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History and climate change: what have we learnt? - call for papers

History and climate change: what have we learnt? - call for papers
Description
We invite 20-25 minute contributions from scholars, activists, policy-makers and members of the public for the Rescue!History workshop to be held on 8 November 2014.
Date:
14/05/2014

Malcolm Harbour MEP to deliver keynote address at the Reforming the EU conference

Malcolm Harbour MEP to deliver keynote address at the Reforming the EU conference
Description
The Institute is pleased to announce that Malcolm Harbour MEP will deliver the keynote address at the opening panel of the IEL conference Reforming the EU: The Future of European Law and Policy IV. Malcolm is MEP for the West Midlands.
Date:
13/05/2014

University of Birmingham's 'top ten' celebrates global impact

University of Birmingham's 'top ten' celebrates global impact
Description
For more than 100 years, research at the University of Birmingham has had a major impact on the world, from pioneering transplant surgery, the use of microwaves and creating artificial Vitamin C. This world-changing research is now being celebrated with a new 'top ten' list of academic pioneers.
Date:
09/05/2014

Fully-Funded PhD Opportunities in Cultural Heritage / World Heritage

Fully-Funded PhD Opportunities in Cultural Heritage / World Heritage
Description
Applications are invited for four studentships based at the University of Birmingham's Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage. The studentships are funded through the Arts and Humanities Research Council and are in collaboration with the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and UNESCO World Heritage Centre, to commence in the 2014/15 academic year.
Date:
09/05/2014

Ironbridge Annual Lecture 2014: The Value of Heritage and the Heritage of Value

Ironbridge Annual Lecture 2014: The Value of Heritage and the Heritage of Value
Description
Simon Thurley, Historian and Chief Executive of English Heritage will give the 2014 Ironbridge Annual Lecture on Thursday 13 November at 5.30pm on the topic of "The value of heritage the heritage of value".
Date:
07/05/2014

Botched executions show there's no such thing as humane capital punishment

Botched executions show there's no such thing as humane capital punishment
Description
Birmingham Law School's Dr Bharat Malkani writes for The Conversation. Dr Malkani teaches Human Rights and Criminal Justice and the Death Penalty modules on the Birmingham LLM programmes. He also runs the Birmingham Law School Pro Bono Group, which provides free legal services for members of the local community.
Date:
07/05/2014

Third Postgraduate Conference in Conflict Archaeology - Call for Papers

Third Postgraduate Conference in Conflict Archaeology - Call for Papers
Description
The department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology and the Ironbridge International Institute of Cultural Heritage at the University of Birmingham will host a three-day conference presenting postgraduate research in conflict archaeology on November 5th-7th, 2014. This conference will provide a lively forum to present, discuss and discover the latest research in this growing field. Deadline for abstracts: 1 July 2014.
Date:
06/05/2014

Professor Vince Gaffney on Radio 4

Professor Vince Gaffney on Radio 4
Description
CAHA Professor of Landscape Archaeology and Geomatics contributes to BBC Radio 4's "Digital Human". Professor Gaffney contributed to episode 1 of season 4 on the technology of time keeping.
Date:
06/05/2014

Poetry and the visual arts

Poetry and the visual arts
Description
Emma Wagstaff, lecturer in French, organised a study day on poetry and the visual arts as part of the AHRC network on Contemporary French Poetic Practice.
Date:
06/05/2014

Global Justice and the Global South

Global Justice and the Global South
Description
Several members of the University of Birmingham's global ethics community recently travelled to India to participate in a conference at the University of Delhi.
Date:
06/05/2014

Tearing up History: The Art of Revolution

Tearing up History: The Art of Revolution
Description
'Tearing Up History' for BBC Four is a new programme presented by art historian Dr Richard Clay, who has spent his life decoding the symbols of power and authority and investigating how iconoclasm drove the French Revolution.
Date:
02/05/2014

Call for papers: Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage

Call for papers: Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage
Description
Conference on Heritage, Tourism and Traditions will take place 13-16 July 2015, Liverpool, UK. Deadline for abstracts is 15 December 2014.
Date:
01/05/2014

15th Annual CBOMGS Postgraduate Colloquium (25 May 2014)

15th Annual CBOMGS Postgraduate Colloquium (25 May 2014)
Description
Language as Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean (330-2013). Programme now online.
Date:
29/04/2014

In the news

In the news
Description
Professor Michael Dobson was recently featured in the media.
Date:
29/04/2014

The Birmingham Perspective: Richard Hoggart

The Birmingham Perspective: Richard Hoggart
Description
Matthew Hilton and Kieran Connell profile Richard Hoggart - the founder of the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, the institutional origin of what has become the global field of cultural studies.
Date:
29/04/2014

Virtual issue of Philosophy Compass on meta-philosophy of religion

Virtual issue of Philosophy Compass on meta-philosophy of religion
Description
Yujin Nagasawa has edited a free, virtual issue of Philosophy Compass on meta-philosophy of religion.
Date:
25/04/2014

Birmingham Fellow Dr Chris Laoutaris talks to BBC Radio London about his new book

Birmingham Fellow Dr Chris Laoutaris talks to BBC Radio London about his new book
Description
Dr Chris Laoutaris, Birmingham Fellow at The Shakespeare Institute, talked to Dotun Adebayo on BBC Radio London about his new book, Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe.
Date:
24/04/2014

CBOMGS doctoral student awarded research position

CBOMGS doctoral student awarded research position
Description
Rebecca Darley, a CBOMGS doctoral student, 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)
Date:
17/04/2014

Dr Rhoads Murphey inducted into Turkish Historical Foundation

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

Ottoman Material Culture Workshop

Ottoman Material Culture Workshop
Description
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
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