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'Official' papers may not tell whole story of historical paedophilia scandal

'Official' papers may not tell whole story of historical paedophilia scandal

Description
Dr Christopher Moores discusses how the discovery and release of government papers detailing the investigation into the alleged 'unnatural' sexual conduct of diplomat Sir Peter Hayman generated substantial press coverage; yet unreported, were alternative contemporary accounts offering a different story of the legal proceedings brought against members of the Paedophile Information Exchange in the 1980s.
Date:
25/02/2015
A funny thing didn't happen on the way to the Forum

A funny thing didn't happen on the way to the Forum

Description
Inaugural lecture of Professor Simon Esmonde-Cleary
Date:
24/02/2015
'World War One: Aviation Comes of Age' MOOC

'World War One: Aviation Comes of Age' MOOC

Description
Registration is now open for our World War One MOOC in collaboration with the BBC, which will allow users to explore the aerial aspect of the conflict through a series of academic resources and multimedia content.
Date:
03/02/2015
Friends of the Centre for West Midlands History newsletter

Friends of the Centre for West Midlands History newsletter

Description
The January edition of the friends newsletter is now available.
Date:
27/01/2015
After Paris: keeping our buildings and minds open

After Paris: keeping our buildings and minds open

Description
In the latest Birmingham Brief Professor Gavin Schaffer discusses the after-effects of the Paris shootings on Britains Jewish community.
Date:
23/01/2015
Report: Roundtable on contemporary global environmental history

Report: Roundtable on contemporary global environmental history

Description
The inaugural BISEMEH event which featured two papers with different geographic scopes, timeframes, and moral quagmires.
Date:
14/01/2015
Birmingham's history is for everyone

Birmingham's history is for everyone

Description
Dr Chris Callow on how archives give people an interest in a place, and sense of pride in a place, and they are an effective marketing tool for a city to the wider world.
Date:
12/01/2015
30 Years since Staying Power: the history of black people in Britain

30 Years since Staying Power: the history of black people in Britain

Description
Staying Power is recognised as one of the definitive pieces of scholarship on the history of Black Britain. Doctoral researcher Saima Nasar discusses a recent workshop dedicated to Peter Fryers landmark book.
Date:
07/01/2015
Black Country History Day

Black Country History Day

Description
A report on the Black Country History Day held in October 2014.
Date:
02/01/2015
Birmingham History Day 2014

Birmingham History Day 2014

Description
Report by Sarah Hayes.
Date:
20/12/2014
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