Welcome to the Humanities Research Institute


Welcome to Keele’s Research Institute for the Humanities which brings together over 100 academic staff and postgraduate students working mainly in History, Music and Music Technology, English and American Literature and Creative Writing. The Institute supports the research of ambitious individual scholars and teams, and seeks to foster cross- and inter-disciplinary cooperation. We provide research training and supervision, while dedicated and expert staff provide advice on grant applications and support for an impressive range of events.

In RAE 2008 85-95% of research in Music, English and History was judged to be of international quality; members of the Research Institute currently hold grants from the Leverhulme Trust, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Staffordshire county council. All are welcome at the lively seminars, conferences, workshops and recitals, advertised elsewhere on this site. We look forward to seeing you.

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Brian Doherty

Professor of Political Sociology and
Acting Director of the Research Institutes for the Humanities and Social Sciences