Humanities & social science

Archaeology

The Department's research projects in archaeology are wide ranging. Some are local to the Oxford area, such as the community archaeology project in East Oxford, while others are located around Oxfordshire and adjoining counties, and further afield in Orkney and Italy. 
See all research projects in archaeology...

Art History

Our academic staff in the History of Art have research interests that range from Medieval studies to history of design in the 20th century. 
See all research projects in the history of art...

English Literature

Politics, history and business are just some of the aspects of research by our academics in literature. Read more about ourEnglish literature research...

Urban Geography

Dr Howard, Director of the Sustainable Urban Development programme and researcher in Urban Geography, discusses the post colonial Caribbean with colleagues from around the world. Find out more about our Urban Geography research...

Local History

The local historians at the Department are a dynamic group who have recently taken part on the compilation of a new Oxfordshire Historic Atlas. Read more...

Historic Environment

Dr Paul Barnwell, our Director of Studies in the Historic Environment, is part of a multi-university team which is examining the effect of surroundings on religious experience. Read more...

Human RIghts Law

Dr Nazila Ghanea-Hercock joins a team from the Universities of Derby to explore laws against religious discrimination and migration. Read more...