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Shakespeare Institute welcomes six portraits and a professor

Shakespeare Institute welcomes six portraits and a professor
Description
The inauguration of six portraits of Royal Shakespeare Company actors by the artist Hans Schwarz , and the induction of Harvard University's senior Shakespearean, Professor Marjorie Garber, as an Honorary Senior Visiting Research Fellow.
Date:
02/10/2015

Professor Michael Toolan wins British Academy Funding

Professor Michael Toolan wins British Academy Funding
Description
Congratulations to Professor Michael Toolan on obtaining £29,654 research funding from the British Academy for his research project entitled: Translating Children's Narrative: A Corpus-based Study.
Date:
16/09/2015

Undergraduate research scholarship scheme

Undergraduate research scholarship scheme
Description
College of Arts and Law students discuss the Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme and the opportunities it gave them to do research work.
Date:
16/09/2015

ELAL welcomes Newton Fellow, Lincoln Fernandes, from Brazil

ELAL welcomes Newton Fellow, Lincoln Fernandes, from Brazil
Description
The Deaprtment of English Language and Applied Linguistics is pleased to host Professor Lincoln Fernandes, from the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department of the Federal University of Santa Catarina.
Date:
15/09/2015

100% overall satisfaction

100% overall satisfaction
Description
The Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics received a score of 100% overall satisfaction in the 2015 NSS.
Date:
11/09/2015

Professor John Russell Brown an Obituary

Professor John Russell Brown an Obituary
Description
John Russell Brown was a distinguished academic, dramaturg and theatre director who established one of the country's first university Drama departments at Birmingham.
Date:
09/09/2015

Negotiations with the epic: poetry and the origins of Evolutionary Theory

Negotiations with the epic: poetry and the origins of Evolutionary Theory
Description
Professor John Holmes gave the plenary talk at the conference The Darwins Reconsidered: Evolution, Writing & Inheritance in the Works of Erasmus and Charles Darwin at the University of Roehampton.
Date:
07/09/2015

Royal Shakespeare Company summer school 2015

Royal Shakespeare Company summer school 2015
Description
The 68th annual Royal Shakespeare Company summer school, run in partnership with the Shakespeare Institute filled the Institute from 17-21 August with RSC actors and other theatre personnel, leading academics, and an audience of over 200 of the RSC's most loyal spectators.
Date:
24/08/2015

New MOOC – Digital Storytelling: Filmmaking for the Web

New MOOC – Digital Storytelling: Filmmaking for the Web
Description
The University of Birmingham is joining forces with the BBC Academy and Creative Skillset to create a new free four-week online training course on the FutureLearn platform starting in September.
Date:
13/08/2015

Dr Adam Schembri more downloaded than Chomsky

Dr Adam Schembri more downloaded than Chomsky
Description
New English Language and Applied Linguistics Lecturer writes most downloaded article in the journal 'Lingua' in the last three months.
Date:
03/08/2015
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