Events

The Department of History has an extensive programme of events throughout the year including seminars, conferences and day schools.

Forthcoming Events

The Origins and Transmission of Culture (OToC): An interdisciplinary approach

The Origins and Transmission of Culture (OToC): An interdisciplinary approach

Date
28/05/2015
Description
A conference aiming to bring together researchers from different disciplines to discuss the origins of culture (for both humans and non-humans), how it evolved, and how we can study these changes.
Wings of Modernity

Wings of Modernity

Date
29/05/2015
Description
Peter Gray speaks at the 2015 Hay Festival.
Newman Brothers Coffin Works, Birmingham. An introduction to a newly opened heritage event

Newman Brothers Coffin Works, Birmingham. An introduction to a newly opened heritage event

Date
03/06/2015
Description
West Midlands History Seminar given by Sarah Hayes.
A Micro-Historical Approach to Global China: The Daily Life of Europeans in Beijing in the Long 18th Century

A Micro-Historical Approach to Global China: The Daily Life of Europeans in Beijing in the Long 18th Century

Date
11/06/2015
Description
A Global China: New Approaches lecture given by Eugenio Menegon (Boston University).
From World History to World Literature: China, the South, and the Global 1960s

From World History to World Literature: China, the South, and the Global 1960s

Date
12/06/2015
Description
A Global China: New Approaches lecture given by Shu-mei Shih (University of Hong Kong and University of California, Los Angeles).
Making resources speak: themes and methods of the new materialism

Making resources speak: themes and methods of the new materialism

Date
29/06/2015
Description
IAS workshop led by Dr Frank Uekotter, Reader in Environmental Humanities, which will explore paths towards theoretically informed but empirically grounded studies of the 'new materialism' and examination of specific resources.
Professor Geoff Eley: "What Produces Democracy? Revolutionary Crises, Popular Politics, and Democratic Gains in Twentieth-Century Europe"

Professor Geoff Eley: "What Produces Democracy? Revolutionary Crises, Popular Politics, and Democratic Gains in Twentieth-Century Europe"

Date
01/07/2015
Description
Geoff Eley is the Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History, as well as being a faculty member of the German Department, at the University of Michigan.This lecture forms part of the 'Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished lecture series' which aims to reflect on the major social, cultural, and policy issues of our time.
Professor Geoff Eley: "What Produces Democracy? Revolutionary Crises, Popular Politics, and Democratic Gains in Twentieth-Century Europe"

Professor Geoff Eley: "What Produces Democracy? Revolutionary Crises, Popular Politics, and Democratic Gains in Twentieth-Century Europe"

Date
01/07/2015
Description
Geoff Eley is the Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of Contemporary History, as well as being a faculty member of the German Department, at the University of Michigan.This lecture forms part of the 'Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished lecture series' which aims to reflect on the major social, cultural, and policy issues of our time.
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