Birmingham 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.

BECC’s members work in a range of disciplines, with particular gatherings of researchers in the areas of material culture and industrialization, West Midlands History, European women’s writing, the history of medicine and the history of European music and performance.

Browse the ‘People section of this webpage to read more about the research interests of individual members, see the ‘Events feed to find out about opportunities to engage with their work directly, and see below for a list of major projects our members are currently involved in.


Current projects