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Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Research Funding and Strategic Initiatives

Social, cultural, and economic transformations

Keywords:  Policy, Impact, Activism, Exploratory, Diversity, Qualitative, Quantitative, Historical, Contemporary

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Summary of Plan


Projects in this theme


Entangled Futures Network

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

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.

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Global governance: Critical understanding of crisis and displacement

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

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.

Social Science Approaches to 'Transformation'

A study of what 'transformation' means to different fields of research, and how to make the process itself fair.


Consortium for 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.