Events in the Department of History

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

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Forthcoming Events

Genomic Data and Longobard History

Genomic Data and Longobard History

Date
24/04/2017
Description
This workshop will present intermediate findings regarding the migration of European societies north and south of the Alps through the analysis of ancient DNA in Longobard cemeteries in Hungary and in Italy. It will address what historic genome data, and current techniques in its analysis can and, importantly can't, say about a period much revisited by historians erroneously and often dangerously seeking there the roots of their own nation states.
The Challenge of Interdisciplinary Research Between History and Genomics

The Challenge of Interdisciplinary Research Between History and Genomics

Date
25/04/2017
Description
This workshop will discuss genetics and the intersection of scientific method with the study of the past in what promises to be a really informative and challenging event.
Strategy and peace-making in the Thirty Years War

Strategy and peace-making in the Thirty Years War

Date
25/04/2017
Description
Professor Peter Wilson (Oxford) delivers the annual John Terraine Memorial Lecture
The Tramp's Tale: A Story of Soviet Border-Crossings, 1945-50

The Tramp's Tale: A Story of Soviet Border-Crossings, 1945-50

Date
26/04/2017
Description
Modern and Contemporary History Seminar given by Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick (Sydney).
Midlands Viking Symposium 2017

Midlands Viking Symposium 2017

Date
29/04/2017
Description
An event designed to bring together academics and enthusiasts in Viking Studies.
On or about May 2017: Cultural histories in the here and now

On or about May 2017: Cultural histories in the here and now

Date
08/05/2017
Description
Professor Matt Houlbrook presents in the BRIHC Spring Series 2017.
M3C Eighteenth-Century Research Workshop

M3C Eighteenth-Century Research Workshop

Date
10/05/2017
Description
We invite eighteenth-century colleagues from Birmingham, Warwick, Leicester and Nottingham to a workshop aimed at developing research networks across the consortium institutions.
Unintended consequences or desired outcome? Soldiers' children and their role in policies of national rebirth

Unintended consequences or desired outcome? Soldiers' children and their role in policies of national rebirth

Date
15/05/2017
Description
Professor Sabine Lee presents in the BRIHC Spring Series 2017.
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