Research with impact
Our research is changing lives. The high quality research that takes place across the Faculty explores what makes us human through the study of languages, cultures, histories and ideas.
“Our thriving and active academic community, with excellent support from those who enable research, works at the cutting-edge of research in the arts and humanities. Together we produce significant and impactful research both within our disciplines and in a collaborative, interdisciplinary way allowing us to contribute to the wider understanding of individuals and societies at a local and global level.”
Professor Susan Fitzmaurice, Vice-President and Head of Faculty
Elevating underrepresented voices in Sheffield
The restrictions of the pandemic affected our sense of place, space and community, distancing us from others. One Sheffield-made project overcame this adversity with a digital project that explored the place-based heritage of North Sheffield while elevating the voices of underserved communities.
How researchers are challenging complex Japanese stereotypes
Researchers at the University of Sheffield are challenging Japanese stereotypes, changing the way we think about Japanese culture and our own.
How the psychoactive revolution shaped society
Tea is the nation’s favourite drink, but this wasn’t always the case. Research from the Department of History explores how intoxicants such as coffee and tobacco were trafficked into Western Europe and how they influenced today’s public spaces.
Trapped: the truth behind narco-trafficking in Mexico
Few would choose to spend their day in the London Immigration Tribunal Chambers, but for those who have to, it’s often a matter of life and death. This was the case for Peter. Except for him, it's a matter of the lives of Mexican nationals he helps to save.
University of Sheffield research ‘sparks’ new consultancy to make research more accessible for arts and cultural organisations following the Covid-19 pandemic
Research by the University of Sheffield’s Performer and Audience Research Centre (SPARC), has been the catalyst for a new consultancy that is helping arts, heritage and performance organisations nurture and grow their audiences in the wake of the pandemic.
Fact or fiction: how a world of misinformation can be challenged through philosophy
In a world of misinformation and fake news it can be challenging to discern fact from fiction. But by introducing philosophical education into the curriculum from a young age, children could be armed with the tools to do just that.