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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
New Paths to Public Histories

New Paths to Public Histories

Description
New book by Kate Smith and Margot Finn.
Date:
15/10/2015
Medieval Mongolian Powdered Milk and Other Wonders: The Works of Samuel Purchas

Medieval Mongolian Powdered Milk and Other Wonders: The Works of Samuel Purchas

Description
Worcester cathedral library and archive blogpost by History undergraduate Chris Rouse.
Date:
09/10/2015
AHRC Leadership Fellows grant awarded

AHRC Leadership Fellows grant awarded

Description
Dr William Purkis has been awarded an AHRC Leadership Fellows grant for the project Bearers of the Cross: Material Religion in the Crusading World, 1095–c.1300.
Date:
20/08/2015
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