Research Centre for Historical Studies (CHS)
The Centre is devoted to research on a wide range of aspects of historical investigation spanning from Classical Antiquity to our own time. Research interests are mainly focused on the cultural, social, political and economic diversity of Western societies, but also expand to the non-western world (notably South East Asia, Africa) and cover issues such as post-colonialism and transnationalism.
The Centre has a proven track record of successful grant capture. There is a focus on fundamental research. Policy advice, public engagement and knowledge transfer beyond academia are also strong elements of our research agenda.
Three research groups facilitate interdisciplinary research on themes which are at the heart of current debates in historical disciplines and the wider society: ‘Sustainable societies: past and present’ , ‘Regions, Networks, Mobility’ and ‘Thinking about History and Historical Culture’ . Researchers operate interdisciplinarily and internationally.