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Medicine at the Olympics: a bluffer's guide to 120 years of medical history

Medicine at the Olympics: a bluffer's guide to 120 years of medical history

Description
It's not all about doping: Olympic medical history includes doctors 'in sheds' waiting for swimmers, a gymnast injured by a hat pin, and a marathoner who had to steal peaches to keep himself going.
Date:
10/08/2016
MBS 2017: New researchers and the future of Modern British Studies

MBS 2017: New researchers and the future of Modern British Studies

Description
New Modern British studies blog post by Ruth Lindley and Laura Sefton.
Date:
01/08/2016
Researching missionary photography in Cadbury Research Library

Researching missionary photography in Cadbury Research Library

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Charlotte McKnight reflects on her Undergraduate Research Scheme project 'Missionary photography and its multiple meanings: The Church Mission Society and its Medical Mission.'
Date:
29/07/2016
Call for papers: Global Byzantium

Call for papers: Global Byzantium

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For its 50th anniversary, the Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies returns to the University of Birmingham, where it began in 1967. On this anniversary of the discipline we ask what the language of globalism has to offer to Byzantine studies, and Byzantine studies to global narratives.
Date:
14/07/2016

Matthew Francis on Theresa May PM

Description
Writing for The Conversation, Matthew Francis comments on Theresa May's ability to stand as Prime Minister, and the challenges she is likely to face.
Date:
13/07/2016
Honouring Professor Catherine Hall

Honouring Professor Catherine Hall

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Sadiah Qureshi honors Catherine Hall as she receives an honorary degree from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
12/07/2016
Thatcher's Alive?!

Thatcher's Alive?!

Description
Matthew Francis discusses a curious, though far from unimportant, subplot of the fallout from the EU referendum - the debate over Thatcherism.
Date:
11/07/2016
North African phosphate, global food regimes and the legacies of empire

North African phosphate, global food regimes and the legacies of empire

Description
Dr Simon Jackson discusses his current research project.
Date:
06/07/2016
No long decline: WWI and the end of the Hapsburg Empire

No long decline: WWI and the end of the Hapsburg Empire

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Dr Jonathan Gumz has been awarded a British Academy Small Research Grant, for the project 'No Long Decline: WWI and the End of the Hapsburg Empire'.
Date:
05/07/2016
Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology advance reading list 2016

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology advance reading list 2016

Description
Suggested summer reading for Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology students starting in September 2016.
Date:
29/06/2016
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