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Department of English and Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London

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21 September – 27 October: Day for Night: Landscapes of Walter Benjamin

Come along to our free exhibition in the Peltz Gallery.

Department of English and Humanities Blog

Find out what our academic staff are reading, watching, thinking about.

Our research

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

CFP: Dickens, Families and Communities

We invite proposals for 20-minute papers in response to the theme of Dickens and family and warmly encourage Dickensians and scholars of all backgrounds and career stages to apply.

Birkbeck in global top 100 for latest QS subject rankings

College achieves high placings for many of its subjects in 2018 world tables.

Martin Paul Eve awarded major grant for open access work

Professor Eve will use the €30,000 grant from OpenAIRE to expand his work on open access publishing in the humanities.

18 August 2018 - 11:00: Get Started - August 2018 (Central Campus)

Would you like to apply for any of our undergraduate degree courses ? It doesn't matter if it's still just an idea or if you've found

18 August 2018 - 12:00: Clearing Open Day

Our Clearing Open Day is an excellent opportunity for students interested in applying through Clearing to find out more about Birkbeck.

28 August 2018 - 18:30: Get Ahead: Your first year of Undergraduate study

Build your confidence, demystify your 1st year of university and learn the skills required to succeed throughout your UG studies at Birkbeck

29 August 2018 - 18:30: Get Ahead: Building your Postgraduate study skills

Learn how to reflect on and inspect your academic skills ready for postgraduate study at Birkbeck.

30 August 2018 - 18:30: Get Ahead: Building your Postgraduate study skills

Learn how to reflect on and inspect your academic skills ready for postgraduate study at Birkbeck.