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Department of English and Humanities, Birkbeck, University of London

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26 June - 28 July 2018: Capsule: Inside the Medieval Book

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.

26 June 2018 - 10:00: Capsule: Inside the Medieval Book exhibition

Four recently discovered texts inspire this exhibition, exploring contemporary ways of thinking through medieval objects

9 August 2018 - 18:00: Get Started (Stratford) - August 2018

Workshop for prospective undergraduate students offering guidance on planning for study, student finance and making an application.

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