Several members of the Department of History contribute to the interfaculty and interdisciplinary Heritage Studies Research Group, which also has links to the Empire and Postcolonial Research Group and the Ferguson Centre. Expertise includes crime, policing and heritage; commemoration; heritage and empire; Northern Ireland; landscape, historic environment and interpretation. We invite proposals that take a critical approach to understanding the role of heritage and its institutions (museums, heritage sites, trusts and government). Proposals may focus on the United Kingdom, but proposals covering other regions – and particularly the colonial and postcolonial world, are welcome.
We welcome applications in areas which correspond to current staff research interests. We look for detailed and well thought-out proposals, which set out specific research questions and outline the originality of your topic or approach. If you would like to discuss your ideas informally before submitting an application, please contact the department.