Dr Katherine Brown argues that the idea that converts to Islam make the most violent jihadi women only disrupts counter-extremism efforts, in this insight article for the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.
Grants totalling £549,585 awarded by the British Academy (BA) through its Sustainable Development Programme 2018.
Paper proposals are invited for the eleventh Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament, to be held in March 2019.
Professor Charlotte Hempel is launch her new co-edited book (with George J. Brooke), the 'T&T Clark Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls' on Monday 1 October, 5-6pm. The companion comprises over 70 articles exploring the entire body of the key texts and documents labelled as Dead Sea Scrolls.
Dr Abla Fedeli, former PhD student and member of the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing's Codex Zacynthius project, writes about her discovery of fragments of the Qur'an in the University of Birmingham's archives in 2015, and the resulting media coverage and reporting.
Professor Candida Moss reports for The Daily Beast on the discovery of ancient Roman ruins in Turkey, which are believed to be the long-sought remains of the church which hosted one of the most important events in Christianity.
Professor Candida Moss writes for The Daily Beast about the Museum of the Bible's extensive collection of Torah scrolls - while Torah scrolls are indisputably an important part of the Bible's long history, there are also evangelical and financial factors behind the museum's large collection.
Professor Candida Moss is quoted in this CBS News article.
Professor Charlotte Hempel's project 'Ezra's Legacy and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Law and Narratives of Exclusion', funded by a £154,899 Fellowship grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
For years, scholars thought they'd found a radically early version of the Gospels hidden inside an old book; but the 'facts' about the find could be fake news. Professor Candida Moss writes for the Daily Beast about recent scholarly research that dismantles the story of this ancient manuscript.
Birmingham's Professor of Christianity and Islam and the Nadir Dinshaw Professor of Interreligious Relations has been made a Fellow of the prestigious British Academy.
Eight leading universities in the Midlands are joining together to train the next generation of highly-skilled arts and humanities researchers, thanks to funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).