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Tea with the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt and the Modern Imagination

Tea with the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt and the Modern Imagination

Description
Conference report, photos and podcast.
Date:
04/11/2016
Report on Thinking Through Loss

Report on Thinking Through Loss

Description
Katherine Jones (Modern British Studies) reports on Thinking Through Loss, a cross-disciplinary workshop organised by BRIHC in advance of Understanding Material Loss conference.
Date:
02/11/2016
Bonfire night and beyond: burns injury and identity in Britain

Bonfire night and beyond: burns injury and identity in Britain

Description
Dr Rebecca Wynter, Research Fellow on the 'Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000' project, writes for the MBS blog.
Date:
02/11/2016
Incessant Vitality, Endless Maintenance: Restoring and Stabilising the Material World

Incessant Vitality, Endless Maintenance: Restoring and Stabilising the Material World

Description
Podcast of seminar given by Dr Tim Edensor (Manchester Metropolitan University).
Date:
27/10/2016
The big bang: a fairy tale in London

The big bang: a fairy tale in London

Description
Once upon a time… there lived a noble and chivalrous group of knights in a great big castle called the Stock Exchange…Doctoral Researcher Emma Barrett writes for Modern British Studies.
Date:
25/10/2016
Birmingham, the workshop of the world

Birmingham, the workshop of the world

Description
The most comprehensive and up-to-date history of Birmingham in forty years - a new book edited by Dr Malcolm Dick and Professor Carl Chinn.
Date:
25/10/2016
New material for researchers in the Cadbury Research Library

New material for researchers in the Cadbury Research Library

Description
A list of material deposited at Cadbury Research Library, July - September 2016.
Date:
21/10/2016
Do Mobile Phones Set Citizens Free?

Do Mobile Phones Set Citizens Free?

Description
Mobile phones and social media can help create a better society. They can also be used to surveil, deceive, threaten, and incite violence. Dr Katrien Pype writes for Sapiens.
Date:
18/10/2016
Phosphate mining in North Africa- an undergraduate research project

Phosphate mining in North Africa- an undergraduate research project

Description
History student Joanna Ballaster reflects on her Undergraduate Research Scholarship project working with Dr Simon Jackson to research phosphate mining in North Africa.
Date:
14/10/2016
Bridge Fellowship in Cultural Heritage Announced

Bridge Fellowship in Cultural Heritage Announced

Description
New opportunity: Bridge Fellowship in Cultural Heritage. Apply today.
Date:
13/10/2016
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