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Call for Papers - Inheriting the City: Advancing Understandings of Urban Heritage

Call for Papers - Inheriting the City: Advancing Understandings of Urban Heritage

Description
Inheriting the City: Advancing Understandings of Urban Heritage. An International Conference Announcement and Call for Papers.
Date:
10/11/2015
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
African travel encounters workshop 2016

African travel encounters workshop 2016

Description
Call for papers.
Date:
23/10/2015
Report on workshop on writing research proposals for fellowships and grants  in Nigeria.

Report on workshop on writing research proposals for fellowships and grants in Nigeria.

Description
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) awarded a grant to support the building of graduate networks with African Universities to the Department of African Studies and Anthropology. This year it supported a workshop on Writing Research Proposals for Fellowships and Grants organised at Adeyemi Federal University of Education (AFUED), Ondo.
Date:
23/10/2015
Grandparents, grandchildren and mobile phones in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Grandparents, grandchildren and mobile phones in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Description
Dr Katrien Pype explores what kinds of access elderly people in Kinshasa (DRC) have to new media, and in particular, to mobile phones.
Date:
21/10/2015
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
Thirteenth Cadbury Fellowship Scheme and Workshop 2016

Thirteenth Cadbury Fellowship Scheme and Workshop 2016

Description
The Department of African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham invites applications for the 2016 Cadbury Fellowship Scheme, which focuses on 'Bodies of Text: Learning to be Muslim in West Africa'.
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
Professor Diana Spencer appears on BBC Radio 4's 'In Our Time'

Professor Diana Spencer appears on BBC Radio 4's 'In Our Time'

Description
Diana Spencer, Professor of Classics, joins Melvyn Bragg to discuss Alexander the Great.
Date:
19/10/2015
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