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CBOMGS doctoral student awarded research position

CBOMGS doctoral student awarded research position
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CBOMGS doctoral student, Rebecca Darley, has been awarded a prestigious position as research associate on the project '"Bilderfahrzeuge" – Warburg's legacy and the future of iconology', based at the Warburg Institute (London) in association with the Max Weber Stiftung (Bonn)
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17/04/2014

Dr Rhoads Murphey inducted into Turkish Historical Foundation

Dr Rhoads Murphey inducted into Turkish Historical Foundation
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CBOMGS Reader in Ottoman Studies honored by Turkish National Academy.
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17/04/2014

Operation Trojan Horse: Examining the 'Islamic takeover' of Birmingham schools

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It is believed that at least 25 schools in Birmingham are now being investigated in response to allegations of what the media and city council are routinely describing as 'takeover' bids by 'hardline Muslims'. Dr Chris Allen contributes to the latest Birmingham Brief.
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17/04/2014

Egyptology Studentship and Postgraduate Curator, Eton Myers Collection

Egyptology Studentship and Postgraduate Curator, Eton Myers Collection
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This appointment offers an exciting opportunity to join the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, and to contribute to its thriving discipline of Egyptology to start July 2014. The candidates should be specialists in Egyptology (including both textual and archaeological evidence), though the successful applicant will be expected to make a sizeable contribution to development of the world famous collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts which is on loan from Eton College, Windsor until 2025. Deadline: 27 April 2014.
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17/04/2014

Irregular migrant crossings in the Mediterranean

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Dr Nando Sigona from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), was interviewed recently by Jon Sopel on the BBC World's Global on Melilla, Lampedusa and Fortress Europe.
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17/04/2014

Researcher examines online exploitation in new paper

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Juliane Kloess, a doctoral researcher working in the Centre for Forensic and Criminological Psychology under the supervision of Professor Anthony Beech, has obtained acceptance for publication of her literature review paper in the forensic journal Trauma, Violence, and Abuse.
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17/04/2014

DLP to present at UNDP/KPMG conference 'Leadership and the Challenge of Change'

DLP to present at UNDP/KPMG conference 'Leadership and the Challenge of Change'
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DLP will give a major presentation of its findings at UNDP/KPMG's 2014 International Development Conference in Singapore on 30 April 2014.
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17/04/2014

IRiS practitioner researchers organise exhibition

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All are welcome at this exhibition at the Barber Institute which is a snapshot of Birmingham's Chinese community captured through oral history interviews, photographs and other records.
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17/04/2014

Ottoman Material Culture Workshop

Ottoman Material Culture Workshop
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Two-day event held at Birmingham Museum Collections Centre on 4-5 April 2014, sponsored by the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust.
Date:
16/04/2014

Family cooking lessons and fun exercise could be the key to cutting childhood obesity

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Organising cooking lessons for parents and children and planning extra exercise classes in school time are some of the activities that have shown promise in preventing obesity in primary school aged children, a University of Birmingham study published today has shown.
Date:
15/04/2014

The Conversation: Now Crimea's in the bag, where next for Putin and Russia?

The Conversation: Now Crimea's in the bag, where next for Putin and Russia?
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff and Professor Tatyana Malyarenko (Professor of Public Administration at Donetsk State Management University). The Ukrainian government has announced that it will mount a full-scale military operation to regain control of the east of the country and has set a deadline of 6am on Monday morning for occupied government buildings to be evacuated by armed protesters.
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15/04/2014

INLOGOV briefing paper: The 2014 local elections – a preview

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By Chris Game. This year's English local elections have been postponed to Thursday 22nd May to coincide with those to the European Parliament. There are all-out elections in the London boroughs, elections by thirds in the metropolitan boroughs, and a mixture of the two in some unitaries and shire districts. This preview will lead you through this potential confusion, and also provide a guide to those councils most likely to change political control.
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14/04/2014

Dr Rosa Freedman writes about the UK's first Female Genital Mutilation prosecution for the Conversation

Dr Rosa Freedman writes about the UK's first Female Genital Mutilation prosecution for the Conversation
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"Britain's first FGM prosecution is all too politically convenient". Dr Freedman is a lecturer in Law at the University of Birmingham specialising in International Human Rights.
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14/04/2014

Housing and communities: Australian speaking engagements

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Social Policy's David Mullins will be speaking at two events in Australia during May.
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14/04/2014

IGS podcast: "Anglifizierung" und "Globalisierung"

IGS podcast: "Anglifizierung" und "Globalisierung"
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Speaker: Dr Falco Pfalzgraf (QMUL). '"Anglifizierung" und "Globalisierung": Aktuelle Diskurse zu Entlehnungen und moderner Sprachpurismus'.
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14/04/2014

IGS podcast: British society, Georgian Monarchy and the Anniversaries of the 'German Connection' (1814 – 2014)

IGS podcast: British society, Georgian Monarchy and the Anniversaries of the 'German Connection' (1814 – 2014)
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Speaker: Dr Torsten Riotte (Goethe-Universitat, Frankfurt-am-Main). Not a Dynastic Centenary: British society, Georgian Monarchy and the Anniversaries of the 'German Connection' (1814 – 2014).
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14/04/2014

IDD PGR podcast: The Ownership of Official Development Assistance in Jamaica 2005-2013

IDD PGR podcast: The Ownership of Official Development Assistance in Jamaica 2005-2013
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Speaker: Vaughn Graham (PhD researcher, University of Birmingham). The Ownership of Official Development Assistance in the Security and Justice Sector in Jamaica 2005-2013: How the Nature of Sectoral Policymaking Reflects and Challenges International Aid Policy.
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14/04/2014

ICCS seminar series podcast: Peace Negotiations and Peacebuilding in the Middle East

ICCS seminar series podcast: Peace Negotiations and Peacebuilding in the Middle East
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Peace Negotiations and Peacebuilding in the Middle East: The Role of Religion and Culture in Processes of Reconciliation. Guest Speaker: Professor Kamel Abu Jaber (Director, Jordan Institute for Middle East Studies). Chair: Professor Nicholas Wheeler, Discussants: Professor Stefan Wolff, Dr Josef Boehle, Dr Christalla Yakinthou, Dr Asaf Siniver.
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14/04/2014

ICCS seminar series podcast: Chemically Massacring Civilians

ICCS seminar series podcast: Chemically Massacring Civilians
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Speaker: Paul Schulte. This talk examines and assesses the effectiveness of emerging international responses to chemical attacks during the Syrian Civil War. It considers historical context, attitudes towards WMD possession and use, and recurrent structural aspects of Great Power interest, affecting the choices and legitimate knowledge available to international organisations.
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14/04/2014

IGS podcast: Imagining Violence in Women in 1970's West Germany

IGS podcast: Imagining Violence in Women in 1970's West Germany
Description
Speaker: Dr Claire Bielby (University of Hull) presented a lecture on 'Imagining Violence in Women in 1970's West Germany'.
Date:
14/04/2014
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