Research centres and institutes
The faculty is home to leading centres that foster innovative interdisciplinary research.
Humanities Research Institute
The HRI is the Faculty’s centre for interdisciplinary collaborative research. It acts as an umbrella for all the Faculty’s research centres and other research centres which involve Faculty participation.
Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies
A leading global institute for research on the Bible. Our research is internationally recognised and we explore a variety of interests in ancient and contemporary contexts.
Digital Humanities Institute
The DHI is one of the UK's leading Digital Humanities centres, supporting the innovative use of technology and computation in arts and humanities research as both a method of inquiry and a means of dissemination
Faculty research centres
Centre for Dutch and Flemish Studies
An interdisciplinary research centre unique to the UK. The centre brings together all expertise in Dutch Studies at the University of Sheffield. It aims to be a national and international focus for Dutch Studies and to stimulate interest in the culture of the Low Countries.
Sheffield Centre for Early Modern Studies
One of the largest and most respected centres for early modern studies in the world, with expertise in history, literature, linguistics and philosophy. Topics include the late medieval period, musicology, social history, American colonies, manuscripts, material culture and social practice.
Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive Studies
The Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive Studies supports collaborative research on fundamental issues concerning the nature of cognition. The centre is highly interdisciplinary, bringing together researchers across a broad range of different fields from many universities in the UK, Europe, and the United States.
Centre for the History of the Gothic
The centre brings together colleagues from across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities who have an interest in the historical and national contexts in which the Gothic of the eighteenth century emerges, and the influence it had on the nineteenth century Gothic.
Centre for Linguistic Research
A research forum for linguists in the School of English and the School of Language and Cultures with the three-fold mission to bring together linguistics researchers, support bids for projects, and develop joint initiatives for postgraduate research and training.
Centre for Luxembourg Studies
The Centre for Luxembourg studies is unique globally. The multilingualism and multiculturalism of Luxembourg, coupled with the ongoing promotion of the national language, make it a key research site for cutting-edge research in the humanities and social sciences.
Centre for Contemporary and Modern History
The Centre for Contemporary and Modern History (CoMo) brings together international research expertise that ranges across west and eastern Europe, the Mediterranean (including north Africa), the Indian sub-continent, East Asia and the Americas.
The Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre
The University of Sheffield is recognised as a leader in the field of Animal Studies, a burgeoning sub-field of interdisciplinary academic inquiry, largely across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences but also some branches of Life Sciences.
Medieval and Ancient Research Centre
Bringing together a concentration of research and teaching expertise that is unique within the UK. Ranging from archaic Greece to Renaissance Europe, MARCUS represents an array of disciplines, from history to biblical studies, from philosophy to languages, and from archaeology to music.
Centre of Music, Mind, Machine in Sheffield
Centre of Music, Mind, Machine (MMM) in Sheffield combines musicology, psychology and computer science to investigate music cognition and behaviour, aiming to form a bridge between these disciplines in terms of methodology and collaboration.
Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies
Attracting scholars across the University and promoting interdisciplinary and collaborative research. Our interests extend over the whole breadth of the 'long Nineteenth Century' covering British, American and European history, literature and culture.
Sheffield Centre for Research in Film
The Sheffield Centre for Research in Film (SCRIF) acts as a hub for a diverse, interdisciplinary community of scholars and researchers, from the University of Sheffield and beyond, with shared interests in the significance, analysis, role and impact of the moving image.
Sheffield Performer and Audience Research Centre
Collaborating with organisations and venues to investigate audience experiences of live music. Recent research includes audience experiences of contemporary arts and music.
Centre for Poetry and Poetics
Bringing together those fascinated by poetry, including academics, poets, publishers, students, and readers. It comprises faculty from the University of Sheffield, alongside Sheffield based poets, presses and other affiliates.
The Prokhorov Centre
A hub of expertise and research on the intellectual and cultural history of Central and Eastern Europe at the University. Cultural history encompasses not only literature and the arts, but also various forms of a community's social organisation and ideological orientation, and their interrelations.
Sheffield Centre for Aegean Archaeology
At Sheffield we have a long and distinguished history, spanning several decades, of archaeological research focusing on the Mediterranean.
University and White Rose Research Centres
Centre for the History of Philosophy
CHiPhi (kī fī) was established with a grant from the White Rose University Consortium to bring together expertise in history of philosophy at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York to consolidate and promote research and teaching in the field.
Medical Humanities Sheffield
The interface between medicine and science on the one hand, and the arts and social sciences on the other hand, is one of the most exciting and important in modern academic life, offering unrivalled potential for multi-disciplinary work, policymaking, and public life.