Events 

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from around the department and the wide-ranging projects our staff and students get involved with. More events throughout the School of Government and Society.

Forthcoming events

The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: The Uses and Misuses of History

The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: The Uses and Misuses of History

Date
Wednesday 26th November 2014
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 121
Description
This round-table will discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict - one of the most complex and protracted ethno-territorial conflicts in the post-Soviet space. It will focus on the role of historical narrative in the political discourse of all parties involved in the conflict. We will gather together scholars and policy-makers with in-depth empirical, scholarly and political experience of this turbulent region.

The New Challenges and Choices of the South Caucasus: Between Political, Cultural and Economic Priorities

Date
Thursday 27th November 2014
Location:
52 Pritchatts Road, S106
Description
Dr Denis Dvornikov will speak on the current political situation in the South Caucasus region, focussing on the new challenges linked with geopolitical integration projects such as the Eurasian Economic Union and the Iran factor as well as the situation with the region's non-recognised states (Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Nagorno-Karabakh).
The Dark Side of EU-rope: Imperium Europaeum?

The Dark Side of EU-rope: Imperium Europaeum?

Date
Monday 1st December 2014
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 714/5
Description
Speakers: David Engels (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Hauke Brunkhorst (University of Flensburg). Chair: Julian Pänke (IGS).
Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 03 December 2014

Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 03 December 2014

Date
Wednesday 3rd December 2014
Location:
Edgbaston Campus
Description
The next Postgraduate Open Day will be held on Wednesday 03 December 2014. You can now book your place. The postgraduate open day gives you the opportunity to talk to our experts and find out more about the wide portfolio of taught and research opportunities available to you at the University of Birmingham. Whatever stage you are at with your career, a visit to the open day will clarify your options and help you plan your next step.
Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance in the last year of WWII

Disobeying Hitler: German Resistance in the last year of WWII

Date
Wednesday 10th December 2014
Location:
Muirhead Tower (Building R21 on campus map), Room 417
Description
Speaker: Randall Hansen (University of Toronto). IGS 'Not The First World War Centenary' seminar
Understanding the Post-Crisis Landscape: Assessing Change in Economic Management, Welfare, Work and Democracy

Understanding the Post-Crisis Landscape: Assessing Change in Economic Management, Welfare, Work and Democracy

Date
Monday 15th December 2014
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
This seminar will highlight and contest contemporary political economy approaches to macroeconomic management, welfare, work, and democracy, in the light of the global economic crisis - thereby setting the scene for four subsequent seminars to explore each of these themes in more depth.
Ethnic minority political representation in Britain: the end of the Race Relations Paradigm?

Ethnic minority political representation in Britain: the end of the Race Relations Paradigm?

Date
Wednesday 21st January 2015
Description
Speaker: Maria Sobolewska (Manchester)
The Palatine Wedding of 1613 and its Impact on Confessional Politics

The Palatine Wedding of 1613 and its Impact on Confessional Politics

Date
Wednesday 21st January 2015
Location:
Strathcona LT6
Description
Sara Smart (University of Exeter). IGS / Modern Languages seminar.
EU as an international security actor

EU as an international security actor

Date
Wednesday 28th January 2015
Description
Speaker: Adrian Hyde-Price (Gothenburg), Discussant: Derek Averre (POLSIS/CREES).
From "Coventration" to Reconciliation: Coventry and Dresden after 1940/45

From "Coventration" to Reconciliation: Coventry and Dresden after 1940/45

Date
Thursday 5th February 2015
Description
Speaker: Dr Stefan Goebel (University of Kent). IGS 'Not The First World War Centenary' seminar.
The Greenest Nation on Trial: German Environmentalism in Perspective

The Greenest Nation on Trial: German Environmentalism in Perspective

Date
Tuesday 24th February 2015
Location:
Muirhead Tower (Building R21 on campus map), Room 417
Description
IGS Panel Discussion. Speakers: Axel Goodbody (University of Bath), Silke Mende (Centre d'Histoire de Sciences Po, Paris), Frank Uekötter (University of Birmingham).
DEFA's Last Gasp: Melancholy and the End of East German Filmmaking

DEFA's Last Gasp: Melancholy and the End of East German Filmmaking

Date
Wednesday 4th March 2015
Location:
Strathcona LT6
Description
Speaker: Nick Hodgin (University of Lancaster). IGS / Modern Languages seminar.
The rise of populism in Europe

The rise of populism in Europe

Date
Wednesday 11th March 2015
Description
Speakers: Daniele Albertazzi (Modern Languages) and Peter Kerr (POLSIS).
Whither German Memory? Towards an Integrated Model of Remembering

Whither German Memory? Towards an Integrated Model of Remembering

Date
Wednesday 18th March 2015
Location:
Strathcona LT6
Description
Speaker: Bill Niven (Nottingham Trent). IGS / Modern Languages seminar.
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