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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

Dr Chris Laoutaris lectures at former home of Elizabethan female Firebrand

Dr Chris Laoutaris lectures at former home of Elizabethan female Firebrand
Description
Dr Chris Laoutaris lectured at Bisham Abbey in Berkshire.
Date:
26/09/2014

College welcomes Distance Learning students

College welcomes Distance Learning students
Description
The College of Arts and Law welcomes its 2014 Distance Learning students as part of the University's welcome week.
Date:
25/09/2014

Special Issue of Midland History on 'The Midlands and the Great War'

Special Issue of Midland History on 'The Midlands and the Great War'
Description
Midlands History Journal will be publishing a special commemorative First World War edition.
Date:
23/09/2014

Arming the Kurds builds on long history of proxy warfare in the Middle East

Arming the Kurds builds on long history of proxy warfare in the Middle East
Description
Dr Simon Jackson writes for The Conversation.
Date:
22/09/2014

Dr Luke Kennard in 'Next Generation' of hotly-tipped poets

Dr Luke Kennard in 'Next Generation' of hotly-tipped poets
Description
The Poetry Book Society releases its once in a decade list.
Date:
22/09/2014

Ashya King's story shows the tensions between paediatricians and parents

Ashya King's story shows the tensions between paediatricians and parents
Description
Birmingham Law School doctoral researcher Joe Brierley writes for the Guardian's Comment is Free
Date:
20/09/2014

The Hip Hop Fellow

The Hip Hop Fellow
Description
The UK premiere of a documentary film exploring the importance of Hip-hop in academia
Date:
19/09/2014

'Harnessing the potential of technology' at the British Science Festival

'Harnessing the potential of technology' at the British Science Festival
Description
Members of the Digital Humanities Hub team gave a series of quick-fire presentations for the public.
Date:
11/09/2014

Which development studies books should students read?

Which development studies books should students read?
Description
Latest book by senior lecturer Dr Rosa Freedman, 'Failing to Protect: The UN and the Politicisation of Human Rights' is first on the Guardian's list of recommendations
Date:
10/09/2014

New digital map reveals stunning hidden archaeology of Stonehenge

New digital map reveals stunning hidden archaeology of Stonehenge
Description
A host of previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of an unprecedented digital mapping project that will transform our knowledge of this iconic landscape.
Date:
10/09/2014

New digital map reveals stunning hidden archaeology of Stonehenge

Description
A host of previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of an unprecedented digital mapping project that will transform our knowledge of this iconic landscape – including remarkable new findings on the world's largest 'super henge', Durrington Walls.
Date:
10/09/2014

Global health care justice: the demands of the basic right to health

Global health care justice: the demands of the basic right to health
Description
Philosophy Doctoral Research student Peter West-Oram writes the latest Birmingham Brief
Date:
02/09/2014

Agent-responsibility and psychiatric diagnosis

Agent-responsibility and psychiatric diagnosis
Description
PhD student Benjamin Costello talks about his research which is concerned with the relationship between mental illness, involuntary hospitalisation, and the sequencing of actions and personal identity.
Date:
02/09/2014
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