Scholars from around the world come to King’s

Inaugural Transnational Law Summer Institute
The Dickson Poon School of Law welcomes its first cohort of Transnational Law Summer Institute (TLSI) Fellows to King’s this week. 52 PhD students and Early Career Researchers from 27 countries around the world have travelled to London to take part in the two week programme.

During the first week of TLSI Fellows will explore important debates in transnational legal theory, engage with cutting-edge scholarship (both seminal and emerging) and take part in peer-to-peer discussions on their own academic work. The focus in the second week shifts to explore best practices in research, syllabus design and delivery, scholarly collaboration, networking and public engagement.

Keynote speakers and workshops leaders include Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra (Portugal); Sally Merry, Professor of Anthropology, New York University; Eve Darian Smith, Professor and Department Chair in Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara; Harry Arthurs, Emeritus  Professor, Osgoode Law School.

TLSI 2015 is run by the Transnational Law Institute in The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London from 28 June until 10 July 2015. Find out more about the Summer Institute on their webpages.

For insights into life as a TLSI Fellow follow: @TLIKings

About the Transnational Law Institute
Founded in 2014, the Dickson Poon Transnational Law Institute (TLI) is an interdisciplinary research and teaching centre with a particular focus on transnational and comparative law, legal theory and jurisprudence, collaborative research and legal education. The Transnational Law Institute functions as a catalyst for border-crossing research and teaching collaboration in a wide range of fields, ranging from company law to family law, from human rights to refugee and immigration law, from legal sociology to transnational commercial arbitration.

Find out more on the Transnational Law Institute webpages.

‘How to get Published’ for Early Career Researchers with Palgrave Macmillan

The Culture Capital Exchange has organised an Early Career Network event called ‘How to Get Published’ in collaboration with Palgrave Macmillan. This event is for TCCE’s member universities which includes King’s.

Representatives from Palgrave will give a practical overview of the range of options for getting your research published and offer advice around approaching a publisher and pitching your ideas. Participants will also have the opportunity to have individual conversations with editors from publications covering a range of disciplines (within Humanities and Social Sciences) to either pitch ideas, or ask more detailed questions.

  • Date: Thursday 20 February 2014
  • Time: 6pm – 9pm, including networking drinks
  • Location: Palgrave Macmillan, The Stables, 2 Trematon Walk, Wharfdale Road, London N1 9SB

Tickets are free but booking is essential:

TCCE Early Career Researcher Network

tcceWednesday 27 November 2013 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm

The Fountain Room at the Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS


The Culture Capital Exchange (TCCE) invites all Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from member universities to the launch of their new network.

TCCE is increasingly working with ECRs, and is launching a network with the intention of connecting researchers to discuss issues of mutual interest and to encourage collaborations.

Come and meet your fellow ECRs from across our great London member universities and discuss what you would like the network to do. Whether supporting collaborations across universities, acting as an information point, or debating issues which ECRs face, TCCE intend the network to be both innovative and useful.

Followed by a unique curator-led Private View of the latest fascinating exhibition at the Barbican, ‘Pop Art Design’, and networking drinks.

To book your place please go to: 


About TCCE:

The Culture Capital Exchange is a brand new membership organisation born out of the hugely successful London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange (LCACE). We are unique and committed to promoting the exchange of knowledge and expertise by providing a vital network between Higher Education, business and the cultural and creative sectors across London to mutual benefit.

The members are: City University London, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, King’s College London, Kingston University London, Middlesex University, Queen Mary University of London, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, Royal Holloway University of London, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance and University of the Arts London.

Cumberland Colloquia – Your chance to get people talking

Calling all postgraduates and early career researchers 

Have you ever considered organising a conference to get people discussing the things that matter? 

Apply now to run a Cumberland Colloquium 

Interdisciplinary and inter-institutional conferences, run by and for postgraduates and early career researchers

This is a unique opportunity for early career researchers to develop their public engagement profile and foster interdisciplinary networks by working with staff at Cumberland Lodge to craft a one-day conference on issues of contemporary ethical importance.

The deadline for applications is the 25th October 2013. Shortlisted candidates will be called to interview at Cumberland Lodge in November 2013.  Successful applicants should expect to run their event at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park in June or October 2014.

Applications will be assessed according to their interdisciplinary and collaborative merits, and their engagement with issues of contemporary ethical importance.

Details on how to apply can be found at: