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.
01 October 2021
Dr Zoe Thomas, Senior Lecturer in the History of 19th Century Britain and the Wider World at the University of Birmingham, has won the prize for her first book Women Art Workers and the Arts and Crafts Movement.
29 September 2021
PhD History student Agni Papamichael talks about top tips to prepare for PhD study.
28 September 2021
The Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology and the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham are delighted to announce our autumn research seminar series.
27 September 2021
The BRIHC Seminar Series consists of academic talks from world-leading researchers. It runs across the academic year and reflects the whole scope of scholarly fields represented in the School of History and Cultures.
21 September 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.
16 September 2021
Entitled Addressing the climate challenge, the report is the work of nearly 100 contributors spread across five continents – all led by academics from the UoB
06 September 2021
Ancient History and Archaeology student John Mitchell tells us about his preparations for starting his MRes Archaeology course
16 August 2021
Matt Cole writes for the Birmingham Perspective
26 July 2021
We are saddened to learn of the death of Professor Andrew Barker, Professor Emeritus of Classics, last week at the age of 78.
07 July 2021
Dr Steve Hewitt writes for the Birmingham Perspective
24 June 2021
Ellen Addis, Midlands 4 Cities PhD student, watched top researchers from the University of Birmingham's as they took to the screen in this year's Hay Festival to lead talks and debates showcasing their research.
Peat and peatlands have received considerable coverage in the media in recent months and remain in focus due to the positive contributions they make to climate change challenges at the heart of COP26.
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.