We create new knowledge that enriches the social, economic, cultural and environmental well-being of people and places.
We are passionate about research: we use our knowledge, skills, curiosity and creativity to deliver novel, rigorous, transformative understanding that makes a difference in the world.
We pursue answers and solutions to challenging questions and problems across the Social Sciences and Humanities, extending into Environmental Science. Excited by our collective future, we provide an inclusive research environment where postgraduate, postdoctoral and academic researchers work closely together to develop their research careers.
Several centres, groups and networks structure our research, facilitating the work of independent scholars and interdisciplinary teams from across: Communication and Media, Criminology, English, Human Geography, History and Art History, International Relations, Physical Geography, Politics, Social Policy and Sociology. This page highlights our two main research centres and the research strengths that emerge from our various interests. These strengths are strategically important to us and capture the diversity and excellence of our people and their research.
Textual editing and interpretation
Our expertise ranges from seventeenth- to twentieth-first-century writing, from quakers to contemporary playwrights, poets, and novelists. Our academics lead international, multi-volume editorial projects and shine new light on emerging and neglected literary figures.