School research

Research in Humanities and Social Sciences traverses a number of fields, styles and areas. Our researchers look to push knowledge in their respective fields, enhancing our reputation for global excellence.

HASS has a particularly strong reputation for bringing together conventional humanities scholarship with the possibilities enabled by digital technology, while our social science researchers work closely with communities, governments, and other partners.

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Our research encompasses a spectrum of outputs, from sole-authored monographs presenting an in-depth study drawn together over many years, to public-facing reports on issue of crucial social importance, to journal articles of the highest quality targeting peers around the world.

Research in HASS is organised around a number of themes that are formed and reformed every few years based on existing staff interests, current funded and unfunded projects, and in response to changes in our research fields, as well as 'out there' in the world. Some of these themes support our research centres and networks, while others are ways to develop momentum among smaller groups around a set of research problems and questions.

Institutes, centres and groups Learn more about our research in Humanities and Social Science
International research collaborators

International research collaborators

The School of Humanities and Social Science hosts visiting international scholars who bring a wealth of experience and global perspective to share with our own researchers and students.

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