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Desiring to believe and self-deception

Desiring to believe and self-deception
Description
Postgraduate student Martin Smith considers the relationship between self-deception, the desire to believe and rationality.
Date:
03/06/2014

Birmingham Heroes Lecture: Road to War - 1914 Revisited

Birmingham Heroes Lecture: Road to War - 1914 Revisited
Description
Alumni and supporters of the University attended the third annual lecture featuring Dr Jonathan Boff at the Army and Navy Club in central London.
Date:
03/06/2014

ITSEE at BiblIndex International workshop on computer aided processing of intertextuality in ancient languages

ITSEE at BiblIndex International workshop on computer aided processing of intertextuality in ancient languages
Description
ITSEE projects are being presented at the BiblIndex International workshop on computer aided processing of intertextuality in ancient languages taking place in Lyon from 2nd - 4th June 2014.
Date:
30/05/2014

Cuts mean we could no longer fight WWII

Cuts mean we could no longer fight WWII
Description
Dr Jonathan Boff, talking at the Hay festival, said that it was unlikely that today's generals would be able to stand up to politicians
Date:
30/05/2014

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

Abortion Privacy/Abortion Secrecy - What's the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

Abortion Privacy/Abortion Secrecy - What's the Difference and Why Does It Matter?
Description
Professor Sanger visits Birmingham Law School.
Date:
28/05/2014

Shakespeare Institute in Weimar

Shakespeare Institute in Weimar
Description
The Shakespeare Institute featured prominently at the 150th birthday of the Deutsche Shakespeare Gesellschaft (German Shakespeare Society): the oldest such society in the world
Date:
27/05/2014

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

New postdoctoral appointment in philosophy

New postdoctoral appointment in philosophy
Description
Dr Ema Sullivan-Bissett appointed as post-doctoral research fellow on Professor Lisa Bortolotti's ERC funded project, PERFECT.
Date:
27/05/2014

World Shakespeare Congress 2016 - Call for Submissions

World Shakespeare Congress 2016 - Call for Submissions
Description
The tenth World Shakespeare Congress of the International Shakespeare Association will honour Shakespeare's 400-year legacy and celebrate the continuing global resonance of his work.
Date:
23/05/2014

SMS text messaging use among low-literate multilingual adolescents

SMS text messaging use among low-literate multilingual adolescents
Description
Dr Caroline Tagg receives funding from the Society of Educational Studies for study.
Date:
23/05/2014

Mike Snape on 'The Big Question'

Mike Snape on 'The Big Question'
Description
Dr Mike Snape recently participated in a special edition of 'The Big Questions with Nicky Campbell' from Goldsmiths College in London asking, did World War 1 change Britain for the better?
Date:
21/05/2014

Dr Chris Laoutaris' Shakespeare and the Countess makes Sunday Telegraph 'book of the week'

Dr Chris Laoutaris' Shakespeare and the Countess makes Sunday Telegraph 'book of the week'
Description
Chris Laoutaris' new book Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe made the Sunday Telegraph's 'Book of the Week' with a review by the author Jessie Childs in the Telegraph's 'Seven' magazine.
Date:
20/05/2014

Dr Chris Laoutaris on Newstalk Radio

Dr Chris Laoutaris on Newstalk Radio
Description
Dr Chris Laoutaris talked about his new book on The Moncrief Show, Newstalk Radio.
Date:
20/05/2014

A unique insight into changing dynamics of the second city

A unique insight into changing dynamics of the second city
Description
A treasure trove of photographs, hidden for more than 40 years, shines a light on cultural life in inner city Birmingham during the 1960s.
Date:
20/05/2014

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

France Culture radio broadcast

France Culture radio broadcast
Description
Professor Martyn Cornick was invited (with Professor Debra Kelly, University of Westminster) to speak on the live broadcast France Culture (equivalent of BBC Radio 4), 'La Fabrique de l'Histoire'.
Date:
19/05/2014
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