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Arts of Place & Oxford Centre for Life-Writing Annual Lecture: Alexandra Walsham
26 April, 5pm, Arts Building LR3
Land and Labour in Literary History
Monday Conversation in Birmingham: 6 March 5-6pm. With Paddy Bullard
Talking Place between the Kingdoms of Sleep and Waking
Blog Post: Hannah Christopher reflects on the WomenTalkPlace Symposium
Monday Conversation 5th December: an evening of discussion about wine and dining with Heber Rodrigues and Will Bowers
Welcome Drinks and Research Exchange
Welcoming in the 2022-23 academic year
Trees of History
A summer evening of tree-themed readings and discussion in the Barber Gallery
“Where heaves the turf in many a mouldering heap…”
Our May 2022 Monday Conversation on the place of the churchyard with Ruth Abbott and James Metcalf
Daisy Hay: Stories of Romantic Birmingham
Weinrebe Lecture 2022: Daisy Hay on Joseph Priestley, Joseph Johnson, and ruins and riots
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Arts of Place members and friends offer a trove of short reflections on items from their bookshelves that have shaped their thinking about place. From classic pieces of nature writing, to contemporary works of criticism and theory, via local history, poetry and novels, we are creating an archive of book recommendations that will help enrich our perspectives.
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Featured image: David Cox, The Cross Roads, oil on panel, 1850, Birmingham Museums and Art Galleries.
Find out more in our Bookshelf entry on Common Land in English Painting, 1700-1850