Keep up to date with the latest news and events from around the department and the wide-ranging projects our staff and students get involved with. More events throughout the School of Government.

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Previous Events


8th December - Early GDR literature-avant-garden approaches to theatre in the socialist state: Matthew Hines

1st December - Happy Birthday Niedersachsen

24th November - Annual Fage Lecture: The Time of Letters: Epistolarity and Nigerian Newsprint Cultures, 1920s-1960s

24th November - The COP 26 Summit: Reflections and Future Scenarios

18th November - The Same Old Newness: the Elections in Bulgaria

17th November - Democratic Decay and Authoritarian Resurgence

10th November - 'Intourist' in the Baltics in the 20 century: Marta Starostina

10th November - Special POLSIS Seminar: "Britain after Brexit"

3rd-4th November - Opening a conversation about statelessness, governance, and the problem of citizenship - in the Commonwealth and beyond

13th October - Richard Wagner as Subject of Friedrich Nietzsche's and Theodor W. Adorno's Enlightenments: Imran Hashmi

13th October - Failure of Democracy: Political Threats and Economic Crisis in Interwar Europe

6th October - A Changing of the Guard? The 2021 German Elections

28th September - Post-Truth Politics: Silencing, Violence and Resistance in Public Debate

30th June-2nd July - Shifting Constellations: Germany and Global (Dis)Order

1st June - 2021 Birmingham Asia Forum

21st April - Prospects of Stabilising US-China Relations

10th March - The New Party Challenge: Party Politics in Central and Eastern Europe

4th March - Brexitland

3rd March - IGES Book Panel with Paul Betts - Ruin and Renewal: Civilising Europe after World War II

24th February - New Patterns of Political Competition in Western Europe: Populists vs. Populists

23rd February - IGES/BRIHC Lecture

10th February - The Moral Economy of Elections in Africa: Democracy, Voting and Virtue

3rd February - Empathy and the Historical Understanding of the Human Past… and Present

28th January - Authors and translators in dialogue: Sandra Hoffmann and Katy Derbyshire

27th January - Germany and Eastern Europe: Birmingham-Utrecht Joint Postgraduate Workshop

27th January - REPRESENT Seminar on Populism with Daniele Albertazzi and Davide Vampa