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”
1. What is your role within the History department? I am a Professorial Fellow and Professor of Cultural History. I teach, research and contribute to the administration of both those things for myself and others. 2. What are your research interests? The early modern world, specifically the eighteenth-century British. 3. Where did you study (UG, … Continue reading “20 Questions for SHaCademics – Professor Karen Harvey”
1. What is your role within the History department? I am a Senior Lecturer in the History of Race & Empire. I direct the Centre for Modern British Studies and convene the MBS MA programme. 2. What are your research interests? I study Britain and Ireland, focusing on the first half of the twentieth century. … Continue reading “20 Questions for SHaCademics – Dr Mo Moulton”
1. What is your role within the History department? I am Professor of Cultural History and Head of Department. 2. What are your research interests? I work on the cultural history of 20th century Britain, with particular interests in gender, sexualities, and selfhood, and the significance of the 1920s and 1930s. Increasingly my focus … Continue reading “20 Questions for SHaCademics – Professor Matt Houlbrook”
Participating in the lightning talks project with the Barber Institute was one of my favourite experiences this year. The project offered a small group of CAHA students the opportunity to spend three weeks working closely with the Barber’s collection and the curators to research and develop a gallery talk. Having received an email about this … Continue reading “Lightning Talks at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts (by Mymona Bibi)”
Bill Cook, BA Archaeology and Ancient History student, outlines his experiences of volunteering at the CAHA museum. This is a museum in the Arts Building at the University of Birmingham which holds a collection of approximately 2000 examples of Greek, Mycenean, Roman and Egyptian pottery, funerary, domestic and religious objects. In addition to the objects on display … Continue reading “The CAHA Museum (by Bill Cook)”
Kelly Harper, BA History student and Student Experience Ambassador for the School of History and Cultures, maps out the Empire Christmas Pudding. The Christmas pudding, we all know, and love has had an interesting but controversial past starting off as a porridge and becoming a high-profile symbol of imperialism. On the 25th of December, we’ll all be … Continue reading “The Christmas Pudding: A Symbol of the British Empire (by Kelly Harper)”
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?