The Centre supports a wide range of events and programmes open to those wishing to study here.
It supports a research seminar series of invited speakers throughout the academic year as well as an annual lecture, regular round table discussions, and various informal reading groups. The Centre aims to serve as a focus for conferences and other research events in the field, including collaborative research projects.
Information about the Centre's current and future activity is provided via a regularly updated news and events page .
The Centre coordinates the Contemporary History MA as its key postgraduate course. It also supports a broader community of postgraduates studying on a variety of taught programmes or undertaking research that sees local or singular issues from a global perspective, challenging students to find their own intellectual styles while broadening their historical horizons. The postgraduate community at the Centre organise their own events and research skills sessions, which prospective or new students are welcome to join: they help make it a vibrant place to develop new skills and creative thinking. Postgraduate study and research is at the core of the Centre’s aims and ambitions in creating relevant research for understanding the world we live in.
The University of Birmingham also boasts fine facilities for archival and library research, including the German Documentation Centre and the Cadbury Research Library’s Special Collections. In addition, the University Library has excellent holdings on twentieth-century history. For a full list please see our resources page.