News from the Department of History

VW emissions testing scandal shows that environmental governance is in trouble

VW emissions testing scandal shows that environmental governance is in trouble

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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

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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

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New book by Kate Smith and Margot Finn.
Date:
15/10/2015
Medieval Mongolian Powdered Milk and Other Wonders: The Works of Samuel Purchas

Medieval Mongolian Powdered Milk and Other Wonders: The Works of Samuel Purchas

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Worcester cathedral library and archive blogpost by History undergraduate Chris Rouse.
Date:
09/10/2015
The Working Practices of the CCCS

The Working Practices of the CCCS

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Matthew Hilton and Kieran Connell explore radical and collaborative academic practices at Birmingham's Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) in this article published by Social History.
Date:
24/09/2015
AHRC Leadership Fellows grant awarded

AHRC Leadership Fellows grant awarded

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Dr William Purkis has been awarded an AHRC Leadership Fellows grant for the project Bearers of the Cross: Material Religion in the Crusading World, 1095–c.1300.
Date:
20/08/2015
Cultural studies and the possibilities of academic collaboration today

Cultural studies and the possibilities of academic collaboration today

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Is it possible to do collaborative work in the twenty-first century university?
Date:
30/07/2015
Tim Farron wins Liberal Democrat leadership contest

Tim Farron wins Liberal Democrat leadership contest

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Matthew Francis discusses the election of the new Liberal Democrat leader.
Date:
24/07/2015
The Conservatives, Britain and Europe: the remake

The Conservatives, Britain and Europe: the remake

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Professor Nicholas Crowson presents the lastest Birmingham Brief.
Date:
19/06/2015
Royal Historical Society Gladstone Prize

Royal Historical Society Gladstone Prize

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Dr Lucie Ryzova has had her book 'The Age of the Efendiyya: Passages to Modernity in National-Colonial Egypt' shortlisted.
Date:
10/06/2015
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