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Ukraine ceasefire announced at Minsk summit – what next?

Ukraine ceasefire announced at Minsk summit – what next?
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff. After all night talks in the Belarusian capital Minsk, the outcomes of the four party talks in the so-called Normandy format (Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany) have neither brought a major breakthrough or a complete disaster. As a deal, it is not a solution, but perhaps a step towards one.
Date:
13/02/2015

The international media is failing to report the Syrian war properly

The international media is failing to report the Syrian war properly
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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. February 2015 has already seen some major developments in Syria's four-year conflict. At the start of February, rebels launched more than 100 rockets into Damascus and the Assad regime fired mortars on areas of its own capital, hoping to discredit the insurgents. At least six people were killed in the attacks.
Date:
10/02/2015

Greek Election 2015

Greek Election 2015
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Dr George Kyris and Dr Sotirios Zartaloudis reflect on Syriza's victory in the Greek election and discuss what it might mean for the rest of Europe.
Date:
05/02/2015

As its power grows, is the ECB overstepping its mandate?

As its power grows, is the ECB overstepping its mandate?
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Written by Dr Nicole Scicluna. The European Central Bank (ECB) symbolises the strange mix of politics and technocracy that marks EU governance. The bank was pushed to centre stage by the eurozone debt crisis and the unwillingness or inability of Europe's national governments to come up with timely solutions. Its rise as a political actor started while it was led by Jean-Claude Trichet, but it has become much clearer under his successor, Mario Draghi.
Date:
05/02/2015

Greek Palaeography Workshop held in ITSEE

Greek Palaeography Workshop held in ITSEE
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ITSEE doctoral student Theodora Panella recently convened a three-day workshop on Greek palaeography for students from Midlands Universities, funded by the College of Arts and Law graduate school.
Date:
05/02/2015

University of Birmingham announces ground-breaking collaboration with Royal Shakespeare Company

University of Birmingham announces ground-breaking collaboration with Royal Shakespeare Company
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The University of Birmingham today reveals an exciting five-year collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). This pioneering project will see the reinstatement of the iconic studio theatre, The Other Place. Opening in 2016 to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, it will be a hub for cutting-edge research and creative practice.
Date:
05/02/2015

New Testament Papyrus Discovered in Birmingham!

New Testament Papyrus Discovered in Birmingham!
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A fourth-century papyrus with text from the Acts of the Apostles has been identified in the University of Birmingham's Cadbury Research Library by Prof. Lincoln Blumell.
Date:
05/02/2015

University of Birmingham announces ground-breaking collaboration with Royal Shakespeare Company

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The University of Birmingham today reveals an exciting five-year collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Date:
05/02/2015

'World War One: Aviation Comes of Age' MOOC

'World War One: Aviation Comes of Age' MOOC
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Registration is now open for our World War One MOOC in collaboration with the BBC, which will allow users to explore the aerial aspect of the conflict through a series of academic resources and multimedia content.
Date:
03/02/2015
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