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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

AHRC Early Career Fellowship – Louise Hardwick

AHRC Early Career Fellowship – Louise Hardwick
Description
Louise Hardwick has been awarded a major AHRC Early Career Fellowship (£168,000) to support her research into Francophone Caribbean culture.
Date:
19/05/2014

Dr Luca Rubini speaks in Geneva

Dr Luca Rubini speaks in Geneva
Description
Birmingham Law School academic and deputy director of the Institute of European Law invited to speak to the trade and diplomatic community.
Date:
16/05/2014

Sophie Boyron cited in House of Commons Report

Sophie Boyron cited in House of Commons Report
Description
Senior Lecturer at Birmingham Law School cited repeatedly in the recently released report of the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Committee on The Constitutional Role of the Judiciary if there were a Codified Constitution.
Date:
16/05/2014

Shakespeare Institue celebrates Shakespeare's 450th birthday

Shakespeare Institue celebrates Shakespeare's 450th birthday
Description
Fellows, honorary fellows and students of the university's Shakespeare Institute have been centre stage around the world during the rash of conferences, ceremonies, processions and theatre festivals that have marked the playwright's 450th birthday .
Date:
16/05/2014

The NHS Abortion Hurdle Race Continues

The NHS Abortion Hurdle Race Continues
Description
Birmingham Law School's Professor Marie Fox and Dr Sheelagh McGuinness write for the Birmingham Perspective.
Date:
15/05/2014

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

Delusion: doxasticity, rationality and normativity

Delusion: doxasticity, rationality and normativity
Description
Doctoral researcher Rachel Gunn examines the nature of delusions.
Date:
08/05/2014

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
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