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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

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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?!

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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

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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
Insider's Guide to the Year Abroad

Insider's Guide to the Year Abroad

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With exam season at an end, second year students that have opted to take a Year Abroad are starting to set off to towns and cities all across the world. This year's cohort are the first to fully benefit from the new "Insider's Guide to the Year Abroad" resource.
Date:
20/06/2016
History ranked first in the country for research

History ranked first in the country for research

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We are top in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework exercise.
Date:
16/06/2016
African Studies and Anthropology ranked second in the UK for research

African Studies and Anthropology ranked second in the UK for research

Description
African Studies and Anthropology at Birmingham has been ranked second among all Areas Studies departments in the country in the Research Excellence Framework, with no less than 44% of our research judged to be 'world-leading'.
Date:
16/06/2016
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