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Research Poster Conference 2014

Research Poster Conference 2014
Description
Theodora Panella will be presenting a poster on her PhD research at the University of Birmingham's Research Poster Conference.
Date:
28/05/2014

What are free schools the answer to?

Description
Rebecca Morris talks about Free Schools in 'The Conversation'
Date:
28/05/2014

Bourne-Simkins Prize awarded to Andy Powell

Bourne-Simkins Prize awarded to Andy Powell
Description
Howard Rosen presented the Bourne-Simkins Prize to Andy Powell for the best dissertation.
Date:
27/05/2014

Women and the Counter-Reformation in Early Modern Münster

Women and the Counter-Reformation in Early Modern Münster
Description
New book by Dr Simone Laqua-O'Donnell examines how women from different social backgrounds encountered the Counter-Reformation.
Date:
20/05/2014

Words, like sculptures, are sites of struggle

Words, like sculptures, are sites of struggle
Description
Richard Clay writes the latest Birmingham Brief.
Date:
19/05/2014

Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies project in the news

Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies project in the news
Description
Dr Kieran Connell was interviewed on BBC West Midlands.
Date:
19/05/2014

Understanding cities in the pre-modern history of Northeast Asia, c. 200-1200

Understanding cities in the pre-modern history of Northeast Asia, c. 200-1200
Description
Professor Naomi Standen receives £500,000 AHRC award for her project.
Date:
19/05/2014

Shakespeare Institue celebrates Shakespeare's 450th birthday

Shakespeare Institue celebrates Shakespeare's 450th birthday
Description
Fellows, honorary fellows and students of the university's Shakespeare Institute have been centre stage around the world during the rash of conferences, ceremonies, processions and theatre festivals that have marked the playwright's 450th birthday .
Date:
16/05/2014

Birmingham Business School joins the elite of global business schools

Birmingham Business School joins the elite of global business schools
Description
Birmingham Business School has been awarded accreditation by the AACSB, confirming its place in the top elite of global business schools and securing the gold standard of 'triple-crown' accreditation.
Date:
16/05/2014

History and climate change: what have we learnt? - call for papers

History and climate change: what have we learnt? - call for papers
Description
We invite 20-25 minute contributions from scholars, activists, policy-makers and members of the public for the Rescue!History workshop to be held on 8 November 2014.
Date:
14/05/2014

Fully-Funded PhD Opportunities in Cultural Heritage / World Heritage

Fully-Funded PhD Opportunities in Cultural Heritage / World Heritage
Description
Applications are invited for four studentships based at the University of Birmingham's Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage. The studentships are funded through the Arts and Humanities Research Council and are in collaboration with the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and UNESCO World Heritage Centre, to commence in the 2014/15 academic year.
Date:
09/05/2014

Delusion: doxasticity, rationality and normativity

Delusion: doxasticity, rationality and normativity
Description
Doctoral researcher Rachel Gunn examines the nature of delusions.
Date:
08/05/2014

Industry-led campaign launched by the Chancellor to inspire more young people to study maths and physics

Description
At the launch of a new campaign to boost participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (the 'STEM' subjects) at school and beyond, the government today (7 May 2014) welcomed over 170 leading businesses and institutions offering over 2,000 jobs and apprenticeships.The campaign – called 'Your Life' – was launched by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP, and leading entrepreneurs and organisations, including the University of Birmingham.
Date:
07/05/2014

Electricity provides the spark of understanding for brain researchers

Electricity provides the spark of understanding for brain researchers
Description
Brain oscillations are rhythmic electrical fluctuations that affect a number of cognitive functions, including memory. But can they be used to change our behaviour? Dr Simon Hanslmayr and colleagues tested this question in a paper.
Date:
01/05/2014

The Birmingham Perspective: Richard Hoggart

The Birmingham Perspective: Richard Hoggart
Description
Matthew Hilton and Kieran Connell profile Richard Hoggart - the founder of the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, the institutional origin of what has become the global field of cultural studies.
Date:
29/04/2014

POLSIS Seminar Series 2013-14

POLSIS Seminar Series 2013-14
Description
POLSIS hosts a number of seminars throughout the year which focuses on a number of different topics. Listen to the latest podcasts from our recent events.
Date:
29/04/2014

IDD Guest Seminar Series 2013-14

IDD Guest Seminar Series 2013-14
Description
The International Development Department hosts a number of seminars throughout the autumn term which focuses on a number of different topics. The seminars are open to everyone. Listen to the latest podcasts from our recent events.
Date:
29/04/2014

Birmingham Fellow Dr Chris Laoutaris talks to BBC Radio London about his new book

Birmingham Fellow Dr Chris Laoutaris talks to BBC Radio London about his new book
Description
Dr Chris Laoutaris, Birmingham Fellow at The Shakespeare Institute, talked to Dotun Adebayo on BBC Radio London about his new book, Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe.
Date:
24/04/2014

Blog: Should I stay or should I go? Why the UK should stay out of the Crimea issue

Blog: Should I stay or should I go? Why the UK should stay out of the Crimea issue
Description
Iván Farías, Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Political Science and International Studies argues why the UK should stay out of the Crimea issue.
Date:
24/04/2014

Birmingham Three Minute Thesis Competition

Description
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition returns this year which challenges PhD students to effectively communicate the significance of their research in just three minutes.
Date:
07/04/2014
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