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Previous events:

2018

  • 28th November - Catholicism in Wartime Germany, 1939-1945
  • 22nd November - Your Infertility: Our Problem?
  • 21st November - Multiculturalism and Decolonisation
  • 14th November - The Lessons of Dispossession: Lost Property in the Long Eighteenth Century
  • 24th October - The Color of Hours: Race, Time, and Space in the Making of Postwar Detroit
  • 19th October - Roundtable: Empire, Race, Humanitarianism.
  • 17th October - Film screening: What is Democracy?
  • 10th October - The Historian's Task in the Anthropocene
  • 5th July - Small Nations and Global Identities: Czech Questions - A Symposium
  • 13th June - Pacifists making guns: the Galtons of Birmingham and Britain's industrial revolution
  • 1st June - Masculinities in Twentieth Century Britain
  • 21st March - Research Seminar
  • 16th March - Postponed: Empire, race, and humanitarianism in the twentieth century
  • 6th March - Women in Brazilian History
  • 28th February - History and the digital - new methodologies for future & present historians
  • 24th January - Trump: One Year On

2017

  • 25th November - Birmingham History Day 2017
  • 1st-2nd September - Women's History Network Conference 2017
  • 5th-7th July - Modern British Studies Conference 2017: British Studies in a Broken World
  • 25th-26th May - Everyday empires, trans-Imperial circulations in a multi-disciplinary perspective
  • 26th April - The Tramp's Tale: A Story of Soviet Border-Crossings, 1945-50
  • 13th March - The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World
  • 8th March - Forum for Early Career Researchers
  • 2nd March - CBOMGS Seminar: History, time, and economic crisis in Central Greece | Cancelled
  • 1st March - Co-operatives and Decolonisation: A Beautiful Friendship?
  • 22nd February - Birmingham Teaching Fellows Session
  • 8th February - Beyond Empire's Ambit: Narcotic Drugs between Science and State Crime
  • 1st February - Baubles of the Bourbons: The Fate of Royal Heritage in Nineteenth-Century France
  • 26th January - Revolutions Past and Present: Their legacy and future
  • 18th January - The Vanquished
  • 11th January - Violence, Resilience and the 'Coolie' Identity: Life on the Ships to the Caribbean, 1834-1920

2016

  • 8th December - Winter roundtable
  • 7th December - The floating university and the politics of knowing in America and the interwar world'
  • 28th November - Air power in the French empire: the armée de l'air in the Levant (1918-1940)
  • 23rd November - We Are the World: The End of Empire and the Rise of Global Humanitarianism
  • 16th November - MCH BRIHC: Forests, Fields, and Peasant Revolution: The 'Green Cadres' and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire
  • 9th November - The United Nations and Sanctions against South Africa, 1946-1965
  • 19th October - Objects, Rituals and Money: Everyday material cultures and the Prosecution of Spiritual Healing in the Anglo-Creole Caribbean
  • 5th October - Making the Brazilian Northeast: A Region within the Nation and the World (1924-1968)
  • 23rd-24th September - Tea with the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt and the Modern Imagination
  • 2nd-3rd June - The global Middle East in the age of speed
  • 5th May - Arabic and Persian printing history and culture
  • 27th April - The politics of the American army
  • 9th March - Religion, Conversion and Identity among the Armenians of Safavid Iran
  • 7th March - Malthus and China
  • 3rd March - From Mudros to Lausanne: British Policy in the Near East, Greece and Turkey, 1918-1923
  • 1st March - Deconstructing 'dynasty': lineage and ethnicity in the golden horde and central Europe
  • 24th February - Contested Icons: Poland, Chile, and the Global Politics of Human Rights in the mid-1980s
  • 3rd February - The emergency episteme of the 'tribe' in Afghanistan, 1850-2015
  • 27th January-3rd April - Janet Mendelsohn: Varna Road
  • 20th January - The Vanquished: Europe and the Aftermath of the Great War

2015

  • 4th December - Disentangling the World: The Politics of Autarky after the First World War
  • 18th November - War as Adventure. The Experience of the Condor Legion in the Spanish Civil War'
  • 13th November - Automating Data Extraction from Chinese Texts
  • 11th November - An Old Warlord's Guide to World Peace and Love: Yan Xishan's Confucian Cosmopolitan International
  • 6th November - (Auto)-Mobility in the global Middle East: defining the field
  • 21st October - The Global Transformation of Time 1870 – 1950
  • 9th July - Picturing Balsall Heath
  • 9th-12th July - Ghost Streets Of Balsall Heath
  • 25th March - Economic History as if People Mattered: A Workshop for Dr Francesca Carnevali
  • 25th March - Modern and Contemporary History roundtable
  • 18th March - Mrs Thatcher's peacock blue sari: ethnic minorities, electoral politics, and the Conservative Party, c.1951-1986
  • 16th March - The Flood Pulse: The Social-Ecology of the 1931 Central China Flood
  • 11th March - Taming the imperial imagination: sentiment, 'science', and colonial knowledge on the northwest frontier of India, 1857-­1878
  • 4th March - Spotted throughout with red: Canadian state surveillance and the Women's Liberation Movement, 1969-1988
  • 11th February - Modern and contemporary history seminar
  • 5th February - Film screening: Nowhere to call home, a Tibetian in Bejing
  • 4th February - Strategic internationalism: mandates, minorities, and problem of non-states in interwar international law
  • 28th January - D-Day in Asia: Japan's Operation Ichigo in China of 1944
  • 21st January - Viola Klein and the problem of married women's employment in post-war Britain

2014

  • 3rd December - Love in a box: Reflections on youth, texts and personhood in mid-20th century Egypt; and on the poetics of archive-making in the early 21st
  • 26th November - A case of goats mingling with sheep? The identification and employment of civilian experts in the British Army of the First World War
  • 26th November - A basket of food: Greece in the 1940s
  • 19th November - Forging a feminist internationalisation: the British Women's International League between the wars
  • 12th November - The Mixed Inheritance of Empire: Don Chesworth, Multiculturalism and the British Left
  • 29th October - Chinese 'Illegalities' in Colonial Southeast Asia: Lessons from the Fin-de-Siècle Maritime World
  • 22nd October - The Global War: British Strategy 1914-16
  • 15th October - Global houses, global homes: mobility and migration in the long eighteenth century
  • 8th October - Roundtable on Contemporary Global Environmental History
  • 8th October - The 'Incorruptible Kodak': Photography, lantern slide lectures and cultures of colonial mission and humanitarianism in the Congo Reform Association 1904-1911
  • 24th-25th June - The Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies 50 years on
  • 12th May - Ruinscape and slumscape: picturing history and violence in global East Asia
  • 26th March - The Limits of Solidarity: Europeanism, Anti-Colonialism and Socialism at the Congress of the Peoples of Europe, Asia and Africa in Puteaux, 1948
  • 20th March - The Stuart Hall Project
  • 19th March - Ban Polaris and Scrap the Force de Frappe: nationalism and internationalism in the first wave to ban-the-bomb in Britain
  • 18th March - Ken Loach's 'Save the Children Fund Film'
  • 12th March - Photographs of atrocity: lantern slides and humanitarian campaigns in the Belgian Congo in the early 20th century
  • 5th March - Economy and Colonial History: German Togo and the Cotton Project
  • 26th February - Matter matters: outlines of a historiographic provocation
  • 12th February - Birmingham Centre for Modern and Contemporary History Annual Lecture
  • 5th February - The global struggle for rubber in WWII
  • 29th January - China Trans Formed: How Sex Changed from Colonial to Sinophone Modernity
  • 22nd January - South Africa, 1960-1: from 'Wind of Change' to armed struggle
  • 15th January - Water, Sovereignty and Global Science: The Grand Canal Project in China, 1910s-1930s

2013

  • 11th December - Modern and Contemporary History seminar Title TBA
  • 4th December - 'Wales England Wed'? English-Welsh hybridity in the two world wars
  • 27th November - Cities of vice: red light districts in Asian ports
  • 20th November - Theft on the trains: cheminot behaviours in wartime
  • 13th November - Saving the remnant or building a Soviet state? The dilemmas of international humanitarian intervention in early Soviet Armenia
  • 30th October - Humanitarianism and humdrum internationalism: British society at the end of
  • 23rd October - Thinking queer/Rethinking the interwar
  • 16th October - 'Self-extermination or self-determination': the (re-)construction of east central Europe, 1917–23
  • 9th October - 'Truth be told': some problems with historical revisionism in Kenya
  • 2nd October - World in motion: professional circuits through 19th-century China
  • 28th-29th June - New Times Revisited? Examining Society, Culture and Politics in the Long 1980s
  • 2nd May - Getting Grants, Getting Published and Staying Sane? Life After the PhD
  • 30th April - Birmingham Centre for Modern & Contemporary History annual lecture
  • 25th April - Margaret Thatcher in modern British history
  • 20th March - Modern and Contemporary History seminar
  • 13th March - Modern and Contemporary History seminar
  • 1st March - Imperial Humanitarianism
  • 27th February - Modern and Contemporary History seminar
  • 20th February - Modern and Contemporary History seminar
  • 6th February - Modern and Contemporary History seminar
  • 30th January - Modern and Contemporary History seminar
  • 24th January - Modern and Contemporary History seminar
  • 16th January - Modern and Contemporary History seminar
  • 9th January - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

2012

  • 12th December - Modern and Contemporary History seminar
  • 5th December - Birmingham Modern & Contemporary History seminar
  • 30th November - The end of the Ottoman Empire as twentieth-century history
  • 28th November - Birmingham Modern & Contemporary History seminar
  • 21st November - Birmingham Modern & Contemporary History seminar
  • 14th November - Birmingham Modern & Contemporary History seminar
  • 7th November - Birmingham Modern & Contemporary History seminar
  • 23rd October - Birmingham Modern & Contemporary History seminar
  • 19th October - Global History at Birmingham
  • 17th October - Birmingham Modern & Contemporary History seminar
  • 10th October - Birmingham Modern & Contemporary History seminar
  • 3rd October - The Crisis in Syria - a Birmingham Round Table
  • 22nd February - Modern and Contemporary History seminar
  • 7th February - Modern and Contemporary History seminar