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Birmingham International Summer School in Cultural Heritage

Birmingham International Summer School in Cultural Heritage
Description
The 2014 Summer School programme explored the art, architecture, literature, music, design and popular culture that forms the basis of Britain's cultural heritage. The Summer School offered overseas students the chance to immerse themselves in UK culture and included visits to Shakespeare's Birthplace, Bournville Village, Wedgwood Museum, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the World Heritage sites of Ironbridge Gorge and Liverpool's historic waterfront.
Date:
16/10/2014

A critical exploration of global public health

A critical exploration of global public health
Description
Professor Jean McHale and Dr Sheelagh McGuinness have been awarded a grant by the Wellcome Trust to run a conference "A critical exploration of global public health" and to hold a public lecture" Ebola: towards an International Health Systems Fund"
Date:
15/10/2014

The Problems of Travelling to Access Basic Care #repealthe8th

The Problems of Travelling to Access Basic Care #repealthe8th
Description
Birmingham Law School's Dr Sheelagh McGuinness and Professor Marie Fox write for the Human Rights in Ireland blog.
Date:
14/10/2014

Why Peaky Blinders tells us all we need to know (and more) about the 1920s

Why Peaky Blinders tells us all we need to know (and more) about the 1920s
Description
Dr Matt Houlbrook on why Peaky Blinders tells us all we need to know (and more) about the 1920s.
Date:
13/10/2014

'Taking Nonhuman Perspectives Seriously: The Importance of Non-Anthropocentrism for Nonhuman Animals'

'Taking Nonhuman Perspectives Seriously: The Importance of Non-Anthropocentrism for Nonhuman Animals'
Description
In January 2015, PhD student Andrew Woodhall will present his paper at the Minding Animals conference in New Delhi, India.
Date:
10/10/2014

AHRC networking grant on the Greek crisis

AHRC networking grant on the Greek crisis
Description
Professor Dimitris Tziovas has been awarded an AHRC grant to lead a networking project on 'The cultural politics of the Greek crisis' which aims to stimulate debate on the implications of the economic crisis for Greek culture and identity.
Date:
09/10/2014

Birmingham PhD student wins Society of Legal Scholars poster prize

Birmingham PhD student wins Society of Legal Scholars poster prize
Description
Birmingham PhD student Kirsty Moreton named as the joint winner of the prestigious 'Best Poster Prize' at the 2014 annual conference run by the Society of Legal Scholars.
Date:
09/10/2014

Graham Gee speaks at the UK Supreme Court

Graham Gee speaks at the UK Supreme Court
Description
Birmingham Law School senior lecturer spoke about financial and administrative challenges during the Court's first five years. The seminar marked the fifth anniversary since the Court's creation in 2009 and was attended by senior judges, officials, practitioners and academics.
Date:
08/10/2014

Bortolotti on Anosognosia and Epistemic Innocence

Bortolotti on Anosognosia and Epistemic Innocence
Description
Lisa Bortolotti is the author of a guest post on Kerry Gutridge's Psychiatric Ethics blog, entitled "Anosognosia and Epistemic Innocence". She asks in what circumstances it is appropriate to challenge delusional beliefs focusing on anosognosia, the denial of illness.
Date:
08/10/2014

Centre for West Midlands History Newsletter September issue

Centre for West Midlands History Newsletter September issue
Description
The latest issue of the newsletter is now available.
Date:
06/10/2014
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