Humanities Research Centre

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We promote ground-breaking international research, applied knowledge and creative practice in English, History and Film & Performance. Our world-class research advances scholarship in our fields, and informs and illuminates a range of vital issues in environmental humanities; race and inequality; globalism and transnational exchange; gender; and human rights.

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Douglas Hamilton

Douglas Hamilton

Head of Centre

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professor matthew stibbe

Matthew Stibbe

Professor of History

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alice bell

Alice Bell

Professor of English Language

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Part of the Culture and Creativity Research Institute

CCRI is the University's largest community of researchers. It brings together specialisms across the following research centres:

  • Art, Design and Media Research Centre
  • Centre for Culture, Media and Society
  • Humanities Research Centre
  • Lab4Living
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