News in the College of Arts and Law

Latest news stories drawn from the Schools and Departments of the College of Arts and Law.

Award-winning doctoral researcher Rowan Mackenzie of the Shakespeare Institute responds to Coronavirus crisis in prisons

Award-winning doctoral researcher Rowan Mackenzie of the Shakespeare Institute responds to Coronavirus crisis in prisons

Description
Over twenty prisons now using materials prepared by Shakespeare Institute scholar to support inmates during the crisis.
Date:
Friday 3 April 2020
European Research Council backs research into anti-slavery in Africa and sign languages

European Research Council backs research into anti-slavery in Africa and sign languages

Description
Two researchers from the College of Arts and Law at the University of Birmingham have been awarded ERC Advanced Grants as part of €450 million (£400 million) funding for Europe's long-term frontier research.
Date:
Tuesday 31 March 2020
Online seminar launched by IGNTP

Online seminar launched by IGNTP

Description
The International Greek New Testament Project will be running an online seminar from May 2020 entitled "Text-Critical Thursdays".
Date:
Tuesday 31 March 2020
State of emergency: how different countries are invoking extra powers to stop the coronavirus

State of emergency: how different countries are invoking extra powers to stop the coronavirus

Description
Alan Greene writing for The Conversation.
Date:
Tuesday 31 March 2020
Lisa Gee and Future Thinking

Lisa Gee and Future Thinking

Description
An isolation interview about recent developments in the FUTURES project.
Date:
Friday 27 March 2020
'There are some good parallels between 1940 and what we're facing now'

'There are some good parallels between 1940 and what we're facing now'

Description
Professor Jonathan Boff talks about the 'Blitz Spirit' on the BBC History Extra podcast
Date:
Tuesday 24 March 2020
Ancient Greeks purged city-states of disease as they would a human body – and it was the most vulnerable that suffered

Ancient Greeks purged city-states of disease as they would a human body – and it was the most vulnerable that suffered

Description
Candida Moss writes for The Conversation.
Date:
Monday 23 March 2020
Reconnecting and Resilience

Reconnecting and Resilience

Description
The women and men who have participated in the CSRS project have frequently talked about how their bodies hold on to the pain of what they experienced. Professor Janine Clark discusses the concept of (re)connectivity.
Date:
Monday 16 March 2020
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