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The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities

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Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities

Birkbeck, University of London

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The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities (BIH) was established in 2004 to stimulate research, public debate and collaboration among academics and intellectuals on important public issues of our time. Key to its remit is the promotion of new ideas and forms of understanding in the humanities.

As part of this mission, the BIH aims to foster a climate of interdisciplinary research and collaboration among colleagues from three schools (Arts; Law; Social Sciences, History and Philosophy) at Birkbeck, University of London, as well as inviting in other UK-based and international academics and researchers.

London Critical Theory Summer School

Our internationally renowned Summer School took place from 25 June - 6 July 2018. The Summer School enables graduate students and academics to engage in a two-week course of day-time study with acclaimed critical thinkers. Full details of the dates for 2019 and the application process will be added to the website soon.

New for 2018 - International Bursary Competition

23 October 2018 - 13:00: Using Open Access Resources

Learn about using open access resources in your search for information.

23 October 2018 - 14:30: Play the Open Access board game

Come and play the Open Access board game to get a better understanding of what open access is and how it works.

23 October 2018 - 19:00: Open Knowledge: process, ethics, possibilities

Join us for what will be an interesting panel presentation and discussion around the theme of open access.

24 October 2018 - 15:00: Understanding green and gold open access

What is Gold Open Access? How does it differ from Green? And where on Earth do Diamond and Platinum fit in?

25 October 2018 - 15:00: Get a DOI for data/get an ORCID

Find out more about researcher identifiers and how they connect your research during your career.