The Department is pleased to announce its 2024 competitions which are open to all University of Birmingham students, staff and alumni.
Daniel Evans and Tamara Harvey, the new Joint Artistic Directors of the Royal Shakespeare Company became Senior Honorary Fellows of the Shakespeare Institute.
University of Birmingham researchers hail discovery as missing link in the thinking of the ‘godfather of multiculturalism’ and development of cultural studies.
The University of Birmingham were pleased to welcome alumna Fouzia Younis MBE (BA Joint Honours English and History) back to campus last week.
From Westminster and guest lecture invites to cross-cultural PhDs and birthday celebrations, the ties between China and the Shakespeare Institute run deep.
University of Birmingham alumna Sarah Grochala (MPhil Playwriting Studies, 2003) wins this year’s Women’s Prize for Playwriting with her play ‘Intelligence’.
Dr Chris Laoutaris has been invited to join the Fellowship in recognition of his outstanding work and achievements as a member of the community of English.
Dr Elizabeth O'Connor has been spotlighted by the Guardian as one of the top ten new novelists, to watch out for 2024.
Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge looks back at the writing of Hannah Arendt's seminal work on totalitarianism and considers contemporary parallels around the world
On completion of the programme, postgraduates will possess a diverse set of transferable and industry-specific skills, including digital content creation.
From activism to alienation, Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge discusses the relevance today of political writer Hannah Arendt – the subject of her major new book.
From dizzy apes to bad grammar, we take a look back at our top ten most read news stories this year.
University of Birmingham's Dr Chris Laoutaris, Associate Professor in Shakespeare, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
We spoke to four academics from across the College of Arts and Law about how their research is linked to climate change and what they hope to see out of COP28.
Interim report on the activities and civic engagement taking place as part of the Culture Forward project.
Alumna Funmi Olutoye, Features Producer for Good Morning Britain and Lorraine at ITV, has been announced as one of the 2023 BAFTA Breakthrough cohort.
Students on the MA Shakespeare and Creativity programme had the opportunity to engage in an interactive Ensemble workshop with an RSC actor and practitioner.
The Shakespeare Institute will be further developing the University of Birmingham's partnership with Waseda University, Tokyo through a two-day symposium.
Alumnus Gareth Neame OBE joins the University of Birmingham, as we expand our creative industries focus.
Paterson Joseph performed 'Sancho and me', based on his novel documenting the life of the first man of African Heritage to vote in Britain.
The new series, Shakespeare: Rise of a Genius, is the centrepiece of the BBC’s Shakespeare season celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio
University of Birmingham Assistant Professor Piasecki has won the first performance poetry award in one of the UK’s most prestigious poetry competitions.
The first Culture Forward Birmingham Qur'an working group meeting took place in September 2023
An ESRC-funded project will explore how stories told by social media influencers can impact young people as they gain awareness of challenges in mental health.
The theme of the 2024 symposium will be “Dickens, Context and Co-occurrence”.