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Research projects

Historians at Liverpool work on a variety of individual and collaborative research projects. Their research has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), British Academy, British Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Independent Social Research Council, Leverhulme Trust, Rockefeller Archive Centre and Wellcome Trust, amongst others.

Below is a selection of our current projects: 

Architecture and Society in an Age of Reform 1760-1840 

Alexandrina Buchanan & Mark Towsey


Colonial Terror: Torture, Violence and the Unmaking of the World


Deana Heath 


Cultures of Political Counsel


Harald Braun


Dark Medicine: Racism, power and the culture of American Slavery

Stephen Kenny


Dogs and the City: Sniffing the Past in London, New York and Paris 


Chris Pearson


How Women's Rights became Human Rights: Gender, Socialism and Postsocialism in Global History

Celia Donert


HistBEKE (Historic Built Environment Knowledge Exchange)


Harold Mytum
,  Alexandrina Buchanan


The Governance of Health: medical, economic and managerial expertise in Britain since 1948


Sally Sheard


The Irish Sea in the Middle Ages Research Network (ISMARN)

Marios Costambeys


Legacies of the Roma Genocide in Europe since 1945

Celia Donert


Life and Limb: the Toll of the American Civil War


Stephen Kenny


Liverpool Newspaper Heritage


Nick Foggo & Mark Towsey


Music for Hope: Musical Counterculture in Post-Conflict Bajo-Lempa, El Salvador 1996-2021

Andrew Redden


The Power and the Water: environmental connectivities


Georgina Endfield


Spaces of experience and horizons of expectation: the implications of extreme weather events, past, present and future


Georgina Endfield


Sudan Memory: a partnership for conserving and promoting Sudanese cultural and documentary heritage

James Lowry


Thomas Rickman, Architect and Antiquary 

Alexandrina Buchanan


Tracing the Past

Alexandrina Buchanan, Nicholas Webb


Youth Gangs and Street Violence in Late Victorian Manchester

Andrew Davies


Noteable Past Projects