Dr Will McMorran, a specialist in French literature and the history of sexology, has translated the best-selling graphic novel The Story of Sex for publication in the UK.
The first network to look at the interconnected nature of people and places in large cities is not only able to quantify the social diversity of a particular place, but can also be used to predict when a neighbourhood will go through the process of gentrification, which is associated with the displacement of residents of a deprived area by an influx of a more affluent population.
In this post Professor Tim Bale takes a closer look at Labour's "£3 supporters". The article is based on his research with colleagues in the Party Members Project and is co-authored by Professor Paul Webb, University of Sussex, and Dr Monica Poletti, QMUL.
Dr Monica Poletti from QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations explores how different views among older and newer Labour party members shaped the outcome of the leadership contest, using survey data from the Party Members Project.
Professor Philip Cowley writes about the role of MPs in their constituencies. He says: "It is a difficult, time-consuming, at times frustrating and at other times rewarding, part of the job. It should not also be dangerous."
The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. In the video below, experts from Queen Mary University of London consider the political, legal, and economic implications of this historic result.
Dr Paul Copeland, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations, considers the next steps for post-Brexit Britain.
Three subject areas at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are among the top 50 in the world, according to an analysis of more than 3,400 universities.
Professor Tim Bale from QMUL's School of Politics and Public Relations writes that its not the first time the Tories and big business have been on less than friendly terms.
Andrew Hines, a PhD candidate at QMUL's School of Languages, Linguistics, and Film, write about Republican nominee Donald Trump's unorthodox and rule-breaking rhetorical style.
Professor Maurice Peston, who founded the Economics Department (now the School of Economics and Finance) at Queen Mary and served as its first Head, died on Saturday 23 April 2016.
In this post Professor Tim Bale examines what Tory party members want and expect from Prime Minister Theresa May. The article is based on his research with colleagues in the Party Members Project and is co-authored by Professor Paul Webb, University of Sussex, and Dr Monica Poletti, QMUL.
Researchers have used complex image analysis to uncover annotations that were hidden for nearly 500 years between the pages of England’s oldest printed bible.
Around a quarter of a million Latin Americans live in the UK, with over half (145,000) in London. The Latin American population is one of the fastest growing migrant populations in London, with two-thirds having arrived since 2000.
Aung San Suu Kyi is legitimising genocide in Myanmar and has entrenched the persecution of the Rohingya minority, according to state crime specialists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Constitutional and EU law specialist Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott responds to high court ruling that parliament must vote on triggering Article 50.
Matthew Rubery, Professor of Modern Literature at Queen Mary University of London, has rediscovered the first full-length audiobook ever made: Joseph Conrad’s 1902 novella Typhoon.
Prominent director Vishal Bhardwaj has been announced as part of the line-up for Indian Shakespeares on Screen, a festival celebrating the influence of England’s most famous cultural icon on the world’s largest film industry.
Britain is known as a nation of tea drinkers, but new statistics suggest that the love affair is fading. Professor Markman Ellis, co-author of Empire of Tea: the Asian Leaf that Conquered the World, considers the future of Britain's favourite brew.
Lizzie Barmes is Professor of Labour Law at Queen Mary University of London. She is author of Bullying and Behavioural Conflict at Work, recently published by Oxford University Press.
The UK Constitution is profoundly ill equipped to cope with the complexities of Brexit, and the government has no mandate to determine the UK’s future relationship with the EU, according to a research paper by Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott.
It might have cost £9.3 million, but will the government's EU leaflet sway many voters? Lindsay Aqui, Phd Candidate, at Queen Mary University of London, looks back to the 1975 referendum and asks whether the experiences of the Wilson government hold lessons for today's campaigners.
Fewer than one in ten voters think that Jews have too much influence in Britain and two-thirds would be happy with a Jewish Prime Minister.
The Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London has announced an exciting series of events ahead of the EU referendum on June 23.
Senior investment bankers don’t care what others think of them and don’t see their work as part of their identities, according to a study from Queen Mary University of London.
The Law School at Queen Mary University of London will hold open days for refugees and asylum seekers on Monday 15 February and Tuesday 16 February 2016.
There is a danger of “living in cloud cuckoo land” when it comes to the competitive pressures facing the BBC, according to Jesse Norman MP, Chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.
Dr Lee Jones from QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations writes about the death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Dr Jones says that the King was a much more complex figure than is suggested by recent obituaries.
While the Chilcot Report does not accuse Tony Blair of war guilt for Iraq, his responsibility for the war and its consequences is in question. In this blog post, Dr James Ellison, of QMUL's School of History and the Mile End Institute, reflects on the historical significance of the Iraq Inquiry and whether Blair should be blamed.
Brexit may reshape the UK's political geography - locally as well as internationally, according to Professor Jane Wills. "When people are encouraged to take back control, they need access to the political institutions that might allow this to happen."
Pregnant women would be willing to trial maternal growth factor gene therapy to treat severe early-onset fetal growth restriction (FGR) in their unborn babies, according to a new study. If the proposed trial goes ahead it is likely to be the first time maternal gene therapy has ever been used.
Chris Millard, Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Research Fellow, reviews the film Demolition (2015) in the context of his work as a historian of the emotions.
Professor Matthew Hilton will join Queen Mary University of London from September 2016.
In 1570, after numerous plots and assassination attempts against her, Elizabeth I of England was excommunicated by the Pope. It marked the beginning of an extraordinary relationship between England and the Islamic world, the likes of which would not be seen again until the modern age.
The Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London has announced a series of public events focusing on the lives and careers of prominent political figures in the UK. In Conversation at the Mile End Institute will ask what motivates our political leaders, how they come to make difficult decisions, and what it takes to win.
The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI), based at Queen Mary University of London, today launched the fifth volume of its research journal: State Crime.
It’s 1892, and the streets of London’s East End are not for the faint of heart. The expansion of free trade has decimated the once thriving Spitalfields silk industry, there’s a desperate housing crisis, and work is hard to come by. Meanwhile, East London has a reputation for danger and violence; thanks in part to the terror waged by Jack the Ripper.
Europe imports more than half of the energy that it consumes, and its supply is vulnerable to regional instability and economic shocks. In a major new book, Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, shows how the creation of a European Energy Union might be an effective and viable solution to the energy security problems that the European Union (EU) is facing.
Eric Henize, Professor of Law and Humanities, considers the crisis facing the British Labour Party, and asks - what is antisemitism?
A global health researcher based at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has produced a feature length drama about living with HIV/AIDS in East Africa. PILI is based on the stories of real women from rural Tanzania. It was produced on location by Dr Sophie Harman from QMUL’s School of Politics and International Relations.
QMUL’s School of Economics and Finance masters programme in Investment and Finance has been ranked eighth in the UK and 37th in the world by the Financial Times in its Masters in Finance Pre-experience 2016 list.
The Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney has said that now is not the time to hike interest rates. In a major speech at Queen Mary University of London, Mr Carney said that plummeting oil prices and an uncertain global environment meant that “tighter monetary policy was not yet necessary".
Political to his fingertips or a hard core Tory Chancellor? Professor Tim Bale considers the evolving and mercurial role of George Osborne.
Dr Reuben Loffman from QMUL's School of History considers the future of Congolese politics and the country's President Joseph Kabila.
In this article Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas considers what Brexit means for UK trade policy. Professor Leal-Arcas is Jean Monnet Professor in EU International Economic Law at QMUL's Centre for Commercial Law Studies.
The United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines met in London on 10 March to discuss access to medicines, diagnostics, vaccines and health technologies. The event is a collaboration between the United Nations (UN), The Lancet, and The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Each year, the Mile End Institute invites a distinguished politician to reflect on the issues of the day in honour of its patron, Peter Hennessy. The 2016 Hennessy Lecture will be delivered by Michael Heseltine.
Described by its infamous author as “the most impure tale ever written since the world began,” The 120 Days of Sodom has fascinated and shocked readers ever since it was first published.
The 2015 General Election in Britain was a “surprise election”, argues a new book co-authored by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s Professor Philip Cowley and Dennis Kavanagh, Emeritus Professor at Liverpool University.
From 10-16 October, Somerset House’s Utopian Treasury will host a contemporary art installation ‘powered’ by live data from a naked mole-rat colony by Julie Freeman, an artist at Queen Mary University of London.
The centre ground of British politics could be further to the left than previously thought, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Sussex.
Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott has been appointed as an advisor to the Scottish Parliament European and External Relations Committee. Professor Douglas-Scott’s work will focus on the EU referendum and its implications for Scotland.
The impact of Brexit on personal finances may determine the result of the referendum, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Politicians have never figured out what to do about those left behind by globalisation and the modernised economy, according to former Chancellor of the Exchequer Ken Clarke.
The Paris Agreement, a global plan to tackle climate change, will go down in history as “a great turning point for humanity” according to the government’s permanent Special Representative for Climate Change.
The UK’s referendum on EU membership may well be one of the main stories of 2016, with the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, recently suggesting that it could be held as early as the summer. Montserrat Guibernau writes on how we can conceive of Euroscepticism in both the UK and other EU countries.
Global law firm Dentons has used dormant client account balances to make a donation of £48,000 to support three undergraduate bursaries at QMUL’s School of Law.
Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face severe challenges in accessing adequate services, according to a survey of hundreds of parents in the United Kingdom.
A new book by Charles Drazin from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) takes the reader on a historical journey from a small village in rural Ireland to the farthest flung outposts of the early twentieth century British empire.
The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has welcomed the Myanmar government’s intention to establish an advisory commission on Rakhine State, but has called for assurances regarding the commission’s mandate and level of access to Rohingya communities.
Dr Erik Mathisen from QMUL's School of History reviews Matthew McConaughey’s new movie Free State of Jones.
Research co-authored by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found that the ‘maths gender gap’ – the relative underperformance of girls at maths – is much wider in societies with poor rates of gender equality.
Gudni Jóhannesson, who holds a PhD from QMUL’s School of History, has won Iceland’s presidential election.
The EU must urgently change course on the migrant crisis and should resettle three million Syrian migrants, according to François Crépeau, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants.
A biography of Karl Marx by a historian at Queen Mary University of London has met with international acclaim for its portrayal of the life and times of the 19th century philosopher.
As David Cameron's period at the summit of UK politics draws to a dramatic close, historian Dr Robert Saunders profiles the elusive prime minister.
Report co-authored by QMUL finds that while the percentage of women on FTSE boards has increased, the rate of progress has slowed since October 2015.
Professor Kiera Vaclavik, from QMUL's School of Languages, Literature and Film, writes about children, stories, and a scare at bedtime.
Duncan Ross was born in Calcutta in 1948 during a tumultuous period in post-partition India. He was the son of Anglo-Indian Catholic parents and he lived in the midst of frequent riots and violence between Muslims and Hindus. He moved to East London, aged eight, after his mother nearly died during a riot on her way to work.
Britain’s centralised democracy has contributed to many of the most pressing problems in the country’s poorest communities, according to former Deputy Prime Minister Michael Heseltine.
English sentiment has been important to the tenor and character of the Vote Leave campaign, but Michael Kenny writes there are reasons to be sceptical that English nationalism has had a clear, causal role in the EU Referendum. He asks whether the picture of the ‘two Englands’ – one progressive and cosmopolitan, the other populist and nationalist – draws too sharp a distinction between them, and in doing so underplays the extent to which fears about cultural identity, inequality and immigration are shared in very different kinds of places and communities.
An expert in internet law has warned that the growth of cloud-based communications may pose a threat to civil liberties, as intelligence agencies seek new powers to deal with ‘extra-territorial’ services such as WhatsApp.
The contents of historic coastal landfill sites could pose a significant environmental threat if they erode, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
From design and fashion to health and technology, Childhood culture is increasingly receiving serious scholarly attention within a range of disciplines. A new research centre, jointly run by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the V&A Museum of Childhood, aims to create an internationally recognised hub of research, knowledge and public engagement on childhood culture.
Children and adolescents are being targeted by online gambling websites due to flaws in advertising legislation, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London and City University London.
Suzy Solley, PhD Candidate at QMUL's School of Geography, writes about the discrimination faced by widows in many parts of the world.
Three members of the School of English and Drama have been awarded Leverhulme Research Fellowships.
Dr Sophie Harman from QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations writes about her forthcoming film about HIV, which based on the testimony of 85 local women from the Pwani region of Tanzania.
Queen Mary University of London, King’s College London, and Imperial College London have today announced a new partnership to train the next generation of social science researchers.
Collector of rarities, debunker of myths, inspiration to writers and doctors alike, conjuror of words, owner of a live ostrich and expert witness at a witch trial. Sir Thomas Browne is probably the greatest British genius the vast majority of British people have never even heard of.
What can we learn about the lives of teenagers from their bedrooms? A new display at the Geffrye Museum steps inside the bedrooms of 26 London teenagers, and explores how these private spaces express identity, memory, and friendship.
Displacement and identity, youth radicalisation and the future of the NHS are among the themes that will be explored by the Season of Bangla Drama festival, which returns to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) this November.
A debating team from the Department of French at Queen Mary University of London has scooped first prize in the 2016 joutes oratories, a national competition organised by the Franco-British Connections and the Institut français du Royaume-Uni.
Historian and bestselling author Dr Thomas Asbridge will this week present a BBC documentary about how the story of the Crusades has changed over the last 60 years.
The 'Cracking Law' podcast is produced by expert researchers from QMUL's School of Law. The first episode focuses on European Union law, and episode two looks at Brexit.
Isabel Rivers, Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Culture in the School of English and Drama, has been elected one of ten new Fellows of the Ecclesiastical History Society.
Why did the pollsters get the 2015 election so wrong, why are estate agents trusted more than politicians, and who would Santa vote for? These are among fifty topics explored by leading political scientists in More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box, edited by Professor Philip Cowley from Queen Mary University of London and Professor Robert Ford from the University of Manchester.
English votes for English laws’ (EVEL) has not enhanced England’s voice in the UK Parliament, according a 12-month study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The study says that “greater attention should be paid to the challenge of enhancing England’s voice in the UK parliament”.
Energy security is a burning issue in a world where 1.4 billion people still have no access to electricity. A new book from QMUL's Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas focuses on finding solutions for energy security through the international trading system. Focusing mainly on the European Union as a case study, this holistic and comprehensive analysis of the existing legal and geopolitical instruments strives to identify the shortcomings of the international and EU energy trade governance systems, concluding with the notion of a European Energy Union and what the EU is politically prepared to accept as part of its unified energy security.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded two of the UK’s five Jean Monnet Chairs. Both positions are based at QMUL’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS).
One year on from the UK General Election, and in the run up to the 2016 US Presidential Election, the British Academy - with major contributions from several QMUL academics - explores the concept of political leadership.
Two researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded prestigious placements in major US research institutions.
The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London has warned that reports of attacks against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar may signal a new phase in what ISCI researchers say is genocide.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will mark a decade of being the first UK university to become a real Living Wage employer at today’s (Monday 31 October) event at the British Library where the Mayor of London announced the new London rates, as part of Living Wage Week 2016.
Those calling for a debate in advance of triggering Article 50 want to rerun the campaign, according to Gisela Stuart, MP for Birmingham Edgbaston and co-convenor of Vote Leave.
Just five per cent of Tory MPs strongly agree that the UK has ‘greatly benefitted from being a member of the EU’, compared with 51 per cent of Labour MPs. The findings are from 98 face-to-face interviews with MPs, conducted by the Ipsos Mori Reputation Centre and led by Professors Tim Bale and Philip Cowley.