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.
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About History West Midlands

History West Midlands, is an independent website which provides free access to a variety of programmes and different media focussing on the history of the people of the West Midlands, their ideas, innovation and industry.

The initiative is designed for anyone who wants to know more about the region and also provides resources for students, learners and educators.  All the content is reviewed by academics led by Dr Malcolm Dick and is presented in a number of formats including video features on important individuals, movements and events. Each topic will be linked to resources such as specially written features, presentations and a guide to relevant primary and secondary resources.

History West Midlands translates the historical insights and ideas generated in academic research into easily accessible formats for an increasingly interested audience.  It is relevant to a wide range of people who want to learn more about their local history but do not have access to the large body of work being undertaken by academic researchers or by local historians who do not publish their work.

If you have any suggestions or would like to get involved, please contact us at: assistant.editor@historywm.com.

C_Bowsher_smallCarol Bowsher

D-Eveleigh_SmallDavid J Eveleigh

Dr_A_HopperDr Andrew Hopper

Dr_A_Woodham_smallDr Anna Woodham

Dr_H_Miller-smallDr Henry Miller

Dr_J_Adams-smallDr Jane Adams

Dr_M_Dick_smallDr Malcolm Dick


Dr_N_Webber_smallDr Nick Webber

Dr_P_Elliott_smallDr Paul Elliott

Dr_R_McLean_smallDr Rita McLean

Dr_S_Roberts_smallDr Siân Roberts

G_Demidowicz_smallGeorge Demidowicz

Guy_Sjögren_smallGuy Sjögren

Assistant Editor

H_Lockhart_smallHenrietta Lockhart

I_Mohammed_smallIzzy Mohammed

Professor_R_Watts_smallProfessor Ruth Watts

About History West Midlands