Beyond Song

Our Undergraduate Research Scholar Louisa Day joined the project team in Summer 2019. The UGRS Scholarship enabled Louisa to undertake research on the theme ‘Beyond Song’. We have collated more than 1700 song settings of Baudelaire’s poetry but what other types of musical adaptations can be found? In this first blog post, Louisa examines a music video … Continue reading “Beyond Song”

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Audio Description in the West Midlands Arts and Culture Sector

by Benjamin Sibertz-Willett I applied to the Undergraduate Research Scheme about three hours before the applications closed, mostly as a ‘let’s see what the application process and interview are like’. I wasn’t really expecting anything to come of it. The project I applied for was ‘Audio Description in the West Midlands Arts and Culture Sector’ … Continue reading “Audio Description in the West Midlands Arts and Culture Sector”

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Grammars under threat: recording the grammatical legacy of Judeo-Spanish

by Michael Barnes How many romance languages could you name? French, Spanish, Italian… maybe you could guess Romanian from the name? How about Judeo-Spanish? If you’ve never heard of it, then you’re not alone – Judeo-Spanish is a romance language (that is, a language descended from Latin) originally from the Iberian Peninsula, but which in … Continue reading “Grammars under threat: recording the grammatical legacy of Judeo-Spanish”

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In Conversation with Objects: how artefacts tell stories about the past

by Kate Robertshaw Throughout August and September, I had the pleasure of taking part in the Undergraduate Research Scholarship at the Archaeology Collection in the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, with the guidance of Dr Maeve McHugh. The museum was first established in 1902 by Lecturer of Greek, Professor John Hopkinson, who first … Continue reading “In Conversation with Objects: how artefacts tell stories about the past”

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MIDLANDS ART PAPERS

by Jen Wilbur This summer, I was the undergraduate research scholar for Midlands Art Papers (MAP) – an online journal created by the University of Birmingham’s Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies in partnership with institutions from across the Midlands. I was really excited to be given this opportunity and have found it … Continue reading “MIDLANDS ART PAPERS”

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Old Age, Alms Houses and Birmingham’s Lench’s Trust

by Cameron Bonfield Why did I apply? I wasn’t always certain about applying for the Undergraduate Research Scholarship and if memory serves me right, I didn’t apply until the day of the deadline! But heading into third year of university meant I had to start looking at feasible options post my university adventure and while … Continue reading “Old Age, Alms Houses and Birmingham’s Lench’s Trust”

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War and Anti-War: Theatrical Responses to the First World War

by Phoebe Geary Unequivocally, World War One’s literary legacy has moulded the modern western canon more so than any other historical conflict. After all, it was the war that inspired the jolting poetry of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, and it was the war that produced an array of modern classics, most notably All Quiet … Continue reading “War and Anti-War: Theatrical Responses to the First World War”

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