Here at the University of Liverpool, we believe a better understanding of the past helps create a more prosperous, fairer and healthier world for everyone.
Our unique cross-fertilisation of research from the humanities and sciences across areas such as archaeology, architecture and sociology means we can use the lessons from history to solve the problems of today.
Through traditional archival and oral histories as well as cutting-edge archaeological research, our researchers are extending the boundaries of existing knowledge and redefining what we understand by ‘heritage’. Our use of digital tools and archives is broadening research of, and engagement with, a range of subjects across the humanities and sciences.
We partner with regional organisations to help shape public policy, education and sustainable tourism strategies across Liverpool and beyond.
Heritage research activities
Our researchers are tapping into music’s ability to help us tune into history, culture and memory opening up new opportunities for it to enrich our lives.
The Sisters of Mersey
Championing post-war architectural heritage
Our researchers are contributing to the preservation of iconic Brutalist buildings including Preston Bus Station.
Professor Georgina Endfield with colleagues at the Universities of Liverpool, Aberystwyth, Glasgow and Nottingham use historical records and oral history approaches to explore how people have understood, been affected by and have responded to climate variability and extreme events through time. The project is funded by AHRC and the TEMPEST is one of the outputs of the project.
Technology and partnerships
Partnership with Tate Liverpool
Our partnership with Tate Liverpool provides new and exciting opportunities for staff and students to educate, collaborate and to engage the public with our research.
Our museums and archives
Covering everything from Egyptology to pop music, the University's museums and archives provide a rich and valuable research resource for academics from around the world.
Equipped with some of the latest technology, this facility supports staff and postgraduate researchers within the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology.
Meet some of our leading academics in heritage research:
The Rathbone Chair of Ancient History and Classical Archaeology
Heritage & Wellbeing sub-theme lead
Lecturer in Lifespan Development, Health and Wellbeing
Heritage and New Materials sub-theme lead
Lecturer in Chemistry
Dark Heritage sub-theme lead
Senior Lecturer, 19th and 20th century North American History
Digital Heritage sub-theme lead
Lecturer in Architecture
Heritage and Resiliance sub-theme lead
Lecturer in Marine Biology
APVC Research and Impact (Humanities and Social Sciences); Professor of Environmental History
Professor of Politics
Professor of Social Justice
Professor, Sir James Stirling Chair in Architecture
Senior Lecturer in Archive Studies
Director, Centre for Manx Studies
James Barrow Professor of French
Director, Institute of Irish Studies
Professor of the History of the Book
Reader in History
Lecturer, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Senior Lecturer, Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology