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Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Research Funding and Strategic Initiatives

Legacies of the Past or Historical Transitions

Keywords: History, Literature, Comic Books, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Violence, Biodiversity, Cultural Diversity, Medieval, Identity, Transitions, Mythologising, Ethics, Frugal Archaeology, Decolonising

You can read more about the suggested focus and ambitions of this theme and the benefits for collaboration under the umbrella of this theme.

Summary of Plan



Projects in this theme

Colonial Natures

Exploring the links between historic colonialism and the modern climate crisis.

A young girl in India at the front of a student rally for economic and social justice, holding a flag with a banner behind her.

Entangled Futures

Analysing the big issues in 21st-century politics through decolonial, anti-racist, and feminist perspectives.

Global governance: critical understanding of crises and displacement

Analysis of the issues facing refugees around the world, and how we can support them.

Exploring and Defining the Possibilities of a Global History of the pre-modern Peasantry

A research network aiming to expand our understanding of the peasantry through history.

Indian Democracy and the New Global Order

An exploration of India's increasing prominence on the political and economic stage, and the implications for India and the world.

Material Culture Forum

Exploring what objects can tell us about history and world cultures.


A study of how reproduction influences subjects from politics to environmentalism.


Researching Legacies of the Past

Examining historical legacies in different fields of study, and their implications today.

The Consortium of the Global South

A multidisciplinary project exploring developing countries' approach to issues such as the environment, wealth inequality, and conflict resolution. 

Thinking Us: developing intersectional antiracist agendas in research

Providing an anti-racist framework for research in other fields.