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Dr Francesca Carnevali 1964 - 2013

Dr Francesca Carnevali 1964 - 2013

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It is with an overwhelming sense of loss that the Department of History has to announce the death of its much-loved colleague, Francesca Carnevali. Following a long illness, Francesca passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday 18 May 2013. She was with her family and her husband at their house in Piombino.
Date:
20/05/2013
How the Dam Busters mission became a British wartime legend

How the Dam Busters mission became a British wartime legend

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Peter Gray explores the myths surrounding the mission.
Date:
17/05/2013
The Conservative Party, Europe and a Referendum

The Conservative Party, Europe and a Referendum

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Professor Nicholas Crowson presents the latest Birmingham Brief.
Date:
16/05/2013
MA Global History bursaries

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Up to two scholarships are available for full-time students on the Global History MA in 2013-14. The scholarships will cover full-time tuition fees at the rate applicable to UK or EU students.
Date:
16/05/2013
Historians complain Government's WW1 commemoration 'focuses on British defeats'

Historians complain Government's WW1 commemoration 'focuses on British defeats'

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Telegraph article quoting Professor Gary Sheffield
Date:
09/05/2013
Reconfiguring race after slavery: the stories the slave-owners told

Reconfiguring race after slavery: the stories the slave-owners told

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Birmingham Centre for Modern and Contemporary History annual lecture.
Date:
03/05/2013
The Birmingham Brief: home ownership in the UK

The Birmingham Brief: home ownership in the UK

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Dr Matthew Francis presents the latest Birmingham Brief on 'Home ownership in the UK is declining but help for first-time buyers might incur a political price too high to pay'
Date:
30/04/2013

Steve Hewitt provides a University of Birmingham 'Perspective'

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The horrific terrorist attack in Boston has captured the attention of the western world over the past week. Initially, the media and wider speculation concentrated on who carried out the attacks and why?
Date:
25/04/2013
Student essay competition

Student essay competition

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Joanne Krawec (MA West Midlands) was the PG winner.
Date:
18/04/2013
The lady's not returning: but for many she never left

The lady's not returning: but for many she never left

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Margaret Thatcher's place in modern British history is important, no doubt about that, and historians will be arguing over it for the foreseeable future. PhD student Daisy Payling offers some thoughts on how Baroness Thatcher's death is likely to affect her research.
Date:
18/04/2013
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