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Sticking the boot into charity

Sticking the boot into charity
Description
Charities are under assault. While many of us thought the Big Society was incoherent and full of empty rhetoric, in reality it ushered in one of the most sustained attacks on charities since legislation regulating their actions was first introduced...
Date:
26/10/2015

Canada's new prime minister: who is Justin Trudeau, and how did he win?

Canada's new prime minister: who is Justin Trudeau, and how did he win?
Description
After a hard-fought election, Canada's Liberal party has won a decisive parliamentary majority, and Canada will soon have an unfamiliar prime minister with a familiar last name. But 43-year-old Justin Trudeau's rise to the top of Canadian politics was far from certain...Dr Steve Hewitt writes for The Conversation.
Date:
23/10/2015

African travel encounters workshop 2016

African travel encounters workshop 2016
Description
Call for papers.
Date:
23/10/2015

Report on workshop on writing research proposals for fellowships and grants in Nigeria.

Report on workshop on writing research proposals for fellowships and grants  in Nigeria.
Description
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) awarded a grant to support the building of graduate networks with African Universities to the Department of African Studies and Anthropology. This year it supported a workshop on Writing Research Proposals for Fellowships and Grants organised at Adeyemi Federal University of Education (AFUED), Ondo.
Date:
23/10/2015

When Truth is Stranger than Fiction: The Epistemic Innocence of Confabulation

When Truth is Stranger than Fiction: The Epistemic Innocence of Confabulation
Description
Paper presentation in Budapest.
Date:
22/10/2015

Grandparents, grandchildren and mobile phones in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Grandparents, grandchildren and mobile phones in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Description
Dr Katrien Pype explores what kinds of access elderly people in Kinshasa (DRC) have to new media, and in particular, to mobile phones.
Date:
21/10/2015

VW emissions testing scandal shows that environmental governance is in trouble

VW emissions testing scandal shows that environmental governance is in trouble
Description
If we cannot figure out how to properly test car emissions, we might as well give up on regulating forests, factories or garbage dumps...Dr Frank Uekotter writes for The Conversation.
Date:
20/10/2015

Thirteenth Cadbury Fellowship Scheme and Workshop 2016

Thirteenth Cadbury Fellowship Scheme and Workshop 2016
Description
The Department of African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham invites applications for the 2016 Cadbury Fellowship Scheme, which focuses on 'Bodies of Text: Learning to be Muslim in West Africa'.
Date:
20/10/2015

The Time Lords

The Time Lords
Description
It's not just scientists working to master time travel – Dr Nikk Effingham and Dr Al Wilson are considering the philosophical implications.
Date:
20/10/2015

The Irish village of Ballymaclinton

The Irish village of Ballymaclinton
Description
PhD student Shahmima Akhtar is researching Commercial Exhibitions of the Irish in World Fairs' in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries in Britain and the US. Here she looks at an iconic Irish Village: "Ballymaclinton", repeatedly exhibited at World Fairs'.
Date:
20/10/2015
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