The Department of History covers a wide range of British, European and world history from the early medieval period to the present. Whatever your interest – whether cultural, social, political, economic history – there is someone doing that kind of history in the department.
07 April 2022
For a degree centred on the past, History creates the ultimate graduate for uncertain futures but what is history for?
07 March 2022
A new BBC Radio 4 play, based on Professor Nick Crowsons research into homelessness, discovers the stories of those criminalised for being homeless.
15 February 2022
The Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (BRIHC) and the Centre for West Midlands History (CWMH) were joined by researchers from the Black Country Living Museum.
07 February 2022
Listen to the a lively roundtable discussion.
26 January 2022
Co-hosted with the Centre for the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (BRIHC) and the Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CESMA).
20 January 2022
The Institute for German and European Studies (IGES) has received funding from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for a workshop on manifestations of populism in history and today.
10 January 2022
Recording now available.
06 December 2021
Critical CAHA is a student-run discussion group focusing on inclusivity and diversity within studying our Ancient and Prehistoric worlds.
22 November 2021
A University of Birmingham researcher has contributed to a new national guidance which supports Decolonisation in Museums.
18 November 2021
Recording of the event now available.
Dr Nathan Cardon writing for The Washington Post.
12 November 2021
Stacey Kennedy, a doctoral researcher in the Department of African Studies and Anthropology, gave a talk on her research into the Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts. Recording now available.
More forthcoming events
How we are exploring issues of climate through the arts, humanities and law.
The College of Arts and Law is placed 67th in the Times Higher Education 2022 rankings, making it one of the best places for study and research in this field globally.