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Bonfire night and beyond: burns injury and identity in Britain

Bonfire night and beyond: burns injury and identity in Britain
Description
Dr Rebecca Wynter, Research Fellow on the 'Forged by Fire: Burns Injury and Identity in Britain, c.1800-2000' project, writes for the MBS blog.
Date:
02/11/2016

Queering Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies international conference - Call for papers

Queering Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies international conference - Call for papers
Description
The organizers invite paper proposals exploring queer unsettlings of gender identity and sexual orientation, as well as deconstructions of the binaries of male/female, sex/gender, hetero/homo, normal/abnormal, and public/private, in Portuguese-language literature, cinema and visual arts.
Date:
01/11/2016

Dr Maristella Gatto visiting the Centre for Corpus Research

Dr Maristella Gatto visiting the Centre for Corpus Research
Description
Dr Maristella Gatto, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Bari (Italy), will be visiting CCR from 31 October to 4 November 2016.
Date:
31/10/2016

Report of the First Round Table Discussion to Develop Instructive Guidance on the Regulation of Crypto Currencies in Uganda

Report of the First Round Table Discussion to Develop Instructive Guidance on the Regulation of Crypto Currencies in Uganda
Description
You can now read the 2016 report on the Round Table Discussion to Develop Instructive Guidance on the Regulation of Crypto Currencies. The round table was co-hosted by Birmingham Law School's Dr Maureen Mapp in Kampala, Uganda last July.
Date:
28/10/2016

University Music launches new 'Staff Singers' choir

University Music launches new 'Staff Singers' choir
Description
As part of its blossoming choral singing provision, University Music successfully launched its new choir - University Staff Singers - this month in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.
Date:
28/10/2016

Incessant Vitality, Endless Maintenance: Restoring and Stabilising the Material World

Incessant Vitality, Endless Maintenance: Restoring and Stabilising the Material World
Description
Podcast of seminar given by Dr Tim Edensor (Manchester Metropolitan University).
Date:
27/10/2016

Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain - Call for papers

Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain - Call for papers
Description
The eleventh Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain conference will take place at the University of Birmingham from 28 to 30 June 2017.
Date:
27/10/2016

Lord Borrie 1931-2016

Lord Borrie 1931-2016
Description
Telegraph obituary of Lord Borrie, former Professor of English Law, Director of the Institute of Judicial Administration and Dean of the Faculty of Law at Birmingham.
Date:
26/10/2016

400th anniversary of playwright's death continues to involve Shakespeare Institute in worldwide celebrations

400th anniversary of playwright's death continues to involve Shakespeare Institute in worldwide celebrations
Description
While this summer's immense and elaborate World Shakespeare Congress may have marked one climax of this Shakespearean anniversary year, events continue to take place across the planet, with Shakespeare Institute personnel taking leading roles.
Date:
26/10/2016

Dr Cristina Delgado-García, member of international research group recipient of €50,000 grant to support four-year project

Dr Cristina Delgado-García, member of international research group recipient of €50,000 grant to support four-year project
Description
The Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness has awarded €50,000 to the four-year international research project 'British Theatre in the Twenty-First Century: Crisis, Affect, Community'.
Date:
26/10/2016
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