Humanities and Social Sciences Research Blog

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Here you'll find the latest research news and updates from across the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty.

We'll be highlighting the great achievements and projects of our researchers, as well as sharing events and opportunities for colleagues and students alike.

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Royal African Society publishes report by Dr Jo Tierney into Lever Brothers DCR & Solomon Island Plantations

Posted on: 16 June 2022 | Category: 2022 Posts


Dr Jo Tierney, a post-doctoral research associate at the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures, has been working with Unilever to explore the business practices of Lever Brothers from 1900-1930 in the Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo) and the Solomon Islands. Her scoping report has now been published by the Royal African Society.

Researcher in Focus: Dr Niamh Thornton

Posted on: 9 June 2022 | Category: 2022 Posts


Our featured researcher this month is Dr Niamh Thornton, a Latin Americanist with a particular focus on Mexican film and literature.

REF2021 at the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences – by the numbers

Posted on: 12 May 2022 | Category: 2022 Posts


With the results of REF2021 released last week (12 May), the Faculty of Humanities of Social Sciences was pleased to see an outstanding set of results from across all the Units of Assessment (UoAs) we submitted. But what does that look like in terms of inputs and rewards?

REF2021: Great results across Humanities & Social Science

Posted on: 12 May 2022 | Category: 2022 Posts

View of Abercromby Square

We are delighted to share an outstanding set of REF results from across the Faculty.

Researcher in Focus: Professor Diana Cullell

Posted on: 7 April 2022 | Category: 2022 Posts


Our featured researcher of the month is Diana Cullell, Professor of Hispanic Studies in the Department of Languages, Cultures and Film. Diana works on contemporary Spanish and Catalan literature, with a specific emphasis on performance poetry. Find out more about her research here.

Researcher in Focus: Dr Christina Malathouni

Posted on: 7 March 2022 | Category: 2022 Posts


Our featured researcher of the month is Dr Christina Malathouni, who is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture. Christina is an architect and architectural historian with extensive experience in the heritage sector, specialising in 20th-century architectural heritage.

Researcher in Focus: Dr Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez

Posted on: 11 February 2022 | Category: 2022 Posts

Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez

Our featured researcher of the month is Dr Rosa Urbano Gutiérrez, a Reader in the Department of Architecture whose work focuses on how the efficient collaboration between advanced technology and traditional techniques can provide innovative sustainable and human-centred architectural design.

Heseltine Institute Announces a New Co-Director

Posted on: 11 February 2022 | Category: 2022 Posts

The Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place is pleased to announce that Professor Catherine Durose has been appointed as a new Co-Director, working alongside existing Co-Director Sue Jarvis.

Watch ‘The Trouble with Tombs’ heritage public lecture

Posted on: 17 January 2022 | Category: 2022 Posts

Ruth Nugent

In January 2022, Dr Ruth Nugent delivered our Heritage-theme public lecture, ‘The Trouble with Tombs’, exploring the ways people have encountered and understood the ancient dead in Britain since the 7th century. Watch a recording of this online lecture here.

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