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Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London

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Number 1 in London for Teaching Quality and Overall Student Satisfaction

History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck came first in the recent National Student Survey (NSS 2017) for teaching quality and overall student satisfaction amongst London universities

Birkbeck welcomes new colleagues Dr Kate Franklin and Dr Joseph Viscomi

We are delighted to welcome two new permanent lecturers who will join our department in the coming academic year: Dr Kate Franklin and Dr Joseph Viscomi. Kate is a medievalist and archaeologist, Joseph a modern European historian.

Dr Stephen Wertheim Publishes Essay in the Washington Post

Wertheim argues that whether President Trump is “normal” is beside the point. His opponents should offer a better country, not a normal one

The first AIDS Histories And Cultures Festival will come to London in July 2018

Convened by the Raphael Samuel History Centre at Birkbeck and Queen Mary University of London, along with Ash Kotak, the festival will explore the histories and cultures of HIV/AIDS from the 1980s to the present day.

Postdoctoral Researcher - Oral History of Birkbeck

A position is being offered to undertake oral histories from people (staff and students) who have been involved with Birkbeck over the past 80 years

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position on Sexual Violence, Medicine, and Psychiatry

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to join the core team of the new Wellcome Trust-funded Investigator Award on ‘Sexual Violence, Medicine, and Psychiatry’