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.
16 August 2021
Matt Cole writes for the Birmingham Perspective
07 July 2021
Dr Steve Hewitt writes for the Birmingham Perspective
24 June 2021
Ellen Addis, Midlands 4 Cities PhD student, watched top researchers from the University of Birmingham's as they took to the screen in this year's Hay Festival to lead talks and debates showcasing their research.
21 June 2021
Klaus richter writes for the Birmingham Perspective.
17 June 2021
Professor Sabine Lee's project Children Born of War (CHIBOW) has been awarded this year's Ralf Dahrendorf Prize for European research by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
14 June 2021
Matt Cole on the re-election of Andy Street for the Birmingham Perspective
William Purkiss spoke to Live Science about how the Church of the Holy Sepulchre's mysterious 'graffiti' crosses may not be what they seem.
Professor Matt Houlbrook wrote for History Extra on the 'myths' surrounding the roaring twenties
19 May 2021
In her latest blog post, final year BA History student Olivia Saunders tells us about what she enjoys most about her favourite module; 'Women and Social Movements in Brazil' at the University of Birmingham.
13 May 2021
BA History student Tzuching Chu tells us about what interests him the most as an international student studying History at the University of Birmingham including modules on Black and LGBTQ+ history in Britain.
12 May 2021
BA History student Mia Fitzgerald tells us about her favourite modules and the subjects she enjoys studying the most at the University of Birmingham including optional modules in 1619 America and Gender and Sexuality.
23 April 2021
BA History student Tzuching Chu tells us about studying at the University of Birmingham, including his favourite modules and the Societies he has been involved with.
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