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European History Research Centre


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The principal aims of the EHRC are:

  • to support research related to European History, including work which examines the construction of Europe’s borders and boundaries, and explores European links to the wider world.
  • to support early-career researchers and help develop their careers
  • to facilitate collaboration across the academic departments of the University
  • to facilitate collaboration with colleagues across Europe
  • to promote impact activities

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Warwick Words History Festival

Researchers from the Department of History will be delivering a series of talks at Warwick Words History Festival.

Now in its twentieth year, Warwick Words is a popular annual event, bringing internationally acclaimed historians to share stories from the past to venues around Warwick.

Since 2012, the University of Warwick has collaborated with the festival on a series titled Tea Time Talks, where academics from the Department of History discuss their research. This year, topics are:

The programme also includes a play written by PhD student David Fletcher and performed by Loft Theatre company: Taking the Waters tells the story of a cholera epidemic that took place in Leamington Spa in 1849, and the medical and political conflicts that surrounded it.

Other speakers at the festival include Tracy Borman, Max Hastings, Dan Jones, Adam Rutherford, Charles Spencer and Alison Weir.

Tickets are available from Warwick Words’ website: 



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