Research projects

Research themes

We have significant research strengths in histories and memories, specifically in themes relating to representations of war and conflict in different international contexts.

Several colleagues are developing engagement with digital transformations in research practices and themes, employing new technologies in the presentation of their research on periods from the Middle Ages to the contemporary world. 

Our projects 


Brews and Brows: Gathering Stories through Research as Practice as Novel Interface Between the Humanities and the Sciences

Dr Niamh Thornton (Iberian and Latin American Studies and Film Studies)


French Voices: Radio Broadcasting and the Second World War

Dr Kay Chadwick (French Studies)


Cinema, Memory and Wellbeing

Dr Lisa Shaw (Film Studies)


Latin American Digital Art

Professor Claire Taylor (Iberian and Latin American Studies and Film Studies)


Translating Cultutres: leading a national Arts & Humanities research theme

Professor Charles Forsdick (French Studies)


From the Artificial Silk Girl to the Shadow-Boxing Woman: Berlin literature by women

Dr Lyn Marven (German Studies)


Crossroads of the World: Colonial Encounters in Le Havre and Nantes

Professor Kate Marsh (French Studies)


The Multilingual Screen: How European Cinema represents Language Difference

Dr Alison Smith (Film Studies)


Specular Ghosts: Memory and Trauma in Mexican Visual Culture

Dr Niamh Thornton (Iberian and Latin American Studies and Film Studies)