Organisation profile


World-leading research in human cultures, languages, beliefs and institutions.

Our work embraces the material, visual, linguistic, textual, social and performative dimensions of human society, past and present.

Our research ranges from pre-historic times, through the classical and medieval periods, to the contemporary era.

Disciplines are organised into seven divisions with each encompassing broad areas of intersecting expertise.

At the hub of our research is The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Arts and Languages (CIDRAL), which facilitates cross-disciplinary activities and exchanges throughout the school and beyond.

Art History and Cultural Practices

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology


English, American Studies and Creative Writing


Humanitarian Conflict Response Institute

John Rylands Research Institute

Language Based Area Studies

Languages and Intercultural Studies

Linguistics & English Language

Modern Languages and Cultures


Religions and Theology

University Language Centre

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