Katharine Forbes has written the following post describing the work she did as part of the School’s Professional Skills Module. This module is an option which gives our students the chance to do work placements and build employability while using their skills as historians too. Founded in 1903 by the Quaker sweets magnates George Cadbury … Continue reading “Birmingham’s African Quakers (by Katharine Forbes)”
Jack Scates has written the following post describing the work he did as part of the School’s Professional Skills Module. This module is an option which gives our students the chance to do work placements and build employability while using their skills as historians too. In September 1944, a few months after the Allied landings at … Continue reading “Honour in the Police Archives (by Jack Scates)”
To celebrate Black History Month 2018, our academics and Professional Services staff were invited to post an image of a BME woman important to their research or that they find inspirational on the outside of their door. History Taught Programmes Office: Nichelle Nichols was one of the first black women featured in a major television series … Continue reading “Black History Month 2018”
To inspire our students (past, present, and future) over the summer, staff in the department share their ‘beach reads’ – books with an historical spin, available for less than £10. Enjoy!
Cathryn Enis (Research Fellow at UoB) and colleagues Tom and Roz get ‘hands on’ with a pair of stirrups in the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s collection – did they really belong to Shakespeare? Are they fakes? And what can they tell us about what Shakespeare means to us today?
Find out who won the competition to ‘Find Our Foremothers’, as part of our celebrations for International Women’s History Month.
PhD researcher Tom Rusbridge discusses the launch of the Royal Mint’s new ten-pence pieces and explored the issues with their ‘quintessential Britishness’.
Ben Johns is one of the School of History and Cultures’ new UG Equality and Diversity Representatives – here he outlines how this important initiative demonstrates the School’s dedication to inclusivity.
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, our academics and Professional Services staff have been talking about some of the historical women who have inspired them.
Dr Matthew Francis, a political historian specialising in 20th century Britain, shares his nine 1980s ‘Desert Island Discs’ and finds out who’s in love with Margaret Thatcher.