News in Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

Research sparks a buzz through unique great yellow bumblebee recordings

Research sparks a buzz through unique great yellow bumblebee recordings

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Mark Ferguson (Department of Music) has recorded one of the rarest bees - the great yellow bumblebee - in its natural habitat. We caught up with him following the recordings being played on BBC Radio 4 earlier this week.
Date:
Wednesday 11 September 2019
Director of Performance at London's Wigmore Hall

Director of Performance at London's Wigmore Hall

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Pianist Ceri Owen, the Department of Music's new Director of Performance, gave a debut recital at London's Wigmore Hall on 15 July 2019.
Date:
Monday 9 September 2019
Is there space for freedom of expression in Prevent culture?

Is there space for freedom of expression in Prevent culture?

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Professor Lisa Downing organised a recent panel discussion entitled Wellbeing and Freedom of Expression in a Prevent Culture to accompany Navine G. Khan-Dossos's exhibition in London.
Date:
Tuesday 3 September 2019
Testimony in Practice

Testimony in Practice

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Exhibition Opening at Centrala Exhibition Opening at Romanian Cultural Institute in London
Date:
Thursday 29 August 2019
Marie Curie Fellowship awarded to explore language in Persian translation

Marie Curie Fellowship awarded to explore language in Persian translation

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Dr Kayvan Tahmasebian (Department of Modern Languages) has been awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to examine the influence of translation on deep structures of modern Persian literary criticism.
Date:
Wednesday 21 August 2019
University of Birmingham launches new Autumn 2019 Concerts Programme

University of Birmingham launches new Autumn 2019 Concerts Programme

Description
As the University starts a new academic year, delve into a diverse array of musical experiences this autumn.
Date:
Monday 12 August 2019
Birmingham students perform at the BBC Proms 2019

Birmingham students perform at the BBC Proms 2019

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University of Birmingham Voices were pleased to perform this month as part of the BBC Proms Youth Choir at the largest classical music festival in the world – the BBC Proms.
Date:
Wednesday 31 July 2019
German city unveils West Midlands academic's insight into historic cinema

German city unveils West Midlands academic's insight into historic cinema

Description
A University of Birmingham expert made the 630-mile journey from the West Midlands to northern Germany to see the unveiling of a public sign about his research into an abandoned British army theatre and cinema.
Date:
Monday 8 July 2019
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