News from the Department of History

1066 and all that: Reliving the past 950 years on

1066 and all that: Reliving the past 950 years on

Description
RIk Sowden writes about reenacting the Battle of Hastings, and asks why living history is so important.
Date:
23/11/2016

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships internal application process

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Fellowships to be held in the College of Arts and Law at the University of Birmingham commencing between 1 September 2017 and 1 May 2018.
Date:
14/11/2016
Tea with the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt and the Modern Imagination

Tea with the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt and the Modern Imagination

Description
Conference report, photos and podcast.
Date:
04/11/2016
Report on Thinking Through Loss

Report on Thinking Through Loss

Description
Katherine Jones (Modern British Studies) reports on Thinking Through Loss, a cross-disciplinary workshop organised by BRIHC in advance of Understanding Material Loss conference.
Date:
02/11/2016
Bonfire night and beyond: burns injury and identity in Britain

Bonfire night and beyond: burns injury and identity in Britain

Description
Dr Rebecca Wynter, Research Fellow on the 'Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000' project, writes for the MBS blog.
Date:
02/11/2016
Incessant Vitality, Endless Maintenance: Restoring and Stabilising the Material World

Incessant Vitality, Endless Maintenance: Restoring and Stabilising the Material World

Description
Podcast of seminar given by Dr Tim Edensor (Manchester Metropolitan University).
Date:
27/10/2016
The big bang: a fairy tale in London

The big bang: a fairy tale in London

Description
Once upon a time… there lived a noble and chivalrous group of knights in a great big castle called the Stock Exchange…Doctoral Researcher Emma Barrett writes for Modern British Studies.
Date:
25/10/2016
Birmingham, the workshop of the world

Birmingham, the workshop of the world

Description
The most comprehensive and up-to-date history of Birmingham in forty years - a new book edited by Dr Malcolm Dick and Professor Carl Chinn.
Date:
25/10/2016
New material for researchers in the Cadbury Research Library

New material for researchers in the Cadbury Research Library

Description
A list of material deposited at Cadbury Research Library, July - September 2016.
Date:
21/10/2016
Why is the United Nations still so misunderstood?

Why is the United Nations still so misunderstood?

Description
António Guterres will take the helm of one of the world's great institutions – albeit one that's constantly maligned, belittled, and misunderstood...Dr Simon Jackson co-writes for The Conversation.
Date:
12/10/2016
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