PhD researchers at Birkbeck working on the history of the college are organising a major conference to mark the institution’s 200th anniversary.
Useful Knowledge, to be held at Birkbeck in February 2022 (ahead of the College’s bicentenary in 2023), will feature talks by leading historians and critics including Sir Richard Evans, Sally Alexander, Jerry White and Marai Larasi.
The conference, being organised by Professor Joanna Bourke’s ‘Birkbeck Knowledge‘ research group, is set to focus on the long history of the college, but also on the past, present and future of part-time and mature higher education more broadly.
Further information will be made available shortly and information about the Call for Papers is available below.
Call for papers
Birkbeck Knowledge’s PhD researchers Jonny Matfin and Ciarán O’Donohue have also launched a Call for Papers (CfP), aimed at all academics with an interest in the history of part-time and mature higher education.
“We’re aiming to include as wide a range of academics as possible, to discuss what we believe is a vitally important area of university history.”Jonny and Ciarán
Deadline for the Call for Papers: 5pm, Thursday 30 September