Events

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

Forthcoming Events

Empires of Emptiness: Fortresses of the Sahara and the Steppe

Empires of Emptiness: Fortresses of the Sahara and the Steppe

Date
23/05/2016 - 21/09/2016
Description
The Sahara comes to Ironbridge. An exhibition at Jackfield Tile Museum.
Desert & Steppe Conquests: Fortresses and Railways in the Sahara and Kazakhstan

Desert & Steppe Conquests: Fortresses and Railways in the Sahara and Kazakhstan

Date
14/09/2016
Description
Conceived as a complement to the Empires of Emptiness exhibition held until 21 September at the Fusion Gallery (Jackfield Tile Museum), this talk will consider two major developments which allowed the expansion of European empires into the Sahara desert and the Central Asian steppe: desert fortifications and railways.

Tea with the Sphinx

Date
23 - 24/09/2016
Description
'Tea with the Sphinx' explores ancient Egypt as imagined by 'Western civilisation' from Napoleon's invasion until the millennium
Tea with the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt and the Modern Imagination

Tea with the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt and the Modern Imagination

Date
23 - 24/09/2016
Description
'Tea with the Sphinx' is a two-day conference that explores ancient Egypt as imagined by 'Western civilisation' from Napoleon's invasion until the millennium
Incessant Vitality, Endless Maintenance: Restoring and Stabilising the Material World

Incessant Vitality, Endless Maintenance: Restoring and Stabilising the Material World

Date
04/10/2016
Description
IIICH Visiting Lecture Series: Tim Edensor
BRIHC: Thinking through 'loss'

BRIHC: Thinking through 'loss'

Date
19/10/2016
Description
A discussion event to consider the usefulness of 'material loss' as an analytical framework.
"Ruination": Conflicting Values at a Potential World Heritage Site in Thailand

"Ruination": Conflicting Values at a Potential World Heritage Site in Thailand

Date
20/10/2016
Description
Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage Visiting Lecture Series: Dr Helaine Silverman
Ironbridge Annual Lecture: A European Future for our Past?

Ironbridge Annual Lecture: A European Future for our Past?

Date
25/10/2016
Description
Bénédicte Selfslagh, World Heritage & Cultural Heritage Expert, will give the 2016 Ironbridge Annual lecture
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