Welcome to the Humanities Research Centre
The Humanities Research Centre brings together the work of English, History and Film at Sheffield Hallam.
The Centre supports the funding, strategy and development of research in English and History, and together with the Communication and Computing Research Centre, also co-supports research development in Film, drawing on the capability funding awarded in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2001.
History was awarded a five rating and English a four in the RAE 2001, ranking them among the best of new university Humanities departments.
- English has an international reputation for its work in creative writing, language, and Renaissance literature, and strengths in modern and contemporary writing and the literature of the long Eighteenth Century
- History has an international reputation for its work on imperial history, and economic and business history, as well as strengths in modern European history, ethnicity, gender and culture, and popular politics in Britain.
- Film has research strengths in Anglo-American film culture, the history of British cinema, European cinema and contemporary film theory
From 29 August to 1 September, 2013, we have hosted the International Conference on Women’s Histories: the Local and the global and welcome papers from academics and postgraduate students in history and related fields, from local and community historians, and from teachers of women’s history.
In each of the three discipline areas research groups are organised to support these principal research themes. The three also work together on areas of shared interest, including cultural history, gender, imperialism and film adaptation.