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B-Film cited in House of Lords report

Description
The importance and impact of B-Film was underlined by citation of its findings in the House of Lords Select Committee on Soft Power and the UK's Influence.
Date:
14/07/2014

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Lecture Series Grant

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Lecture Series Grant
Description
Shirley Ye wins a lecture series grant with the aim of stimulating institutional interest to expand China studies beyond History.
Date:
11/07/2014

Studying Ancient History at Birmingham

Description
Video of Dr Andrew Bayliss talking about our undergraduate Ancient History programmes at the June 2014 University of Birmingham Open Day.
Date:
09/07/2014

Studying Classics at Birmingham

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Video of Dr Elena Theodorakoupolos talking about our undergraduate Classics programmes at the June 2014 University of Birmingham Open Day.
Date:
09/07/2014

ISIS and a new caliphate

ISIS and a new caliphate
Description
Dr David Thomas presents the latest Birmingham Perspective.
Date:
08/07/2014

A pox upon him: Shakespeare accused of causing misery to people with skin conditions

A pox upon him: Shakespeare accused of causing misery to people with skin conditions
Description
Professor Michael Dobson was featured in articles in The Independent and the Mail Online UK concerning whether or not Shakespeare is responsible for the stigma attached to certain skin conditions.
Date:
08/07/2014

MA Film and Television: Research and Production

MA Film and Television: Research and Production
Description
A new student-produced video about the MA Film and Television: Research and Production degree programme.
Date:
07/07/2014

UN Human Rights Council keeps up its bad form on LGBT rights

UN Human Rights Council keeps up its bad form on LGBT rights
Description
Birmingham Law School's Dr Rosa Freedman writes for the Conversation (with Camilla Barker, University of Oxford)
Date:
04/07/2014

Dr Chris Laoutaris's book, Shakespeare and the Countess, listed as one of the Telegraph's 'Best Books of 2014'

Dr Chris Laoutaris's book, Shakespeare and the Countess, listed as one of the Telegraph's 'Best Books of 2014'
Description
Dr Chris Laoutaris's new book has been listed as one of the Telegraph's 'Best Books of 2014' in their category of 'Best History Books of 2014'.
Date:
04/07/2014

Director of the Shakespeare Institute on outdoor Shakespeare

Director of the Shakespeare Institute on outdoor Shakespeare
Description
Michael Dobson leads an all-star cast in a new Folger Shakespeare Library podcast from Washington DC, examining the history of outdoor Shakespearean performance.
Date:
04/07/2014

The little Orange Book that put the Lib Dems in the big leagues

The little Orange Book that put the Lib Dems in the big leagues
Description
Dr Matthew Francis writes an article for the Conversation about a little-known book which had a profound effect on British politics.
Date:
04/07/2014

Holiday chaos as new terror plot sparks fears of extra checks at airports

Holiday chaos as new terror plot sparks fears of extra checks at airports
Description
Dr Steve Hewitt was featured in an article in Metro discussing the additional monitoring happening at international airports in the wake of fresh terror scares.
Date:
04/07/2014

'One of Us' petition marks a sinister mobilisation of the pro-life movement in Europe

'One of Us' petition marks a sinister mobilisation of the pro-life movement in Europe
Description
Birmingham Law School's Dr Sheelagh McGuinness writes for the Conversation (with Professor Heather Widdows)
Date:
01/07/2014

Shakespeare Unbard: a performance

Shakespeare Unbard: a performance
Description
Students from our Shakespeare and Creativity MA programme present Shakespeare Unbard - a performance which explores how societies over time have celebrated Shakespeare, and his relevance to individuals and communities today.
Date:
25/06/2014

Pour les musulmans de Birmingham, 'les Blancs sont jaloux parce qu'on réussit'

Pour les musulmans de Birmingham, 'les Blancs sont jaloux parce qu'on réussit'
Description
Dr Kieran Connell was interviewed about immigrant cultures in Britain for an article in Le Monde.
Date:
25/06/2014

Midsummer Mischief

Midsummer Mischief
Description
Professor Ewan Fernie joins Erica Whyman (RSC) and the panel of artists and creatives to discuss how gender relates to Shakespeare's work as part of the Midsummer Mischief season.
Date:
24/06/2014

Funding strengthens UK-Rio research links

Funding strengthens UK-Rio research links
Description
The University of Birmingham and the University of Nottingham have a new funding agreement to work with leading research institutions in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. The agreement will initially support up to 10 collaborative research projects over two rounds of funding worth £340,000.
Date:
23/06/2014

4th Basque, Catalan and Galician cinema season

4th Basque, Catalan and Galician cinema season
Description
Series of screenings at the Library of Birmingham.
Date:
18/06/2014

A celebration of Ottoman history at Birmingham

A celebration of Ottoman history at Birmingham
Description
An event to honour Rhoads Murphey on the occasion of his retirement.
Date:
17/06/2014

The British Graduate Shakespeare Conference 2014

The British Graduate Shakespeare Conference 2014
Description
Conference report and videos.
Date:
17/06/2014
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