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Arts and Humanities research

A vibrant culture of collaboration underpins our research in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Almost three quarters of our research was classed as world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework – a measure of its reach beyond academic circles and impact on the wider world. Explore our research centres and projects to see how we’re working with others to bring influential new ideas to light.

Research spotlight

Take a closer look at just some of the major research projects staff from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities have been working on. 

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Beyond natural science

Led by staff from our Philosophy department, this international collaboration has received more than $800,000 in funding to help explore how we should think of our knowledge and ourselves.

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Rediscovering James Hogg

Explore our in-depth research into Scottish author James Hogg – a collaboration that has brought together international partners and attracted £400,000 in funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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Preserving global heritage

Read more about our partnership with Historic Environment Scotland and The Forbidden City in China to learn how our heritage expertise is helping to preserve vital sites around the world. 

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Equality in the EU

Politics Professor Paul Cairney is part of the IMAJINE consortium  a major project funded by the European Commission to address spatial justice and territorial inequalities in Europe. 

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Historical short courses

Tap into our experts' knowledge by letting them guide you in person through key historical sites in central and eastern Scotland. Choose from multiple short course options to find your perfect itinerary. 

Research centres

We have six distinct Centres within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities that act as hubs of interdisciplinary research and teaching. Take a closer look at each one for more information about our work.

Research areas

While our Centres naturally act as interdisciplinary research hubs, there are many other research projects being undertaken within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at any one time. Explore the areas below for a detailed look at the wide variety of research taking place. 

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Communication, Cultural and Media Studies

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English Language and Literature

Stirling Bridge

History

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Philosophy

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Politics and International Studies

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Working here

We go the extra mile to support the professional and personal development of our staff. Find out more about working in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. 

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Research seminars

We have a regular programme of research seminars across all of our divisions and subjects. Take a closer look at upcoming events in the Faculty.

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