News in Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

World Premiere for Birmingham University Singers

Toby Young
Birmingham University Singers were pleased to perform a new commission as part of the 2024 CrossCurrents festival in their recent concert.
27 March 2024

From state propaganda to populist marketing ploy: the slippery meaning of International Women’s Day

 International Women's Day in 2022 in Spain.
Sara Jones (University of Birmingham) and Maija Spurina (Latvian Academy of Culture) explore the contradictions of International Women’s Day around the world.
07 March 2024

University of Birmingham partner with Ex Cathedra to support student development

Performance of Sing Together: Handel's Messiah in the Bramhall Music building
University Music are pleased to announce a new partnership with the leading British choir, Ex Cathedra.
26 February 2024

Success for University Brass Band at UniBrass 2024

University Brass Band performance
University Music along with the University Music Society are delighted to report another successful trip away for this year’s UniBrass contest.
21 February 2024

The University of Birmingham hosts Trans/Queer Symposium and Networking Day

Beyond Radical: Queer Theory and the UK.
Last month, a Trans/Queer: Symposium and Networking Day was held and attended by UK and international academic staff plus postgraduate research students.
07 February 2024

University Music Spring 2024 Highlights

Students playing instruments
Following a successful first semester of concerts, University Music are delighted to share some upcoming highlights in their Spring concert programme.
05 February 2024

COVID-19 Public Inquiry – Does our obedience rely on the obedience of others?

Volunteers drawing hearts on The National Covid Memorial Wall
Dr Elystan Griffith and Prof Martin Wagner (University of Calgary) consider obedience to law after former PM Boris Johnson appeared at Covid Inquiry.
18 January 2024

The artistic legacy of early 20th century travel posters

Rebecca Savage.
Art Historian Rebecca Savage spoke on the BBC Radio 3's 'Free thinking' programme about the legacy of travel poster designers from before the Second World War.
10 January 2024

How can we ‘decolonise’ Victorian Art and Design through Museum Collections and Practice?

Ford Maddox Brown, The Last of England (1852-55)
Dr Kate Nichols, along with two other research leads, has produced a resource pack addressing this question for museums and galleries.
12 December 2023

University convenes Birmingham’s top cultural organisations for action on sustainability

Culture Forward Sustainability event.
Hosted by Birmingham Royal Ballet, the event saw 15 researchers from the College of Arts and Law lead discussions on how culture can promote sustainability.
07 December 2023

Translation workshops inspire pupils to see language learning as a creative activity

University of Birmingham School students in the translation workshop.
Dr Emma Wagstaff recently organised several translation workshops, delivered to UoB school students by facilitators from the Stephen Spender Trust.
27 November 2023

Project studying how Mekong Delta farmers fight climate change through music wins £1.75m grant

Dr Alexander M. Cannon.
Dr Alexander Cannon will lead a five-year research programme investigating how playing music could increase farmers’ uptake of new technologies.
23 November 2023
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