Cadbury Conference 2017: Marriage in Africa

Theis year’s Cadbury conference is organised around the theme of Marriage in Africa. It is convened in honour of Lynne Brydon and marks her contribution to the establishment of gender studies in Africa.

Information on the conference can be found here:


The conference includes three special lectures which are open to all. The first of these is run in collaboration with MBS and the Centre for Modern and Contemporary History.

Register for MBS 2017

Quick reminder that registration for British Studies in a Broken World will be closing shortly.

Please make sure that you register in time on the following site:

We made 100 spaces available for PGRs/ECR on temporary contracts.

These spaces have been all taken, but we hope to make more available if the budget will allow. Timely registration from speakers will help us give people sufficient warning.

See the Programme pages for all the exciting things that will be happening.


Registration for #MBS2017

We will shortly be opening registration for the British Studies in a Broken World for non-speakers. You can register at this site.

We have made 100 spaces free for PGRs/ECRs on fixed term contracts/unwaged. In 2015 these went fairly quickly so please only sign up if you can definitely make the conference (and let us know if you change plans), because once they run out they run out.

We would have liked to offer more spaces, but this is as far as our budget could stretch.

For those with access to funding, please pay if you can – any surplus will be turned into further PG/ECR spaces.


British Studies in a Broken World

We are happy to share the provisional programme, session and individual paper abstracts for the British Studies in a Broken World Conference to be held 5-7 July here at Birmingham. It looks to be an incredibly exciting few days and we are looking forward to wecloming everyone to campus once again.

Info on travel, accessibility and accomodation can be found on our conference pages.

Registration for the event is currently open to speakers, but will shortly be open to wider audiences. Please keep an eye on our blog and Twitter feed for updates. We have arranged for 100 free spaces for PGRs and ECRs on fixed term contracts.

Details on a PG workshop to take place on the morning of the 5th July will be announced soon.

For more info on the event or feedback on this info, please get in touch via