News in Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

Toulouse La Novela

Toulouse La Novela
Description
Louise Hardwick spoke at 'Toulouse La Novela', a major French festival of ideas, science and culture.
Date:
20/10/2014

Joseph Zobel blog launched

Joseph Zobel blog launched
Description
Dr Louise Hardwick has just launched her blog on French Caribbean author Joseph Zobel, who is best-known for his childhood memoir La Rue Cases-Nègres (1950).
Date:
02/10/2014

New publication: Alexander Pope in German

New publication: Alexander Pope in German
Description
Dr Hilary Brown has published an edition of the first German verse translation of Alexander Pope's Rape of the Lockin the MHRA's European Translations series.
Date:
29/09/2014

The Hip Hop Fellow

The Hip Hop Fellow
Description
The UK premiere of a documentary film exploring the importance of Hip-hop in academia
Date:
19/09/2014

Conference report: 'Curating Art History: dialogues between museum professionals and academics'

Conference report: 'Curating Art History: dialogues between museum professionals and academics'
Description
Report about the Departmental Colloquium held earlier this year at the Barber Institute, written by Rebecca Darley, co-curator of the exhibition Faith and Fortune and speaker at the colloquium.
Date:
18/09/2014

University of Birmingham and The Open University launch new modern languages course

University of Birmingham and The Open University launch new modern languages course
Description
The University of Birmingham and The Open University are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new collaboration to develop an innovative modern languages programme for undergraduate students.
Date:
16/09/2014

New musical composition on consciousness at the Royal Society of Medicine

New musical composition on consciousness at the Royal Society of Medicine
Description
Professor of Composition, Michael Zev Gordon has written a new work - Into the Dark - for mezzo-soprano, piano and electronics, as part of 'AWARE', a major event at the Royal Society of Medicine to mark the publication of a new study on consciousness and anaesthesia.
Date:
11/09/2014

Department of Music launch Birmingham International Piano Festival: 6-8 March 2015

Department of Music launch Birmingham International Piano Festival: 6-8 March 2015
Description
Birmingham International Piano Festival is a new collaborative project between the University of Birmingham and widely-respected concert promoter, Mike Lloyd, in association with Yamaha.
Date:
04/09/2014

BBC Proms Plus: Exploring Respighi

BBC Proms Plus: Exploring Respighi
Description
Dr Ben Earle, talks with Erik Levi and Ian Skelly in a Proms Plus event at the Royal College of Music to examine Respighi's three symphonic tone poems.
Date:
04/09/2014

Old Joe: a University of Birmingham icon

Old Joe: a University of Birmingham icon
Description
Dr Richard Clay tells us more about Old Joe - UoB's iconic clock tower.
Date:
02/09/2014
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