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Department of English and Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London

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Birkbeck Arts Week 2016

Public lectures, readings, film screenings, performances and panel discussions from 16 to 20 May. See the full programme here.

New Peltz Gallery exhibition

IDENTITY: Exhibition focused on the concept of identity as constructed and performed through social rituals. Open 28 April - 20 May.

Opening the door to the Humanities

Dr Martin Eve explains the significance of the Open Library of the Humanities, launching this week.

Our research

Find out about some of the research projects undertaken by academics in the department

Creative writing alumna wins Wellcome Book Prize 2016

Dr Suzanne O’Sullivan book praised for offering “new insights insights into the relationship between the body and the mind”

Birkbeck academic's TV drama gets Netflix UK release

Easter Uprising drama, Rebellion, also set for US broadcast