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Irrationality - new book by Lisa Bortolotti

Irrationality - new book by Lisa Bortolotti
Description
Professor Bortolotti's new book, an accessible and engaging introduction to key debates on irrationality, is now out in the UK and will be out next month in the US.
Date:
06/10/2014

CeSMA supports Quadrivium X: Birmingham

CeSMA supports Quadrivium X: Birmingham
Description
Quadrivium is an annual research, careers, and skills training event for postgraduates and early career researchers of medieval and early modern textual studies.
Date:
03/10/2014

Bipolar disorder makes the headlines

Bipolar disorder makes the headlines
Description
PhD student Magdalena Antrobus discusses marketing strategies that are insensitive to mental health issues.
Date:
03/10/2014

Climate change and divestment policies

Climate change and divestment policies
Description
In a recent post at the Ethics and International Affairs blog, Scott Wisor argues that the campaign is designed in such a way as that it cannot effectively change the conduct of fossil fuel companies. Worse, it may draw strength from more effective efforts to combat climate change by directing activist energy to misguided policies.
Date:
03/10/2014

New appointments for Knowing Each Other team

New appointments for Knowing Each Other team
Description
September has been an exciting month for the Knowing Each Other project. The contribution to their respective fields of three members of the team.
Date:
03/10/2014

Wilkie Collins' 'lost' drama - The Lighthouse

Wilkie Collins' 'lost' drama - The Lighthouse
Description
Dr Caroline Radcliffe talks to Ideas Lab about her research on Willkie Collins' plays.
Date:
03/10/2014

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

Re-Thinking Medical Law: International workshop on law and ethics comes to Birmingham.

Re-Thinking Medical Law: International workshop on law and ethics comes to Birmingham.
Description
On 15 September 2014 Birmingham Law School hosted the Ethical Judgments Project Workshop. The project looks at nine important medical law cases in the UK on topics like abortion, IVF, medical negligence, consent to treatment, withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment and assisted dying.
Date:
01/10/2014

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

Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?

Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?
Description
Dr Esther Asprey interviewed by the BBC as part of their run up to the next series of Peaky Blinders.
Date:
23/09/2014
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