Events

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

Forthcoming Events

Midlands and Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century and Today

Midlands and Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century and Today
Date
05/10/2022
Description
A roundtable discussion on the place of the eighteenth-century Midlands in wider global and imperial histories, and how we explore and interpret those connections in our local heritage today.

Car Culture Today

Car Culture Today
Date
12/10/2022
Description
This event will put historians and other experts in urbanism in conversation with auto-industry marketing expert Tom Flood.

Imagined Ecologies and the Sounds of Extinction, 1900-1949

Imagined Ecologies and the Sounds of Extinction, 1900-1949
Date
19/10/2022
Description
Alexandra Hui, Mississippi State University, with commentary from David Gange, Birmingham

Transatlantic Lives: Narratives of Slavery, Freedom, and Diaspora in West Africa and Brazil

Transatlantic Lives: Narratives of Slavery, Freedom, and Diaspora in West Africa and Brazil
Date
26/10/2022
Description
Kristin Mann, Professor Emerita, Department of History, Emory University gives the annual Fage Lecture.

Cold War Frontier? British Military Communities in Germany, 1945-2020

Cold War Frontier? British Military Communities in Germany, 1945-2020
Date
16/11/2022
Description
Grace Huxford, Bristol

Collaborative Public History: A Roundtable with Academics and Partners

Collaborative Public History: A Roundtable with Academics and Partners
Date
23/11/2022
Description
This BRIHC roundtable focusses on academics' collaboration with members of the public and community groups rather than institutions or individuals working in a professional 'public engagement' capacity.

The Perils of Interpreting: The Extraordinary Story of Two Translators Between Qing China and the British Empire

The Perils of Interpreting: The Extraordinary Story of Two Translators Between Qing China and the British Empire
Date
30/11/2022
Description
Henrietta Harrison, Oxford with commentary from Shirley Ye, Birmingham

Rethinking Populism in Europe: An Interdisciplinary Roundtable on Populist Movements in History and Today

Rethinking Populism in Europe: An Interdisciplinary Roundtable on Populist Movements in History and Today
Date
07/12/2022
Description
This roundtable argues that to understand its contemporary manifestations, we need to study populism's historical roots, its engagement with other political movements and its impact on political structures.

How do we now write histories of the exclusion of South Asians from Uganda and their diaspora?

How do we now write histories of the exclusion of South Asians from Uganda and their diaspora?
Date
08/02/2023
Description
Saima Nasar (Bristol) and Becky Taylor (UEA)

Classics in the Classroom

Classics in the Classroom
Date
22/02/2023
Description
On Wednesday 22 February we will be discussing how Classicists in schools and universities can best work together to develop meaningful opportunities for both students and teachers.

Decolonization and Development: New Directions in the Historiography

Decolonization and Development: New Directions in the Historiography
Date
08/03/2023
Description
On Wednesday 8 March we will be joined by Megan Brown (Swarthmore College) and Alessandro Iandolo (Harvard) to discuss the issues at stake in writing histories of decolonization.

How Global Was the Age of Revolutions?

How Global Was the Age of Revolutions?
Date
15/03/2023
Description
On Wednesday 15 March Sujit Sivasundaram (Cambridge), Joanna Innes (Oxford) and Peter Hill (Northumbria) will be joining us to discuss the extent to which the Age of Revolutions might be understood as 'global'.

New Directions in Birmingham and Black Country History

New Directions in Birmingham and Black Country History
Date
19/04/2023
Description
On Wednesday 19 April we will be joined by a series of PhD students and professional archivists to discuss what the future directions of Birmingham and Black Country History might be.

Practices of Judgment in Early Modern Europe

Practices of Judgment in Early Modern Europe
Date
26/04/2023
Description
Roundatable discussing the ways in which judgment was refined, exercised and practiced in Early Modern Europe.
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