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Friday 8th March 2013

Visiting pasts, developing futures: international conference explores relationships between tourism and cultural heritage

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Academics and professionals working in the fields of heritage and tourism from across the world will convene in Taipei, Taiwan this spring for a five-day conference focusing on the changing ways in which cultural heritage is used, represented and interpreted within the development of international tourism.
Date:
Friday 8th March 2013
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Arts and Law, International
Thursday 31st January 2013

Indian alumnus makes shortlist for Man Booker International Prize

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University of Birmingham alumnus UR Ananthamurthy has been shortlisted for the fifth Man Booker International Prize, which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.
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Thursday 31st January 2013
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, International
Wednesday 23rd January 2013

'Religion out of the box' – Cadbury Lecture series 2013

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The annual Edward Cadbury Lectures began this week with a unique look at the history, theology and culture of religion. Entitled 'Religion out of the box: Dialogues with academy, society and culture', the series comprises seven lectures lead by esteemed academics from across the country.
Date:
Wednesday 23rd January 2013
Categories:
Arts and Law
Friday 18th January 2013

Algeria's long and complex battle against the Islamists, and its relationship with Mali, by Dr Berny Sèbe

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The hostage crisis on a BP oil base at Tiguentourine in Southern Algeria brings the issue of Islamist groups back to Algeria, where they developed in the early 1990s before the Algerian army routed them, forcing their relocation in Mali where ex-President Toumani Toure had the weakness to tolerate them.
Date:
Friday 18th January 2013
Categories:
Arts and Law, International
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