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05 July 2019
Students studying on our Shakespeare Institute distance learning programmes have the unique opportunity to study the performance of Shakespeare in Asia.
06 June 2019
Shakespeare Institute students talk about their experience of attending a week long workshop with RSC Director Iqbal Khan looking at the provocation "What is a modern history play?"
29 April 2019
Simon Smith's 'Musical Response in the Early Modern Playhouse, 1603-1625' wins the 2018 University English Book Prize.
29 March 2019
Chris talked to the TV Historian about Shakespeare and Love
25 February 2019
Martin Wiggins, Abigail Rokison-Woodall and Michael Dobson interviewed in Quest article.
22 January 2019
Erin Sullivan wins the Philippa Maddern Prize for her 'Emotions: History, Culture, Society' article.
18 January 2019
Community representatives from across Birmingham had an exciting preview of a major new project which will unlock the city's forgotten Shakespearean heritage.
14 December 2018
On Saturday 2 March 2019, we are opening the doors to both The Shakespeare Institute and The Other Place to invite prospective postgraduate students to learn more about our range of innovative study opportunities for September 2019 and beyond.
28 November 2018
Experts from the University of Birmingham and their counterparts at Waseda University were joined by Japanese Kyogen actor Mansai Nomura to explore how to bring Shakespeare to life for today's theatre audiences.
15 November 2018
Elizabeth Sandis introducing a reading of 'The Queen's Arcadia' by Shakespeare's Globe.
06 November 2018
Professor Ewan Fernie appeared on Radio 3's Sunday Feature in conversation with Dr Islam Issa, who did his PhD under Dr Hugh Adlington in EDACS and is now a BBC New Generation Thinker. The subject was Shakespeare and Terrorism. You can listen to the programme here:
01 November 2018
We are now ranked 70 in the subject ranking for arts and humanities, which covers art, performing arts, design, languages, literature, linguistics, history, philosophy, theology, architecture and archaeology.
More forthcoming events
How we are exploring issues of climate through the arts, humanities and law.
The College of Arts and Law is placed 67th in the Times Higher Education 2022 rankings, making it one of the best places for study and research in this field globally.
A collaboration with Birmingham City Council will revive the fortunes of the Birmingham Shakespeare Memorial Library