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Interdisciplinary research

We value and promote interdisciplinary research. By bringing different perspectives and applying different methodologies to the same problem we improve our research outcomes, reach wider audiences and challenge our own assumptions.

Example projects

Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies

The region of Greece known as the Peloponnese has played an important role in the politics and economy of the Eastern Mediterranean from prehistory to the formation of the modern Greek nation. Classical Sparta has exercised an especially significant influence, both in its own day as a powerful ancient state and in later times through the impact of its legend on medieval and modern Western thought. 

The CSPS is a collaboration between academics within Classics and Archaeology.

Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies

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Institute for Medieval Studies

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We are one of the UK's leading centres for medieval research and teaching. We link Nottingham researchers with interests in medieval cultures, and foster collaboration with international scholars.

Medieval studies is an inherently interdisciplinary subject. There are medievalists in the Schools of  EnglishHumanities, and  Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, who collaborate more widely with colleagues in the Institutes of  Genetics, and  Science and Society, and the Schools of  Biosciences and  Geography.

Institute for Medieval Studies

 

Photography as Political Practice in National Socialism

This project, led by Maiken Umbach and Elizabeth Harvey from the Department of History, analyses personal photos to understand the interaction between politics and lived experiences. 

The project collaborates with Gary Mills (Social Sciences), Steve Benford (Mized Reality Lab) and James Griffiths (National Holocaust Museum).

Photography as Political Practice in National Socialism

Professional Photography and Amateur Snapshots
 

Institute for the Study of Slavery

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The  Institute for the Study of Slavery aims to pursue and publish research on contemporary, as well as historical, slavery in all parts of the globe and through all historical periods; to stimulate cross-cultural and comparative work on slavery.

Institute for the Study of Slavery

 

Cultural Occupation of Twentieth Century Asia

COTCA aims to produce a paradigm shift in the study of occupation, and to challenge the 'collaboration'/'resistance' dichotomy which has defined the field thus far. It will adopt a transnational, intertextual and comparative approach to the study of cultural expression produced under occupation.

The project is collaborating with the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies to run its seminar series, as well as engaging with academics, artists and professionals from a range of backgrounds to look at the representation, sounds and spaces of occupation. 

Cultural Occupation of Twentieth Century Asia

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British amateur topographical art and landscape in North West Italy 1835-1915

Rev. Alfred Sells, In the Garden of the Villa Santa Caterina, Levanto, 1900

Ross Balzaretti (Department of History) is collaborating on this Leverhulme funded project, with Prof Charles Watkins and Pietro Piana from the School of Geography.

The project will be looking at topographical art as a source of understanding landscape change.

British amateur topographical art and landscape in North West Italy 1835-1915

 

 

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