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Dr Valentina Aparicio (School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London) reflects on the recent IHSS Workshop on Latin American Decolonial Feminisms. She discusses some of the main takeaways of this event.
In this online interdisciplinary workshop funded by the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary University of London, we want to discuss the overlap between scholarship, making food, and making media. And then we want to actually make some food and media!
Global Professorial Fellows
12 April 2022
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences launches Global Professorial Fellows scheme
Care for Plants
15 March 2022
In this IHSS blog, Dr Giulia Carabelli (School of Politics and International Relations) discusses her ongoing research on houseplant-human relationships during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Early Career Workshop Funding Awards 2021-22
28 November 2021
The IHSS Early Career Workshop Funding scheme provides funding for the organisation of workshops with a cross-disciplinary dimension, led by Early Career Researchers across the Faculty.
New cohort of lecturers
26 November 2021
In 2022 the IHSS will welcome a new cohort of lecturers to the Queen Mary. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) is currently recruiting to 25 new lecturer and senior lecturer positions across the HSS.
'Spaces of Solitude' episode on 'The Mind' won a podcast award
22 November 2021
'Spaces of Solitude' episode on 'The Mind' has just won Silver in the Lovie Internet Awards 'best individual episode' category
"Rethinking Childhood Studies" series events
23 July 2021
The ‘Rethinking Childhood Studies’ series saw leading experts from a range of disciplinary backgrounds – Simon Sleight, Marah Gubar and Rachel Rosen – engaged in wide-ranging conversations with QM colleagues and members of the Centre for Childhood Cultures. It was an important opportunity to take stock and look ahead at what research on (and with) children and childhood can become – in the light of technological and methodological developments and in response to urgent imperatives to decolonise, globalise, and reframe.
The IHSS welcomed Professor Shoshana Zuboff to give the 2021 Annual Symposium address on the topic of her recent and influential book "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism"
We are delighted to announce that the second IHSS Annual Symposium will be made by Professor Shoshana Zuboff on her 2019 release, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, followed by an in-depth discussion with Professor Simon Reid-Henry.
Midnight Sun is an exhibition that examines everyday spaces and technologies of night in the vertical city. By sampling photography, digital media, and sculptural artworks in close dialogue with research materials drawn from everyday life in the vertical city, the exhibition questions how we might reckon with the entangled hi/stories of life in the nocturnal city.
In this IHSS blog post, Dr Leila Ullrich (Queen Mary University of London) discusses the use of the free multiplatform messaging application, WhatsApp Messenger (WhatsApp), as a methodology and qualitative data collection tool within refugee and crisis research.
Aftermaths - the IHSS thematic focus for 2020-21
5 January 2021
As this theme launches we are still in the midst of COVID-19, Brexit rumbles on, and the Black Lives Matter movement is reminding us of the powerful legacies of racial injustice and the aftermaths of colonial order. But how do we experience and make sense of these and other aftermaths?
Urban strategies for undocumented residents
5 October 2020
An invitation for academics, activists and policy makers to come together and set a new agenda for urban strategies for undocumented residents.
The SS Officer’s Armchair by Daniel Lee review
5 October 2020
Journalist David Aaronovitch has written a review for The Times on Daniel Lee’s The SS Officer’s Armchair.
Dr Ullrich shares her thoughts on technology and terrorism and gender issues within the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Launch of the IHSS Working Group on COVID-19
22 July 2020
The Queen Mary Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS) has launced a Working Group on COVID-19 with members from across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) at Queen Mary University of London.
Writing for the Development Initiatives (DI), Simon Reid-Henry presents the case for why the Global Public Investment (GPI) is needed.
The inaugural IHSS Annual Symposium was made by Professor Thomas Piketty on his 2020 release, Capital and Ideology with responses from Heather Boushey and Martin Sandbu.
Jeffrey Kennedy, Lecturer in Criminal Law, School of Law, provides a summary on Innovating Student Democracy: The Potential for Random Selection in the University event held in February 2020.
Cultural Finance Conference
6 May 2020
Ben Holgate, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Department of Comparative Literature, provides a round-up from the Cultural Finance Conference held in February 2020.
IHSS Director, Dr Simon Reid-Henry and Jonathan Glennie, Principal Associate at the Joep Lange Institute, argue in their latest work that the current Covid-19 crisis has highlighted massive underfunding of global public health bodies. However, the pandemic also presents an opportunity to rectify this.
5 Questions with Dr Stephen Taylor
9 April 2020
In the first of a new series asking some of our Humanities and Social Sciences faculty what they are working on, thinking about, and reading, Simon Reid-Henry talks to Dr Stephen Taylor, Lecturer in Human Geography, about Pandemics, Polio, and the Plague.
Professor Daniel Lord Smail, DVF at the School of History at Queen Mary University of London, to deliver a lunchtime seminar discussing violence in medieval Europe and a workshop exploring the methodology behind the “Documentary Archaeology of Late Medieval Europe” (DALME) project.
Dr Rachel Humphris from the School of Politics and International Relations is one of the five 2020 Shortlisted Nominees for the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize
How To Save Our Democracies? with Rick Edwards, Peter MacLeod
31 January 2020
The first in a new series of “in conversation” events was held at Queen Mary University of London on January 29 with a public discussion on the challenges and pitfalls of democratic politics today.
The launch of the Rethinking the Public series
30 January 2020
The Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS) and Queen Mary’s Global Policy Institute (GPI) to launch public event series exploring the challenges of democratic politics.
Distinguished Visiting Fellows - call for applications
6 January 2020
The latest round of the Distinguished Visiting Fellows scheme, for fellowships in 2020-21, is now open for applications. The scheme supports visits to QMUL by distinguished established scholars for periods of between 1-4 weeks. The deadline for applications is noon on 31 January, 2020.
Impact and Engagement with Matthew Dodd (R3)
11 December 2019
On 11 December the IHSS hosted BBC Radio 3’s Matthew Dodd for an informal Q&A with senior faculty members and early career scholars on the question of impact (and engagement) in academic research.
Autumn in Paris (Dr Musab Younis)
5 December 2019
Dr Musab Younis writes in the current issue of the London Review of Books about the state of islamophobia in France.
Professor Michael Walzer visits the IHSS
24 October 2019
The IHSS welcomes Michael Walzer, Professor Emeritus of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Princeton
Welcome to our Strategic Lecturers
9 September 2019
In 2019, Queen Mary University of London invested in 16 new Strategic Lecturer positions across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Our Strategic Lecturers hold affiliated positions with the IHSS and are helping to drive forward its agenda of cross-cutting research.