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CALL FOR PAPERS: Decolonization Workshop, March 2014

Thursday 5 December 2013
We will be running the next Decolonization Workshop here at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in Senate House, London, on Friday 14 March 2014. The day will run from 11.00am to 7.00pm. As on previous occasions, we aim to have three panel discussions over the course of the day, followed by a book launch. Each panel will consist of three papers lasting for 15-20 minutes. We invite proposals for papers on subjects linked to the theme of decolonization. We interpret ‘decolonization’ very broadly, and are

Professor Philip Murphy talks to Scotland Tonight

Friday 15 November 2013
Professor Philip Murphy, Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, was interviewed yesterday by Scotland Tonight regarding the continued relevance of the Commonwealth - a body which has come under scrutiny in light of the 2013 CHOGM being held in Sri Lanka, whose government is accused of committing brutal war crimes against its own citizens during the civil war in 2009. Watch the interview here

Institute of Commonwealth Studies launches Commonwealth oral history website

Wednesday 13 November 2013
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies – a member institute of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study – is launching a brand new world-class resource for students, researchers, historians and policy makers: Commonwealth Oral Histories - a website packed with unique information.

British Council Call for Applications

Tuesday 22 October 2013
British Researcher Links grants are available for early-career researchers who need to spend three months abroad. Travel to the following countries is eligible: Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Morocco, Egypt, Qatar, South Africa, Nigeria, Russia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, United States, Vietnam and Bangladesh. Researchers from these countries are also eligible to apply to fund travel to the UK. The call opened on 15 October and applications close on 24 November. http://www.britishcouncil.org/society/science/researcher-links

New report on Political Islam and the Elections in Bangladesh by ICwS Fellow Frances Harrison

Monday 7 October 2013
A new report by Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, Frances Harrison, examines the ideological and political differences between the various Islamic parties, alliances and militant groups in Bangladesh, with special focus on Jamaat-e-Islami. In the run up to parliamentary elections in Bangladesh, the ideological clash between secular Bengalis and Islamists has already spilt onto the streets in what many now believe is a make-or-break struggle for the identity of the world's third largest Muslim country. Find out more here

Job Vacancy: Early Career Academic in Refugee Law

Friday 20 September 2013
Applications are sought for the position of Early Career Academic in the Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London. This post represents an opportunity for a rising star in the field of refugee law to join the dynamic team at the highly successful Refugee Law Initiative (RLI). Further details about the activities of the RLI can be found on its website: http://rli.sas.ac. Previous applicants need not reapply. For more information on the role click here.

Job Vacancy: Early Career Academic in Refugee Law

Monday 8 July 2013
Applications are sought for the position of Early Career Academic in the Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London. This post represents an opportunity for a rising star in the field of refugee law to join the dynamic team at the highly successful Refugee Law Initiative (RLI). Further details about the activities of the RLI can be found on its website: http://rli.sas.ac. For more information on the role click here.  

New Open Source Publication: Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in The Commonwealth

Thursday 27 June 2013
Human rights in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity are at last reaching the heart of global debates. Yet 78 states worldwide continue to criminalise same-sex sexual behaviour, and due to the legal legacies of the British Empire, 42 of these – more than half – are in the Commonwealth of Nations. In recent years many states have seen the emergence of new sexual nationalisms, leading to increased enforcement of colonial sodomy laws against men, new criminalisations of sex between women and discrimination against transgender people.

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