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Faculty Research Themes

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has recognised a set of research themes across a range of disciplines around which we will concentrate our research activities.

By supporting collaborative, interdisciplinary communities of researchers with shared interests, we can ensure the University and Faculty continue to produce world-class, valuable research that has real impact locally, nationally, and internationally.

You can also read about the University of Liverpool's institution-wide research themes here. Amongst these, many Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences colleagues make significant contributions to the Heritage Research theme.

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The Centre for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences

The Centre brings together researchers from across the Faculty to explore the development of digital technologies, their uses, applications, and impacts.

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The Centre for the Humanities and Social Sciences of Health, Medicine and Technologies

The Centre studies developments across the arts, critical scholarship and engagement with various publics to enhance understandings of medical, (bio)scientific and technical practice.

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Children and Childhood

This research theme provides significant and meaningful contributions towards improving the quality of life and outcomes for children, young people and babies locally, nationally and internationally.

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Slavery and Unfree Labour

The study of slavery and unfree labour includes a range of disciplines and subject fields. These include history, politics, law, archaeology, sociology, psychology, literature and the arts.

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Sustainable and Resilient Cities

The Sustainable and Resilient Cities research theme, led by the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place, focuses on national and international research agendas across geography, planning, architecture, sociology, history and management.

Transforming Conflict

This research theme draws on work on conflict transformation and social justice, within its many forms as found at the University.

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This Institutional research theme fosters a better understanding of the past to create a more prosperous, fairer and healthier world for everyone.

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Research Themes Intranet

Colleagues can visit the research themes intranet pages here.