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Humanities Research Centre

The hub for interdisciplinary research and postgraduate life in the Arts and Humanities at York

The Humanities Research Centre provides leadership and support for research, impact and knowledge exchange across the world-leading faculty for the Arts and Humanities at York.

We provide a stimulating and diverse environment for interdisciplinary and external partnerships and a dedicated space for events and study.

We have a three-fold mission:

  • to support and advocate research projects with reach and impact;
  • to nurture productive and creative partnerships with academic and non-academic collaborators;
  • to inspire, train and empower the arts and humanities postgraduate cohort to be the next generation of cultural leaders.

Our work across areas is underpinned by the conviction that challenging circumscribed boundaries of knowledge through interdisciplinary and partnership working enriches our research, transforms its outcomes and opens it up to a greater range of collaborators and beneficiaries.

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Humanities Research Centre

Berrick Saul Building, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK

We’re proud of the dynamic research culture, friendliness and imaginative, forward-thinking approach of the Humanities Research Centre and we look forward to welcoming you to it.

Professor Richard Ogden, Director of the Humanities Research Centre

Grant application support

We’re here to help you with your research grant applications. We can help to identify funders, advise on guidelines and make sure your proposal is cost effective.

Impact support for staff

Get discipline-specific information about research impact for staff in arts and humanities.

How we support our postgraduate students

We can offer vibrant training programmes, fellowships and grants, or just a great working environment to our postgraduate student community.

Working in the Berrick Saul building

We’re based in the Berrick Saul Building, one of the newest and most recognisable buildings on Campus West. Its calm, open and bright setting is ideal for close collaboration and effective creativity.

How we work in partnerships

We work closely with a wide variety of partners from the arts, heritage, media, creative industries, charity and community organisations, education and business, and our interdisciplinary research activity has impact across our wider communities.

Conducting ethical research

Get guidance and more information on conducting ethical research from the Arts and Humanities Ethics Committee (AHEC).

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Our research spotlights

We’re supporting some of the UK’s most cutting-edge humanities research and delivering fascinating insights into the human condition and culture and our work has a profound effect on the Art and Humanities today.

Some of our projects:

Place and Community

Place and Community connects University of York Arts and Humanities research with partner organisations to contribute to cultural wellbeing in York and beyond, through placemaking and community building.

Visit the Place and Community website

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Humanities Research Centre

Berrick Saul Building, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK