Events

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

Forthcoming Events

Independence as Rupture, Continuity or Transition? Gendering Citizenship and Decolonising Justice in 1960s Ghana

Independence as Rupture, Continuity or Transition? Gendering Citizenship and Decolonising Justice in 1960s Ghana

Date
19/11/2019
Description
Kate Skinner (DASA) delivers the BRIHC lecture.
Lachares and Menander: a theatre-historical look at POxy 1235, col. iii, 103-12

Lachares and Menander: a theatre-historical look at POxy 1235, col. iii, 103-12

Date
20/11/2019
Description
Eric Csapo (Sydney/Warwick) delivers the Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology seminar.

Eighteenth-Century Letters: A Workshop

Date
21/11/2019
Description
Researchers (staff and students) working on eighteenth-century letters should bring a single letter to discuss in a constructive workshop environment.
Morale and discipline in the Ottoman army,.c.1450-c.1600

Morale and discipline in the Ottoman army,.c.1450-c.1600

Date
21/11/2019
Description
Colin Imber delivers the Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies seminar.
Trouble in the Tehran Multiplex: Iranian Perceptions of the Heroic in the 300 film franchise

Trouble in the Tehran Multiplex: Iranian Perceptions of the Heroic in the 300 film franchise

Date
21/11/2019
Description
The Birmingham and Midlands Classical Association, in collaboration with the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology, is delighted to welcome Professor Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones for their Autumn Lecture.
Meaning, Memory and Movement: Ancient and Medieval Spaces

Meaning, Memory and Movement: Ancient and Medieval Spaces

Date
23 - 24/11/2019
Description
This two-day conference, aimed at PGRs and ECRs, aims to bring together researchers interested in any aspect of Ancient or Medieval history to discuss new research and to promote interdisciplinary discussions.
Postgraduate Open Day

Postgraduate Open Day

Date
23/11/2019
Description
The perfect opportunity to hear first-hand from our current students and teaching staff about living and learning at Birmingham.
A Train Station on the Left. The Making of a Socialist Public Sphere in Romania (1882-1914)

A Train Station on the Left. The Making of a Socialist Public Sphere in Romania (1882-1914)

Date
26/11/2019
Description
Anca Mandru (History) delivers the BRIHC seminar.
Missing numbers: macro regions and the political economic geography in first millenium CE Southeast Asia

Missing numbers: macro regions and the political economic geography in first millenium CE Southeast Asia

Date
27/11/2019
Description
Phacharaphorn PHANOMVAN (Oxford) delivers the Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages seminar.
For Themistocles of Phrearrhioi, for the sake of honour'. A new perspective on the Athenian institution of ostracism

For Themistocles of Phrearrhioi, for the sake of honour'. A new perspective on the Athenian institution of ostracism

Date
27/11/2019
Description
Matteo Barbato (University of Birmingham) delivers the Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology seminar.
Birmingham History Day 2019

Birmingham History Day 2019

Date
30/11/2019
Description
Birmingham History Day 2019 provides an opportunity to hear about new publications, projects and heritage in the city
Building God's empire: archaeology, religion and the Byzantine reconquest of Africa

Building God's empire: archaeology, religion and the Byzantine reconquest of Africa

Date
04/12/2019
Description
Corisande Fenwick (UCL) delivers the Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology seminar.
Approaches to the Byzantine novel

Approaches to the Byzantine novel

Date
05/12/2019
Description
Elizabeth Jeffreys delivers the Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies seminar.
Beyond the Marxist and "culturalist" divide. Ideology and democracy in classical Athens

Beyond the Marxist and "culturalist" divide. Ideology and democracy in classical Athens

Date
10/12/2019
Description
Matteo Barbato (CAHA) delivers the BRIHC seminar.
Protecting the Dead: The Apis Bull in ancient Egypt

Protecting the Dead: The Apis Bull in ancient Egypt

Date
11/12/2019
Description
Jen Turner delivers the CAHA object in focus talk.
Re/de-centering women and books in the Middle Ages

Re/de-centering women and books in the Middle Ages

Date
11/12/2019
Description
Elizabeth L'ESTRANGE (Birmingham) delivers the Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages seminar.
The challenges of building a state anew: Egypt in the early Middle Kingdom

The challenges of building a state anew: Egypt in the early Middle Kingdom

Date
11/12/2019
Description
Juan Carlos Moreno Garcia (Paris) delivers the Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology seminar.
Centre for West Midlands History Christmas Party

Centre for West Midlands History Christmas Party

Date
12/12/2019
Description
Centre for West Midlands History Christmas Party
Approaching the 'Macedonian Dynasty': family and gender

Approaching the 'Macedonian Dynasty': family and gender

Date
16/01/2020
Description
Shaun Tougher delivers the Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies seminar.
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.
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.
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.
'Augustine's women'

'Augustine's women'

Date
13/02/2020
Description
Kate Cooper delivers the Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies 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.
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
03/03/2020
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.
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.
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.
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
17/03/2020
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.
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's Material and Intellectual Lives

Date
14/05/2020
Description
Leonie Hannan (Belfast) and Madeleine Pelling (York).
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.

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.
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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