Centre for West Midlands History Research Group. Research Showcase – An evening with Nicola Gauld. Dinosaurs, Knights and Riots: The Birmingham Pageant of 1938. Tuesday 11 June 2013 – 6:30 to 8:30pm.view more
Exploring the rich and fascinating past of the historic counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. We uncover the history of the people, ideas and events that shaped the West Midlands and the world beyond.
Welcome to History West Midlands
First issue of History West Midlands now available
|The inaugural issue of the exciting new History West Midlands magazine is now available.
Written by historians and researchers from the region, History West Midlands uncovers the stories of the people, ideas and innovations which have shaped the historic counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. It will interest anyone who wants to know more about the region and understand its history.
The first issue focuses on the West Midlands Enlightenment of the 18th and 19th centuries. This was the time when industrialists such as Matthew Boulton, Josiah Wedgwood and John Wilkinson were changing the face of manufacturing and thinkers such as Erasmus Darwin were challenging the established view of the world.
You can read about these and other important figures in the beautifully illustrated pages of History West Midlands.
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This conference examines the impact of scientific and intellectual cultures in the English East Midland counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland between 1700 and 1850.view more