In focus: Humanities researchers

In Summer 2019, 13 exceptional academics were selected to demonstrate how Humanities research at the University of Manchester effects change.


Partners: The School of Social Sciences, The School of Environment, Education and Development, Alliance Manchester Business School

Humanities research shapes the world we live in, helps us understand communities, argues the case for sustainability, and protects the vulnerable in changing times. We’re lucky to have some incredibly talented researchers working in The University’s Faculty of Humanities, and the In Focus project was designed to shine a light on these inspiring people.

In Focus in the Samuel Alexander building
The In Focus exhibition

Spanning all four schools that make up Humanities at The University, 13 exceptional researchers were photographed and interviewed for an exhibition of photography and words, installed in the Samuel Alexander Building in Autumn 2019. From the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, the exhibition featured Dr Abi Gilmore, Senior Lecturer in Arts Management and Cultural Policy, and Stephen Hutchings, Professor of Russian Studies.

Dr Abi Gilmore showed us how critical reflection on policy and practice and collaboration with communities are ingrained in the research culture at Manchester, where initiatives such as Creative Manchester are singling the city out as a place where the arts are for everyone. Professor Stephen Hutchings confirmed this, stating that Humanities at Manchester is known for its interdisciplinary dynamism

Find out more about the researchers involved in In Focus here.