KIASH: Humanities 2015

Humanities 2015 is a new initiative from KIASH which seeks to investigate how research is done right across the Faculty of Humanities. We have assembled panels of academics to discuss what their research is currently investigating, why research is important to them, to the University, to their scholarly community and to the public. We will also discuss how academics balance time for all their research ideas, priorities such as the REF, and all the myriad things each academic does in a 21st century university.

The panels will be held over lunchtimes throughout this 50th anniversary year – see below for this term’s schedule. Appropriately, we begin the series with Practice as Research (PaR) – an area of research arguably not always understood and with perhaps different priorities to subject areas that are monograph-heavy. Panels will be arranged on the basis to provide varied discussion, providing an opportunity for all in Humanities to meet colleagues from other disciplines, engage in cross-disciplinary discussion and to come away with a better understanding of what research is in 2015. At the end of all the panels, a short film will be produced that will draw together the results of these discussions.


Autumn Term

11 Nov – Practice as Research

Timothy Brittain-Catlin (Architecture), Oliver Double (Arts), Shona Illingworth (SMFA)

12.00pm – 2.00pm Stacey LT1

26 Nov – International Scholars

Frances Guerin (Arts), Marialena Nikolopoulou (Architecture), Natalia Sobrevilla Perea (SECL)

12.00pm – 2.00pm Darwin LT1
8 December – Interdisciplinarity

Nichola Shaughnessy (Arts), Will Pettigrew (History), Jon Williamson (SECL)
12.00pm – 2.00pm Darwin LT1


The Spring schedule will be announced shortly. We look forward to seeing you at these events.