Events

The School of History and Cultures has an extensive programme of events throughout the year including seminars, conferences and day schools.

Forthcoming Events

Sharing Reads and References

Sharing Reads and References
Date
29/09/2021
Description
SHaC staff are invited to come together to talk about (2-3 mins each) the thought-provoking articles, books, and documentaries they have encountered over the summer.

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

Psychological 'treatments' for homosexuality and gender non-conformity: a roundtable discussion on histories and legacies
Date
06/10/2021
Description
An interdisciplinary discussion on the histories of psychological 'treatments' for homosexuality and gender non-conformity.

Failure of Democracy: Political Threats and Economic Crisis in Interwar Europe

Failure of Democracy: Political Threats and Economic Crisis in Interwar Europe
Date
13/10/2021
Description
Kurt Weyland and Tobias Straumann will be joining us to discuss the reasons for the failure of democracy in interwar Europe.

Rethinking the Black Death: Can the Ottoman Plague Experience Offer Us Novel Insights?

Rethinking the Black Death: Can the Ottoman Plague Experience Offer Us Novel Insights?
Date
20/10/2021
Description
Historian Nükhet Varlık (Rutgers) will join us to discuss how the Ottoman experience of plague (600 years of uninterrupted outbreaks) invites new possibilities for rethinking the Black Death pandemic.

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

Decolonization and Fossil Developmentalism: Energy, Climate, Extractivism and Empire/Nation in the Twentieth Century
Date
27/10/2021
Description
Roundtable discussion of the entanglements and power relations at stake in histories of ecological extraction

Roundtable discussion on Landscape, Nature and Environment

Roundtable discussion on Landscape, Nature and Environment
Date
10/11/2021
Description
Roundtable to discuss how human interactions have impacted nature and the environment across time.

Hierarchies of Service: Gender in Britain's Commemorative Landscape

Hierarchies of Service: Gender in Britain's Commemorative Landscape
Date
17/11/2021
Description
Professor Corinna Peniston-Bird, Department of History, Lancaster University

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

Annual Fage Lecture: The Time of Letters: Epistolarity and Nigerian Newsprint Cultures, 1920s-1960s
Date
24/11/2021
Description
Professor Stephanie Newell (English, Yale)

Who are the Audiences for Early Modern History?

Who are the Audiences for Early Modern History?
Date
02/02/2022
Description
A roundtable to question who the audiences are for early modern history and how can they be further broadened and engaged.

Reflections on 'Forging Ahead' at the Black Country Living Museum

Reflections on 'Forging Ahead' at the Black Country Living Museum
Date
09/02/2022
Description
Researchers Simon Briercliffe and Elizabeth Thomson will be joining us from the Black Country Living Museum to reflect on the ways in which their research has contributed to the 'Forging Ahead' project at the Museum.

Researching Black British Histories

Researching Black British Histories
Date
16/02/2022
Description
Postgraduate researchers Saffron East (History, UCL), Sue Lemos (History, Warwick), and Montaz Marche (History, Birmingham) will be joining us to discuss their current research on Black British histories.

Roundtable on Classics and 'the Other'

Roundtable on Classics and 'the Other'
Date
23/02/2022
Description
Roundtable to discuss how the relationship between Classics and social and political identities and national cultures has recently been much debated

Historical Understandings of Mental Illness

Historical Understandings of Mental Illness
Date
09/03/2022
Description
Emily Betz (History, St Andrews), Angus Gowland (History, UCL), Leonard Smith (Applied Health, Birmingham) and Erin Sullivan (Shakespeare Institute, Birmingham) will be joining us for a roundtable discussion

Building Dogopolis: Dogs and Humans in Modern London, New York and Paris

Building Dogopolis: Dogs and Humans in Modern London, New York and Paris
Date
16/03/2022
Description
Chris Pearson (History, Liverpool) will be speaking on the integration of dogs into the urban landscape of London, New York, and Paris between 1800 and 1939.

Midlands and Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century and Today

Midlands and Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century and Today
Date
23/03/2022
Description
Jo-Ann Curtis (Birmingham Museums Trust), Jane Gallagher (Ironbridge Gorge Museums), Duncan Frankis (Newman University) and Manu Sehgal (University of Birmingham) will be joining us for a roundtable discussion

Immersive Practices and Experimental Worlds: A Comparative Ethnography

Immersive Practices and Experimental Worlds: A Comparative Ethnography
Date
30/03/2022
Description
David Berliner (Laboratoire d'Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains, Université Libre de Bruxelles) will be joining us to discuss his work on 'Immersive Practices and Experimental Worlds: A Comparative Ethnography'.

The Commonwealth Games: A Roundtable Discussion

The Commonwealth Games: A Roundtable Discussion
Date
27/04/2022
Description
Roundtable discussion on the meaning(s) of the Commonwealth Games through time (past, present, future) and how this relates to conversations about citizenship, race, and belonging in the shadow of the British empire.
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