Events

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

Forthcoming Events

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
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.
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)
"Can I just say that this has been the most disturbing paper I've read?" – re-thinking the bog bodies of later prehistoric Europe

"Can I just say that this has been the most disturbing paper I've read?" – re-thinking the bog bodies of later prehistoric Europe

Date
26/02/2020
Description
Henry Chapman (Birmingham) delivers the Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology seminar.
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.
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.
Title to be confirmed

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)
Contemporary reworkings of the myth of Eurydice

Contemporary reworkings of the myth of Eurydice

Date
11/03/2020
Description
Efrossini Spentzou (Royal Holloway) delivers the Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology seminar.
'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

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

Date
16/03/2020
Description
Mircea Scrob (LANS, Birmingham) speaks at the East Central Europe Research Forum
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 Sphinx's seamless veil": Exploring the Religious Reception of Ancient Egypt in Nineteenth-Century Fiction

"The Sphinx's seamless veil": Exploring the Religious Reception of Ancient Egypt in Nineteenth-Century Fiction

Date
18/03/2020
Description
Sara Brio (Leeds) delivers the Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology seminar.
Postgraduate Research workshop with Professor Dror Wahrman

Postgraduate Research workshop with Professor Dror Wahrman

Date
19/03/2020
Description
Joint session of CREMS and Birmingham Eighteenth Century Centre.

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.
Natalie Haynes: Troy Story

Natalie Haynes: Troy Story

Date
19/03/2020
Description
The Birmingham and Midlands Classical Association is delighted to announce that comedian, author, and broadcaster Natalie Haynes will be joining us to mark the publication her latest novel and to discuss all things Troy!

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.
European History Lecture: The Spectre of Hegemony from the Centre: Germany's Neighbours and the Process of National Unification, 1830-1871

European History Lecture: The Spectre of Hegemony from the Centre: Germany's Neighbours and the Process of National Unification, 1830-1871

Date
25/03/2020
Description
Jacco Pekelder (Utrecht) delivers the joint BRIHC/IGS research 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)
State Concept and State Experience in the Ancient Near East

State Concept and State Experience in the Ancient Near East

Date
25/03/2020
Description
Sophie Démare-Lafont (Paris 2) delivers the Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology seminar.
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.
Texts and Topics Conference - Revision for AS/A Level AH, CC, and Latin

Texts and Topics Conference - Revision for AS/A Level AH, CC, and Latin

Date
01/04/2020
Description
Join us on Wednesday 1st April at the University of Birmingham to revise AS/A Level topics in Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, and Latin.
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.
Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date
26/06/2020
Description
The perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current students and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham.
Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date
27/06/2020
Description
The perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current students and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham.
The Classical and Byzantine Greek Summer School

The Classical and Byzantine Greek Summer School

Date
12/07/2020 - 08/08/2020
Description
The Birmingham Classical and Byzantine Greek Summer School offers participants the opportunity to study either Classical or Byzantine/Medieval Greek at all levels (beginners, intermediate, advanced).

Immediate Effect

Date
27 - 29/08/2020
Description
Inviting scholars from across disciplines and around the world to consider texts produced in 1989, a year widely considered to be a pivotal one in global history.
Reformation Studies Colloquium 2020

Reformation Studies Colloquium 2020

Date
09 - 11/09/2020
Description
The biannual colloquium brings together established as well as younger scholars from all over the world studying all aspects of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations which originated in the British Isles and Europe.
Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date
12/09/2020
Description
The perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current students and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham.
Undergraduate Open Day

Undergraduate Open Day

Date
17/10/2020
Description
The perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current students and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham.
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