Previous events


5th October - Midlands and Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century and Today

5th October - Structural and Physical Violence at the Birth of Democracy: A Bioarchaeological Perspective

24th September - 16th Annual Midlands Online Viking Symposium

1st July - Performing Tutankhamun: one hundred years of retellings'

1st July - Status, power and conflict in early modern England

27th-28th June - "Things Taken as Given?": Economy, Governance, and Moral Ordering

8th-9th June - Conditions to Cure? Histories of Medicalization, Psychologisation, and Intergenerational Trauma in the LGBTQIA+ Community'

1st June - The Humanities, the Social Sciences, and Climate Change

1st June - What If We Just Went Ahead and Saved the World? Taking Action in the Climate Crisis Or: Why Frank Schätzing should stick to writing Thrillers

26th May - Ethnography Otherwise. Storytelling and the Ordinary

26th-27th May - Finis Terrae: The Iberian Peninsula Contextualised in C13th Europe'

16th May - Colonialism in Global Perspective

12th May - 'What is History For?'

5th May - Questioning our Collections: a colloquium on the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology's Teaching Collections

5th May - Professor Henry Chapman Inaugural lecture

27th April - The Commonwealth Games: A Roundtable Discussion

13th April - PhD work in progress

5th April - Exploring Empire, Exploring the Self

1st April - The Baltic States and the interwar slump - a panel discussion

30th March - Heterogeneity and plasticity of the self. Some anthropological reflections

30th March - Making deserts bloom: Byzantium and the British Empire in Mandate Palestine, c.1922-c.1948

29th March - Historical Perspectives on Russia's War Against Ukraine

16th March - Building Dogopolis: Dogs and Humans in Modern London, New York and Paris

16th March - PhD research showcase

9th March - Historical Understandings of Mental Illness

23rd February - Researching Black British Histories

23rd February - Roundtable on Classics and 'the Other'

23rd February - Counterterrorism in North America and the UK in the Past and Present

16th February - Interactive workshop: 'invisible worlds'

9th February - Reflections on 'Forging Ahead' at the Black Country Living Museum

2nd February - Medieval nuns' theatre and the Medieval convent drama project

2nd February - Who are the Audiences for Early Modern History?

26th January - East Central Europe in the interwar slump – a work in progress report


8th December - PhD showcase and seasonal celebrations

25th November - Unhomely Empire Reading Group (2)

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

24th November - The Medieval Convent Drama Project

18th November - Unhomely Empire Reading Group (1)

18th November - Shakespeare before Shakespeare: politics, justice and power in early modern Warwickshire

17th November - Hierarchies of Service: Gender in Britain's Commemorative Landscape

10th November - Roundtable discussion on Landscape, Nature and Environment

10th November - Visiting Speaker: E. James West (York): 'A Monument to Negro Enterprise': The Black Press and Chicago's Literary Landscapes in the 1920s.

10th November - PhD showcase

10th November - 'Into The Labyrinth: a Journey into Stoudite ''Cancel Culture''

9th November - The Crisis of Car Culture in 21st-Century Birmingham

27th October - Decolonization and Fossil Developmentalism: Energy, Climate, Extractivism and Empire/Nation in the Twentieth Century

27th October - Re-coining the Eleventh Century: Value, Religion and Gender in Italy

27th October - Book Launch: Jimmy Packham's Gothic Utterance and Hannah Murray's Liminal Whiteness in Early US Fiction

26th October - Search and Research - looking for women in the Danford Collection

20th October - Rethinking the Black Death: Can the Ottoman Plague Experience Offer Us Novel Insights?

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

9th October - Network for New York School Studies Inaugural Poetry Event

6th October - Psychological 'treatments' for homosexuality and gender non-conformity: a roundtable discussion on histories and legacies

29th September - Sharing Reads and References

8th-10th September - British Association for Chinese Studies (BACS) annual conference

8th-10th September - Reformation Studies Colloquium 2021

9th-10th July - Do ancient Egyptians dream of electric sheep? The reception of ancient Egypt in science fiction

13th-14th May - GCfE 15th Annual Conference 13-14 May 2021

4th May - BRIHC seminar (title tbc)

27th April - Archipelago Capitalism

22nd April - GCfE Book Conversation with Joseph Twist

20th April - Gendered Belongings. Partition Refugees in Nehruvian India

27th-29th March - Nature and the Environment - The 53rd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies

24th March - White Supremacy and the Far Right in North America and the UK

23rd March - Re-thinking Archives and Archivality in the Medieval Islamicate

16th March - Population Control in Ghana's Twentieth Century

3rd March - The Profits of Slavery and the Wealth of Universities: A Transatlantic Conversation

2nd March - The Scientific Life in Colonial South Asia

23rd February - National Trajectories and European Horizons: British and West German Conservatism after 1945

16th February - Myth, Reality, and the Origins of New England

9th February - Hidden History. Birmingham's BAME Medical Practitioners, c.1900-1970

3rd February - Queer New York: Online Roundtable Discussion

27th January - Germany and Eastern Europe

27th January - Work in Progress Workshop


16th December - Becoming Birmingham: History, Diversity and Collaboration

10th December - Women's Material and Intellectual Lives

8th December - Migration and Mobility within the Ancient Mediterranean World. Question of Scale and Structure

8th December - Cardboard Citizens Theatre Company and Crisis

2nd December - Q&A with Lynn Festa (Rutgers)

1st December - Gender Trouble in British Interwar Student Life

27th November - Postgraduate event on Loneliness

24th November - Navigating Naval Medicine: Ships' Doctors and the Boundaries of Medical Power in the Royal Navy during the Second World War

18th November - Reading Group: Lynn Festa, Fiction without Humanity: Person, Animal, Thing in Early Enlightenment Literature and Culture (2019).

17th November - Regulating Vagabonds: Religious Violence and the Governance of Public Order in Late Colonial India

13th November - Ben Salisbury: Public opinion and the public sphere in the late Roman Republic

12th November - BRIHC Research in Practice: Dr Kate Skinner

10th November - Q and A with Steven Pincus: The Global Origins of the Seven Years War (Lecture now available on Canvas)

27th October - Building God's empire: Archaeology, Religion and the Byzantine Reconquest of Africa

20th October - Dror Wahrman - The Prince, the Jeweler and the Mogul: The Paradoxes of an Early Modern Object

17th October - Undergraduate Open Day

14th October - The Spectre of Hegemony from the Centre

14th October - How do we study Germany in its European context?

13th October - Health and race. roundtable discussion

13th October - Source Approaches Workshop

7th October - The Impact of Covid on Cities and the Built Environment

6th October - Postgraduate welcome event

12th September - Undergraduate Open Day

8th July - Postgraduate Offer Holder Day - College of Arts and Law

25th June - Undergraduate Open Day

24th June - Undergraduate Open Day

25th March - Re-thinking archives and archivality in the medieval Islamicate

25th March - 'A wall of defence unto this realm': conformity and the early Elizabethan state

19th March - Postgraduate Research workshop with Professor Dror Wahrman

19th March - The Prince, the Jeweller and the Mogul: The Paradoxes of an Early Modern Object

16th March - Modernisation during Communism: Food, Eating and Sleeping in the Romanian Countryside (1960s-70s)

16th March - From Rejection to Reconciliation — Coming to Terms with the Image in Protestant England 1560-1640

12th March - Plants, print and patronage: gardening women in the floriferous eighteenth-century

11th March - Postgraduate Open Day

11th March - Murder, misadventure and madness: an exploration of homicide from the perspective of fourteenth-century coroners' rolls

11th March - Dr Merridee Bailey (History, Oxford)

11th March - 'The Lord of Misrule and Thomas Morton: Myth, Reality, and the Origins of New England

10th March - The Rise of Historical Monuments as Symbols of the State and the Destruction of Architectural Heritage in Late 19th Century Romania

26th February - Insular manuscripts in the Carolingian world

26th February - The Experience of Enmity in Early Modern Europe

25th February - The Twelfth-century Chronicle of John Zonaras: A "hybrid" composition

13th February - Rethinking Berkswell: the twelfth century church of St John the Baptist, Berkswell

12th February - Yu's Traces: the Ecological and Imperial Worlds of the Yellow River

12th February - Unaccompanied Children and Reader Archivists at the US-Mexican Border

12th February - The Local and the Coastal: How slave-ship outfitters understood Atlantic Africa

11th February - Thomas Greene in Context: Middling Narratives of Self and Place 1600-1640

5th February - Writing Eighteenth-Century Women's Biography: A Roundtable

4th February - Slavery in the West African Sahel — A Resilient Institution'

4th February - The Lion at Bay: Britain's Baltic Campaign of 1919 and the Fate of the Russian Civil War

3rd February-3rd March - Polish Jews in Wartime Ethnic Democracy.

29th January - Visible English: scribal practice, graphic culture, and identity

29th January - American Studies Perspectives on Terror(ism): A Roundtable

29th January - Vladimir Brljak (English, Durham)

23rd January - The League of Nations @ 100: Humanitarian Histories

23rd January - The Colonialism of Neoliberal Gentrification

20th January - Picturing History in a Fractured Space: Visual Culture and the Past in Post-Trianon Hungary (1920-1939)

16th January - Researching Wroxeter: a Roman city and its hinterland through time,

15th January - Material cultures of writing in the Indian Ocean world: on the reception of a palm leaf letter at the Mamluk court

14th January - Postcolonial Commemorative Practices Surrounding Monument aux Morts — The Afterlives of Indo-French Colonial Connections around Puducherry's French War Memorial (rescheduled)


12th December - Centre for West Midlands History Christmas Party

11th December - A Victorian Christmas at the V&A

11th December - Re/de-centering women and books in the Middle Ages

10th December - Beyond the Marxist and "culturalist" divide. Ideology and democracy in classical Athens

30th November - Birmingham History Day 2019

27th November - Missing numbers: macro regions and the political economic geography in first millenium CE Southeast Asia

26th November - A Train Station on the Left. The Making of a Socialist Public Sphere in Romania (1882-1914)

21st November - Eighteenth-Century Letters: A Workshop

19th November - Independence as Rupture, Continuity or Transition? Gendering Citizenship and Decolonising Justice in 1960s Ghana

14th November - The Crisis of Kingship in Late Medieval Islam: Persian Emigres and the Making of Ottoman Sovereignty

14th November - Rivers, Wells and Waterworks: Setting the sanitary scene in Birmingham, 1842-1872

13th November - Governing by writing: applying imperial calligraphy in Tang administration

13th November - Revolutionary Fibres: Materials and Industrial Design in Maoist China

12th November - Comparing Peripheries. Galicia and Carinthia in Medieval Time

9th November - Black Country History Day 2019

30th October - Film Screening: The Mayor's Race

29th October - Religious Coexistence in the Eastern Mediterranean World. From the Perspective of Cyprus under the Latins

23rd October - Middle English literature in medieval Europe

17th October - 'Am I Not a Woman and a Sister': West Midlands Women Abolitionists' Perceptions of and Connections to Black Slave Women from the West Indies, 1787-1860

9th October - Christ on the altar: visualising his sacrifice at the time of Byzantine iconoclasm and other theological controversies

1st-31st October - BHM2019 - Exhibition of British Asian Lifestyle

3rd-5th July - Modern British Studies Beyond Boundaries

18th June - A Fabulous Failure: Bill Clinton, American Capitalism, and the Origins of Our Troubled Times

13th June - Proclamation and Persuasion: Marketing the Birmingham cut-nail trade during the nineteenth century

16th May - Museum artefacts and contemporary objects: Investigating craft skills of the 18th century enamel trade

13th May - The Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series – Professor Margaret MacMillan

8th May - Researching Tintagel, Dummonia and post-Roman Britain

11th April - That midwives' midwifery is bad, daily proofs are constantly occurring': Midwifery in Birmingham and Environs, 1794 -1881

27th March - Time and Empire in Carthage

27th March - Checking Normality's Privilege: On the Persistence of the Natural

20th March - Bringing Genomic Data into Historical Research

20th March - Conservative Women and Nationalist Feminism in Britain between the Wars

19th March - Believing in (Medieval) Belief: Gibbon, Latour and what we make of 'Religion'

13th March - 'Scenes of Marriage in Early Modern England: Shakespeare's Couples in Context'

13th March - Anti-colonial feminism and the League of Nations: the cosmopolitan nationalism of Indian women's organisations, 1933-1939

6th March - How to Kill a Governess: the fundamental violence of Victorian Sexuality

27th February - 'Forging Revolution: Truth and Power in the Archives, 1646-1648'

27th February - Bird La Bird's Travelling Queer Peoples' History

26th February - Who's Afraid of Margery Fry? Reflections on Education and Birmingham's Queer Heritage

26th February - Of Broken Idylls and Mourning in Classical Sanskrit Poetry and Drama

19th February - CESMA Academic Workshop

13th February - Hansard, Language and Politics: Churchill's Tears, Disraeli's Handkerchief and other Challenges

13th February - England's Insular Imaginings

13th-27th February - Being out in the Work-place: networks, support and changing attitudes over time

12th February - Monks and Muslims: Reform Monasticism and Islam in 11th century Italy

5th February - Urban gardening in early medieval Italy

2nd February - Birmingham and Midlands Classical Association Teachers' Day

30th January - Professor Lytle Shaw (NYU): Third Personism: The FBI's Poetics of Immediacy in the 1960s

30th January - 'Making sense of the news: Micanzio, Cavendish, Bacon, and the Thirty Years War'

29th January - BRIHC Seminar launch event

29th January - Centres, peripheries and networks: an impossible triangle to square in Byzantium

18th January - From the caliph to the papyri – Forgotten women in early Islamic history


13th December - Reconfiguring the template: representations of powerful women in historical fiction -- the case of Anna Komnene

5th December - 'Recovering the Amateur Tradition in Translation of Classical Literature'

29th November - Mass Blame and the Irish experience: the aftermath of the Birmingham Pub Bombings

27th November - The Classic Maya Collapse: the decline of royal power and the rise of the merchant princes

22nd November - Your Infertility: Our Problem?

21st November - 'History as Diplomacy: Emanuel van Meteren's Historia Belgica and International Relations in the Early Seventeenth Century'.

14th November - The Lessons of Dispossession: Lost Property in the Long Eighteenth Century

14th November - Maritime trade and Buddhism in East Asia 700-1400

6th November - CESMA Postgraduate professional skills workshop

30th October - Nonhuman: Anglo-Saxon "Things" across Medieval and Modern Verse

24th October - The Color of Hours: Race, Time, and Space in the Making of Postwar Detroit

22nd October - Babylon (1980)

17th October - The World in the Year 1000: When Globalization Began

12th October - If you desire peace, cultivate justice

11th October - Children of Empire: Care and Crime in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

10th September - Introduction to Inter-Continental Academia (ICA): global networks and interdisciplinary research

4th-5th July - The Material Body, 1500-1900: A Conference of Archaeologists and Historians

13th June - A Workshop on Guns

13th June - Herskovits, Blackness, and the Biological New Negro: Representation and Identity in the Harlem Renaissance

13th June - Pacifists making guns: the Galtons of Birmingham and Britain's industrial revolution

8th June - Debt, service, and the origins of capitalism

8th-9th June - Debt: 5000 Years and Counting

1st June - Masculinities in Twentieth Century Britain

30th May-1st June - Brazilian Regionalism in a Global Context

23rd May - Nature, Print and Production:A Workshop on Eighteenth-Century Sources in the Cadbury Research Library

23rd May - Entanglement

17th May - Annual BECC - Warwick-Birmingham Symposium 2018

16th May - In Dwarf Land and Cannibal Country": Race, Empire, and Bicycle Circumnavigation

11th May - 1968

9th May - CeSMA Annual Lecture

2nd May - Iconoclasm/Graffiti

26th April - Medieval Nonhumanisms: A Sketch of a Nonsystematic Approach to Medieval Animal Studies

25th April - Exhibiting Ireland in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries in Britain and the US

25th April - Seeds of Enlightenment: Maria Zytaruk and Sarah Easterby-Smith

21st March - Kindness to cruelty, stage to sermon: PhD research in CREMS

16th March - Making a Difference. Royal Historical Society 2018 Public History Symposium

16th March - Postponed: Empire, race, and humanitarianism in the twentieth century

16th March - The imprint of steam: the steam engine in popular culture

14th March - Pilgrims and Phantoms: Place, Time and the St Thomas Way

14th March - 'Savage Capitalists, Civilised Indians: the Socialist Labor Party and Native Americans, 1876-1890'

14th March - Luther, Death and Popery

13th March - John Baskerville: the stop-start career of an 18th century entrepreneur

12th March - Starting with steam: the origins of the industrial revolution in Birmingham

7th March - CANCELLED! Gender, power, religion: building networks in post-Reformation England

7th March - Brazilian Film Screening: The Boy Who Made a Museum

6th March - Women in Brazilian History

1st March - The First World War Memorials Programme

28th February - Postgraduate Showcase

28th February - History and the digital - new methodologies for future & present historians

21st February - Translating the Bible after the Reformation: Humanism, Theology, Vernacular Religion

21st February - States of Power and the Politics of Race

15th February - Victorian Dinosaurs: Facts and Fictions of the Nineteenth-Century Mesozoic

13th February - Medical Humanities and Medieval Literature? Voices, Breath, Feeling

7th February - Rabbits, whigs and hunters: women and protest in Mary Toft's rabbit births of 1726

31st January - Learning to Write English: Problems and Evidence

25th January - Being a tourist in a World Heritage Site

24th January - Trump: One Year On

24th January - Annual Medieval and Early Modern lecture

17th January - Developing the Child and the Nation: Knowledge Politics and the UNESCO Tensions Project in India, c. 1945-55

10th January - Work and social relations in England, 1500-1640


6th December - Race: A Work-in-Progress Seminar with Herjeet Marway

29th November - Persian Documents from Pre-Mongol Bamiyan

24th November - Vanished: a historian's guide to extinction

21st November - Place and Planet in Medieval Literature

15th November - Race: A Work-in-Progress Seminar with Courtney J. Campbell

1st November - John Baskerville Book Launch

25th October - Black History in the Midlands and Beyond: Connections and Context

18th October - Race Work-in-Progress Seminar Launch

21st-23rd September - The Modern Invention of Dynasty: A Global Intellectual History, 1500-2000

1st-2nd September - Tea with the Sphinx

1st-2nd September - Women's History Network Conference 2017

22nd August - BRIHC Scholars Symposium

5th-7th July - Modern British Studies Conference 2017: British Studies in a Broken World

7th June - Strategies for research dissemination

5th June - 'Tramps' Tales: Discovering the history of homelessness in Britain

4th June - What I found in a flea market in Cairo

22nd May - Playing by the rules? The importance of obedience in Spartan Society

15th May - Unintended consequences or desired outcome? Soldiers' children and their role in policies of national rebirth

10th May - M3C Eighteenth-Century Research Workshop

8th May - On or about May 2017: Cultural histories in the here and now

29th April - Midlands Viking Symposium 2017

26th April - The Tramp's Tale: A Story of Soviet Border-Crossings, 1945-50

25th April - The Challenge of Interdisciplinary Research Between History and Genomics

24th April - Genomic Data and Longobard History

29th March - Crusade in Europe: The 'Home Front' of Holy War in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

21st March - 1917 Revisited

20th March - Confessions of a Courtesan: Print Culture in Colonial Lagos

16th March - Economic History and/as History of Economics: On Affinities, Old and New

15th March - Remapping Elizabethan Reality: The Perception Revolution

14th March - A Religious War?

13th March - The Great Departure: Mass Migration from Eastern Europe and the Making of the Free World

9th March - 'Free speech' in academia: between critical imperative and structural inequality

8th March - Forum for Early Career Researchers

7th March - 100 Years of Shell Shock: Gone but not Forgotten

6th March - Home is Where the Heart is: British Jews, Diaspora, and the State of Israel

1st March - Cold Lazarus: John Donne at the Funerals of Sir William Cokayne

1st March - Co-operatives and Decolonisation: A Beautiful Friendship?

27th February - The donkey and the boat: rethinking Mediterranean economic expansion in the eleventh century [VIDEO RECORDING]

23rd February - The Killing of Sister George

22nd February - Birmingham Teaching Fellows Session

21st February - War, Epidemics and Empire: British Military Medicine in the Middle East, 1914-18

8th February - Beyond Empire's Ambit: Narcotic Drugs between Science and State Crime

8th February - The Making of a Puritan Mind

6th February - Temporalization of cultural difference: Time regime and the perception of Indian statehood in early modern German discourse

6th February - Making Manhood, Making Science: Myths of identity in modern sport and exploration

1st February - Baubles of the Bourbons: The Fate of Royal Heritage in Nineteenth-Century France

31st January - The Emergence of Military History as a University Subject, 1872-1914

26th January - Revolutions Past and Present: Their legacy and future

25th January - Acting amiss: towards a history of actorly craft and playhouse judgement

18th January - The Vanquished

11th January - Voices of angels and men: religious identity and pilgrimage to the Mont Saint-Michel in 16th and 17th century France

11th January - Violence, Resilience and the 'Coolie' Identity: Life on the Ships to the Caribbean, 1834-1920


8th December - Winter roundtable

7th December - The floating university and the politics of knowing in America and the interwar world'

30th November - Creating Counter-Archives: English Catholic collecting and conversation

29th November - Bodies at War: Visual and Material Cultures of Modern Conflict

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

22nd November - British and Dominion Aerial Re-supply in the Great War 1916-18: A Learning Curve?

17th November - The Meanings of Black History

16th November - MCH BRIHC: Forests, Fields, and Peasant Revolution: The 'Green Cadres' and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire

15th November - The Evolution of the IRA Ambush 1919-1923: An Example of "The Learning Curve" in Guerrilla Warfare

8th November - Towards a historical materialist critique of ethnicity: Armenianness between the Caucasus and medieval new Rome

8th November - Decisions in the Desert, 1942

27th October - Artificial nations: disappeared states, post-colonial borders and methodological nationalism

26th October - Things, People, Stories – a cultural history of a Cathedral yard

25th October - "Seafaring race" Theory: Colonial Naval Recruitment and Late British Imperialism

19th October - BRIHC: Thinking through 'loss'

19th October - Objects, Rituals and Money: Everyday material cultures and the Prosecution of Spiritual Healing in the Anglo-Creole Caribbean

18th October - The materiality of writing in 3rd millennium BCE Mesopotamia

12th October - Reading Rude Rhymes: Quick Wit, Epigrams, and Satirical Verse, 1660-1740

11th October - The Stronger Form of Warfare: the German Defence of the Western Front

5th October - Making the Brazilian Northeast: A Region within the Nation and the World (1924-1968)

28th-30th September - Amiable Angelica: An American Aristocrat in Revolutionary London

27th September - Edwardian Nightmare: the Fear of Invasion and British Strategy, 1880-1914

23rd-24th September - Tea with the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt and the Modern Imagination

22nd September - Film screening: The Mummy (1932)

28th-29th July - James Watt symposium

29th June - Celebrating South Asian Music in the West Midlands

25th June - Green Britain - nationhood and the environment 1500-1750

20th-21st June - Seeking legitimacy: authority and expertise in modern Britain

18th June - Ovid's garden party

3rd June - Transformations of statehood in 20th-21st century Central Europe

27th May - Chernobyl 30 Years On

5th May - Arabic and Persian printing history and culture

27th April - The politics of the American army

19th April - Gender, violence, and the children born of war in Northern Uganda: new directions in research

17th March - Living the Heritage of Conflict: Memory, Identity and Memorialisation

17th March - 'Deploying Culture and History in the Age of 'Asian Values': Material Debates on Heritage in Thailand and Elsewhere'

17th March - The Legacy of Guano

16th March - "formed on ye Gr. Language": Benjamin Stillingfleet reads Paradise Lost

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

2nd March - Rediscovering Cabot: the Bristol voyages of discovery, c.1470-1508

1st March - Deconstructing 'dynasty': lineage and ethnicity in the golden horde and central Europe

29th February - Hidden from History: the 'Making' of Gay History

24th February - Contested Icons: Poland, Chile, and the Global Politics of Human Rights in the mid-1980s

10th February - The printing of Andrew Marvell's Miscellaneous Poems (1681)

9th February - Tibetan identity, Buddhism and the Bonpos

3rd February - The emergency episteme of the 'tribe' in Afghanistan, 1850-2015

20th January - The Vanquished: Europe and the Aftermath of the Great War


4th December - Disentangling the World: The Politics of Autarky after the First World War

2nd December - Assassination in Churches in Early Modern Europe

25th November - Tamburlaine's Gold

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 - CREMS Introduction Session

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

28th October - The Invention of Happiness

21st October - The Global Transformation of Time 1870 – 1950

14th October - Godly Sorrow and the Protestant Imitatio Christi

8th September - Special Event: Germany's Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context

20th July - German Concentration Camps Factual Survey

2nd-3rd July - Rethinking modern British studies conference

1st July - Professor Geoff Eley: "What Produces Democracy? Revolutionary Crises, Popular Politics, and Democratic Gains in Twentieth-Century Europe"

1st July - Professor Geoff Eley: "What Produces Democracy? Revolutionary Crises, Popular Politics, and Democratic Gains in Twentieth-Century Europe"

29th June - Making resources speak: themes and methods of the new materialism

12th June - From World History to World Literature: China, the South, and the Global 1960s

11th June - A Micro-Historical Approach to Global China: The Daily Life of Europeans in Beijing in the Long 18th Century

29th May - Wings of Modernity

28th May - The Origins and Transmission of Culture (OToC): An interdisciplinary approach

6th May - Chinatowns and the Rise of China [video available]

25th March - Economic History as if People Mattered: A Workshop for Dr Francesca Carnevali

25th March - Modern and Contemporary History roundtable

18th March - The transatlantic context of the Salem witch trials

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

5th March - Living with the Dragon: a personal history of UK/China Relations

4th March - Shakespeare on the brink of freedom

4th March - Spotted throughout with red: Canadian state surveillance and the Women's Liberation Movement, 1969-1988

25th February - Modern contemporary history seminar

11th February - Defining loyalty, redefining reformation: understanding conflict from Scottish pulpits, 1638-1660

11th February - Modern and contemporary history seminar

5th February - Film screening: Nowhere to call home, a Tibetan in Beijing

4th February - Strategic internationalism: mandates, minorities, and problem of non-states in interwar international law

28th January - A Byrde of dyvers colors: a newly discovered Elizabethan romance in the Conway Papers

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

14th January - Language vs. Layout? Form and format in pre-periodical printed news translation


11th December - Modelling the Middle Ages in grand strategy computer games

3rd December - 'A countrey life assists this study best': Robert Matthews and a new source for Katherine Philips

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

27th November - History and Cultures double seminar

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 - Confessional Coexistence under Military Occupation in Seventeenth Century Germany

19th November - Forging a feminist internationalisation: the British Women's International League between the wars

13th November - Second World War internment in America and Britain: experience and memory

12th November - The Mixed Inheritance of Empire: Don Chesworth, Multiculturalism and the British Left

8th November - History and Climate Change

5th November - The Midlands and the Great War

30th October - Stories and statistics: defining British anti-immigrationism 1955-1981

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

16th October - Atheism and race in the nineteenth-century Atlantic world

15th October - Global houses, global homes: mobility and migration in the long eighteenth century

9th October - A causal nexus? Anti-Communism and the rise of the Nazis in Upper Franconia 1900-1933

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 September - Eyes on Central Asia

24th-25th June - The Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies 50 years on

21st June - History and Climate change: What have we learnt?

18th June - Challenges for early modern women's history

30th May - The ethics of humanitarian intervention

29th May - Dialogues with the Dead: Egyptology in British culture and religion

23rd May - Sleepwalking to war? Britain in 1914 and 1939

22nd May-1st June - Hay Festival

20th May - The First World War: 100 Years on

12th May - Ruinscape and slumscape: picturing history and violence in global East Asia

26th April - Midlands Viking Symposium

1st April - First World War poetry event

21st March - Back to back and Up the Yard: Life and Death in Back-Street Birmingham, 1880 – 1960

21st March - The Handsworth Scroll: Radical Politics on the High Street

20th March - The Stuart Hall Project

20th March - What do we know about the Vikings now?

19th March - Re-visualising the Inglorious Dead: The Abandoned Enemy from the Great Holiday of World War One

18th March - Ken Loach's 'Save the Children Fund Film'

5th March - Economy and Colonial History: German Togo and the Cotton Project

3rd March - A Painful Legacy: Martin Luther and the Jews

24th February - Jewish Survival in early-modern Catholic Europe: Inquisition, Ghettoisation and Community

19th February - Commemoration & conflict workshop - 'challenges for HE practitioners in history, area studies & philosophical and religious studies

11th February - The British State: Past, Present, and Future

27th January - Climate Change, Warfare and Ecocide in the Early Fourteenth-century British Isles

22nd January - South Africa, 1960-1: from 'Wind of Change' to armed struggle


12th December - Medieval Representations and Clerical Masculinities: Between Cultural and Gender History

11th December - Modern and Contemporary History seminar Title TBA

4th December - History and Cultures Workshop Skills Session

4th December - Will-making on the deathbed in Stratford-upon-Avon, c. 1540 – 1640

4th December - 'Wales England Wed'? English-Welsh hybridity in the two world wars

28th November - History and Cultures Workshop Skills Session

27th November - Cities of vice: red light districts in Asian ports

20th November - History and Cultures Workshop Skills Session

20th November - Editing as a Critical Act: Reading The Complete Poetry of Robert Herrick

20th November - Theft on the trains: cheminot behaviours in wartime

14th November - The Military Implications of Tudor Rebellions, 1536-1554

13th November - Saving the remnant or building a Soviet state? The dilemmas of international humanitarian intervention in early Soviet Armenia

1st November - History and Cultures Workshop Film Group

30th October - Humanitarianism and humdrum internationalism: British society at the end of

30th October - CREMS Annual Lecture

24th October - Britain and the Balkans: war, peace and 'the strange death of Liberal England', c. 1900-1925

23rd October - Thinking queer/Rethinking the interwar

16th October - "Sua Sall You Tak New Troy": A New Sonnet and Jacobean Literary Culture Before 1603

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 - Secrets and spies: transgressing boundaries in sixteenth-century

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

22nd June - Undergraduate open day

21st June - Undergraduate open day

20th June - Undergraduate open day

18th June - Ecology Politics in Pre-modern Eastern Eurasia

20th May - Creating a medieval history gallery

2nd May - Getting Grants, Getting Published and Staying Sane? Life After the PhD

30th April - Birmingham Centre for Modern & Contemporary History annual lecture

30th April - The origins of Anglo Jewry in Birmingham

25th April - Margaret Thatcher in modern British history

20th March - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

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

14th March - The Invention and Oblivion of the Holy Lance of Antioch

13th March - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

11th March - Birmingham Eighteenth-Century Centre Seminar Series at Special Collections: Eighteenth-Century Collections

4th March - The place of the dead: territory and identity in the early modern landscape

1st March - Imperial Humanitarianism

27th February - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

20th February - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

18th February - Accomplished ladies or professional women? Women in art and design in Birmingham in the late 19th and early 20th centuries

6th February - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

4th February - The Bull Ring, an iconic Birmingham landmark: the popularity of 19th century topographical views

30th January - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

24th January - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

21st January - Brilliant with all colours: Vesuvius and the evolution of it's image

16th January - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

9th January - Modern and Contemporary History seminar

7th January - Deserted villages visited - new interdisciplinary approaches