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.
28 June 2022
An old suitcase filled with letters and photographs has inspired an exhibition on what life was like for children in Manchester in the 19th and 20th centuries.
21 June 2022
In a recent interview with Der Spiegel, Professor Uekotter discusses calls for Germany to return to nuclear power.
17 June 2022
On Monday 14 June, Professor Uekotter discussed the environmental impact of war in an impromptu radio interview on SRF, the Swiss national radio company.
06 June 2022
Juanita Cox , Michael Dawson, Kate Nichols and Verity Postlethwaite discuss the meaning(s) of the Commonwealth Games through time.
25 May 2022
As Spaghetti Junction turns 50 it remains an important symbol of Birmingham’s journey through the last half-century.
07 April 2022
For a degree centred on the past, History creates the ultimate graduate for uncertain futures but what is history for?
06 April 2022
The College of Arts and Law remains amongst the best performing research-intensive universities in the world, according to the 2022 QS World Rankings.
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.
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.