Gladys Bentley

Gladys Bentley (known as Bobbie Minton on stage) was a prominent figure during the Harlem Renaissance, being one the most successful Black performers in the 1920s and 30s. Bentley was known for dressing in her iconic black-and-white tuxedo, with a top hat and singing blues standards, whilst adding her own raunchy lyrics and adlibs. Bentley … Continue reading “Gladys Bentley”

Meet Our 2020-21 History Committee

Here at the University of Birmingham we have a wonderful departmental History Society! This blog gives you the opportunity to meet the brilliant student committee members that are running the society this academic year. They may even offer you some top tips! President: Sarah McGuinness @sarahmcg12 Year of Study: 3rd Year Hometown: Northampton Favourite Society … Continue reading “Meet Our 2020-21 History Committee”

20 Questions for SHaCademics – Professor Sabine Lee

1. What is your role within the History department? I am a member of the History Department with no particular administrative or leadership role within the department; but I am currently the Head of School of History and Cultures. In this I represent SHaC, which comprises the History Department and the three other departments (CAHA, … Continue reading “20 Questions for SHaCademics – Professor Sabine Lee”

20 Questions for SHaCademics – Dr Chris Moores

1. What is your role within the History department? I am a Senior Lecturer in Modern History. I mainly teach and research Contemporary British History although I am also interested in global histories of activism. I also edit the journal Contemporary British History.  In the past I have been the School’s Academic Integrity Officer and … Continue reading “20 Questions for SHaCademics – Dr Chris Moores”

20 Questions for SHaCademics – Dr James Pugh

1. What is your role within the History department? I’m a Lecturer in Modern History, and I convene the MA in History, one of our larger distance learning programmes. 2. What are your research interests? I started out as a military historian, but more recently I’ve been researching the history of drugs and drug use. … Continue reading “20 Questions for SHaCademics – Dr James Pugh”

20 Questions for SHaCademics – Dr Courtney Campbell

1. What is your role within the History department?  I am a Lecturer in Latin American History. I’m also Brazil Lead for the College of Arts and Law and I’ll be convening the Global History MA starting in Autumn. 2. What are your research interests?  I research Brazilian history. I focus on the 19th and … Continue reading “20 Questions for SHaCademics – Dr Courtney Campbell”

20 Questions for SHaCademics – Professor Nicholas Crowson

1. What is your role within the History department?  As a professor, although I do a certain amount of teaching and dissertation/PhD supervision and carry on with my research, most of my time is spent undertaking a senior administrative role as the College of Arts and Law’s  Deputy Director of Research with responsibility for impact. … Continue reading “20 Questions for SHaCademics – Professor Nicholas Crowson”

20 Questions for SHaCademics – Dr Lauren Wainwright

1. What is your role within the History department?  I’m one of the two Teaching Fellows for Medieval History. 2. What are your research interests?  Broadly, I’m a medievalist interested in gender and visual culture, particularly within the Byzantine Empire. 3. Where did you study (UG, PGT, PGR etc.)?  I started my BA at Birmingham … Continue reading “20 Questions for SHaCademics – Dr Lauren Wainwright”

20 Questions for SHaCademics – Dr Steve Hewitt

1. What is your role within the History department?  I’m a Senior Lecturer and teach a range of modules plus I’m public engagement lead for the School and I serve on an ethics review panel for the university. 2. What are your research interests?  Broadly, the history of security and intelligence in a US, Canada, … Continue reading “20 Questions for SHaCademics – Dr Steve Hewitt”

20 Questions for SHaCademics – Dr David Gange

1. What is your role within the History department?  I’m a Senior Lecturer in Modern History, who most second years will know from History in Theory & Practice. 2. What are your research interests?  I study Atlantic coastlines and the communities that live on them, the histories of oceans and sealife. I try to do … Continue reading “20 Questions for SHaCademics – Dr David Gange”