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International conference announcement

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The Thrill of the Dark: Heritages of Fear, Fascination and Fantasy. Delivered in partnership between the University of Birmingham, University of Illinois and Stockholm University.
Date:
25/09/2018

Performance to commemorate unsung hero's role in triumphant voyage of discovery

Performance to commemorate unsung hero's role in triumphant voyage of discovery
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A University of Birmingham artist and historian is set to lead an outdoor procession as part of a performance and exhibition in commemoration of Captain James Cook's voyage from Plymouth to Australia on HMS Endeavour 250 years ago.
Date:
24/09/2018

Cook's New Clothes Collaboration

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Cook's New Clothes is a collaboration between Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll and Kirill Burlov, Ludovica Fales, Nikolaus Gansterer, Ruby Hoette, Simon Layton, Mo'ong and Keren Ruki to create a series of events carried by music, regalia, dance, drawings and spoken words.
Date:
24/09/2018

Doing Conferences Differently

Doing Conferences Differently
Description
Ilya Afanasyev, Nicholas Evans and Nicholas Matheou on the possibility of another kind of academic conference in this latest Verso blog post
Date:
21/09/2018

Book launch - Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls

Book launch - Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls
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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.
Date:
21/09/2018

Lost generations – the challenges of preserving Jewish heritage

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Director of the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, Professor Mike Robinson discusses the challenges of preserving Jewish heritage.
Date:
20/09/2018

Lost generations – the challenges of preserving Jewish heritage

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Director of the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, Professor Mike Robinson discusses the challenges of preserving Jewish heritage.
Date:
20/09/2018

Was the Council of Nicaea church just found under a lake?

Was the Council of Nicaea church just found under a lake?
Description
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.
Date:
19/09/2018

Collective enthusiasm and the cautious scholar: The case of the discovery of the "Birmingham Qur'ān"

Collective enthusiasm and the cautious scholar: The case of the discovery of the "Birmingham Qur'ān"
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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.
Date:
19/09/2018

What's your story? - The story of our self is largely fictional, which can both help and hinder us

What's your story? - The story of our self is largely fictional, which can both help and hinder us
Description
Professor Lisa Bortolotti writes about self-narratives and the stories we tell ourselves for IAI News. Self-narratives are the means by which people establish continuity between their past, present, and future experiences and impose some coherence on their disparate traits and features.
Date:
19/09/2018
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