Events

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

Forthcoming Events

Picturing History in a Fractured Space: Visual Culture and the Past in Post-Trianon Hungary (1920-1939)

Date
20/01/2020
Description
Nóra Veszprémi (Art History, Birmingham) speaks at the East Central Europe Research Forum
The League of Nations @ 100: Humanitarian Histories

The League of Nations @ 100: Humanitarian Histories

Date
23/01/2020
Description
A Centre for Modern and Contemporary History Roundtable, in partnership with POLSIS, BRIHC, and The Centre for Modern History at City, University of London.
The Colonialism of Neoliberal Gentrification

The Colonialism of Neoliberal Gentrification

Date
23/01/2020
Description
John Munro (History) delivers the BRIHC lecture.
The view from the edge: Byzantium and post-Roman Hispania

The view from the edge: Byzantium and post-Roman Hispania

Date
23/01/2020
Description
Jamie Wood delivers the Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies seminar.
Pots, People and the Past

Pots, People and the Past

Date
29/01/2020
Description
Dr Roger White delivers the CAHA object in focus talk.
Visible English: scribal practice, graphic culture, and identity

Visible English: scribal practice, graphic culture, and identity

Date
29/01/2020
Description
Wendy Scase (Birmingham) delivers the Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages seminar.
Vladimir Brljak (English, Durham)

Vladimir Brljak (English, Durham)

Date
29/01/2020
Description
Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies research seminar: Vladimir Brljak (English, Durham)
Female agency in Mystras: fashion indices in late Byzantine art

Female agency in Mystras: fashion indices in late Byzantine art

Date
30/01/2020
Description
Andrea Mattiello delivers the Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies seminar.
BMCA Teachers' Day

BMCA Teachers' Day

Date
01/02/2020
Description
The Birmingham and Midlands Classical Association would like to invite all teachers to their annual Teachers' Day on Saturday 1st February, hosted by the University of Birmingham.

Polish Jews in Wartime Ethnic Democracy.

Date
03/02/2020 - 03/03/2020
Description
Dominika Cholewińska-Vater (Manchester) speaks at the East Central Europe Research Forum
Slavery in the West African Sahel — A Resilient Institution'

Slavery in the West African Sahel — A Resilient Institution'

Date
04/02/2020
Description
Benedetta Rossi (DASA) delivers the BRIHC lecture.

Writing Eighteenth-Century Women's Biography: A Roundtable

Date
05/02/2020
Description
Tom Cutterham (History, University of Birmingham), Elizabeth Eger (English, King's) and Karen Harvey (University of Birmingham).
Living heritage in Greece: perceptions of traditional settlements

Living heritage in Greece: perceptions of traditional settlements

Date
06/02/2020
Description
Ioanna Katapidi delivers the Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies seminar.
Thomas Greene in Context: Middling Narratives of Self and Place 1600-1640

Thomas Greene in Context: Middling Narratives of Self and Place 1600-1640

Date
11/02/2020
Description
Hannah Lilley (History, University of Birmingham) delivers the BRIHC seminar.
Yu's Traces: the Ecological and Imperial Worlds of the Yellow River

Yu's Traces: the Ecological and Imperial Worlds of the Yellow River

Date
12/02/2020
Description
Ruth Mostern (Pittsburgh) delivers the Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages seminar.
The Local and the Coastal: How slave-ship outfitters understood Atlantic Africa

The Local and the Coastal: How slave-ship outfitters understood Atlantic Africa

Date
12/02/2020
Description
Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies research seminar: Dr Anne Ruderman (History, LSE)
'Augustine's women'

'Augustine's women'

Date
13/02/2020
Description
Kate Cooper delivers the Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies seminar.
Rethinking Berkswell: the twelfth century church of St John the Baptist, Berkswell

Rethinking Berkswell: the twelfth century church of St John the Baptist, Berkswell

Date
13/02/2020
Description
John Hunt (Birmingham) gives a Centre for West Midlands History research seminar 2019
The Twelfth-century Chronicle of John Zonaras: A "hybrid" composition

The Twelfth-century Chronicle of John Zonaras: A "hybrid" composition

Date
25/02/2020
Description
Theofili Kampianaki (CAHA, University of Birmingham) delivers the BRIHC seminar.
Becoming Birmingham: History, Diversity and Collaboration

Becoming Birmingham: History, Diversity and Collaboration

Date
26/02/2020
Description
Afternoon conference on the history of Birmingham's international links and engagement, funded by the Green Heart Festival. Registration essential.
Lost and Grief in the Roman World (the epitaph of Publius Aurarius Crescens)

Lost and Grief in the Roman World (the epitaph of Publius Aurarius Crescens)

Date
26/02/2020
Description
Dr Hannah Cornwell delivers the CAHA object in focus talk.
Insular manuscripts in the Carolingian world

Insular manuscripts in the Carolingian world

Date
26/02/2020
Description
Jo Story (Leicester) delivers the Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages seminar.
The Experience of Enmity in Early Modern Europe

The Experience of Enmity in Early Modern Europe

Date
26/02/2020
Description
Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies research seminar: Professor Stuart Carroll (History, York)
Play and Learn: artefacts of childhood in Late Antique Egyptian houses and monasteries

Play and Learn: artefacts of childhood in Late Antique Egyptian houses and monasteries

Date
27/02/2020
Description
April Pudsey delivers the Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies seminar.

Modernisation during Communism: Food, Eating and Sleeping in the Romanian Countryside (1960s-70s)

Date
02 - 03/03/2020
Description
Mircea Scrob (LANS, Birmingham) speaks at the East Central Europe Research Forum
Negotiation in Crisis — The Internal Wars of the Late Roman Republic

Negotiation in Crisis — The Internal Wars of the Late Roman Republic

Date
05/03/2020
Description
Hannah Cornwell (CAHA) delivers the BRIHC lecture.
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Title to be confirmed

Date
05/03/2020
Description
Antonia Gatward Cevizli delivers the Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies seminar.
The Rise of Historical Monuments as Symbols of the State and the Destruction of Architectural Heritage in Late 19th Century Romania

The Rise of Historical Monuments as Symbols of the State and the Destruction of Architectural Heritage in Late 19th Century Romania

Date
10/03/2020
Description
Cosmin Minea (History of Art, University of Birmingham) delivers the BRIHC seminar.
Postgraduate Open Day

Postgraduate Open Day

Date
11/03/2020
Description
The perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current students and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham.
Egyptian Servants – Shabti Figures from the Eton Myers Egyptian Collection

Egyptian Servants – Shabti Figures from the Eton Myers Egyptian Collection

Date
11/03/2020
Description
Jen Turner delivers the CAHA object in focus talk.
Murder, misadventure and madness: an exploration of homicide from the perspective of fourteenth-century coroners' rolls

Murder, misadventure and madness: an exploration of homicide from the perspective of fourteenth-century coroners' rolls

Date
11/03/2020
Description
Janine Bryant (Birmingham) delivers the Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages seminar.
Dr Merridee Bailey (History, Oxford)

Dr Merridee Bailey (History, Oxford)

Date
11/03/2020
Description
Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies research seminar: Dr Merridee Bailey (History, Oxford)
'The Lord of Misrule and Thomas Morton: Myth, Reality, and the Origins of New England

'The Lord of Misrule and Thomas Morton: Myth, Reality, and the Origins of New England

Date
11/03/2020
Description
Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies annual lecture: Professor Peter Mancall (History, USC)
Constructing a model for the early Islamic economy

Constructing a model for the early Islamic economy

Date
12/03/2020
Description
Hugh Kennedy delivers the Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies seminar.
Plants, print and patronage: gardening women in the floriferous eighteenth-century

Plants, print and patronage: gardening women in the floriferous eighteenth-century

Date
12/03/2020
Description
Elaine Mitchell (Birmingham) gives a Centre for West Midlands History research seminar 2019
From Rejection to Reconciliation — Coming to Terms with the Image in Protestant England 1560-1640

From Rejection to Reconciliation — Coming to Terms with the Image in Protestant England 1560-1640

Date
16/03/2020
Description
Tara Hamling (History) and Jonathan Willis (History) deliver the BRIHC lecture.

The Prince, the Jeweller and the Mogul: The Paradoxes of an Early Modern Object

Date
19/03/2020
Description
Joint session of CREMS and Birmingham Eighteenth Century Centre.
Sultans as Saviours: early modern Mediterranean Jewish accounts of the Ottoman rulers

Sultans as Saviours: early modern Mediterranean Jewish accounts of the Ottoman rulers

Date
19/03/2020
Description
Marc Baer delivers the Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies seminar.

Reflections on the 2020 Elections in Slovakia

Date
23/03/2020
Description
Nóra Veszprémi (Art History, Birmingham) speaks at the East Central Europe Research Forum
An Analysis of the Occupational Structure of China's Unemployed Population in the 1920s and 1930s

An Analysis of the Occupational Structure of China's Unemployed Population in the 1920s and 1930s

Date
24/03/2020
Description
Yuxiu Tan (Jilin Normal University) delivers the BRIHC seminar.
Re-thinking archives and archivality in the medieval Islamicate

Re-thinking archives and archivality in the medieval Islamicate

Date
25/03/2020
Description
Fozia Bora (Leeds) delivers the Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages seminar.
'A wall of defence unto this realm': conformity and the early Elizabethan state

'A wall of defence unto this realm': conformity and the early Elizabethan state

Date
25/03/2020
Description
Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies research seminar: Dr Alexandra Gajda (History, Oxford)
Questioning the accuracy of the Origo Constantini imperatoris

Questioning the accuracy of the Origo Constantini imperatoris

Date
26/03/2020
Description
Adrastos Omissi delivers the Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies seminar.
Nature and the Environment - The 53rd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies

Nature and the Environment - The 53rd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies

Date
28 - 30/03/2020
Description
The 53rd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies held at the University of Birmingham.
Women, Wives and Daughters in a Middle-Class Victorian Suburb: Moseley, Birmingham, 1850-1900

Women, Wives and Daughters in a Middle-Class Victorian Suburb: Moseley, Birmingham, 1850-1900

Date
02/04/2020
Description
Janet Berry (Birmingham) gives a Centre for West Midlands History research seminar 2019
Shiren intellectuals in the Tang and Five Dynasties, and the Tang-Song Transformation

Shiren intellectuals in the Tang and Five Dynasties, and the Tang-Song Transformation

Date
09/04/2020
Description
Hu Mingzhao (Huaqiao University / Birmingham) delivers the Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages seminar.
Medieval theorisation of gender and space in Islamic Iberia

Medieval theorisation of gender and space in Islamic Iberia

Date
13/05/2020
Description
Nicola Clarke (Newcastle) delivers the Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages seminar.

Women's Material and Intellectual Lives

Date
14/05/2020
Description
Leonie Hannan (Belfast) and Madeleine Pelling (York).
Making Sense: Language, Text and Interpretation in African Studies

Making Sense: Language, Text and Interpretation in African Studies

Date
21 - 23/05/2020
Description
Call for papers
Beowulf on the Whale-Road: Reading a North Sea poem through Water-Philology

Beowulf on the Whale-Road: Reading a North Sea poem through Water-Philology

Date
27/05/2020
Description
Ananya Kabir (KCL) delivers the Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages annual lecture.
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