The Digital Panopticon: The Global Impact of London Punishments (1780-1925)
The Digital Panopticon project traces the lives of 90,000 people sentenced to transportation to Australia from Britain between 1841 and 1911, with the information freely available on a public website.
Tackling Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
Combating slavery in Sub-Saharan Africa by exploring how arts & humanities can shift antislavery efforts towards a more community-engaged focus.
What does it mean to be human? Why does our perception of what human ‘is’ actually matter?
Clothes, Chocolate and Children
Realising the Transparency Dividend (Nov 2017- May 2019). This project examines how the new political economy of transparency enhances the well-being of workers and children in the developing world.
Agreement: A People’s Process
A physical and digital exhibition hosted by the Institute of Irish Studies to mark the 20th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement.
Tracing the Past
Drs Alex Buchanan and Nick Webb use the latest digital scanning technologies to unlock the secrets of medieval architecture.
Gang Violence in Late Victorian Manchester
Dr Andy Davies has been researching the hidden history of Manchester's gangs for many years, exploring the nature and extent of gang formation and conflict in Manchester between 1870 and 1900.
Out of this World: Science Fiction But Not As You Know It
As well as asking ‘What does it mean to be human? ’ and ‘Is there such a thing as a perfect world?’, this exhibition explored the contribution of women to the genre of science fiction.
Centre of Architecture and the Visual Arts (CAVA)
CAVA supports researchers interested in exploring the representation of and engagement with architectural and urban forms, narratives and practices, especially in areas such as film, photography and the digital and physical space.
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The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences research themes bring together projects from across the Faculty and beyond. Take a closer look here.