The School of History and Cultures offers a unique range of undergraduate, postgraduate study and research opportunities. It builds on the strengths of its constituent Departments: History, African Studies and Anthropology, Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology and the Ironbridge Centre for Heritage.
18 November 2021
Recording of the event now available.
Dr Nathan Cardon writing for The Washington Post.
12 November 2021
Stacey Kennedy, a doctoral researcher in the Department of African Studies and Anthropology, gave a talk on her research into the Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts. Recording now available.
04 November 2021
PhD History student Agni Papamichael talks about top tips to prepare for PhD study.
'Ovid in the West Midlands' is a joint venture between the Department of Classics, Ancient History, and Archaeology and the education charity Classics for All.
29 October 2021
Recording of roundtable on Wednesday 27 October 2021 - 'Decolonization and Fossil Developmentalism: Energy, Climate, Extractivism and Empire/Nation in the Twentieth Century'
28 October 2021
PhD Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology student Hebe Barlow talks about her favourite things on the University of Birmingham campus, including events, societies and sports clubs.
22 October 2021
On Wednesday 20 October, BRIHC and CeSMA hosted a fascinating event titled 'Rethinking the Black Death: Can the Ottoman Plague Experience Offer Us Novel Insights?'
18 October 2021
Report and video of the event.
11 October 2021
Video recordings of the event and study resources are now available.
05 October 2021
Full schedule of our regular research seminars in the Department of African Studies and Anthropology
04 October 2021
PhD History student Agni Papamichael explains why the city of Birmingham is a great place to study history
More forthcoming events
How we are exploring issues of climate through the arts, humanities and law.
The College of Arts and Law is placed 67th in the Times Higher Education 2022 rankings, making it one of the best places for study and research in this field globally.