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Empires of Emptiness: Fortresses of the Sahara and the Steppe

Empires of Emptiness: Fortresses of the Sahara and the Steppe

Date
15/02/2016 - 15/05/2016
Description
How do empires expand into deserts? Despite their apparently limited value and significant logistical difficulties, the conquest of deserts has often mobilised sizeable resources from some of the world's most notable empires.
Final Year Recitalists

Final Year Recitalists

Date
03/05/2016
Description
Final year recitalists perform a selection of music in preparation for their end-of-year performance assessments.
The IGS, 1996–2016: Twenty Years of Studying Germany from the Outside

The IGS, 1996–2016: Twenty Years of Studying Germany from the Outside

Date
05/05/2016
Description
the Institute for German Studies (IGS) will hold a one-day conference to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its official opening by the then German Foreign Minister, Klaus Kinkel. Keynote speaker: Dr. Wilhelm Schönfelder, Germany's former Ambassador to the European Union.
Final Year Recitalists

Final Year Recitalists

Date
05/05/2016
Description
Final year recitalists perform a selection of music in preparation for their end-of-year performance assessments.
Moon, Water and Dance

Moon, Water and Dance

Date
06/05/2016
Description
Birmingham-based pianist Di Xiao presents a programme of Chinese and Western classical repertoire taking inspiration from the moon, water and dance.
Translation Studies Research Forum: Transcultural Reading

Translation Studies Research Forum: Transcultural Reading

Date
10/05/2016
Description
This year's Forum focus on the theme of "Transcultural Reading". Speakers include Professor Susan Bassnett (Warwick), Dr Chantal Wright (Warwick), Professor Sara Laviosa (Bari), Dr Beth Driscoll (Melbourne), Dr Natasha Rulyova (Birmingham).
Recyclage musical

Recyclage musical

Date
13/05/2016
Description
Performer and researcher Richard Sutcliffe presents a lecture recital of French music performed on the pardessus de viole (the smallest instrument in the viol family) and harpsichord.

Irish discourses on Germany - from the Economic Crash of 2008 to the Centenary of the Easter Rising in 2016

Date
17/05/2016
Description
IGS Project Research Seminar – (Not) Made in Germany? Imagining Germany from the Outside, Dr. Joachim Fischer (University of Limerick)
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