Making sense of global challenges
Research in arts, humanities and the social sciences is central to understanding the fundamental challenges facing our societies.
Understanding contemporary life
Every significant challenge in contemporary life, from the workings of the global economy to the individual pursuit of happiness, has a human dimension. Our research sheds light on these fundamental human challenges.The Global Humanities Initiative>
Working with partners across the world, our experts promote critical reflection on global challenges in contemporary society. Our research focuses on areas such as fulfilment, belonging, and political and economic life.Research: major themes>
Many of our current projects engage with key challenges in contemporary life, from the environment to social cohesion, from our relationship with technology to religious belief and political belonging.Explore projects>
Sheffield staff and students work in international contexts, developing mutual understanding and shared knowledge. Our global collaborations provide new insight into many aspects of contemporary life.Explore collaborations>
News and comment
Read what our researchers have to say about the issues in the news, and how they are making the news themselves.