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BBKNewsItemProfessor Bill Bowring awarded Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Bowring is a leading expert in the UK on legal and human rights issues in Russia and the countries of the Former Soviet Union, and Eastern and Central Europe.
BBKNewsItemProfessor Martin Paul Eve awarded Medal of Honour in the Humanities and Social Sciences
The Medal of Honour is awarded to laureates of exceptional academic or social distinction, who make a unique contribution to the mutual relationship between faculties and universities.
BBKNewsItem C headerPublic engagement with research
A grant from Research Councils UK will enable Birkbeck to build upon existing public engagement initiatives and enrich our culture of engagement.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck launches nationwide short-story anthology
The Mechanics’ Issue 14 includes stories by award-winning established authors as well as featuring new voices from Birkbeck and beyond.
BBKNewsItemSupporting Indigenous Knowledge
A new biocultural training aid launches today, developed with the support of Birkbeck and the British Council. It is part of a project to reconnect indigenous communities with artefacts and botanical specimens.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck film shortlisted for Best Research Film of the Year
Nasheed Qamar Faruqi's film David Hawkins: A Battle of the Mind was chosen out of hundreds of submissions by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
BBKNewsItemLayers of London
Birkbeck is set to partner in a major new heritage project for London.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck art historians release two new books
The Tiger in the Smoke by Professor Lynda Nead and The Conversation Piece by Dr Kate Retford will be published this year by Yale University Press.
BBKNewsItem text/texmacsWelcome to the new academic year for students
Professor David Latchman, Master of Birkbeck, offers his personal welcome to new and returning students.
BBKNewsItemOrientation events at Birkbeck
A programme of Orientation events will enable new students to get the best start to life at Birkbeck.
BBKNewsItemProfessor Marina Warner awarded British Academy Medal
The Medals are awarded for landmark academic achievement in any of the humanities and social science disciplines supported by the Academy.
BBKNewsItemColourful histories
How we think about different hues has been 'coloured' by years of history, culture and scientific endeavour, says Dr Gavin Evans in new book The Story of Colour.
BBKNewsItemThe Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies celebrates 10 years
CILAVS, now an established hub for research in the UK and overseas, promotes the best research on the history and theory of visual culture in the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck graduate named among 100 Most Influential Young Africans
Amr Sobhy, who graduated from Birkbeck’s MSc Public Policy and Management in 2016, is an award winning Egyptian information activist, social entrepreneur, published author and poet.
BBKNewsItemWorkplaces failing to tackle 'always on' culture
New research from the Department of Organizational Psychology’s Dr Almuth McDowall found that unlike other countries, the UK has made little progress in helping staff switch off outside of work hours – to the detriment of workers' wellbeing.
BBKNewsItemIn Pursuit of Love
The Peltz Gallery celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality with an exhibition of artist Sunil Gupta’s iconic images of gay love and desire.
BBKNewsItem text/texmacsScholarships awarded to five exceptional Arts students
The Daniel and Elizabeth Peltz Awards, each worth £6000, have been granted to five students from the School of Arts based on their outstanding academic or professional records.
BBKNewsItemBeginning: new play from Birkbeck lecturer comes to the National Theatre
The play, by Lecturer in Creative Writing David Eldridge, offers an intimate look at the first fragile moments of risking your heart and taking a chance with a new person.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck among best universities in the world for international outlook
The newly published Times Higher Education World University rankings for 2017-18 puts Birkbeck in the top third of more than a thousand leading universities, and in the top 10% of universities for international outlook, based on overseas staff, students and research collaborations.
BBKNewsItemBirkbeck art historian uncovers earliest known case of ‘facsimile portraiture’
Using digital analysis, Dr Jacobus reveals the earliest known portraits to represent an exact physical likeness of their subject, centuries ahead of the advent of photography and other forms of facsimile portraiture.