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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

Digital Panopticon

Barry Godfrey

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

Libraries, Reading Communities and Cultural Formation in the 18th Century Atlantic

Mark Towsey


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

The Sisters of Mersey

Samantha Caslin

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

The Viking Age in the Irish Sea and cross cultural interaction

Clare Downham 

 Youth Gangs and Street Violence in Late Victorian Manchester

Andrew Davies

Noteable Past Projects