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BRIHC African Studies PhD Scholarship - apply now

BRIHC African Studies PhD Scholarship - apply now
Description
Applications now open for scholarships to commence in September 2017. Deadline to apply is 20 February 2017.
Date:
02/12/2016

Sex slaves and Jihadi Brides - problems with sexualising women's experience of ISIS

Sex slaves and Jihadi Brides - problems with sexualising women's experience of ISIS
Description
Dr Katherine Brown's work is heavily cited in The Independent's article 'Women who are captured by Isis and kept as slaves endure more than just sexual violence'
Date:
02/12/2016

'All Past Times Were Worse': Remembering Fidel Castro

'All Past Times Were Worse': Remembering Fidel Castro
Description
Dr Conrad James offers his view on Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution.
Date:
01/12/2016

Exploring Radicalisation and Securitisation

Exploring Radicalisation and Securitisation
Description
The Department of Theology and Religion is pleased to announce this call for abstracts for participation in a sysmposium and consequent Special Edition in The Journal of Muslims in Europe.
Date:
30/11/2016

Keynote at Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies annual conference

Keynote at Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies annual conference
Description
Dr Louise Hardwick presented a keynote lecture at the Annual Conference of the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies on Friday 18 November.
Date:
30/11/2016

What I found there: Reading Classical Landscapes

What I found there: Reading Classical Landscapes
Description
Full video of Diana Spencer's November 2016 inaugural lecture at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
29/11/2016

Michaela Mahlberg at the Hay Festival

Michaela Mahlberg at the Hay Festival
Description
Professor Michaela Mahlberg, interviewed at the Hay Festival, talks about Corpus Linguistics as a method of quickly surveying word usage in texts and illustrates how we can use it to analyse Dickens.
Date:
29/11/2016

Birmingham Student Pro Bono Conference

Birmingham Student Pro Bono Conference
Description
During November's National Pro Bono Week, Shoosmiths' Birmingham office hosted the Birmingham Student Pro Bono Conference 2016, which was attended by over 70 students from university law schools across the city.
Date:
29/11/2016

Law Firms, Sustainability and Demand-side Drivers

Law Firms, Sustainability and Demand-side Drivers
Description
Dr Steven Vaughan and Professor Robert Lee have been awarded a Legal Sustainability Alliance Grant for this project, which runs until March 2017
Date:
26/11/2016

Professor Anthony Bryer 1937-2016

Professor Anthony Bryer 1937-2016
Description
It is with great sadness that we inform you that the founder of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham died on 22 October 2016 at home peacefully after a long illness.
Date:
24/11/2016
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