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

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Birkbeck historian develops theatre and dance with performers with learning disabilities

The two shows are informed by Dr Simon Jarrett’s own research on the history of intellectual disability, the idea of intelligence and the idea of consciousness.

history prize for birkbeck's champion

Dr Matthew Champion has been awarded the Royal History Society's Gladstone Prize.

Birkbeck welcomes new Leverhulme Early Career Fellows Dr Caroline Barron and Dr Matthew Laube

We are delighted to announce that we will be welcoming two new Leverhulme Early Career Fellows in the coming academic year: Dr Caroline Barron and Dr Matthew Laube.

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

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