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Chaos and catastrophe: EMREM 2016

Chaos and catastrophe: EMREM 2016

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A summary of the EMREM's 2016 symposium entitled 'Chaos and Catastrophe, Restoration and Renewal' which featured a wonderful range of papers and lots of brilliant speakers.
Date:
13/05/2016
British Academy Small Research Grant awarded to Dr Klaus Richter

British Academy Small Research Grant awarded to Dr Klaus Richter

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Dr Klaus Richter has been awarded a British Academy Small Research Grant, for the project 'Practices and Perceptions of Property Redistribution in Poland and the Baltic States, 1917-1934'.
Date:
13/05/2016
The precarious road Zimbabweans travel to seek a new life in South Africa

The precarious road Zimbabweans travel to seek a new life in South Africa

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Dr Maxim Bolt writes for The Conversation.
Date:
12/05/2016
Dr David Smith awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant

Dr David Smith awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant

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Grant is for the project 'Europe's Lost Frontiers' hosted by the University of Bradford which aims to reconstruct the ancient landscape of Doggerland, now hidden beneath the North Sea.
Date:
06/05/2016
CBOMGS doctoral researcher awarded fellowship at the Koç University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations

CBOMGS doctoral researcher awarded fellowship at the Koç University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations

Description
Wei-sheng Lin will spend nine months in Instanbul investigating patterns of economic activity along the region's coast from the thirteenth century onwards. His project aims to analyse the determining factors that caused some settlements to be more visited than others.
Date:
26/04/2016
From Birmingham to Paris: MA World Heritage Students visit UNESCO

From Birmingham to Paris: MA World Heritage Students visit UNESCO

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As part of the MA Programme in World Heritage Studies students from the UK, China, Russia, Taiwan, Brazil and Finland visited the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in Paris to engage in lively debate with specialists.
Date:
26/04/2016
Bearers of the Cross at the Museum of the Order of St John in London

Bearers of the Cross at the Museum of the Order of St John in London

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Two videos from the public event at the Museum of the Order of St John in London: Introducing the Models of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Souvenirs of the Sepulchre: Devotion to an Empty Tomb at the Time of the First Crusade.
Date:
15/04/2016
New scholarships for campus based postgraduate research and taught programmes starting in September 2016!

New scholarships for campus based postgraduate research and taught programmes starting in September 2016!

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New scholarships available in the School of History and Cultures, including 3x PhD, 9x MA and MRes and 2x PhD/Masters + PhD (1+3).
Date:
15/04/2016
Dr Martin Bommas awarded Fellowship by Getty Research Institute

Dr Martin Bommas awarded Fellowship by Getty Research Institute

Description
Dr Martin Bommas has received an award from the Getty Research Institute, for the project 'Remembering Egypt: the creation of nature within temples of Isis in the Roman world'.
Date:
11/04/2016
BBC Thinking Allowed / British Sociological Association award for Ethnography

BBC Thinking Allowed / British Sociological Association award for Ethnography

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Congratulations to Dr Maxim Bolt who has won this years award with his book "Zimbabwe's Migrants and South Africa's Border Farms."
Date:
11/04/2016
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