Birmingham Eighteenth Century Centre

An interdisciplinary hub for all of the research in the Long Eighteenth Century that takes place at the University of Birmingham


BECC logoBirmingham Eighteenth-Century Centre (BECC) is one of the largest eighteenth-century centres in the UK, bringing together researchers with an interest in the long eighteenth century from across the University, the West Midlands, and beyond. It is a multi-disciplinary centre, with representatives working in British, American and South Asian History, English Language & Literature, Modern Languages and European Literature, History of Medicine and Music.

The Eighteenth Century at Birmingham:

  • Postgraduate study

    Birmingham offers a range of postgraduate programmes on eighteenth-century topics and is home to a number of doctoral researchers.

  • Research Fellowship

    The Birmingham Eighteenth-Century Centre and the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies run an annual fellowship.

Current projects: