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School of Histories, Languages and Cultures Research

Research in School of Histories, Languages and Cultures brings together researchers working in and across the disciplines of American Studies, History, Modern Languages, and Philosophy.


Our research reflects the rapid historical and cultural development of America, and how in turn American culture represents history.

Our research focusses on three themes:

Censorship, Propaganda and Radicalism in American Culture
The History of Race and Gender in the United States
American Dreams and Nightmares

Our diverse research output ranges from an exploration of the political tensions of the American Revolution to appraising gender roles in US animation. Our research is a rich and varied examination of the world's ultimate super power.

Director: Dr David Eldridge


Our established strengths in social, international and economic histories have delivered top rankings in research assessments.


Research in Modern Languages cuts across traditional language-centred boundaries. Our areas of expertise are grouped into five distinct areas:

Popular cultures
Political and cultural encounters
Gender, sexuality and race
Language learning and teaching
Applied language and linguistics

The Confucius Institute is working towards generating interdisciplinary research in areas such as adaptation and semiotics, and fostering research opportunities between Hull and Tianjin Normal University, our partner university in China.


Philosophy at Hull has an unusually rich variety of areas of research, ranging from ethics to metaphilosophy. Philosophy staff have been instrumental in establishing successful research centres, including the ground-breaking Centre for Gender Studies (with its Journal for Gender Studies) and the Institute for Applied Ethics.


Research in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

From medieval literature to modern slavery, our diverse research output drives change and shines a light on the world around us, explores where we've been and illuminates where we are going.


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Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education
  • University of Hull
  • Hull, UK
  • HU6 7RX