The History and Cultures Workshop

Welcome to the History and Cultures Workshop (HCW) at the University of Birmingham.


HCW provides opportunities for postgraduates to exchange ideas and perspectives within an informal environment. We welcome postgraduates and early career researchers who specialise in the study of history, cultures and area studies; emphasising a broad scope in both geographic and chronological terms. HCW aims to foster lively and stimulating debate, while taking advantage of Birmingham’s central location and excellent transport connections to encourage the networking of postgraduates.

HCW’s events are organised by a committee of postgraduates and includes a seminar series,  skills sessions and a film group. HCW is associated with the Journal of History and Cultures (JHAC), a peer-reviewed journal accessible at

Latest News:

25 Janurary 2014: The new Spring 2014 programme has arrived! For full details of upcoming seminars, skills sessions and film nights visit the Seminar Series page.

6 September 2013: Please visit our new Facebook page at and our new twitter account @UoB_HCWorkshop

25 February 2013: The History and Cultures Workshop is delighted to be working with the Royal Historical Society’s Postgraduate Speakers Series. Three speakers from the Royal Historical Society’s scheme will be invited to present papers at the HCW Seminar Series in 2013. For more details about the scheme, please see the following URL:


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