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Past and Present: Transnationalism

Past and Present: Transnationalism
Description
A special edition Past and Present supplement (with free online access) edited by Professor Matthew Hilton.
Date:
14/05/2015

New cultures of time and technology

New cultures of time and technology
Description
Dr David Gange spoke on Time and Technology in the Modern Middle East at PUC-Rio. This was part of an ongoing collaboration between the School of History & Cultures and the PUC Communications School.
Date:
11/05/2015

Chinatowns and the rise of China

Chinatowns and the rise of China
Description
Ien Ang, Director Institute for Culture and Society, Distinguished Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Western Sydney, spoke as part of the Global China: New Approaches lecture series.
Date:
07/05/2015

Tory attacks on Labour's 'economic chaos' stretch back to this cartoon from the 1930s

Tory attacks on Labour's 'economic chaos' stretch back to this cartoon from the 1930s
Description
Dr Matthew Francis writes for The Conversation.
Date:
30/04/2015

Ethnic minority voters could be decisive

Ethnic minority voters could be decisive
Description
As the 2015 General Election approaches, academics at the University of Birmingham are contributing to the debates that will help the public decide where their vote should go. Dr Matthew Francis discusses the importance of ethnic minority voters.
Date:
09/04/2015

Never mind the alternative budget – the Lib Dems have other strategies for survival

Never mind the alternative budget – the Lib Dems have other strategies for survival
Description
Matt Cole writes for The Conversation.
Date:
24/03/2015

Tory uses dodgy calculations to argue MPs need £225,000 a year

Tory uses dodgy calculations to argue MPs need £225,000 a year
Description
Conservative politician Adam Afriyie has made his contribution to the debate about parliamentarians living far from reality by proclaiming that it is "almost impossible to operate on the salary that is given to MPs if you come from a middle-income family".
Date:
11/03/2015

China at the centre of "Eurasian" history

China at the centre of "Eurasian" history
Description
Video of the latest Global China: New Approaches Seminar given by Pamela Crossley (Dartmouth, USA).
Date:
03/03/2015

'Official' papers may not tell whole story of historical paedophilia scandal

'Official' papers may not tell whole story of historical paedophilia scandal
Description
Dr Christopher Moores discusses how the discovery and release of government papers detailing the investigation into the alleged 'unnatural' sexual conduct of diplomat Sir Peter Hayman generated substantial press coverage; yet unreported, were alternative contemporary accounts offering a different story of the legal proceedings brought against members of the Paedophile Information Exchange in the 1980s.
Date:
25/02/2015

After Paris: keeping our buildings and minds open

After Paris: keeping our buildings and minds open
Description
In the latest Birmingham Brief Professor Gavin Schaffer discusses the after-effects of the Paris shootings on Britains Jewish community.
Date:
23/01/2015
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