Culture and communication

Working on all periods from prehistory to the present and on places across the globe, York researchers explore every kind of cultural activity, product and practice from poetry to pollution, alongside every aspect of communications from syntax to cyberspace.

They are advancing and challenging how we understand the world, and developing new intellectual tools to make sense of human thought, human behaviour and our relation to the natural world.

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Religion on the move

Our research probes the growing popularity of pilgrimage​

Theme champion

Dr Mark Jenner, research champion for Culture and Communication

Mark Jenner is a Reader in the Department of History. He works on the social and cultural history of early modern England and on the social history of medicine c.1500-c.1800. His primary research interests focus on ideas of dirt and pollution.

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