Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute

We support cross-disciplinary research in the arts and humanities, providing events and office space for postdoctoral visiting staff and scholars.

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Leeds Arts Humanities Research Institute

Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute

The Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute exists to bring together research from across the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures at the University of Leeds.

Led by its Director, Professor Alison Fell, and acting Deputy Director, Associate Professor David Higgins, our staff strive to create opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary work for researchers at every stage of their careers, by supporting the development of emerging research projects, building a context for creative scholarly discussions, and helping with every stage in the process of winning and running successful research bids.

Facilities available include office space for visiting postdoctoral fellows and professors, and fully equipped seminar and meeting rooms. 

We work closely with the Cultural Institute, who work to foster interdisciplinary research and public engagement events on culture, in line with the University's Culture research theme.

We are a member of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes and of the Consortium of Institutes of Advanced Studies.

Sadler seminar series

The Sadler series supports colleagues wishing to pursue research questions that, to be answered well, require collaboration.

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Inaugural lectures

An opportunity for our Professors discuss their research visions.

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Research and fellowships

We offer a number of opportunities to strengthen and enrich the intellectual life of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures.

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The Annual British Academy/LAHRI lectures

Every autumn we invite one of the speakers in the Academy's London-based public lecture series to speak on campus.

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In the media

Read about our Faculty's coverage in the local, national and international media

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