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Extracurricular and Engagement Opportunities

There are many seminars, workshops and talks that Undergraduate and Postgraduate students can attend. Keep up to date by looking at the Department Calendar, or by following the Department on Facebook.

Engagement Opportunities

Week 3 End of Year Quiz

Join staff and students in the History Department for drinks, nibbles, and a free End of Year Quiz on Wednesday 08 May from 5pm - 6pm in FAB0.08.

All are welcome for drinks and nibbles, but please register below by Tuesday 07 May for planning purposes and to secure your team's place in the quiz.

  • First prize: vouchers
  • Second prize: Sweets
  • Plus, a mystery prize for the best history-themed team name!


History Walks

History is not just found in text, in films or online. Explore a variety of walks around the University of Warwick and the local towns and cities and learn about the histories that surround us.

For more information, visit the History Walks page.

Black History Month, October

You might be interested in the write up of this Now and Then seminar about colonialism and commemoration.

One of our undergraduate researchers has been reflecting on decolonising the curriculum.

Disability History Month, November

This is an informal social for any staff and students interested in disability histories. Pizza will be served, please do come along to celebrate Disability History Month with us.

LGBT+ History Month, February

Screening of The Amazing Life of Margot Heuman at the Warwick Arts Centre

The Amazing Life of Margot Heuman is a play about the first, and probably the last, lesbian Holocaust survivor to bear testimony. Born in 1928 in Germany, Margot Heuman is a survivor of Theresienstadt ghetto, Auschwitz, Neuengamme, and Bergen-Belsen. The play, which takes its text from interviews conducted by Warwick University historian Anna Hájková, offers a poignant look on coming of age as a Jewish queer woman in the concentration camps. In the play, Margot Heuman reflects on love, choices, sexual violence and sexual barter, homophobia, and survival. Moving, funny, pragmatic, and original, she reminds us of humanity within the society of Holocaust victims, but also of the stories that have been erased by homophobia. Heuman, who passed away in May 2022 and was eulogized in New York Times and the Times of London, will probably remain the only lesbian voice to speak about her experience in the Holocaust. “I am amazing,” she tells her interviewer, and the audience.

You can read an article in The Conversation about the play here.

International Women's Day, 8 March

You can see the research and achievements of some women involved in undergraduate research in the department here.

You might be interested in the History of Coventry Women's Suffrage Walk developed by Sarah Richardson.

History Society

As one of the biggest and most active societies on campus, HistSoc is an amazing way for you to make the most of your time here at Warwick. We are proud to offer our members a range of not just academic, but social and careers-based events and activities that will enable you to meet fellow historians as well as other students who have realised how valuable it is to be a member of our society!

Be sure to stay up to date with all things HistSoc through our social media networks. Please check out our Facebook page, as well as our Instagram and Twitter, for more information!

HistSoc love to you freshers, and also to anyone's never too late to join!

For more information and to join, visit HistSoc homepage!

Now and Then

Despite what some may believe, history is not just about what has happened in the past. In this series, you will hear from historians in the Department of History, including PhD students, research fellows and staff, about their research and how their work speaks to a range of contemporary issues, concerns, and debates.

This is a relaxed gathering and we encourage all students to join in the discussion!

Contact: Dr Rosie Doyle

Student Engagement Coordinator

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