BRIHC Seminar Series 2023-24

The BRIHC Seminar Series consists of academic talks, roundtables, and discussions from world-leading researchers. It runs across the academic year and reflects the whole scope of scholarly fields and disciplines represented in the School of History and Cultures at the University of Birmingham.

The Series seeks to encourage inter-disciplinary discussions about cultures past and present and works to champion the value of humanities research in academia and the wider world.

Most sessions will take place online on Wednesdays 13.00-15.00.

If you are not in the School of History of Cultures or at the University of Birmingham, you are very welcome to attend the events. Registration for each event is available by clicking on the event link below and then clicking on the ‘Register’ tab on the right side of the event page. 

SHaC staff and PGR students do not need to register as they will be sent the Zoom link for each session on the morning of the event. 

Spring Semester 2024

Wednesday 24 January (13:00-15:00): The Spartan’s Performance of Emotions. Prof. Ellen Millender (Reeds College, USA). Hybrid event.

Wednesday 31 January (13:00-15:00): The War in Ukraine in Historical Perspective: Roundtable with University of Birmingham experts. Hybrid event.

Wednesday 7 February (13:00-15:00): Colonies, Companies, and Crossings: Presentations in Honour of Dr Margaret Small. Hybrid event.

Wednesday 14 February (13:00-15:00): The Age of Revolutions and the Generations Who Made It. Dr. Nathan Perl-Rosenthal (University of Southern California). Hybrid event.

Wednesday 6 March (13:00-15:00): Authorial Metadata and the Global History Archive: trips, traps and tricks. Prof. Martin Dusinberre (University of Zurich). Hybrid event.

Wednesday 13 March (13:00-15:00): Towards Understanding Contemporary African Diasporas: Bringing Race and Decolonisation In. Dr Dominic Pasura (University of Glasgow). Hybrid event.

Wednesday 20 March (14:00-16:00): Bleu, Blanc, Rouge & Brown: French Histories, Colonial Spaces  Dr Roxanne Panchasi (Simon Fraser University). Hybrid event.

Autumn Semester 2023

Wednesday 4 October (13:00-15:00): Indigenous Sovereignty on the High Steel. Dr Allan Downey (McMaster University, Canada). (Hybrid event)

Wednesday 18 October (14:00-16:00): Conversation with researcher, writer and editor Nehal El-Hadi. In conversation with our colleague Dr Nathan Cardon. (Hybrid event)

Wednesday 25 October (13:00-15:00): Women Palavers: Marriage and Gender Struggles in Colonial Abeokuta, Southwestern Nigeria. Dr Morenikeji Asaaju, Cadbury Postdoctoral Fellow in African Studies. (Hybrid event)

Wednesday 8 November (16:00-17:30): Indigenous Cultural Landscapes and the Climate Crisis. Cody Groat, Assistant Professor of History and Indigenous Studies at Western University (Canada). (Zoom only)

Wednesday 15 November (16:00-17:30): Classics in the Classroom. Alice Case (Classics for All North), Arlene Holmes-Henderson (KCL, Advocating Classics Education; Oxford, Classics in Communities), Alice König (St Andrews), and Polly Stoker (Winchester). (Zoom only)

Wednesday 22 November  (13:00-15:00): Social and Cultural History: The Contribution of British Eighteenth-Century History to Historical Practice. Panel: Professor Margot Finn (UCL) and Professor Sasha Handley (University of Manchester) alongside Birmingham's own Dr Sarah Fox, Dr Ben Jackson, Professor Karen Harvey, Dr Kate Smith and Dr Emily Vine. (Hybrid event)

Wednesday 29 November (13:00-15:00): Decolonising our Disciplines: Meanings and Practices. Panel: Dr Dan Reynolds, Dr Faye Sayer, Dr John Munro, Dr Gerald Mazarire, Dr Fuad Musallam, and Ava Clark. (Hybrid event)