The Centre specialises in researching contemporary history since the end of the first world war and explicitly seeks to facilitate transnational and comparative research on all aspects (social, cultural, political, economic) of the history of the contemporary world. 

It supports a research seminar series of invited speakers throughout the academic year as well as an annual lecture series and various informal reading groups. 

On this page you will find a sample of some of the research members are undertaking within the centre. For an update on publications by members and research news within the department visit our News page.

Research profiles

Research projects and initiatives

Staff associated with the Centre work on various research projects related to modern and contemporary history

Research seminars

The Birmingham Modern and Contemporary History seminar series seeks to engage with comparative, international, and global history.

For more information go to the seminar series page