Previous events

 

2018

  • 29th November - Sending Parcels, Salting Pigs and Sidestepping Busy-bodies: West Midlands homes and families during the Great War
  • 24th November - Birmingham History Day
  • 15th November - The Politics of the West Midlands in the First World War
  • 10th November - Black Country History Day
  • 25th October - 'By Fire and Paint': the Birmingham Suffrage Story
  • 24th May - Viewing the city: images of the Midlands, 1780-1880
  • 3rd May - Constructing Mary Prince: a slave woman's story and the Birmingham connection in the early-nineteenth century
  • 22nd March - What we need is a bit of Goodwill: The Rubery Owen Company Magazine in 1946
  • 16th March - The imprint of steam: the steam engine in popular culture
  • 13th March - John Baskerville: the stop-start career of an 18th century entrepreneur
  • 8th March - Family Fortunes in the Industrial Revolution: the Phipsons of Birmingham

2017

  • 7th December - John Baskerville: Art and Industry of the Enlightenment
  • 25th November - Birmingham History Day 2017
  • 16th November - Birmingham's Hill family: a philanthropic dynasty?
  • 6th November - Women's history roundtable
  • 1st November - John Baskerville Book Launch
  • 26th October - All roads lead to Birmingham: the geopolitics of the Midlands c. 1570-1583
  • 7th October - Black Country History Day
  • 5th October - Fakes, forgeries and the birth of mass production in the European watch industry, 1750-1820
  • 16th March - The Mercian Minster: is there more to it?
  • 25th February - The Kingdom of Mercia: People, Places and Things in Anglo-Saxon England
  • 16th February - Wedgwood's Development of Jasper Cameos and Birmingham Mounters
  • 30th January - Bawdy Bridgnorth

2016

  • 14th December - A Tour through the Great Exhibition of 1851
  • 8th December - Book launch: Birmingham 850
  • 26th November - Birmingham History Day
  • 21st November - Mappa Mundi: Hereford's Curious Map
  • 17th November - Bicentenary of James Watt at Birmingham Museums Trust
  • 7th November - Warriors, Warlords and Saints: some themes in Mercian history
  • 24th October - Making Sense of an Industrial Town: Birmingham: 'The City of a Thousand Trades'
  • 13th October - An Introduction to the Papers of James Watt and Family
  • 8th October - Black Country History Day 2016
  • 3rd October - Industrial Development of Ironbridge during the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
  • 28th-29th July - James Watt symposium

2015

  • 10th December - Centre for West Midlands History Christmas Social
  • 7th December - Connecting people, place and things in Sir Hans Sloane's botanical collection
  • 23rd November - Caribee Island: Inside Wolverhampton's Most Infamous Neighbourhood
  • 21st November - Birmingham History Day
  • 19th November - 'Inservi Deo et Laetare' (Serve God and be cheerful): the colourful history of the choral foundation at Lichfield Cathedral in the Georgian era
  • 9th November - Avarice and Fraud: Later medieval merchants and debt
  • 5th November - Astley Castle: Three Queens of England, George Eliot and the Stirling Prize for Architecture
  • 19th October - The Laurence Cadbury Collection at Selly Manor
  • 17th October - Black Country History Day
  • 14th July - Ways to Remember: The First World War through the lens of Florence Camm's war memorial windows
  • 3rd June - Newman Brothers Coffin Works, Birmingham. An introduction to a newly opened heritage event
  • 12th May - Fortunes of war: the West Midlands at the time of Waterloo
  • 29th April - The Birmingham Book Club, 1745 - 1900: an influential but little-known society at the heart of Birmingham life
  • 14th April - To the Bull Ring! Policing and the early Chartist Protests in Birmingham
  • 14th April - To the Bull Ring! Policing and the early Chartist protests in Birmingham
  • 23rd March - Commerce, civilization and Christianity: Sierra Leone company policy, c. 1791-1807
  • 14th-15th March - The Beauty of Letters text, type and communication in the eighteenth century
  • 10th March - Malcolm X and Marshall Street, Smethwick: 50 years on
  • 10th March - Malcolm X and Marshall Street, Smethwick: 50 Years on
  • 9th March - Museums and academe: from Maiden Castle to Thomas Hardy via Liverpool
  • 25th February - Arts and crafts children's books: Birmingham women illustrators
  • 23rd February - A cabinet of curiosities: Birmingham as the toy-shop of Europe
  • 10th February - Black Poppies - Britain's Black Community and the Great War
  • 29th January - Conservation and research of the Staffordshire Hoard
  • 13th January - Beyond Boulton: the archaeology of Birmingham's industries

2014

  • 9th December - Ecology and politics in pre-modern eastern Eurasia
  • 8th December - The urban teenager: work, play and a final resting place
  • 24th November - Voices from beyond the grave: how coroners' rolls can inform our understanding of Warwickshire life in the late Middle Ages
  • 10th November - 'Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered' (Ella Fitzgerald): researching the poor law
  • 4th November - Bringing history to life
  • 18th October - Black Country History Day
  • 7th October - Archaeology and the natural environment
  • 7th October - Scotland and the British Army, 1707-1750
  • 7th October - Ways to Remember: The First World War through the lens of Florence Camm's war memorial windows
  • 6th October - Empire, violence and the making of early colonial South Asia, c.1753-1817
  • 21st June - Art production in the Jewellery Quarter: past and present
  • 18th June - The contemporary restoration of Hagley Park
  • 2nd June - Coalbrookdale: an eighteenth-century landscape of philanthropy
  • 19th May - A Rutland puzzle resolved: the county's petition in 1641
  • 15th May - Harry Northwood: from Stourbridge to the USA
  • 7th May - Compensating the Victims of the Birmingham
  • 15th April - Elizabeth I and the "Monstrous Regiment" of Women in Tudor and Stuart England
  • 10th April - An important papier maché box presented by the manufacturer Henry Clay to the Birmingham Overseers of the Poor in 1784
  • 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
  • 19th March - The Birmingham Gun Trade - An Introduction
  • 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
  • 24th February - Manuscript Books for Medieval Midlands Readers
  • 20th February - Joseph Wright of Derby: the Philosopher's Painter
  • 10th February - Transport and fuel in the West Midlands in the late 17th century: Andrew Yarranton and the Stour Navigation
  • 27th January - Climate Change, Warfare and Ecocide in the Early Fourteenth-century British Isles
  • 14th January - Fishing, ploughing and pesky pirates: people, power and personalities in a coastal manor ca.1270-1350

2013

  • 10th December - John Baskerville and the power of print
  • 25th November - 'It's all a Gas': the development and provision of household technology in the Black Country 1800-1939
  • 23rd November - Birmingham History Day
  • 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
  • 28th October - 'It is generally thought that a city garden is an impossibility': exploring urban garden provision in five nineteenth-century English towns
  • 19th October - Black Country History Day
  • 14th October - Nineteenth century prison provision for juveniles in Birmingham
  • 30th September - Primary Sources for Local and Regional History held in Special Collections
  • 20th May - Creating a medieval history gallery
  • 2nd May - Getting Grants, Getting Published and Staying Sane? Life After the PhD
  • 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
  • 12th March - Birmingham and Beyond seminar series
  • 4th March - The place of the dead: territory and identity in the early modern landscape
  • 18th February - Accomplished ladies or professional women? Women in art and design in Birmingham in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
  • 4th February - The Bull Ring, an iconic Birmingham landmark: the popularity of 19th century topographical views
  • 21st January - Brilliant with all colours: Vesuvius and the evolution of it's image
  • 7th January - Deserted villages visited - new interdisciplinary approaches

2012

  • 24th November - Birmingham History Day 2012
  • 13th November - Birmingham and Beyond research seminar
  • 7th November - Launch of the Baskerville Society
  • 25th October - Friends of the Centre for West Midlands Research Seminar
  • 17th October - Eric Hopkins Memorial Lecture
  • 13th October - Black Country History Day 2012
  • 6th October - Midlands Maidens: Women in the Eighteenth and Early-Nineteenth Century
  • 23rd June - The Birmingham Jewellery Quarter: Past Present and Future
  • 30th March-1st April - The Emergence of the West Midlands: Culture, Communities and Change 1779-1918