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Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology Graduation 2018

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology Graduation 2018

Description
'I've enjoyed the opportunity to learn about so many different diverse cultures' – our graduates share their favourite things about their time at Birmingham.
Date:
20/07/2018
Uprising; Spirit of '68: The Battle of Algiers

Uprising; Spirit of '68: The Battle of Algiers

Description
The Battle of Algiers, Gillo Pontecorvo's brilliant award-winning 1966 film chronicles events connected to Algeria's struggle for independence from France, the film's newsreel style provides an intimate portrait of state and non-state violence in an era of decolonisation.
Date:
19/07/2018
An African games studio and a Nigerian fighting game based on African mythology

An African games studio and a Nigerian fighting game based on African mythology

Description
Tessa Pijnaker talks to Akdogan Ali – Founder of game development studio Black Ring - for her third post on African superheroes for the Africa in Words blog.
Date:
19/07/2018
Birmingham's Gun Trade: Did war shape the Industrial Revolution?

Birmingham's Gun Trade: Did war shape the Industrial Revolution?

Description
Interview with Professor Priya Satia on her visit to the University of Birmingham.
Date:
03/07/2018

Cold War History: History: the Berlin blockade and airlift

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Dr Armin Grunbacher presents the latest Birmingham Brief.
Date:
27/06/2018
Supporting Classics in Birmingham and West Midlands' Secondary Schools

Supporting Classics in Birmingham and West Midlands' Secondary Schools

Description
Teachers and education chiefs met together to pioneer the future of Classics provision in secondary schools in the West Midlands.
Date:
18/06/2018
Pacifists making guns

Pacifists making guns

Description
Professor Priya Satia (Stanford) delivered the Modern and Contemporary Annual Lecture 2018.
Date:
14/06/2018
African superheroes in the 1970s and '80s: a historical perspective

African superheroes in the 1970s and '80s: a historical perspective

Description
Second in Tessa Pijnaker's series of blogposts for Africa in Words.
Date:
12/06/2018
Debt, service, and the origins of capitalism

Debt, service, and the origins of capitalism

Description
Report and video from David Graeber's recent keynote.
Date:
12/06/2018
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