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Crossroads in African Studies conference report

Crossroads in African Studies conference report
Description
A report on the international conference 'Crossroads in African Studies', which took place on 4-6 September 2013 at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
13/11/2013

Exhibition of Islamic Calligraphy at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Exhibition of Islamic Calligraphy at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Description
An exhibition of Islamic calligraphy, including material from the Mingana Collection also available in the VMR.
Date:
13/11/2013

ESRC PhD Scholarships

ESRC PhD Scholarships
Description
The Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) and the School of Government and Society invite applications from high-quality applicants for PhD study funded by our ESRC Doctoral Training Centre. Interested parties should contact Dr Adam Quinn, a.j.quinn@bham.ac.uk as soon as possible to discuss their application. Formal applications must be submitted to the Department by 6pm on Tuesday December 10 2013 to be considered for ESRC funding.
Date:
07/11/2013

Birmingham Workshops in Philosophy: Fundamentality

Birmingham Workshops in Philosophy: Fundamentality
Description
A video of highlights from the recent workshop on fundamentality featuring talks by Mark Jago and Kit Fine
Date:
06/11/2013

ESRC scholarships for Postgraduate training and Doctoral Research

Description
Applications for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding beginning in October 2014 are now being accepted.
Date:
06/11/2013

The University of Birmingham opens its new telescope to the public

Description
A new era of astronomy starts at the University of Birmingham this month, when students and researchers start to observe the night sky with a new state-of-the-art telescope located at the University's observatory on the outskirts of the city.
Date:
04/11/2013

Black Country History Day 2013

Black Country History Day 2013
Description
A report from the Black Country Bugle.
Date:
04/11/2013

Dr Jonathan Boff interviewed on BBC Radio West Midlands

Dr Jonathan Boff interviewed on BBC Radio West Midlands
Description
Jonathan talked to James Whale on the Adrian Goldberg show about the University's plans to mark the Centenary of the First World War
Date:
31/10/2013

Teaching Shakespeare and the Big Stuff

Teaching Shakespeare and the Big Stuff
Description
A video of Professor Ewan Fernie's talk at the Book to the Future Festival 2013.
Date:
29/10/2013

Birmingham: the great working city

Birmingham: the great working city
Description
Professor Carl Chinn recently gave a talk on the history of Birmingham as part of the Book to the Future festival.
Date:
29/10/2013

ACED 2103

Description
The University of Birmingham will host this year's Association of Civil Engineering Departments (ACED) annual conference at its Hornton Grange conference centre on 24 and 25 October.
Date:
25/10/2013

Only those with an expensive education can understand Shakespeare?

Only those with an expensive education can understand Shakespeare?
Description
Professor Michael Dobson responds to Julian Fellowes claim in a Mail online article.
Date:
22/10/2013

BBC: University WWI archive being digitised for the centenary

BBC: University WWI archive being digitised for the centenary
Description
News feature with video from the BBC featuring the Cadbury Research Library and Dr Jonathan Boff.
Date:
22/10/2013

African Studies PhD Scholarship (Arabic Sources for West African History, West African Manuscripts in the British Library)

African Studies PhD Scholarship (Arabic Sources for West African History, West African Manuscripts in the British Library)
Description
The Department of African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham (incorporating the Centre of West African Studies) and the British Library are pleased to announce a three-year studentship for students commencing their MPhil/PhD in African Studies in September 2014.
Date:
22/10/2013

Cadbury Fellowships 2014

Cadbury Fellowships 2014
Description
The department invites applications from early-career researchers who are based in African institutions and wish to spend a period of ten weeks with us discussing and developing the results of their primary research.
Date:
21/10/2013

Kitty Heart-Moxon: the West Midlands remembers

Kitty Heart-Moxon: the West Midlands remembers
Description
Kitty Hart-Moxon OBE returned to the University of Birmingham to give an emotive talk about her personal Auschwitz experience to staff and students.
Date:
21/10/2013

The Ethics of Police Infiltration

The Ethics of Police Infiltration
Description
Dr Steve Hewitt is interviewed on Canadian Radio
Date:
21/10/2013

The Fage Lecture 2013: African Economic History in the Longue Durée from a Global Perspective

The Fage Lecture 2013: African Economic History in the Longue Durée from a Global Perspective
Description
The first Fage Lecture a double lecture delivered by Professor Anthony G. Hopkins and Professor Gareth Austin, followed by a response by Professor Robin Law.
Date:
18/10/2013

University of Birmingham shares in £14.6 million AHRC funding for postgraduate study

University of Birmingham shares in £14.6 million AHRC funding for postgraduate study
Description
The University of Birmingham is one of six Midlands universities to benefit from a multi-million-pound partnership which will create hundreds of new postgraduate studentship opportunities across the region.
Date:
17/10/2013

Wings of Modernity online course

Wings of Modernity online course
Description
The University of Birmingham is linking up with the BBC to create an academic first – a unique distance learning course marking the centenary of the First World War next year.
Date:
16/10/2013
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