Events

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

Forthcoming Events

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.

New Voices from CBOMGS

New Voices from CBOMGS
Date
07/12/2022
Description
Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies seminar series 2022/23

The Age of Louis XIV: Frederick the Great and French Military Culture

The Age of Louis XIV: Frederick the Great and French Military Culture
Date
07/12/2022
Description
War Studies Seminar given by Adam Storring

BRIHC In Public Event: What is housing poverty, who does it affect and how?

BRIHC In Public Event: What is housing poverty, who does it affect and how?
Date
07/12/2022
Description
What happens if you bring together an anthropologist, a modern historian, a medieval historian and an historian of ancient Rome to discuss housing poverty in the past and present?

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)

Conservative Birmingham

Conservative Birmingham
Date
08/02/2023
Description
Richard Vinen, author of Second City: Birmingham and the Forging of Modern Britain (2022)

Understanding and Resisting Material Inequalities

Understanding and Resisting Material Inequalities
Date
09/02/2023
Description
What are material inequalities and how can scholars of material culture contribute to our understanding of them?

Ennius' Euhemerus, Lactantius, and the case against fragment reconstruction

Ennius' Euhemerus, Lactantius, and the case against fragment reconstruction
Date
15/02/2023
Description
Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology Seminar series 2022-23 (online seminar): Hannah ÄŒulik-Baird (UCLA)

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.

Rewriting history in the Muscovite Rus

Rewriting history in the Muscovite Rus
Date
08/03/2023
Description
Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies seminar series 2022/23

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'.

Byzantium and its classics: the case of beauty

Byzantium and its classics: the case of beauty
Date
22/03/2023
Description
Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies seminar series 2022/23

The Legacy of Terrorism: The 1985 Air India Bombing and Its Victims

The Legacy of Terrorism: The 1985 Air India Bombing and Its Victims
Date
22/03/2023
Description
An online event about Terrorism and Memory: The 1985 Air India Bombing and Its Victims

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
Roundtable discussing the ways in which judgment was refined, exercised and practiced in Early Modern Europe.

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
03/05/2023
Description
Henrietta Harrison, Oxford with commentary from Shirley Ye, Birmingham

What kind of access does the digital provide?

What kind of access does the digital provide?
Date
17/05/2023
Description
As part of our 2022-23 focus on 'Material Inequalities' the Centre for Material Cultures and Materialities at the University of Birmingham will be hosting a discussion exploring digital access.
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