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Ottawa shootings: Canada 'lost its innocence' a long time ago

Ottawa shootings: Canada 'lost its innocence' a long time ago
Description
Dr Steve Hewitt on the Ottowa shootings and Canadas previous terrorist attacks.
Date:
24/10/2014

Publication of Ann Conway-Jones, Gregory of Nyssa's Tabernacle Imagery

Publication of Ann Conway-Jones, Gregory of Nyssa's Tabernacle Imagery
Description
Publication of Ann Conway Jones's book on Gregory of Nyssa's Tabernacle Imagery.
Date:
20/10/2014

ITSEE welcomes new postgraduates

ITSEE welcomes new postgraduates
Description
Start of the new academic year at ITSEE.
Date:
20/10/2014

A critical exploration of global public health

A critical exploration of global public health
Description
Professor Jean McHale and Dr Sheelagh McGuinness have been awarded a grant by the Wellcome Trust to run a conference "A critical exploration of global public health" and to hold a public lecture" Ebola: towards an International Health Systems Fund"
Date:
15/10/2014

The Problems of Travelling to Access Basic Care #repealthe8th

The Problems of Travelling to Access Basic Care #repealthe8th
Description
Birmingham Law School's Dr Sheelagh McGuinness and Professor Marie Fox write for the Human Rights in Ireland blog.
Date:
14/10/2014

Birmingham puts LGBTQ identities at the heart of its curriculum

Birmingham puts LGBTQ identities at the heart of its curriculum
Description
The University of Birmingham is taking steps to ensure that its curriculum is inclusive towards those with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) identities.
Date:
14/10/2014

Why Peaky Blinders tells us all we need to know (and more) about the 1920s

Why Peaky Blinders tells us all we need to know (and more) about the 1920s
Description
Dr Matt Houlbrook on why Peaky Blinders tells us all we need to know (and more) about the 1920s.
Date:
13/10/2014

Greek Bronze Age ended 100 years earlier than thought, new evidence suggests

Description
Conventional estimates for the collapse of the Aegean civilization may be incorrect by up to a century, according to new radiocarbon analyses.
Date:
10/10/2014

'Taking Nonhuman Perspectives Seriously: The Importance of Non-Anthropocentrism for Nonhuman Animals'

'Taking Nonhuman Perspectives Seriously: The Importance of Non-Anthropocentrism for Nonhuman Animals'
Description
In January 2015, PhD student Andrew Woodhall will present his paper at the Minding Animals conference in New Delhi, India.
Date:
10/10/2014

AHRC networking grant on the Greek crisis

AHRC networking grant on the Greek crisis
Description
Professor Dimitris Tziovas has been awarded an AHRC grant to lead a networking project on 'The cultural politics of the Greek crisis' which aims to stimulate debate on the implications of the economic crisis for Greek culture and identity.
Date:
09/10/2014

Graham Gee speaks at the UK Supreme Court

Graham Gee speaks at the UK Supreme Court
Description
Birmingham Law School senior lecturer spoke about financial and administrative challenges during the Court's first five years. The seminar marked the fifth anniversary since the Court's creation in 2009 and was attended by senior judges, officials, practitioners and academics.
Date:
08/10/2014

Bortolotti on Anosognosia and Epistemic Innocence

Bortolotti on Anosognosia and Epistemic Innocence
Description
Lisa Bortolotti is the author of a guest post on Kerry Gutridge's Psychiatric Ethics blog, entitled "Anosognosia and Epistemic Innocence". She asks in what circumstances it is appropriate to challenge delusional beliefs focusing on anosognosia, the denial of illness.
Date:
08/10/2014

Centre for West Midlands History Newsletter September issue

Centre for West Midlands History Newsletter September issue
Description
The latest issue of the newsletter is now available.
Date:
06/10/2014

Irrationality - new book by Lisa Bortolotti

Irrationality - new book by Lisa Bortolotti
Description
Professor Bortolotti's new book, an accessible and engaging introduction to key debates on irrationality, is now out in the UK and will be out next month in the US.
Date:
06/10/2014

CeSMA supports Quadrivium X: Birmingham

CeSMA supports Quadrivium X: Birmingham
Description
Quadrivium is an annual research, careers, and skills training event for postgraduates and early career researchers of medieval and early modern textual studies.
Date:
03/10/2014

Bipolar disorder makes the headlines

Bipolar disorder makes the headlines
Description
PhD student Magdalena Antrobus discusses marketing strategies that are insensitive to mental health issues.
Date:
03/10/2014

Climate change and divestment policies

Climate change and divestment policies
Description
In a recent post at the Ethics and International Affairs blog, Scott Wisor argues that the campaign is designed in such a way as that it cannot effectively change the conduct of fossil fuel companies. Worse, it may draw strength from more effective efforts to combat climate change by directing activist energy to misguided policies.
Date:
03/10/2014

Publication of papers from the Eighth Birmingham Colloquium

Publication of papers from the Eighth Birmingham Colloquium
Description
The latest Birmingham Colloquium volume has been published!
Date:
03/10/2014

Re-Thinking Medical Law: International workshop on law and ethics comes to Birmingham.

Re-Thinking Medical Law: International workshop on law and ethics comes to Birmingham.
Description
On 15 September 2014 Birmingham Law School hosted the Ethical Judgments Project Workshop. The project looks at nine important medical law cases in the UK on topics like abortion, IVF, medical negligence, consent to treatment, withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment and assisted dying.
Date:
01/10/2014
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