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The Social Eye of Janet Mendelsohn - symposium audio

The Social Eye of Janet Mendelsohn - symposium audio

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On Saturday 30 January 2016, over 250 people joined a line up of leading artists, academics and professionals in The REP's Studio Theatre to explore Janet Mendelsohn's photographs of 1960s Balsall Heath and what they mean today.
Date:
24/02/2016
Green Britain: Nationhood and the Environment, 1500-1750

Green Britain: Nationhood and the Environment, 1500-1750

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Call for papers for conference to be held on 25 June 2016 in Stratford upon Avon.
Date:
11/02/2016
BRIHC Research Fellow - applications open

BRIHC Research Fellow - applications open

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The newly-founded Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (BRIHC) wishes to appoint two outstanding early career scholars to its two-year 2016 Fellowships.
Date:
10/02/2016
The Victorians - a beginners guide

The Victorians - a beginners guide

Description
New book by Dr David Gange.
Date:
04/02/2016
Muslim oralcy in West Africa: a neglected subject

Muslim oralcy in West Africa: a neglected subject

Description
Video of the 2015 FAGE lecture given by Paulo Fernando de Moraes Farias.
Date:
26/11/2015
Sticking the boot into charity

Sticking the boot into charity

Description
Charities are under assault. While many of us thought the Big Society was incoherent and full of empty rhetoric, in reality it ushered in one of the most sustained attacks on charities since legislation regulating their actions was first introduced...
Date:
26/10/2015
Canada's new prime minister: who is Justin Trudeau, and how did he win?

Canada's new prime minister: who is Justin Trudeau, and how did he win?

Description
After a hard-fought election, Canada's Liberal party has won a decisive parliamentary majority, and Canada will soon have an unfamiliar prime minister with a familiar last name. But 43-year-old Justin Trudeau's rise to the top of Canadian politics was far from certain...Dr Steve Hewitt writes for The Conversation.
Date:
23/10/2015
VW emissions testing scandal shows that environmental governance is in trouble

VW emissions testing scandal shows that environmental governance is in trouble

Description
If we cannot figure out how to properly test car emissions, we might as well give up on regulating forests, factories or garbage dumps...Dr Frank Uekotter writes for The Conversation.
Date:
20/10/2015
The Irish village of Ballymaclinton

The Irish village of Ballymaclinton

Description
PhD student Shahmima Akhtar is researching Commercial Exhibitions of the Irish in World Fairs' in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries in Britain and the US. Here she looks at an iconic Irish Village: "Ballymaclinton", repeatedly exhibited at World Fairs'.
Date:
20/10/2015
New Paths to Public Histories

New Paths to Public Histories

Description
New book by Kate Smith and Margot Finn.
Date:
15/10/2015
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