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History of the Jews in Coventry event Thursday 23 May 2024

Dr Anna Hajkova, Co-Director of the Centre for Global Jewish Studies, has arranged a unique chance to see an otherwise closed Jewish Cemetery in Coventry and a small temporary exhibition on Coventry’s Jewish history currently shown in the Herbert Gallery.

More information about the event can be found on the Centre for Global Jewish Studies website hereLink opens in a new window.

Wed 15 May 2024, 11:56 | Tags: Announcement

Distinguished Africa Lecture on AI

Vice Chancellor Professor Stuart Croft will be hosting the annual Distinguished Africa Lecture in June. The lecture title is “Higher Education in Africa in the era of Artificial Intelligence”.

Details below:

• Monday 3 June 2024, 4:15pm

• University of Warwick, The Oculus, Room OC0.03, and online

• Guest speaker: Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, United Nations University Rector & UN Under-Secretary-General

• Title: Higher Education in Africa in the era of Artificial Intelligence

For more information and to register visit the website distinguishedafricalecture2024 (

Wed 15 May 2024, 11:50 | Tags: Lecture Announcement

Emeritus Professor Robin Okey posthumous book award

Emeritus Professor Robin OkeyLink opens in a new window (1942-2023) has been awarded Jesus College's Francis Jones Prize for the best book on Welsh history published in 2023. This was Robin's last book before his passing in December 2023.

Extracts from the notification sent by Thomas Charles-Edwards, Jesus Professor of Celtic (Emeritus):  

'The committee has decided that the prize for 2023 should be awarded to Robin Okey for his book, Towards Modern Nationhood: Wales and Slovenia, c. 1750–1918. That he died shortly after it was published makes no difference: the book deserves the prize..... The prize is £1,000...... Quite apart from the prize itself, we very much hope that the family (and his former colleagues) will be pleased that Robin’s last book has been honoured in this way.'

Mon 13 May 2024, 11:42 | Tags: Award Announcement Publication

Dr Angela McShane Ballads Podcast

Dr Angela McShane, Department of History Honorary Reader, features in an episode of the History Extra podcast, produced by the team behind BBC History Magazine.

As part of the '100 Ballads' project, Dr McShane and Professor Christopher Marsh have identified 100 of the biggest musical hits from 17th-century England. They speak to Charlotte Hodgman about the popularity of these broadside ballads and introduce some of the top singing stars of the day.

Listen here.

Thu 02 May 2024, 14:26 | Tags: Announcement Podcast

Professor Peter Marshall new book release

Professor Peter Marshall's new book "Storm’s Edge: Life, Death and Magic in the Islands of Orkney" was launched 11 April 2024. Storm's Edge is a magisterial history, a fascinating cultural study and a mighty attestation to the importance of placing the periphery at the centre. Britain is a nation composed of many different islands, but too often we focus on just one. This book offers a radical alternative, encouraging us to reorient the map and travel with Peter Marshall through landscapes of forgotten history.

For more information visit the Harper Collins website

'A surprising page-turner, full of humour and startling details' THE TIMES

'If I read a better history this year, I will be lucky' TOM HOLLAND

'An astonishing tour de force’ SPECTATOR

Thu 02 May 2024, 14:10 | Tags: Announcement Publication

Honorary Reader Dr Angela McShane in the news

Dr Angela McShane, Department of History Honorary Reader, features in the Buckingham News in reference to their 100 Ballads website which includes long-forgotten ballads to create a 17th-century pop chart.

Read the full article online here or view the YouTube bulletin here.

Wed 06 Mar 2024, 12:48 | Tags: Media Announcement

Free online talk with Dr Song-Chuan Chen 13 February 2024

Who Killed Liao A-ting? A Murder Case in Two Chinese Oil Paintings

The Royal Museums Greenwich are holding a free online talk on this complicated event and its impact on Chinese Western relations.

  • Location: Online
  • Date and Times: Tuesday 13 February 2024 | 5.15-6:30pm
  • Prices: Free

Dr Song-Chuan Chen will explore the dispute between the Qing Chinese government and the East India Company by analysing two oil paintings from Royal Museums Greenwich’s collection that document the trial of 52 British sailors.

This event is free and open to everyone, and will take place via Zoom. There is no need to book; please click on the link below shortly before 5.00pm on the day.

Join the event


Tue 13 Feb 2024, 09:28 | Tags: Announcement

Claudia Stein led panel discussion 18th February 2024

Dr Claudia Stein, will be leading a panel discussion between historians and filmmakers on the occasion of a new film, "The Devil's Bath", based on an early modern publication on suicide and ritual murder.

The film was selected for the Competition at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival, where it will compete for the Golden Bear. The film has its world premiere on February 20, 2024 at the Berlinale.

Thu 08 Feb 2024, 14:10 | Tags: Announcement

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