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Global environmental history of WWI : Tait Keller visits Birmingham

Global environmental history of WWI : Tait Keller visits Birmingham
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Tait Keller (Rhodes College) visits Birmingham for a month, sponsored by the School of History and Cultures and the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research.
Date:
14/11/2016

Suggested reading for Nicholas Matheou Materiality seminar

Suggested reading for Nicholas Matheou Materiality seminar
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Suggested readings for the next Materiality seminar, 'Towards a Historical Materialist Critique of Ethnicity: Armenianness between the Caucasus and Medieval New Rome' by Nicholas Matheou
Date:
02/11/2016

Phosphate mining in North Africa- an undergraduate research project

Phosphate mining in North Africa- an undergraduate research project
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History student Joanna Ballaster reflects on her Undergraduate Research Scholarship project working with Dr Simon Jackson to research phosphate mining in North Africa.
Date:
14/10/2016

Why is the United Nations still so misunderstood?

Why is the United Nations still so misunderstood?
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António Guterres will take the helm of one of the world's great institutions – albeit one that's constantly maligned, belittled, and misunderstood...Dr Simon Jackson co-writes for The Conversation.
Date:
12/10/2016

Liberalism in Power: Watching the Titanic

Liberalism in Power: Watching the Titanic
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Research by Dr Matt Cole finds strong support among Liberal Democrat MPs and activists for their role in the Coalition Government. However, being in office for the first time was a 'bitter-sweet' experience and the party is divided about whether to repeat the experience, after paying a high political price at the 2015 General Election.
Date:
16/09/2016

Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley share Green Party leadership – and an eye for a fruitful alliance

Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley share Green Party leadership – and an eye for a fruitful alliance
Description
Even the most eager gambler would have struggled to find odds yesterday for the Green Party leadership contest...Dr Matthew Cole writes for The Conversation.
Date:
08/09/2016

Grammar school plan might not be worth the risk for Theresa May

Grammar school plan might not be worth the risk for Theresa May
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Word has reached the media that Prime Minister Theresa May is poised to "bring back grammar schools"...Dr Matthew Cole writes for The Conversation.
Date:
12/08/2016

Medicine at the Olympics: a bluffer's guide to 120 years of medical history

Medicine at the Olympics: a bluffer's guide to 120 years of medical history
Description
It's not all about doping: Olympic medical history includes doctors 'in sheds' waiting for swimmers, a gymnast injured by a hat pin, and a marathoner who had to steal peaches to keep himself going.
Date:
10/08/2016

Chorus of concern over Britain's counter extremism strategy grows louder

Chorus of concern over Britain's counter extremism strategy grows louder
Description
If worries about extremism in 2016 show no signs of abating, then neither does the debate over how to counter it in the UK....Dr Steve Hewitt writes for The Conversation.
Date:
27/07/2016

Thatcher's Alive?!

Thatcher's Alive?!
Description
Matthew Francis discusses a curious, though far from unimportant, subplot of the fallout from the EU referendum - the debate over Thatcherism.
Date:
11/07/2016
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