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Our research

As a large and diverse School, our academic expertise is broad and we are committed to active research across a range of specialist areas.

Our personal tutor and peer mentoring schemes, as well as our regular seminar series and events, encourage active engagement with research from both staff and students across the School. We take a collaborative approach to research and work closely with partners including other academic schools as well as external organisations, making use of the rich resources on hand in Leeds, both at the university and in the wider area. 

We are also part of a number of affiliated research groups, working closely with other Schools across the University.

Our research is clustered into six over-arching themes bringing together a variety of research projects.

The Medieval Studies research group explores a broad chronological and thematic range from early middle-ages to the first decades of the sixteenth-century.

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The Health, Medicine and Society research group examines the social and cultural history of health and medicine.

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From historic conflicts to modern day national security and terrorism, this group examines issues relating to global war and peace across history.

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The Cities and Space research group looks at urban culture and society issues from public health to demographics and political activism to urbanisation.

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The Women, Gender and Sexuality's group looks at societies construction of gender across historic periods and global geographies.

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From empires to post-colonial states and the world wealth division, the Global History group focuses on historical problems of global change.

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