Research areas

The diversity of our research encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative projects within the department and also with colleagues in the Faculty of Arts and other faculties in the university.

Our research groups, primarily period-based with cross-cutting thematic strands, are designed to align with Faculty research centres/clusters and University institutes, and to support the development of innovative projects and grant applications. Combining complementary research strengths, our groups are inclusive and dynamic: each of us belongs to at least one group and many of us belong to more than one. 

Thematic strands work across the chronological groups to generate innovative research directions and new team projects – strands include text editing, history of the book, science and medical humanities, environmental humanities, digital humanities, poetry and poetics, and transnationalism.

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Our research feeds into School of Humanities research clusters, and forms part of the overall research strategies of the Faculty of Arts.

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