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Maori remains make the long journey to their ancestral home

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A collection of Maori skeletal remains and a tattooed Maori head discovered at the University of Birmingham were handed back to New Zealand in a spiritual ceremony on Friday.
Date:
18/10/2013

University of Birmingham in arts and humanities research partnership

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Six of the region's universities, including the University of Birmingham, are to benefit from a multi-million-pound partnership to create a centre for excellence for a new generation of arts and humanities researchers.
Date:
15/10/2013

University of Birmingham joins UK government delegation in China to boost research and development

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The University of Birmingham's Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Edward Peck will join a UK government delegation led by Minister of State for Universities and Science, David Willetts, on a high profile trade visit to Shenzhen and Guangzhou.
Date:
15/10/2013

Publication of theses by Dr W.J. Elliott

Publication of theses by Dr W.J. Elliott
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Online publication of "An examination of von Soden's Ib2 group of manuscripts" (1969) and "An examination of von Soden's Ib1 group of manuscripts (Acts and Catholic Episltes only)" (1974) by Dr W.J. Elliott in the University of Birmingham Institutional Repository.
Date:
14/10/2013

Talk by Professor D.C. Parker

Talk by Professor D.C. Parker
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David Parker to speak at the University's "Book to the Future" festival in October 2013 on "The World's Oldest Bible: How Technology Shapes Belief".
Date:
07/10/2013

Birmingham and Nottingham expand ties with Brazil in latest visit

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As part of their landmark strategic partnership the Vice-Chancellors from the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham are visiting Brazil this week to further develop and expand their institutions' significant engagement with the country.
Date:
07/10/2013

Global ranking reinforces Birmingham's position as a world-class university

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The University of Birmingham has risen an impressive five places in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, it has been announced today.
Date:
03/10/2013

New post for Dr Christina Kreinecker

New post for Dr Christina Kreinecker
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ITSEE Research Fellow Christina Kreinecker appointed as Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Salzburg.
Date:
01/10/2013

Sir David Omand to head new commission on the security impact of drones

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Sir David Omand, the UK's former Security and Intelligence Co-ordinator and director of GCHQ, is to chair the University of Birmingham's latest policy commission.
Date:
23/09/2013

Dr Hugh Houghton to give invited paper in Belgium

Dr Hugh Houghton to give invited paper in Belgium
Description
Dr Hugh Houghton to give an invited paper on "The Challenges of Editing the Vetus Latina" and participate in a round table of international specialists on complex textual traditions in Leuven
Date:
20/09/2013
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Richard Hoggart

Richard Hoggart – who has died at the age of 95 following a long illness – was the founder of the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, the institutional origin of what has become the global field of cultural studies.

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