Birmingham Eighteenth Century Centre

Birmingham Eighteenth-Century Centre (BECC) is one of the largest eighteenth-century centres in the UK, bringing together researchers with a research interest in the long eighteenth century from across the University, the West Midlands, and beyond. It is a multi-disciplinary centre, with representatives working across a broad range of fields including History, English, Modern Languages, History of Medicine, Music and History of Art.

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BECC’s mission is to promote and support new and existing research in the century through regular seminars, workshops, an annual symposium with Warwick University's Eighteenth-Century Centre, collaborations with the Cadbury Research Library, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts and Birmingham Museums and Art Galleries and a postgraduate award with the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.  BECC’s members contribute to several important University-wide research themes including ‘Heritage and Digital Humanities’, ‘Connected Communities’ and ‘Translating Cultures’.

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