Previous events

2014

24th September - Eyes on Central Asia

20th September - Greece: From Junta to Crisis

28th June - Cultural production in the early modern household

24th June - Heritage and Philanthropy: Turning Public Passion into Pounds

24th-25th June - Conference: Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies 50 Years On

24th-25th June - The Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies 50 years on

21st June - Art production in the Jewellery Quarter: past and present

21st June - History and Climate change: What have we learnt?

18th June - Challenges for early modern women's history

18th June - The contemporary restoration of Hagley Park

12th June - 2014 Graduate Research Colloquium in Modern Greek Studies

12th June - Fulbright Lecture: UK's New Home for Innovation: Its Industrial Past: Ironbridge, Birmingham's JQ, and Sheffield's Little Mesters Yards

10th-29th June - Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies archival exhibition

2nd June - Coalbrookdale: an eighteenth-century landscape of philanthropy

2nd June-30th July - Back In the CCCS exhibition

29th May - Dialogues with the Dead: Egyptology in British culture and religion

24th May - CBOMGS 15th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium

23rd May - Sleepwalking to war? Britain in 1914 and 1939

22nd May-1st June - Hay Festival

20th May - The First World War: 100 Years on

19th May - A Rutland puzzle resolved: the county's petition in 1641

15th May - Harry Northwood: from Stourbridge to the USA

15th-17th May - Cadbury Conference 2014: Class in Africa: A Reassessment

12th May - Ruinscape and slumscape: picturing history and violence in global East Asia

10th May-29th June - CCCS 50 years on exhibition

7th May - Compensating the Victims of the Birmingham

29th April - John Terraine Memorial Lecture

28th April - CAL interdisciplinary workshop: talking research

26th April - Midlands Viking Symposium

15th April - Elizabeth I and the "Monstrous Regiment" of Women in Tudor and Stuart England

14th April - BECC-Warwick workshop on Global Humanity

10th April - An important papier maché box presented by the manufacturer Henry Clay to the Birmingham Overseers of the Poor in 1784

1st April - First World War poetry event

27th March - CBOMGS seminar: Why was there no Renaissance in Byzantine art?

26th March - The Limits of Solidarity: Europeanism, Anti-Colonialism and Socialism at the Congress of the Peoples of Europe, Asia and Africa in Puteaux, 1948

26th March - How archaeology contributes to African history and interdisciplinary research: evidence from Benin

26th March - The Yenikapı 14 Shipwreck and Constantinople's Maritime Traffic in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries

24th March - Coming to America: Rubery Owen, a Black Country Business and the Drive for Efficiency

21st March - Back to back and Up the Yard: Life and Death in Back-Street Birmingham, 1880 – 1960

21st March - The Handsworth Scroll: Radical Politics on the High Street

20th March - The Stuart Hall Project

20th March - CBOMGS seminar: Material culture and history: Byzantine and Ottoman Torone

20th March - What do we know about the Vikings now?

19th March - Title to be confirmed

19th March - Living Classics in the Modern Community

19th March - Ban Polaris and Scrap the Force de Frappe: nationalism and internationalism in the first wave to ban-the-bomb in Britain

19th March - Sailing to Naukratis: Sappho on her Brothers

19th March - Re-visualising the Inglorious Dead: The Abandoned Enemy from the Great Holiday of World War One

19th March - The Birmingham Gun Trade - An Introduction

18th March - A World of World Heritage: Seduction, Dis-enchantment and New Intimacies [full video stream available]

18th March - Ken Loach's 'Save the Children Fund Film'

18th March - Birmingham Great War Centenary Lecture Series: Roads to War

17th March - Working with eighteenth-century museum collections

13th March - CBOMGS seminar: Byzantine Greece: microcosm of empire? Retrospect and prospect

12th March - Photographs of atrocity: lantern slides and humanitarian campaigns in the Belgian Congo in the early 20th century

12th March - War in Northern Uganda: background and effects

12th March - Cicero the historian

11th March - Birmingham Great War Centenary Lecture Series: Roads to War

11th March - Disgracing the Raj: white and mixed race prostitution in Colonial India

10th March - I could have guessed it was full of water, can I have my money back": Town and Castle ditches from the Midlands – why it is worth doing the environmental archaeology

6th March - CBOMGS seminar: A Byzantine library: the Athonite Lavra in the thirteenth century

5th March - 'Begun at Westminster and ended at Wirksworth' : hearing sermons in town and country in the 1640s

5th March - Economy and Colonial History: German Togo and the Cotton Project

4th March - Birmingham Great War Centenary Lecture Series: Roads to War

3rd March - A Painful Legacy: Martin Luther and the Jews

26th February - Matter matters: outlines of a historiographic provocation

26th February - From Tuareg nationalism to Jihad: changing patterns of miltancy in Mali

26th February - CAHA research seminar (title to be confirmed)

24th February - Manuscript Books for Medieval Midlands Readers

24th February - Jewish Survival in early-modern Catholic Europe: Inquisition, Ghettoisation and Community

20th February - Joseph Wright of Derby: the Philosopher's Painter

19th February - Commemoration & conflict workshop - 'challenges for HE practitioners in history, area studies & philosophical and religious studies

19th February - Introduction to postgraduate programmes in the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology

19th February - Introduction to postgraduate programmes with the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage

19th February - Introduction to postgraduate programmes in the Department of History

19th February - College of Arts and Law Postgraduate Study Events

12th February - Birmingham Centre for Modern and Contemporary History Annual Lecture

12th February - Antiquity in Silent Cinema

11th February - Birmingham Great War Centenary Lecture Series: Roads to War

11th February - The British State: Past, Present, and Future

10th February - 'Creating an Early Colonial Order - From Corruption to Waste in Late Eighteenth-Century South Asia

10th February - Transport and fuel in the West Midlands in the late 17th century: Andrew Yarranton and the Stour Navigation

6th February - CBOMGS seminar: Delphic festivals, mythologies and genealogies

5th February - The global struggle for rubber in WWII

5th February - Black Gold in Ghana: socio-economic implications for women in the oil communities

4th February - Birmingham Great War Centenary Lecture Series: Roads to War

29th January - Rochester at Rhyme

29th January - China Trans Formed: How Sex Changed from Colonial to Sinophone Modernity

29th January - A murder and its aftermath: land, race and violence after Apartheid

29th January - The idea of the classical in classical antiquity

28th January - Birmingham Great War Centenary Lecture Series: Roads to War

27th January - Climate Change, Warfare and Ecocide in the Early Fourteenth-century British Isles

23rd January - CBOMGS seminar: The Trier Ivory, the Icon of Christ on the Chalke Gate, empress Irene's triumph over Iconoclasm and the church of St Euphemia at the Hippodrome

22nd January - South Africa, 1960-1: from 'Wind of Change' to armed struggle

21st January - Inter-theatre Learning in the British army of the First World War

20th January - Postgraduate panel on eighteenth-century art history

15th January - "How happy's the state where no discords are breeding": Harmony and the Politopop of later seventeenth-century England

15th January - Water, Sovereignty and Global Science: The Grand Canal Project in China, 1910s-1930s

15th January - Heroic Imperialists in Africa: the promotion of British and French colonial heroes, 1870-1939

15th January - A world of choice: taking archaic Greek diversity seriously

14th January - Fishing, ploughing and pesky pirates: people, power and personalities in a coastal manor ca.1270-1350

2013

12th December - Medieval Representations and Clerical Masculinities: Between Cultural and Gender History

12th December - CBOMGS seminar: Literature and culture in late Byzantine Thessalonica

11th December - Modern and Contemporary History seminar Title TBA

11th December - Hiding in plain site: drone culture or sensing Africa remotely

10th December - John Baskerville and the power of print

9th December - Beauty and the eye of the beholder: Jewish caricature and Christian devotions in the later twelfth century

7th December - Workshop: perfecting your PhD application

5th December - CBOMGS seminar: Cavafy and the not-so-Naughty Nineties

4th December - History and Cultures Workshop Skills Session

4th December - Will-making on the deathbed in Stratford-upon-Avon, c. 1540 – 1640

4th December - 'Wales England Wed'? English-Welsh hybridity in the two world wars

4th December - Re-thinking race and class in twentieth century South Africa

3rd December - The BEF on 29 September, 1918

2nd December - Dante and the Performative

2nd December - CeSMA Annual Lecture 2013

28th November - History and Cultures Workshop Skills Session

27th November - Cities of vice: red light districts in Asian ports

27th November - War in Northern Uganda: background and effects

27th November - Reassembling the fragments in a digital age

26th November - "Soldiers of Christ arise": Religious Nationalism in the East Midlands during World War I

25th November - 'It's all a Gas': the development and provision of household technology in the Black Country 1800-1939

25th November - Heresy, orthodoxy and the Codex Amiatinus Christ in Majesty

25th November - Ironbridge Annual Lecture 2013: 'Displaying the Past, Designing the Future' Dr Martin Roth, Director of the V&A

23rd November - Birmingham History Day

21st November - CBOMGS seminar: A grudging rescue: the French evacuation and the exodus of Armenians from Cilicia, 1921

20th November - History and Cultures Workshop Skills Session

20th November - Editing as a Critical Act: Reading The Complete Poetry of Robert Herrick

20th November - Theft on the trains: cheminot behaviours in wartime

20th November - Youth and insecurity in the Niger Delta

19th November - The British Army and the Learning Curve, 1793-1815

18th November - The Fourteenth Century in Zooarchaeological Perspective

14th November - The Military Implications of Tudor Rebellions, 1536-1554

13th November - Saving the remnant or building a Soviet state? The dilemmas of international humanitarian intervention in early Soviet Armenia

13th November - Sibyls, goddesses and women in republican Rome

13th November - New maps of Classics: Oxbridge, metropolis and provinces 1850-1920

12th November - Foxhole Faith and the Religion of the GI in World War II

12th November - The Napoleon of the Caucus' the career of Francix Schnadhorst, Britain's first professional political organiser

11th November - The Staffordshire Hoard: An Insider's View

1st November - History and Cultures Workshop Film Group

31st October - CBOMGS seminar: Sir Steven Runciman and "the nicest Greek" he knew: the chronicle of his friendship with George Seferis

30th October - Humanitarianism and humdrum internationalism: British society at the end of

30th October - CREMS Annual Lecture

30th October - Class and informal economic restructuring

30th October - Rethinking Ancient Literacy. Words, numbers and social complexity in the Near East and the Mediterranean world

29th October - Scouting for Brigands: Tank Corps Intelligence, 1916-1918

28th October - 'It is generally thought that a city garden is an impossibility': exploring urban garden provision in five nineteenth-century English towns

26th October - Bosworth: the Birth of the Tudors

25th October - Birmingham, the Great Working City [video stream available]

25th October - Talking Brummie: The Vernon Manuscript

24th October - Britain and the Balkans: war, peace and 'the strange death of Liberal England', c. 1900-1925

24th October - CBOMGS seminar: Homeric commentaries and paraphrases: Eustathius of Thessalonica in search of Demosthenes Thrax

23rd October - East African railways and harbours 1945-60: labour resistance to a 'crisis of accumulation'

23rd October - Thinking queer/Rethinking the interwar

22nd October - Back with the mates I left behind: a frontline medical officer from Passchendaele to allied victory

22nd October - Adapting to Climate Change: Coping with the Effects of Weather Changes in Rural Sierra Leone

19th October - Black Country History Day

16th October - "Sua Sall You Tak New Troy": A New Sonnet and Jacobean Literary Culture Before 1603

16th October - 'Self-extermination or self-determination': the (re-)construction of east central Europe, 1917–23

16th October - The monkey tablet and the dangers of not treating cuneiform tablets as archaeological objects

15th October - Officer Education at Sandhurst and Woolwich 1902-1914

14th October - Nineteenth century prison provision for juveniles in Birmingham

12th October - Teacher Subject Days in Classics

10th October - CBOMGS seminar: Traveller's Tales

9th October - 'Truth be told': some problems with historical revisionism in Kenya

9th October - French perceptions of Algerian society at the onset of colonial conquest (ca.1840-1860)

8th October - The Combat Soldier

3rd October - VENICE OF THE GREEKS: The History of Hellenism in the City of Saint Mark

2nd October - Secrets and spies: transgressing boundaries in sixteenth-century

2nd October - World in motion: professional circuits through 19th-century China

2nd October - The price of death: understanding the township funeral industry in South Africa

2nd October - Family honour: the long life of Roman tombs

30th September - Primary Sources for Local and Regional History held in Special Collections

26th September - Pompeii – a view from the street

4th-6th September - Crossroads in African Studies

2nd September-29th November - BABEL: An exhibition of images and words by Stewart Brown

6th July - Day School in Honour of Dr Bob Bushaway

28th-29th June - New Times Revisited? Examining Society, Culture and Politics in the Long 1980s

26th-28th June - Sin and Salvation in Reformation England

22nd June - Undergraduate open day

22nd June - War Studies Summer Day School

21st June - Undergraduate open day

20th June - Undergraduate open day

18th June - Ecology Politics in Pre-modern Eastern Eurasia

29th May - Collecting cultures: the eighteenth century

23rd-24th May - Birth, sex and death: rites of passage in the medieval and early modern world

20th May - Creating a medieval history gallery

17th May-18th June - The Cadbury Conference 2013: African newspaper cultures

2nd May - Getting Grants, Getting Published and Staying Sane? Life After the PhD

30th April - Birmingham Centre for Modern & Contemporary History annual lecture

30th April - The John Terraine Lecture: John Terraine and the Naval History of the First World War

30th April - The origins of Anglo Jewry in Birmingham

25th April - Margaret Thatcher in modern British history

20th March - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

19th March - Hiding in plain site: drone culture or sensing Africa remotely

19th March - The Chiricahua Apache Warrior 1860-1886

19th March - The life and times of William Hutton: Birmingham's first historian 1723-1815

18th March - 'It's all a Gas': the development and provision of household technology in the Black Country 1800-1939

13th March - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

12th March - 'Sir Henry Rawlinson: A Reassessment'

12th March - Birmingham and Beyond seminar series

11th March - Birmingham Eighteenth-Century Centre Seminar Series at Special Collections: Eighteenth-Century Collections

5th March - Urban slums in Durban, South Africa

5th March - 'The BEF on 29 September 1918'

4th March - The place of the dead: territory and identity in the early modern landscape

2nd March - War Studies Spring Day School

1st March - Imperial Humanitarianism

27th February - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

26th February - 'A Case Study of the British Campaign Against the Blockade of Germany and Austria, 1918-1919'

22nd February - Postgraduate Workshop: sites of memory

20th February - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

19th February - 'Bloody Meadows: Investigating Battlefields as Landscapes'

18th February - Accomplished ladies or professional women? Women in art and design in Birmingham in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

6th February - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

5th February - Round Table: focus on sources

5th February - 'The Men Who Planned the War: The Staff of the British Army on the Western Front 1914-18'

4th February - The Bull Ring, an iconic Birmingham landmark: the popularity of 19th century topographical views

30th January - The rule of fear: state violence in colonial Kenya, 1952-1955

29th January - 'Religion and the Vietnam War'

24th January - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

23rd January - Round Table: focus on the Danford Collection

22nd January - 'True to their Salt? Partnering Auxiliary Forces, Then and Now'

21st January - Brilliant with all colours: Vesuvius and the evolution of it's image

16th January - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

16th January - Online chat: College of Arts and Law Scholarships 2013

15th January - "The idea of the nation was superior to race": transforming racial contours, social attitudes, and decolonizing French Empire from La Réunion 1946-1973

15th January - 'Zeppelins over the Black Country: 1916'

9th January - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

8th January - Conundrums of cash: wage rhythms, wealth circulation and the ethics of the economy on the Zimbabwean-South African border

7th January - Deserted villages visited - new interdisciplinary approaches

2012

12th December - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

5th December - CESMA Research Seminar

5th December - College of Arts and Law Scholarships 2013

5th December - Birmingham Modern & Contemporary History seminar

4th December - War Studies Seminar

30th November - The end of the Ottoman Empire as twentieth-century history

29th November - Feeling the Heat: The human cost of poor preparation for climate-related disasters

28th November - Early Modern Literature, Culture, and Society seminar

28th November - Birmingham Modern & Contemporary History seminar

27th November - Yesterdays slaves: politics of belonging and struggles for citizenship amongst the Gando of Benin

27th November - War Studies Seminar

24th November - Birmingham History Day 2012

24th November - First World War Autumn Day School

21st November - Birmingham Modern & Contemporary History seminar

20th November - Property and labour in Faya-Largeau, Northern Chad

20th November - War Studies Seminar

17th November - Re-engaging with the First World War - War Studies

16th November - New Research in Military History

14th November - Early Modern Literature, Culture, and Society seminar

14th November - Birmingham Modern & Contemporary History seminar

13th November - War Studies Seminar

13th November - War Studies Seminar

13th November - Birmingham and Beyond research seminar

7th November - CESMA Research Seminar

7th November - Birmingham Modern & Contemporary History seminar

7th November - Launch of the Baskerville Society

6th November - Famine and post-slavery society in tunduru, Tanzania 1929-1963

6th November - War Studies Seminar

25th October - Friends of the Centre for West Midlands Research Seminar

24th October - CESMA Research Seminar

24th October - CREMS Annual Lecture

24th October - CREMS Annual Lecture

23rd October - Birmingham Modern & Contemporary History seminar

23rd October - Trajectories of activism: contemporary anti-slavery movements (Niger, Mauritania, Mali and the Parisian diaspora)

23rd October - War Studies Seminar

19th October - Global History at Birmingham

17th October - Birmingham Modern & Contemporary History seminar

17th October - Eric Hopkins Memorial Lecture

16th October - African warfare in Bahia and Cuba 1807-1844

16th October - War Studies Seminar

13th October - Black Country History Day 2012

10th October - Early Modern Literature, Culture, and Society seminar

10th October - Birmingham Modern & Contemporary History seminar

9th October - CESMA Research Seminar

9th October - Memories of slavery and resistance to the slave trade in Northern Ghana: The kanbon (foreign enslaver) in time and space

9th October - War Studies Seminar

6th October - Midlands Maidens: Women in the Eighteenth and Early-Nineteenth Century

3rd October - The Crisis in Syria - a Birmingham Round Table

2nd October - History, memory and commemoration

2nd October - War Studies Seminar

26th September - Early Modern Literature, Culture, and Society seminar

26th September - Migration and emancipation in West Africa's labour history: the missing links

14th September - Revisiting Churchill's Army: New Directions in the Study of the British Army in the Second World War

4th September - The 'invisible people': Hratin of Mauritania and Southern Morocco

3rd-5th August - Command, Control and Communications: The British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front 1914-1918

23rd June - Summer Day School 2012: The Military Lessons of the Great war 1918-1940

23rd June - The Birmingham Jewellery Quarter: Past Present and Future

23rd June - The Birmingham Jewellery Quarter: Past Present and Future

9th June - New Directions in Catholic Reformation Research

1st June - Continuity & Rupture with the Habsburg Regime, 1914–Today

28th May - Book Collecting in the Eighteenth-Century

18th-19th May - South Africa Retrospection, Introspection, Extraversion

16th May - Birmingham Centre for Modern and Contemporary History Annual Lecture

14th May - CeSMA Annual Public Lecture

31st March-2nd September - Style Africa - Celebrating the Textile Heritage of West Africa

30th March-1st April - The Emergence of the West Midlands: Culture, Communities and Change 1779-1918

30th March-1st April - The Emergence of the West Midlands: Culture, Communities and Change 1779-1918

21st March - Applicant Visit Day

21st March - Power and Powerlessness: Africa's Capital Cities

21st March - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

14th March - Applicant Visit Day

14th March - Applicant Visit Day

12th March - Birmingham Eighteenth-Century seminars

7th March - Applicant Visit Day

7th March - DASA seminar

3rd March - War Studies Spring Day School

3rd March - War Studies Spring Day School

29th February - Early Modern Literature, Culture and Society seminar

22nd February - Applicant Visit Day

22nd February - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

20th February - Birmingham Eighteenth-Century seminars

8th February - Applicant Visit Day

8th February - Afro-Caribbean Society: Andrew Fuller

7th February - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

1st February - DASA seminar

30th January - Applicant Visit Day

23rd January - DASA seminars

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