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November 2017

Shakespeare’s emotions, lost and found

November 17, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Other Place Studio Theatre, 22 Southern Lane
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6BH United Kingdom
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How is emotion represented in Shakespeare’s plays, and what does this mean for us today? This event, aimed at college and university students, will explore both the familiarity and strangeness of emotional experience in Shakespeare’s writing. Join academics from the University of Birmingham's Shakespeare Institute and theatre practitioners from the Royal Shakespeare Company as they discuss the drama, history, philosophy, theatrical and personal dimensions of emotion in Shakespeare. Attendees will also have the chance to work with passages chosen by members…

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Beyond the battlefields: women and photography in WW1

November 18, 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Heritage Learning Space, Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square
Birmingham, West Midlands B1 2ND United Kingdom
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Free 31 spots left

Beyond the Battlefields: women and photography in WW1 is a symposium that will explore the role of women photographers across Europe during the Great War. The event is being held to accompany the exhibition Beyond the Battlefields: Käthe Buchler’s Photographs of Germany in the Great War at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and the University of Birmingham. The collection of photographs have been lent by the Museum of Photography in Braunschweig and have never been displayed before outside Germany. For event…

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London: labyrinth of loss – a walking tour through time

November 18, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Snow Hill Police Station, 5 Snow Hill
London, ec1a 2dp United Kingdom
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Free Sold out

Amidst the City of London’s vibrant streets, this walking tour will explore shifting attitudes towards lost property. Discover how objects- and the people who lost and found them- shed light on the hidden history of the growing metropolis. This interactive journey from Snow Hill Police Station to Fenchurch Street Railway Station will take you back in time, bringing to life illicit eighteenth-century practices of reclaiming stolen goods, before examining how a lawful system developed in the nineteenth century. Look at…

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Babbling beasts

November 19, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square
Birmingham, West Midlands B3 3DH United Kingdom
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Free 1 spot left

Tell a story, make a digital game. Befriend a beast and create an adventure together at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery! A group of friendly furry animals are searching for treasures at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. They are feeling lost and need your help! Can you rescue them by telling a story to guide them through a gallery at the museum? Join poet Roz Goddard, games designer John Sear and reading researcher Danielle Fuller for one of our…

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Sovereignties of Birmingham

November 19, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Birmingham MAC, Randle Studio, Cannon Hill Park, Queen's Ride
Birmingham, West Midlands B12 9QH United Kingdom
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Free 90 spots left

It was one of the most searched words on Google last year, but what exactly is sovereignty? Is it taking back control? Is it legitimacy? Is it philosophy? How does it shape our local and national history, past, present and future? Join us for a talk and lively discussion with researchers, students and local societies to explore this topical notion through the lens of Birmingham, the city where Theresa May gave her 2016 Brexit speech in support of reclaiming sovereignty…

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London: labyrinth of loss – a walking tour through time

November 19, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Snow Hill Police Station, 5 Snow Hill
London, ec1a 2dp United Kingdom
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Free 7 spots left

Amidst the City of London’s vibrant streets, this walking tour will explore shifting attitudes towards lost property. Discover how objects- and the people who lost and found them- shed light on the hidden history of the growing metropolis. This interactive journey from Snow Hill Police Station to Fenchurch Street Railway Station will take you back in time, bringing to life illicit eighteenth-century practices of reclaiming stolen goods, before examining how a lawful system developed in the nineteenth century. Look at…

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Babbling beasts

November 19, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square
Birmingham, West Midlands B3 3DH United Kingdom
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Free 26 spots left

Tell a story, make a digital game. Befriend a beast and create an adventure together at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery! A group of friendly furry animals are searching for treasures at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. They are feeling lost and need your help! Can you rescue them by telling a story to guide them through a gallery at the museum? Join poet Roz Goddard, games designer John Sear and reading researcher Danielle Fuller for one of our…

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Sovereignties of Birmingham

November 20, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
University of Birmingham Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham
Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TT United Kingdom
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It was one of the most searched words on Google last year, but what exactly is sovereignty? Is it taking back control? Is it legitimacy? How does it shape our local and national history, past, present and future? Join us for a talk and lively discussion to explore this topical notion through the lens of Birmingham, the city where Theresa May gave her 2016 Brexit speech in support of reclaiming sovereignty back from the EU. This event is open to…

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Rights wot rights?

November 22, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University of Birmingham, European Research Institute, Digital Humanities Hub, Edgbaston,
Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom
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This lively session presents newly digitised 80’s video archive and campaigning materials from TURC Video and Birmingham Trade Union Resource Centre. It will be introduced by Curator Yasmeen Baig-Clifford, Director of Vivid Projects who is overseeing the development of the 'Birmingham Media Archive Project'; and Dr Chris Moores, Birmingham Fellow, Modern British History and historian of civil liberties activism in twentieth century Britain. His recent book Civil Liberties and Human Rights in Twentieth Century Britain (2017) examines the relationship between…

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Rights wot rights?

November 23, 12:00 pm - November 25, 5:00 pm
Vivid Projects, 16 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St
Birmingham, West Midlands B5 5RS United Kingdom
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Artist collective REPEATOR present a pop-up installation responding to a newly digitised archive of tapes produced 1982-1992 featuring workers campaigns against discrimination, original campaign print materials and audio from Birmingham Trade Union Resource Centre. The installation offers sharp insights into workers struggles and community action centred on women’s rights, anti- discrimination and social democracy in Birmingham. The installation is presented as part of the 'Rights wot rights?' events series of screenings and talks to provide a lively, illustrative record of the…

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Vanished: a historian’s guide to extinction

November 24, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Lapworth Museum, Aston Webb Building, University of Bimingham
Edgbaston, West Midlands B15 2TT United Kingdom
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Free 19 spots left

Over 90% of beings that ever lived on Earth are now extinct - if you’re reading this, you’re lucky enough to be in the 10% that survived! But as a scientific theory, extinction is surprisingly modern. This talk will be a whistle-stop tour of the history of extinction from a historian’s perspective. It will show how scientists have gone from believing that extinction can only be due to human actions to accepting that it is an endemic feature of the…

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Must bankers be bad?

November 25, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Impact Hub, 58 Oxford Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B5 5NR United Kingdom
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Free 80 spots left

Financial scandals are a regular part of life under twenty-first century capitalism—from Libor-fixing to subprime mortgages and Fred 'the Shred' Goodwin. But are they symptoms of a lost sense of morality, or just a few lost sheep? This panel discussion brings history and philosophy together with real-world experience, to find new ways of thinking about good and bad among the masters of money. What are the ethics that guide financial professionals, and how do individual motives fit within the enormous…

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